Skyscrapers are the most iconic part of any citys skyline. Brand-new ones grow up all the time, constantly completing for the “worlds highest.” This video reveals that height isnt the only stat that matters: Total location does, too.
The video goes on to look at some of the tallest structures throughout the globe and compare them utilizing their total area rather. Dubais Burj Khalifa is the highest structure on Earth (2,722 feet tall) but in terms of location, it does not come anywhere close to the largest buildings (just 3.3 million square feet).
To gain a precise measurement, The B1M followed the lead of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats method, just considering the overall gross floor area of a towers footprint and leaving out adjacent podiums, connected buildings, and other towers within the general structures development.
The biggest structure, as figured out by this channel, is awarded to Chinas Ping An International Finance. Its only 1,965 feet tall, it has over 5.3 million square feet of space, 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.