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Get a 2-month free trial of Skillshare at https://skl.sh/joescott7 The Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure humans have ever built. But that record may fall in the coming years as a new generation of supertall buildings go under construction. Thumbnail image courtesy of Pete Martin of Dream Cutter LLC Dreamcutter.com https://www.vanishingpoint.biz/produc... Support me on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/answerswithjoe Get cool nerdy t-shirts at http://www.answerswithjoe.com/shirts Interested in getting a Tesla? Use my referral link and get discounts and perks: https://ts.la/joe74700 Become a channel member and get access to exclusive livestreams and content here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2Y... Follow me at all my places! Instagram: https://instagram.com/answerswithjoe Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/answersw... Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/answerswithjoe Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/answerswithjoe The first tallest structure in the world was the Great Pyramid of Giza, which held its record for nearly 4000 years. It was beat by the Lincoln Cathedral in the UK in 1311, which was topped by the Washington Monument, then the Eiffel Tower, and then the Chrysler Building in 1929. North America saw the next wave of world-record skyscrapers, with the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, and the Sears Tower. Then Asia had their turn with the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, then the Taipei 101 Building. The next and current tallest building is the Burj Khalifa, but it may soon be topped by the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, or the Burj Mubarak al-Kabir in Kuwait, or the Dubai Creek Tower, solidifying the Middle East as the current epicenter of supertall buildings in the world. Designs for vertical cities of the future include Ultima Tower, the Tokyo Sky Mile Tower, and the Shimizu Mega City Pyramid. But the tallest building ever designed is the X-Seed 4000 building which would stretch 4 kilometers into the sky and house up to a million people. LINKS LINKS LINKS: https://www.jamesmaherphotography.com... http://mentalfloss.com/article/31138/... https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ga... Real Engineering on the construction of the Burj Khalifa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niVgu... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Mu... Animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iwuL... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeddah_... Animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t90zu... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVTkD... https://thetowerinfo.com/buildings-li... Tokyo Sky Mile Tower https://imgur.com/gallery/3uzjh Images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc3Ex... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ill... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai_C... https://www.citylab.com/design/2015/1... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Seed_... Size comparison of the tallest buildings in the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9_jS...

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