Since the past, humans have always been obsessed with tall buildings. Until now in the world there are various super tall buildings of human civilization. from 1931 through the early 1970s, the 1,454-foot Empire State Building held the title for being the tallest building in the world.
Competition between world countries to maintain the highest buildings in the world has increased in recent years. New technologies and materials developed have made it possible to make buildings as tall as possible. With the tallest building in the world now, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, rising 828 meters above the ground, almost double the height of the Petronas Tower, in Kuala Lumpur, which was once the tallest building in the world, no more than 20 years ago, you can tell difference.
Historically, the world’s tallest man-made structure was the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, which held the position for over 3,800 years until the construction of the Lincoln Cathedral in England in 1311. Until the completion of the Washington Monument in 1884, the world’s tallest buildings were churches and cathedrals, Christian places of worship, in Europe. The early skyscraper was pioneered in Chicago, forming the basis for which the United States would hold the position of the world’s tallest building for much of the 20th century until 1998, when the Petronas Twin Towers were completed. Since then only two more buildings have held the title: Taipei 101 and Burj Khalifa.
Since the beginning of the 21st century, China, the Middle East as well as Southeast Asia have seen a boom in skyscraper construction. According to recent reports, developers in Iraq are planning to build another tower that could be the new tallest in the world if completed. We’ve rounded up the tallest buildings in the world right now.
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