U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-25-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
3,261 posts, read 7,796,206 times
Reputation: 680

Advertisements

Dallas has the world's largest wholesale merchandise mart. Dallas Market Center sits on 100 acres of land and spans more than 5,000,000 sq ft. It consists of World Trade Center, Trade Mart, International Floral & Gift Center (IFGC), and Market Hall. The largest building on the campus is the World Trade Center with over 3,000,000 sq ft!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-25-2010, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
10,171 posts, read 12,747,704 times
Reputation: 4047
Nope, Austin does not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-25-2010, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
1,691 posts, read 3,082,898 times
Reputation: 698
Quote:
Originally Posted by OmShahi View Post
Nope, Austin does not.

I don't think Houston does either does it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-25-2010, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
10,171 posts, read 12,747,704 times
Reputation: 4047
Quote:
Originally Posted by bgrn198 View Post
I don't think Houston does either does it?
No it doesn't, if it does then I've never heard of it, or seen it before in my life. I really don't think Houston does.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-25-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
9,397 posts, read 13,647,782 times
Reputation: 6233
we've got the world bank and such
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-25-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Chicago
38,690 posts, read 88,993,714 times
Reputation: 29445
We have a building that looks an awful lot like one of the WTC towers. Does that count?

The former Standard Oil Building (now the Aon Center) in Chicago is basically a slightly smaller version of a Twin Tower, designed by the same architectural firm and using similar design elements and construction methods. It's almost as tall as the Twin towers were (100 stories I think?) but I think the footprint is quite a bit smaller.



In terms of floor space, the Sears Tower and the Merchandise Mart both ring in at over 4 million square feet. The Merchandise Mart isn't particularly tall (maybe 30 stories?) but its footprint is huge.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-25-2010, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
10,171 posts, read 12,747,704 times
Reputation: 4047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Drover View Post
We have a building that looks an awful lot like one of the WTC towers. Does that count?

The former Standard Oil Building (now the Aon Center) in Chicago is basically a slightly smaller version of a Twin Tower, designed by the same architectural firm and using similar design elements and construction methods. It's almost as tall as the Twin towers were (100 stories I think?) but I think the footprint is quite a bit smaller.



In terms of floor space, the Sears Tower and the Merchandise Mart both ring in at over 4 million square feet. The Merchandise Mart isn't particularly tall (maybe 30 stories?) but its footprint is huge.
Yeah this is the same building that beats John Hancock to Chicago's 3rd place position (was 2nd before Trump Tower). I think Hancock should have it's antennas counted, then it'll come in before Aon Center.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-26-2010, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
571 posts, read 1,130,120 times
Reputation: 290
Forgive me, but what is exactly the definition of a "world trade center". I know that's a stupid question given its title but every time I hear I can't help but think of a a giant trader's village.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-26-2010, 12:23 AM
 
260 posts, read 340,961 times
Reputation: 216
I think this is an ego-stroking mission for some Pro-Dallasites...Peace
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-26-2010, 10:11 AM
 
2,414 posts, read 4,978,669 times
Reputation: 1192
The World trade center of Tampa Bay, appropriatly located at the Port of Tampa



http://world.wtca.org/findatradecenter/images/878242.jpg (broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S. > City vs. City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:48 PM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top