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.
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