SKYSCRAPERS have come to define our cities.
Steadily evolving since they first emerged in the late 19th century, these incredible structures now appear in almost every major urban centre on Earth. Despite global events disrupting construction progress in 2020, works are continuing on many new towers around the world.
Breaking conventions, challenging their engineers and often courting controversy; these are the tallest skyscrapers currently under construction on each of the six inhabited continents.
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Presented and narrated by Fred Mills.
Additional footage and images courtesy of Brett Hunter (Gizmo Drones), The Dronalist, Sergey Skuratov Architects, JC Drones, Styfly Studio, Google Earth, Michael Young, Tectonic, Max Touhey, Foster + Partners, (Egyptian) Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, China State Construction, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, S.Nitzold, PBN Merdeka Ventures, Worzil, Dan Cortese, World Class Global and Floodslicer.
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