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SEP 13, 2013 - Huffington Post

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World's 'Tallest' Buildings May Be Cheating The System To Surpass Older Structures: Report

The current crop of "tallest" buildings in the world may have cheated their way to the top, gaming the system to beat old-guard skyscrapers like the Sears (ugh, Willis) Tower, according to a new report. Several buildings scraping the sky worldwide are doing so through what the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat calls "vanity height," or the distance between a skyscraper's "highest unoccupiable floor and its architectural top." According to the CTBUH's report, 61 percent of the world’s supertall buildings need vanity height to even qualify. "The trend means that many towers now ... Read More

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