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That's way too high. I'm not even all that afraid of heights, but I'd be uncomfortable looking out of a window and being that high up. I read in the comments that smaller building was 63 (I think) stories high, and it looked teeny tiny. Yikes.
 

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Looks like a big target to me too. It's weird though, I would rather be at the top of tall building down . . . than outside of a tall building looking up. Looking up always makes me dizzy. Weird!
 

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To me, I think "Okay, an engineering masterpiece" (The story behind it is pretty interesting... just how high can I go?) But I just don't think it is appealing. It just isn't... striking or beautiful or, well, appealing!
 

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I worked in what was then the tallest building in downtown Philadelphia. In high winds, you could watch the level of coffee in your cup sway ever-so-slightly left and right, as the building moved. Also, during high winds, the elevators ran extra-slow, to minimize bouncing around inside the shaft.

When it first opened, delivery people who were called to the top floors would forego a tip just for the chance to look around. It was common, we heard, for the muckety-muck execs up there to let the pizza guy wander around for five minutes, just gazing at everthing below.

I did like, however, the fact that during the Springtime, the bldg mgmt would fill the lobby with Hyacinth. And the scent would travel up the shafts, lifted, I guess, by the repeated whoosh of the cars, up the entire building. So even 23 stories up, we could smell the Hyacinth.
 

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I worked in what was then the tallest building in downtown Philadelphia. In high winds, you could watch the level of coffee in your cup sway ever-so-slightly left and right, as the building moved. Also, during high winds, the elevators ran extra-slow, to minimize bouncing around inside the shaft.

When it first opened, delivery people who were called to the top floors would forego a tip just for the chance to look around. It was common, we heard, for the muckety-muck execs up there to let the pizza guy wander around for five minutes, just gazing at everthing below.

I did like, however, the fact that during the Springtime, the bldg mgmt would fill the lobby with Hyacinth. And the scent would travel up the shafts, lifted, I guess, by the repeated whoosh of the cars, up the entire building. So even 23 stories up, we could smell the Hyacinth.
That makes me woozie just thinking about it. I could never work there.
 

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I did like, however, the fact that during the Springtime, the bldg mgmt would fill the lobby with Hyacinth. And the scent would travel up the shafts, lifted, I guess, by the repeated whoosh of the cars, up the entire building. So even 23 stories up, we could smell the Hyacinth.
Nice! :)

I'm afraid to click on the link. I get dizzy just thinking about it.
 
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