Which skyscraper was the longest holder of the "World’s Tallest Building" title?

Empire State Building
Sears Tower
Petronas Twin Towers
Woolworth Building
Empire State Building held the title for 42 years since 1931. It was sur­passed by the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 1972. An ear­ly-1970s proposal to dis­man­tle the spire and replace it with an ad­di­tion­al 11 floors, which would have made it once again the world's tallest at the time, was con­sid­ered but ul­ti­mate­ly re­ject­ed.

Answers distribution

Empire State Building
Sears Tower
Petronas Twin Towers
Woolworth Building
answers
flagDenmark
100%
0%
0%
0%
12
flagCanada
86%
0%
13%
0%
15
flagItaly
83%
0%
16%
0%
18
flagthe Netherlands
81%
12%
6%
0%
33
flagPoland
79%
8%
7%
2%
8148
flagUnknown
78%
9%
10%
1%
381
flagSpain
78%
13%
8%
0%
23
flagthe United Kingdom
76%
12%
7%
2%
268
flagGermany
76%
3%
13%
6%
95
flagMalaysia
76%
7%
15%
0%
13
flagAustralia
75%
13%
3%
6%
124
flagSweden
75%
25%
0%
0%
16
flagNew Zealand
73%
20%
6%
0%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
66%
18%
7%
3%
27
flagNorway
66%
11%
16%
5%
18
flagFrance
65%
20%
10%
5%
20
flagthe United States
64%
17%
10%
3%
211
flagAustria
61%
0%
23%
7%
13
flagthe United Arab Emirates
54%
27%
18%
0%
11
flagIndia
51%
11%
21%
2%
88

Gender

men79%
women76%
Empire State Building
79%
76%
Sears Tower
10%
10%
Petronas Twin Towers
8%
10%
Woolworth Building
1%
3%

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