Most skyscrapers stand between 150 and 300-metres high. Those rising over 300-metres are called “supertalls” and those going over 600-metres fall into the incredibly rare “megatall” category.
New York’s lack of megatall skyscrapers actually has nothing to do with engineering. It’s entirely feasible to build over 600-metres high in the city thanks to solid bedrock and an incredible amount of expertise in the local area.
Only four buildings in the world have ever exceeded 600 metres in height, but none of them are in New York City – here’s why…
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Narrated by Fred Mills.
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