Few things say big, quite like a skyscraper. While structures like bridges and dams are physically larger, the abundance, proximity and presence of skyscrapers in our everyday lives is a near-constant reminder of just how small we really are.
Skyscrapers are mainly built to add much-needed space to cities and urban areas, so it seems amiss that our standard for ranking them is based almost exclusively on height when that doesn’t explain just how big they really are or how much space they offer.
To better appreciate the immense scale of these structures we’ve compared the gross floor area of some of the world’s tallest buildings with easily relatable references – and to one another – revealing that taller doesn’t necessarily mean bigger.
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Narration – Fred Mills
Producer – Dan Cortese
Video Editing and Graphics – James Durkin
Production Management – Clare Furlonger
Content Partnership – Liam Marsh
Additional footage and images courtesy of SkyscraperPage, Google Earth and The Dronalist.
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