High-rise buildings are the most iconic part of any citys skyline. Brand-new ones grow up all the time, constantly competing for the “worlds highest.” 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 structures across the world and compare them utilizing their total area instead. Dubais Burj Khalifa is the highest building on Earth (2,722 feet high) but in terms of area, it doesnt come anywhere close to the biggest structures (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 approach, just considering the overall gross flooring area of a towers footprint and leaving out adjacent podiums, connected structures, and other towers within the overall structures advancement.
The biggest structure, as identified by this channel, is granted to Chinas Ping An International Finance. Its just 1,965 feet high, it has over 5.3 million square feet of area, omitting 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.