If one has to resort to technicalities to be put into that category, it doesn't justifiably belong there. Ask yourself - do you really think this is a supertall, at 64s? No. Putting it in that category just turns it into a joke that should be laughed at.
I personally have always thought that spires should NOT count towards height when deciding if a given building is officially a supertall or not. See attached image, that I made some time ago:
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I would be happy for Commerce Court 3 (and FCP as well) to be considered barely short of supertall status, provided that the New York Times Tower was also considered to be far short of supertall status.
But in this world, spires DO count towards the height for supertall status, so the CC3 spire should be counted too.
Except the dimension that really mattered in this particular example is that it is a tower by Renzo Piano - that alone would have made it more desirable. Supertall status based on arbitrary cutoffs doesn't really interest me one way or another.
Well I think it's a beautiful tower based on the pictures. It doesn't matter if it's a supertall or not. We know it's not going to be built at this height any way. My guess is that 5 years down the road, after several revisions and waiting it'll go ahead at 45-50 stories.
This object is a "transmission antenna" according to the plans.I have to disagree with this. Like it or not, spires are considered part of the official height of a building, and since this object is not an antenna, and it's so similar to other objects that ARE officially considered spires, it will undoubtedly be considered a spire, making this building a supertall by definition.
It's amazing whats going on in Toronto with the office sector, ....CIBC SQ.-2 should break ground shortly after the 1st phase tops off, by that time The Well, and BA-3, should be very well into construction
with this (CC-3), 156 Front, Union Centre, 30 Bay, Union Park, 1 Yonge, all in the pipeline, plus dont forget all the smaller ones (12s-18s) proposed in the east and west ends of the downtown core
Great time to live in Toronto