cruel_world00 wrote:I'm not trying to be a negative Nelly or put Adelaide out of its league etc, but does anyone else cringe a little when we refer to buildings as towers when they 15 levels etc? Just a thought.
A rough definition of a tower is something that is exceptionally high in proportion to its width and length. Otherwise it's a block. And before someone gets pedantic on the inclusion of the word "exceptionally" it's referring to the proportion not relative to other external measures. A slender building of 15 levels is a tower, as would a building of 4 levels.
An exceptionally tall tower is a ... wait for it ... skyscraper!
For example: 374-400 King William St, not a tower.