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East Pacific Center
The EAST PACIFIC CENTER (Chinese : 东海商务广场主楼, Chinese : 東海商務廣場主樓) is a skyscraper complex in Shenzhen
Shenzhen
, China
China
. The complex consists of four buildings. * East Pacific Center
East Pacific Center
Tower A is 306 m (1,004 ft) tall with 85 storeys. * East Pacific Center
East Pacific Center
Tower B is 261 m (856 ft) tall with 72 storeys. * East Pacific Center
East Pacific Center
Tower C is 206 m (676 ft) tall with 40 storeys. * East Pacific Center
East Pacific Center
Tower D is 155 m (509 ft) tall with 29 storeys. Buildings A and B are for residential use and are joined by a sky bridge. They were topped out in late 2012 and were completed during 2013. Buildings C and D are office blocks and were completed in 2010
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Topping Out
In building construction , TOPPING OUT (sometimes referred to as TOPPING OFF) is a builders\' rite traditionally held when the last beam (or its equivalent) is placed atop a structure during its construction. Nowadays, the ceremony is often parlayed into a media event for public relations purposes. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Gallery * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe practice of "topping out" a new building can be traced to the ancient Scandinavian religious rite of placing a tree atop a new building to appease the tree-dwelling spirits displaced in its construction. Long an important component of timber frame building, it migrated initially to England and Northern Europe, thence to the Americas. A tree or leafy branch is placed on the topmost wood or iron beam, often with flags and streamers tied to it. A toast is usually drunk and sometimes workers are treated to a meal
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List Of Tallest Buildings
This LIST OF TALLEST BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD ranks skyscrapers by height. Only buildings with continuously occupiable floors are included, thus non-building structures , including towers , are not included. (See List of tallest buildings and structures
List of tallest buildings and structures
.) CONTENTS * 1 Ranking criteria and alternatives * 2 Tallest buildings in the world (350 m+) * 3 Gallery * 4 Alternative measurements * 4.1 Height to pinnacle (highest point) * 4.2 Height to occupied floor * 5 Buildings under construction * 6 List by continent * 7 See also * 8 Notes * 9 References * 10 External links RANKING CRITERIA AND ALTERNATIVESThe international non-profit organization Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) was formed in 1969 and announces the title of "The World's Tallest Building" and sets the standards by which buildings are measured
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Traditional Chinese Characters
TRADITIONAL CHINESE CHARACTERS (traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字; simplified Chinese : 正体字/繁体字; Pinyin : Zhèngtǐzì/Fántĭzì) are Chinese characters
Chinese characters
in any character set that does not contain newly created characters or character substitutions performed after 1946. They are most commonly the characters in the standardized character sets of Taiwan
Taiwan
, of Hong Kong and Macau
Macau
or in the Kangxi Dictionary
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CTBUH
The COUNCIL ON TALL BUILDINGS AND URBAN HABITAT (CTBUH) is an international body in the field of tall buildings and sustainable urban design. A non-profit organization based at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the city of Chicago
Chicago
, Illinois
Illinois
, United States , the CTBUH announces the title of "The World's Tallest Building" and is widely considered to be an authority on the official height of tall buildings. Its stated mission is to study and report "on all aspects of the planning, design, and construction of tall buildings." The Council was founded at Lehigh University
Lehigh University
in 1969 by Lynn S. Beedle , where its office remained until October 2003 when it moved to the Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology
in Chicago
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China
CHINA, officially the PEOPLE\'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world\'s most populous country , with a population of around 1.404 billion . Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area, depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world. Governed by the Communist Party of China
Communist Party of China
, it exercises jurisdiction over 22 provinces , five autonomous regions , four direct-controlled municipalities ( Beijing
Beijing
, Tianjin
Tianjin
, Shanghai
Shanghai
, and Chongqing
Chongqing
), and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
Macau

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Simplified Chinese Characters
SIMPLIFIED CHINESE CHARACTERS (简化字; jiǎnhuàzì) are standardized Chinese characters
Chinese characters
prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
Characters for use in mainland China . Along with traditional Chinese characters
Chinese characters
, they are one of the two standard character sets of the contemporary Chinese written language . The government of the People\'s Republic of China
Republic of China
in mainland China has promoted them for use in printing since the 1950s and 1960s to encourage literacy. They are officially used in the People\'s Republic of China
Republic of China
and Singapore
Singapore

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Empire State Building
The EMPIRE STATE BUILDING is a 102-story skyscraper located on Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue
between West 33rd and 34th Streets in Midtown , Manhattan , New York City
New York City
. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 m), and with its antenna included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York
New York
, the Empire State . It stood as the world\'s tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the original World Trade Center 's North Tower in late 1970. Following the September 11 attacks
September 11 attacks
in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York, until One World Trade Center reached a greater height in April 2012
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JPMorgan Chase Tower (Houston)
The JPMORGAN CHASE TOWER, formerly TEXAS COMMERCE TOWER, is a 305.4 m (1,002 ft), 75-story, 2,243,013 sq.ft skyscraper at 600 Travis Street in Downtown Houston
Houston
, Texas
Texas
. It is currently the tallest building in the city, the tallest building in Texas
Texas
, the tallest five-sided building in the world, the 18th tallest building in the United States , and the 107th tallest building in the world . CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Hurricane Ike
Hurricane Ike
* 3 Gallery * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links OVERVIEWThe tower was built between 1979 and 1981 as the TEXAS COMMERCE TOWER. It was designed by noted architects I. M. Pei however, the FAA expressed concerns that additional height was a risk for aircraft going into and out of nearby William P. Hobby Airport
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Chrysler Building
Chrysler
Chrysler
Building U.S. National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
U.S
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Franklin Center (Chicago)
The FRANKLIN CENTER is a 60-story supertall skyscraper completed in 1989 as the AT&T
AT&T
CORPORATE CENTER to consolidate the central region headquarters of the American Telephone & Telegraph Company (AT&T). It stands at a height of 1,007 ft (307 m) and contains 1,700,000 sq ft (160,000 m2) in the Loop neighborhood of downtown Chicago. It is located two blocks east of the Chicago
Chicago
River and northeast of the Willis Tower
Willis Tower
with a main address of 227 West Monroe Street and an alternate address of 100 South Franklin Street. in the Loop community area of downtown Chicago. The supertall building is the tallest constructed in Chicago
Chicago
in the last quarter of the 20th century. It is the 5th tallest building in Chicago
Chicago
and the 13th tallest in the United States
United States

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Bank Of America Plaza (Atlanta)
BANK OF AMERICA PLAZA is a skyscraper located in between Midtown Atlanta and Downtown Atlanta
Downtown Atlanta
. At 312 m (1,024 ft) the tower is the 96th-tallest building in the world . It is the 13th tallest building in the U.S. , the tallest building in Georgia and the tallest building in any U.S. state capital. It has 55 stories of office space and was completed in 1992, when it was called NationsBank Plaza. Originally intended to be the headquarters for Citizens & Southern National Bank (which merged with Sovran Bank during construction), it became NationsBank 's property following its formation in the 1991 hostile takeover of C">, developers have rumored that the land under the surrounding driveways and lawns may soon be ripe for redevelopment into low- and mid-rise mixed-use buildings with street-fronting uses as the area urbanizes and the value of land in Midtown Atlanta increases
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875 North Michigan Avenue
875 NORTH MICHIGAN AVENUE is a 100-story , 1,128-foot supertall skyscraper in Chicago , Illinois, United States. The building, which is located in the Magnificent Mile district, was known as the JOHN HANCOCK CENTER prior to February 12, 2018. It was constructed under the supervision of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill , with chief designer Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan . When the building topped out on May 6, 1968, it was the second tallest building in the world and the tallest outside New York City . It is currently the fourth-tallest building in Chicago and the eighth-tallest in the United States , after One World Trade Center , the Willis Tower , 432 Park Avenue , the Trump Tower Chicago , the Empire State Building , the Bank of America Tower , and the Aon Center . When measured to the top of its antenna masts , it stands at 1,500 feet (457 m)
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One World Trade Center
ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER (also known as 1 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 1 WTC or FREEDOM TOWER ) is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan
Manhattan
, New York City
New York City
. It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
, and the sixth-tallest in the world . The supertall structure has the same name as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center , which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 . The new skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre (6.5 ha) World Trade Center site , on the site of the original 6 World Trade Center . The building is bounded by West Street to the west, Vesey Street
Vesey Street
to the north, Fulton Street to the south, and Washington Street to the east
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Aon Center (Chicago)
The AON CENTER (200 East Randolph Street , formerly AMOCO BUILDING) is a modern supertall skyscraper in the Chicago
Chicago
Loop , Chicago
Chicago
, Illinois
Illinois
, United States
United States
, designed by architect firms Edward Durell Stone and The Perkins and Will partnership, and completed in 1974 as the STANDARD OIL BUILDING. With 83 floors and a height of 1,136 feet (346 m), it is the third tallest building in Chicago, surpassed in height by the Willis Tower
Willis Tower
and the Trump International Hotel and Tower . The building is managed by Jones Lang LaSalle , which is also headquartered in the building. Aon Center formerly had the headquarters of Aon and Amoco ; Aon's US operations are still headquartered here
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432 Park Avenue
432 PARK AVENUE is a residential skyscraper in Manhattan
Manhattan
, New York City that overlooks Central Park
Central Park
. Originally proposed to be 1,300 feet (396.2 meters) in 2011, the structure topped out at 1,396 ft (425.5 m). It was developed by CIM Group and features 104 condominium apartments. Construction began in 2012 and was completed on December 23, 2015. The building required the demolition of the 495-room Drake Hotel . Built in 1926, it was purchased for $440 million in 2006 by developer Harry Macklowe and razed the next year. Its footprint became one of New York's most valuable development sites due to its location, between East 56th and 57th Streets on the west side of Park Avenue . As completed, 432 Park Avenue is the third tallest building in the United States , and the tallest residential building in the world
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