MANY of the world’s tallest buildings are now achieving their record-breaking status by using one of architecture’s most controversial tricks – vanity height.
The term is officially defined as the difference between a skyscraper’s highest usable floor and its pinnacle, and the global ranking of the world’s 10 tallest buildings would undergo a pretty serious shake-up if it didn’t count.
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Narrated by Fred Mills
Additional footage and images courtesy of Seth Powers, SkyscraperPage, The Dronalist and PNB Merdeka Ventures.