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
flagItaly
86%
0%
13%
0%
15
flagCanada
86%
0%
13%
0%
15
flagthe Netherlands
80%
12%
6%
0%
31
flagPoland
77%
9%
8%
2%
6152
flagUnknown
77%
8%
12%
2%
49
flagthe United Kingdom
76%
12%
7%
2%
235
flagGermany
76%
3%
13%
6%
88
flagSpain
76%
14%
9%
0%
21
flagMalaysia
76%
7%
15%
0%
13
flagAustralia
75%
13%
3%
6%
122
flagNew Zealand
73%
20%
6%
0%
15
flagSweden
69%
30%
0%
0%
13
flagFrance
65%
20%
10%
5%
20
flagthe United States
63%
17%
10%
3%
197
flagAustria
63%
0%
18%
9%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
62%
20%
8%
4%
24
flagNorway
60%
13%
20%
6%
15
flagIndia
54%
14%
23%
2%
68
flagthe United Arab Emirates
54%
27%
18%
0%
11

Gender

men77%
women76%
Empire State Building
77%
76%
Sears Tower
11%
10%
Petronas Twin Towers
8%
9%
Woolworth Building
2%
3%

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