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Here are the tallest buildings throughout history

Check out the graphics after the jump

March 14, 2015 10:00AM
By Business Insider

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Defying gravity by building toward the sky is no easy, or inexpensive, feat. Designer Martin Vargic of Halcyon Maps has made six graphics, documenting the rise of the tallest buildings throughout history.

All black silhouetted buildings have held the record for that continent’s tallest, while red silhouetted buildings have also held the record of world’s tallest. The gray silhouetted structures are notable towers and monuments and are included just for context.

Click to enlarge the graphics below:

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