High-rise buildings are the most iconic part of any citys horizon. New ones grow up all the time, always completing for the “worlds tallest.” However this video shows that height isnt the only stat that matters: Total area does, too.
The video goes on to look at some of the highest buildings throughout the globe and compare them using their overall location rather. Dubais Burj Khalifa is the highest building on Earth (2,722 feet high) but in terms of location, it doesnt come anywhere close to the biggest structures (just 3.3 million square feet).
To acquire a precise measurement, The B1M followed the lead of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats methodology, just thinking about the total gross floor area of a towers footprint and omitting adjacent podiums, connected buildings, and other towers within the total buildings development.
The largest building, as figured out by this channel, is granted to Chinas Ping An International Finance. Its only 1,965 feet high, it has over 5.3 million square feet of area, excluding its 968,000 square-foot basement. The video features other buildings like the Empire State Building, 30 Hudson Yards, Marina Bay Sands, the Renaissance Center, and the Petronas Towers.
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