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
flagFinland
90%
0%
10%
0%
10
flagItaly
86%
0%
13%
0%
15
flagCanada
86%
0%
13%
0%
15
flagthe Netherlands
79%
13%
6%
0%
29
flagPoland
77%
9%
8%
2%
5744
flagGermany
76%
3%
13%
6%
88
flagMalaysia
76%
7%
15%
0%
13
flagthe United Kingdom
75%
13%
6%
2%
217
flagAustralia
75%
13%
3%
6%
122
flagUnknown
75%
14%
7%
3%
28
flagSpain
75%
15%
10%
0%
20
flagNew Zealand
73%
20%
6%
0%
15
flagNorway
69%
7%
15%
7%
13
flagSweden
69%
30%
0%
0%
13
flagthe United States
64%
17%
10%
3%
187
flagFrance
64%
17%
11%
5%
17
flagRepublic of Ireland
62%
20%
8%
4%
24
flagIndia
57%
15%
20%
1%
63
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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