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Old Posted Apr 18, 2014, 11:21 PM
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What are the widest skyscrapers in the world?

Something that absolutely dominates and blocks out everything in sight with its combination of most importantly width but also height.

The one thing that comes to mind is the Metlife building.
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Place Bonaventure, Montreal. Very wide. Not especially tall. Once the second largest commercial building in the world (after Chicago's merchandise mart)

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The Mecca Clock Tower Hotel. This thing is just absurdly massive.


http://www.kapl-hajj.org/photos/clock8.jpg

http://www.bennett-constructionllc.c...lock-tower.gif
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The series of wide wide residential towers next to the ICC in Hong Kong are mighty wide and impressive.

(pic from Kanto on SSC) The ICC is a 480m supertall, so that building to the right is insanely wide and very very tall. (I don't have the name)

you are also looking at the ICC on its corner which makes is seem wider, and the residential tower to the right is therefore even larger because we see it straight on.

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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building with a height of 829.8m.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2014, 7:39 AM
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Thanks for the replies guys, cool pics! and for the post above me, you might want to reread the title...
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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building with a height of 829.8m.
This reply was so laughably off the mark that it actually made my whole day better.
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The Mecca Clock Tower Hotel. This thing is just absurdly massive.


http://www.kapl-hajj.org/photos/clock8.jpg

http://www.bennett-constructionllc.c...lock-tower.gif
This is the one I immediately thought of as far as wide supertalls go. It also get the award for ugliest, most ridiculous AND most gaudy.
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Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang. Around 200m wide at the base.






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The Mecca Clock Tower Hotel. This thing is just absurdly massive.


http://www.kapl-hajj.org/photos/clock8.jpg
I just noticed that there's a city behind it.
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One Chase Manhattan Plaza comes to mind. It's the enormous block behind the Lower Manhattan skyline.


(New York Times)

It's the big green one in the center, several blocks behind the foreground.

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The Mecca Clock Tower Hotel. This thing is just absurdly massive.


http://www.kapl-hajj.org/photos/clock8.jpg

http://www.bennett-constructionllc.c...lock-tower.gif
^^^^^wait what?????? thats different......its like some weird mashup of tower city center, jabba the hutts palace and flying barge, and moscow state university (which is fffn huge too). anyway, its way heinous. on the up side, the Ryugyong Hotel is ffffffn sweet, if not a bit ming the merciless summer cottagey. i like it! its so completely stupid of a structure but has that if we build it to look like space! it will be meaniful kind of look.
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here's some old school oppression for you. moscow state university



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Good posts guys, thanks a bunch, some of these are behemoths!
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Cosmopolitan (603 feet tall, and about 600 feet wide), Las Vegas:


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This photo was taken while it was still under construction.

Another angle with part of Vdara showing on the right:

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From the other side, with Panorama condo towers on the left, Vdara, Cosmopolitan (black), and Aria:


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111 8th Ave - Google building in Manhattan, reminds me of a skyscraper laying on its side.

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This is the one I immediately thought of as far as wide supertalls go. It also get the award for ugliest, most ridiculous AND most gaudy.
It looks like it's part of that New York, New York travesty in Vegas.
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Chicago's Merchandise mart is really wide, not sure if its wider than that Mecca building.


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