A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 27, 2015
Megatall (a skyscraper over 600 meters or 1,968 feet tall)

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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat defines a building as “megatall” if it is over 600 meters (1968 feet) in height.  A “supertall” building is one over 300 meters (984 feet) in height.

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
What are Supertall and Megatall Buildings?
The CTBUH defines “supertall” as a building over 300 meters (984 feet) in height, and a “megatall” as a building over 600 meters (1,968 feet) in height. As of June 2015 there were 91 supertall and 2 megatall buildings fully completed and occupied globally.

BuzzBuzzHome News
Entering the Era of the Megatall: New report projects world’s tallest skyscrapers in 2020
DECEMBER 9, 2011
A supertall skyscraper. That sounds pretty darn tall, right?

Well, that’s about to sound a lot less impressive by 2020 according to info compiled by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Supertall is defined as any building over 300 metres. There are already plenty of supertall skyscrapers around the world and many more will be completed by 2020. What the report notes is the growing number of “megatall” skyscrapers that will be populating skylines around the world over the next 8 years.

To snag a megatall title, a building must be over 600 metres. By 2020, there will be nine skyscrapers that qualify as megatall, some just hitting the mark with a carefully calculated spire and some blowing past the 600 metre mark and soaring to ridiculous heights (we’re looking at you, Kingdom Tower).

Engineering News-Record
‘Megatall’ Joins Dictionary of Tall Buildings Council
Publication Date: 12/8/2011
Author: Nadine M. Post
Format: HTML
Description:
Tall buildings group coins a noun for skyscrapers 600 m or taller: A megatall. And the group projects the 20 tallest towers in 2020.

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New architecture vocab: supertall skyscrapers = 300 meters +, MEGAtall skyscrapers 600 meters + http://goo.gl/R4FXQQ @ChicagoArchitec
2:07 PM - 27 Aug 2013

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