List of tallest buildings in the British Empire and the Commonwealth

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The title of tallest building in the British Empire (later in the Commonwealth) has been contested since the late nineteenth century.wikipedia
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Blackpool Tower

Tower CircusTower BallroomBlackpool Tower Circus
They conveniently ignored much taller non-commercial buildings such as St Paul's Cathedral which stands 111 m and was consecrated in 1708, or Victoria Tower in the Palace of Westminster which was built in 1855 and measures 98.5 m, and the Blackpool Tower built in 1894, which is 158 meters (518 feet) high.
When completed Blackpool Tower was the tallest man made structure in the British Empire.

Fairmont Royal York

Royal York HotelFairmont Royal York HotelRoyal York
After its completion, the building was briefly the tallest building in Toronto, as well as the tallest building in the country, and the British Empire, until the nearby Canadian Bank of Commerce Tower was built the following year.

List of tallest structures in the Commonwealth of Nations

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* List of tallest structures in the Commonwealth of Nations

Trader's Bank Building

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It was the tallest building in the British Commonwealth until the Royal Liver Building was completed in 1911.

British Empire

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In this era the nations of the British Empire possessed a large measure of cultural unity and naturally looked to each other for comparison and competition.

Book of Jubilees

JubileesThe Book of Jubilees
This was evident in the displays at Queen Victoria's silver and diamond jubilees and in the creation of the British Empire Games in 1930 (later the Commonwealth Games).

Commonwealth Games

British Empire GamesCommonwealthBritish Empire and Commonwealth Games
This was evident in the displays at Queen Victoria's silver and diamond jubilees and in the creation of the British Empire Games in 1930 (later the Commonwealth Games).

Boosterism

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Local boosters in cities and regions across the Empire covered the title of "greatest", "biggest", "largest" or "best" in the Empire.

St Paul's Cathedral

St. Paul's CathedralSt PaulSt Paul’s Cathedral
They conveniently ignored much taller non-commercial buildings such as St Paul's Cathedral which stands 111 m and was consecrated in 1708, or Victoria Tower in the Palace of Westminster which was built in 1855 and measures 98.5 m, and the Blackpool Tower built in 1894, which is 158 meters (518 feet) high.

Victoria Tower

They conveniently ignored much taller non-commercial buildings such as St Paul's Cathedral which stands 111 m and was consecrated in 1708, or Victoria Tower in the Palace of Westminster which was built in 1855 and measures 98.5 m, and the Blackpool Tower built in 1894, which is 158 meters (518 feet) high.

Palace of Westminster

Houses of ParliamentWestminster HallWestminster
They conveniently ignored much taller non-commercial buildings such as St Paul's Cathedral which stands 111 m and was consecrated in 1708, or Victoria Tower in the Palace of Westminster which was built in 1855 and measures 98.5 m, and the Blackpool Tower built in 1894, which is 158 meters (518 feet) high.

Commonwealth of Nations

CommonwealthBritish CommonwealthCommonwealth countries
The Commonwealth of Nations slowly evolved out of the British Empire over decades, but the 1931 Statute of Westminster is often used as a dividing point.

Statute of Westminster 1931

Statute of WestminsterStatute of Westminster, 1931Statute of Westminster (1931)
The Commonwealth of Nations slowly evolved out of the British Empire over decades, but the 1931 Statute of Westminster is often used as a dividing point.

London

London, EnglandLondon, United KingdomLondon, UK
Until the 1960s, London, the capital of the Empire, had especially strict height maxima to preserve the views of historic structures.

Mount Royal

Mount Royal ParkMont-RoyalMont Royal
Until the late 1920 Montreal limited all buildings to a maximum of 10 stories, and it still limits buildings to less than the sea-level elevation of Mont Royal.

North Shore Mountains

Howe Sound GroupmountainsNorth Shore
Since 1989 Vancouver restricted buildings from blocking the North Shore Mountains, creating a practical upper limit of around 137 meters, until 1997 when seven sites were pre-selected for taller buildings as exceptions to the rule.

Singapore Changi Airport

Changi AirportSingaporeSingapore Changi International Airport
Singapore limits all buildings to below 280 meters because of the proximity of Singapore Changi Airport.

International Commerce Centre

International Commerce CenterUnion Square Phase 7ICC
The International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong is not included because it was built after Hong Kong left the Commonwealth.

CN Tower

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The list also excludes Toronto's CN Tower as there is debate as to whether it is technically a building, or merely a structure.

Malaysia

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Toronto