Today’s greatest skyscrapers use cutting-edge tech to build sky-high micro-cities within their walls, and these innovative mega-builds are becoming the new engineering icons in Chicago, Dubai, Beijing, and other twenty-first-century metropolises.
From their humble beginnings in the late 1880s to giants still under construction, they complement and define our contemporary lives. From Chicago to London, from Tokyo to Dubai, this is the tale – told by the experts – of many great cities racing to build to the sky.
03:58 Eureka Tower
10:32 Trump Tower
19:54 Shanghai World Financial Centre
25:28 Marina Bay Sands
36:57 Burj Khalifa
Video courtesy of Spark