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An Oil Platform as “World’s Tallest Structure”?
January 14, 2013 |

Although only a few hundred feet of the Magnolia Platform is visible above water level its total height from the bed of the seafloor to the top of the platform is 4,698 feet (1,432 meters). Some people consider it the world’s tallest structure.

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Deep-Water Investments in the Gulf of Mexico
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