Do you think the planners care about giving or not giving a supertall status when the developers themselves don't care about that? If they ran calculations on shadows and 299 m came out to be the max allowed height, then somehow it becomes a conspiracy because it is 1 meter shorter than 300? What if the height got approved at 301 m? Would you still have said the same thing?Yeah the 1 meter under supertall status seems to be more of a statement from City Planning to the developer, i cant see
how a measly 1 meter affects or makes any difference on a building that has already been planned and approved @ 299 meters tall
by the way there is one more out there that's been approved @ 299 meters... Sugar Wharf Tower B, which i expect the final height to be a bit different
Regular people (read developers, investors, residents, City staff, people walking by the building) don't care about skyscraper or supertall status. People do care if their building is the tallest in the city but that's about it. Only some height geeks on a forum like this care about that number but without having any power to influence anything in that matter. If you have time then do check an annual report of a developer and see whether they talk about profits or they focus on achieving supertall status.