Originally Posted by DZH22
49 floors and only 425'? Floors less than 9' apart (8.6735') in this day an age? Are we sure this information is accurate? As someone who has followed skyscraper construction for over a decade, my gut instinct tells me that the odds of a 425' building with 49 floors being built in the United States hovers right around 0%.....
A. Chicago is know for this, we hold many of the records for "shortest building with X floors". For example Lake Point Tower is 70 floors and only 645' tall and is the shortest building in the world with 70 floors while the Hancock is the shortest building in the world with 100 floors by almost 400'.
B. I fairly certain that a portion of the discrepancy here is that 4 or 5 floors of the total floor count exist in the LSE multi-story street limbo between "At grade" and "below grade". The 425' is from Wacker I believe while the building extends another 50' or so below the street before it actually hits dirt.
C. Don't forget this is a rental where low ceiling heights are the norm.