Monday, 9 July 2012

PEDANTRY

This has been really annoying me.

You know that this...

... is "The Tallest Building in Europe"?

Well this...

... is a good 20m taller, and is in Yorkshire.

So do shut up.

4 comments:

ed eyre said...

but thats a tower, not a building...

Murphy said...

Congratulations!

Ruth O'Leary said...

I'm an Emley Moor fan myself, but as a transmitter station isn't it a civil engineering structure rather than a building per se?

I don't really know when one morphs into the other. A guyed mast clearly doesn't qualify as a building (does it?), but does something with a much higher degree of design and construction but fulfilling the same function? Are there rules on these things?

Murphy said...

For the record, I'm aware of the distinctions between various types of structure (let's not forget the 'height' of underwater platforms), but the point being made here is simply that presenting the Shard as remarkable for its height - even within the UK - is pretty damn futile.