Humanity has historically embarked on a race to achieve certain goals and transcend achievements in many areas of life. And perhaps one of the most representative evidence, due to its astonishing nature, is the one that started building Buildings that touch the sky. Real architectural feats that promise to reach unexpected heights.
The The origin of the skyscrapers must be found in the city of ChicagoThe first models were built at the end of the nineteenth century. However, it was in New York Where the art of its construction has been perfected, though, ironically, the United States no longer has the honor of hosting the tallest ever.
One of the main reasons why buildings of this size were developed, and ultimately their main advantage, is that it is possible to Get plenty of usable space in a small floor spaceThus selling or renting a large number of homes or offices. However, no one realizes that there is also an aspect attached to it image and position Who manages to do such a feat in architecture.
The first skyscrapers, like the Home Insurance Building (Chicago), of ten floors, or the Universal Building (New York), of 20 floors, it is clear that it would be another building today, although according to the canons of that time we are talking about 1885 and The year 1890, it was a real milestone. But, Where are we now? What is the tallest building in the world? Visual Capitalist, thanks to a sketch from Alan Factory Outle, brings order.
Well, the most impressive skyscraper we can find is Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, which at 163 floors and 828 meters is undoubtedly the tallest building in the world. It is followed at a certain distance by the 128-storey, 632-meter Shanghai Tower. in the United States, One World Trade Center It is the tallest skyscraper with a length of 541 meters and 104 floors In Europe, the center of LakhtaPetersburg, takes the cake with 462 meters and 87 plants.
On Oceania We find the Q1 located in the Australian city of Gold Coast, with an area of 323 meters and 78 floors. Gran Torre Santiago, in Santiago de Chile, is the tallest building in South america 300 meters and 62 floors. The African continent is also home to imposing buildings, such as LeonardoIt is located in Johannesburg (South Africa) with an area of 234 meters and 55 floors.
But far from being satisfied with what has been achieved, man will continue to explore the limits of reason and in the coming years it is planned that Overcoming the kilometer barrier. Jeddah Tower and Tauri YadaKingdom Tower, a skyscraper under construction located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, aims to get this far.