Originally Posted by MolsonExport
I believe that there were only two when I was born in 1969
depends when in 1969 you were born. could have been 2 or 3.
chrysler - 1930
ESB - 1931
JHC - 1969
i don't know what month in 1969 the JHC was completed.
Originally Posted by chris08876
It seems like Steely's age is the source of super tall glory. In other words, may you live to 110 yrs so that there can be 1000's of them. Economics don't dictate super talls, Steely Dan's age does. That's the missing piece in the economic books right there.
Now... where's my nobel prize for discovering this...
it just blows me away that i was born into a world where supertalls were extremely rare and only existed in two cities on the entire planet (NYC & Chicago). and now, 4 decades later we are seeing an absolute explosion of supertalls in cities all over the globe. in the next 10 years there will probably be over a thousand of them, with some cities having dozens of supertalls, perhaps there will even be one or two cities that amass 100 supertalls by then. this was all unthinkable 20 short years ago.