Why Do Buildings Keep Getting Taller?

Why Do Buildings Keep Getting Taller?

Stories in the Old Testament warned of reaching too close to the heavens. Fast forward to today, and architects are in hot competition to see who can build the tallest skyscraper. What brought us to this point, and what are the benefits of building a super-tall building rather than one that's low and wide? Find out in the video below.

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A brief history of, and an argument for, tall buildings.

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