The History of Height

Architecture, infographic

The History of Height, Skyscraper Museum, supertalls

The latest addition to the Skyscraper Museum‘s permanent collection is “The History of Height,” an interactive timeline of the tallest buildings throughout history. The web tool is made up of a scrollable stream of flashcards starting as far back as the Great Pyramid in 2650 BCE and continuing all the way to today’s tallest, the Burj Khalifa.¬†It also offers information about the innovations that allowed people to build higher, like fireproof floors, zoning laws,¬†elevators, and high-strength bolting, and includes towers that have long since been demolished, but had an impact on the supertall environment.

More on the interactive infographic here


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