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
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flagDenmark
100%
0%
0%
0%
12
flagItaly
86%
0%
13%
0%
15
flagCanada
85%
0%
14%
0%
14
flagthe Netherlands
80%
15%
3%
0%
26
flagSpain
78%
10%
10%
0%
19
flagPoland
77%
9%
8%
2%
5160
flagGermany
77%
1%
12%
8%
72
flagthe United Kingdom
76%
13%
5%
3%
196
flagMalaysia
76%
7%
15%
0%
13
flagAustralia
75%
13%
3%
6%
122
flagNew Zealand
73%
20%
6%
0%
15
flagNorway
69%
7%
15%
7%
13
flagFrance
68%
18%
6%
6%
16
flagSweden
66%
33%
0%
0%
12
flagthe United States
65%
16%
10%
3%
178
flagRepublic of Ireland
59%
22%
9%
4%
22
flagIndia
55%
15%
22%
1%
59

Gender

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

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