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Taller or Tallest

Which is correct?

The Empire State Building is one of the taller buildings in New York.

or

The Empire State Building is one of the tallest buildings in New York.

Re: Taller or Tallest

(1) The Empire State Building is one of the taller buildings in New York.
(2) The Empire State Building is one of the tallest buildings in New York.

Generally, the comparative -er is used when the set has only two members, and the superlative -est when it has more than two.

Since New York clearly has more than two buildings, the superlative "tallest" is correct, as in (2)


PaulM