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What's the tallest structure in Asia? Since when?

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imfeduptoo answers:

I believe it's Taipei 101, at 509 m.
The building was completed in 2003 and the antenna added later
It's the tallest building in Asia and with the addition of the antenna is the tallest structure.


(I know you don't like Wikipedia but couldn't find this piece of information anywhere else.)

Date (Event) Architectural top Highest occupied floor Rooftop Antenna
2003: Taipei 101 completed Taipei 101 Taipei 101 Taipei 101 Sears Tower
2000: Sears Tower antenna extension Petronas Towers Sears Tower Sears Tower Sears Tower
1998: Petronas Towers completed Petronas Towers Sears Tower Sears Tower World Trade Center
1996: CTBUH defines categories Sears Tower Sears Tower Sears Tower World Trade Center

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siasl74 answers:

Taipei 101 still has the highest "tip", but the Shanghai World Financial Centre allegedly has the highest top floor


According to this site, anyway. The Shanghai building was completed last year - quite surprising as I was there a couple of years ago and it was miles off completion, the benefit of a really cheap and easy to abuse labour force.

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