The End of Mega-Tall Skyscrapers

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The Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest skyscraper in the world! But what happened to all the other world record-breaking skyscrapers? In this video, we go over the future of megatall skyscrapers! For more skyscraper & megaproject content be sure to subscribe to Top Luxury. Thanks for watching this video: The End of Mega-Tall Skyscrapers
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0:00 Megatall Skyscrapers
0:42 History of the World's Tallest Skyscrapers
2:46 Why do we Build such Tall Buildings?
3:47 Burj Khalifa - The World's Tallest Skyscraper
5:08 How Mega-Tall Skyscrapers are Build
7:21 China's Goal to Build the Next Tallest Skyscraper
8:53 China Bans Mega-Tall Skyscrapers
10:32 Future Mega-Tall Skyscrapers
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Top Luxury
Top Luxury 11 aylar önce
What do you think? 🤔 Will we ever see a building taller than the Burj Khalifa? 🏗
Loki Stan
Loki Stan 4 gün önce
The Viking Warrior
The Viking Warrior Aylar önce
Not in the United Kingdom, that is as sure as fuck.
The smoker
The smoker 2 aylar önce
Fi Sophia
Fi Sophia 3 aylar önce
Yes, insyaallah 😊👍
Islam is the Way 🇵🇸
Islam is the Way 🇵🇸 5 aylar önce
Yes very likely because it is one of the signs of the day of judgement. And specifically in Arab countries there will be more taller buildings.
IKEMEN Osaka-ben!【大阪弁】
IKEMEN Osaka-ben!【大阪弁】 11 aylar önce
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Zuzanna Wisniewska
Zuzanna Wisniewska 5 aylar önce
@UltimateXerox this is also my guiding principle.
Saturn 7 aylar önce
to true
Smartphone Millionaire
Smartphone Millionaire 7 aylar önce
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Ira Jaipal 7 aylar önce
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Aldo Marcello
Aldo Marcello 7 aylar önce
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Finn 11 aylar önce
I think Burj Khalifa won’t stay the tallest building humanity ever build but it is going to stay the tallest building longer then expected
qwerty112311 Aylar önce
Good observation, you have to be the most insightful and intelligent person perhaps to ever live.
The Vegan Shift
The Vegan Shift 2 aylar önce
@Jacob Berwitz no it is not
SufDam 2 aylar önce
@Juan Marin It is connected to the sewer system, the poop trucks were just temporary
James O'Riordan
James O'Riordan 7 aylar önce
Hamspan 7 aylar önce
Konstantinos Mastrapas / Yes, cities that are actually big such as NYC, Hong Kong, and Toronto cannot expand much horizontally, but building mega tall sky scrapers is still inefficient, even with NYC’s outrageous cost of living due to housing shortage, it is not financially responsible to build over 600 meters.
Burhanuddin Sakarwala
Burhanuddin Sakarwala 11 aylar önce
As a person who has worked with structural engineers in a consultancy, I can confirm that a crisis is looming that we don't have the manpower to deal with, massive structures requiring maintenance and us not having enough people to fix them while they are constantly about to collapse. Cities like New York, Shanghai, Macau, Hong Kong and the lots which have buildings that are immensely tall have a huge problem on their hands. The problem won't be that there will be a lack of buildings, we simply won't be able to stop the existing ones from collapsing. (edit) Since many people have questions about building practices and this comment has received many likes, I shall instead explain how a building actually becomes stressed over time. Think of a building like a standing carboard box. If it is an office space, it becomes filled with people and cars during the day and empty by night. This means that it is stressed under the weight of inhabitants during the day and de-stressed at night. The contraction and expansions day after day wears the materials out. Add to this, the temperature and pressure changes and the questionable practices of builders sourced from places like China (which is more common in a city like NY than you might think), and you have a recipe for disaster. Our dependency on concrete has also left us disabled. More humble materials like simple bricks and mortar have been disregarded and concrete is now used even for low-lying structures. Once RCC develops rust and damages, it's game over and the clock starts clicking down to zero. Take into consideration the sprawling cities we have now built, at the cost of building a massive skyline. Most people who live in apartments in skyscrapers report feelings of desolation, angst, depression and loneliness far more than people in smaller buildings. The city of NY was so successful in maintaining its infrastructure because of the unique weather conditions and the pre-existing infrastructure based on underground steam pipes. This is not the same around the world. It is bad model and has turned into a contest between firms and conglomerates for no real benefit.
Kenny Brown
Kenny Brown Aylar önce
@Fred Krazé people dont want to do hard work anymore. thats a fact. I see it with my job and I am a Garbage man, Decent wages as well so I know its not a wage issue.
Pegasi Jay
Pegasi Jay Aylar önce
I’m a civil engineer who specializes in concrete restoration and maintenance of existing buildings. You’re correct, there’s not many of us compared to the amount of engineers in new construction.
sneakerking2006 3 aylar önce
This is nonsense. Skyscrapers are built extremely sturdily and are built to last for hundreds of years without maintenance. Skyscrapers are the last buildings to collapse when nobody is left.
The what
The what 9 aylar önce
Well said sir👍
WirelessRiver 10 aylar önce
They hit the build limit at 256 blocks 😔
RTSFirebat Aylar önce
Lol brilliant comment!
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♡ 𝒦𝒾𝓉𝓉𝓎 ♡ Aylar önce
Thaileable 3 aylar önce
U mean Minecraft?
BummyGear 3 aylar önce
Its 320 now
tweeezers 6 aylar önce
Unmannedperson 11 aylar önce
As a civil engineer, I'm sad yet glad (melancholic?) that the era of supertall skyscrapers seems to be at an end. While certainly visually and technically stunning, and much more interesting to talk about than run-of-the-mill buildings, my urban planning career focus leads me to argue that 4-to-6 story buildings are the ideal. Not Manhattan, not Levittown, but something in between like Paris, Amsterdam, or Copenhagen. Dense enough to make a viable walkable urban neighborhood, but not so tall as to create an urban jungle of concrete and steel to get lost in.
Gurun Hitam
Gurun Hitam 6 aylar önce
Seems like people's future vision for city has changed so rapidly right now. People used to imagine a kind of cyberpunk city with a bunch of high skyscrapers and neons and car centric roads with flying cars, now people wants modesty and green areas made in every place in city with good urban planning and good architectural building that embrace past (Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen). Not surprising to see that human civilization is the mix of different visions and idealisms.
Mizukilla 8 aylar önce
I think it depend on which city you live, also your lifestyle. Skyscrapers are not that bad. Cities in Europe like Paris, Prague didn't have tall building because they have a beautiful, old city that attract tourism and has value of their own. But in a lot of place in the world, old cities with 6 story building just look really bad. And when the population of the city go up, the only solution is to build higher, also because of the investor only pay the price for the land, they will build them much taller to the point their budget allow. I live in a very tall building and I don't find it bad. It's more convenient to live in center of the city but in high rise, then you can go to other place much more quicker with metro than live in a 6 story building far away and take like hour in transport, ( yes , if u can't build high, u must make the city wider, therefore u take more time to go certain place ). The elevators are quick. The view in high rise is good too, I like it. It's not urban jungle as we always have other activity in our life elsewhere in the city. At least I need to go out for work, learning, visit my parents, my friends, watching football, cinema ...etc... In weekend my friends call me and I will meet them somewhere else, and it never was in the cafeshop in my building. But if u are someone just want to stay at home all day, then no matter skyscraper or single home, it's not different. Also, I used to live in Paris, and visit almost Europe. It's so dense and can't build high, so each people will live in a very small, old apartment, ... it's not really good tho, it even make u feel like u are trap in a box, hard to breath.
O 8 aylar önce
uhh we have that in Morocco and it's a bad idea. Skyscrapers save space , small buildings just allow for some random housing .
Bio Hacker
Bio Hacker 10 aylar önce
Thats' why I love more Europe than America!
Scooters Only Repair
Scooters Only Repair 10 aylar önce
A half mile cube. A fully enclosed small town for up to 1000 people. Let's do this.
Neo Dintchly
Neo Dintchly 9 aylar önce
What about the tallest radio tower? I'd imagine those would be significantly easier to build. Doesn't need to accommodate housing and space, just height.
Borys Smólski
Borys Smólski 9 aylar önce
From 1974 to 1991 in Konstanynow, Poland there was a radio tower, that reached 646 metres of height, making it the tallest in the world. Unfortunately, it collapsed in 1991 (mainly due to bad technical state).
Duy Anh Le
Duy Anh Le 10 aylar önce
You didn't explain why a part of Burj Khalifa is uninhabitable, which is a pretty important piece of information. It's because at that height there's simply not enough space for habitation, especially luxury habitation.
Hamspan 7 aylar önce
Maybe yes maybe no / They still use poop trucks 😂🤮
Hamspan 7 aylar önce
Francesco Nicoletti / Yup, I think almost half the Burj Khalifa is inhabitable and only vanity height, I think it’s roof height only reaches around 800 meters tall, still the tallest in the world, but not as tall as you’d think.
Maybe yes maybe no
Maybe yes maybe no 10 aylar önce
F&F.Dragon clarification there is a sewage system in place but when the building was first constructed it did not have a sewage system and they used truck
Francesco Nicoletti
Francesco Nicoletti 10 aylar önce
Yeh the narrator called it “vanity hight” . It exists just to make the building taller. Almost all the buildings he mentioned have some.
josh 9 aylar önce
Used to live in Shanghai when they started construction on the Shanghai tower. Was so huge on tall buildings back then, it’s nice to see a part of childhood being represented
96ace96 9 aylar önce
With new materials, new techniques, new construction machines and new energy sources like fusion, taller buildings will probably be built eventually. But it seems we reached our current economical and practical limit some years ago. With as many problems as the BK has, it seems it was built purely to be the tallest building around with no actual good reason (beyond the tuorist draw). I imagine that if humanity doesn't die out and we don't discover some vastly new and disruptive physics we will eventually see carbon nanotube space elevators, or space towers constructed with in-built active support, but that's not something a non-fusion economy can easily afford.
avonzo 10 aylar önce
I used to fancy about the tall buildings as a kid but soon as I realised it’s impracticality with lifts in rush hours and blocking the views all the time, soon I dialled down to enjoy the nature and beach better.
Dog 9 aylar önce
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Dog 9 aylar önce
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Harrison Fross
Harrison Fross 10 aylar önce
Yeah. I'm not going to hate on tall buildings, but frequently it feels like we've been caught up in them as symbols of wealth and progress rather than whether they always make sense. The Berj Khalifa especially, with that excess height serving purely for vanity.
Violent Melody
Violent Melody 7 aylar önce
I don’t think the race to build the tallest skyscraper will end completely but it might go on pause for awhile. For decades even.
Tylory 8 aylar önce
6:58 This is by far the most astonishing building I have ever seen in my entire life. Just wooow!!
Fiction Smith
Fiction Smith 10 aylar önce
I mean the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world for nearly 40 years and there weren't any other rivals due to the depression and World War II. It's pretty similar to what we're going through with the economic recession and Covid pandemic preventing any new mega tall skyscrapers from being built
burjalmadre 8 aylar önce
Growing up in Al Ain from the mid 1990's onward was a wild and surreal experience. Seeing the Dubai skyline quickly change over the next couple decades was just so cool. It definitely put Dubai on the map in some ways and just made it such a futuristic look place from a sci-fi story sometimes, I had a blessed childhood around there. Sadly, the older and more informed I become, the less enamored I feel about the UAE; when you discover their typical labor practices over the years, the general attitude the Emiratis have, somewhat looking down their noses at anyone over there whos 'just' building their city for them, its all a bit heart breaking. Not to mention UAE, despite all its modern look, is pretty backwards and intolerant to personal freedoms and freedom of its press, etc. Wonderful place, so much potential, extra cool engineering. But wish UAE would also take leadership in other, more social ways, rather than JUST focus on its physical, cool image and catering to the world's billionaires
Dan Y
Dan Y 9 aylar önce
2:02 notice the tallest structure bending ever slightly left and right
Mike, TheAnimated
Mike, TheAnimated 8 aylar önce
Yeah I saw it!
xnejox 4 aylar önce
01:25 you can hardly call a 12 storey structure a skyscraper
soc oca
soc oca 10 aylar önce
My dad helped build the C.N Tower in Toronto, my 2 sisters and my brother have their names on the top antenna, along with about 20 elementary schools and their students also. They were invited to put their names on it as a school outing, to watch the helicopter lift and position the last piece on the top which was the antenna, many people don't even know it was built to be an antenna, and is the tallest free standing structure in the world, it is not categorized as a building, only an antenna, and is majestic in its own right, and is unsurpassed in structural design and the first and last in its divine beauty of such.
soso 10 aylar önce
I love the CN tower I'm from Toronto but god is it ugly. Kinda like Toronto. Ugly but beautiful in its own right.
soc oca
soc oca 10 aylar önce
@KillerPojo12 its the best..
KillerPojo12 10 aylar önce
didnt know it wasnt classified as not a skyscraper. I was always curious about this b/c the C.N is a beast.
isaiah rashid
isaiah rashid 10 aylar önce
@soc oca he is saying that buildings are also free standing
Cl4rendon 10 aylar önce
I was lucky to go up there in 1983 as a kid - It was like looking out of an aircraft.
- SAT0rii -
- SAT0rii - 11 aylar önce
Didn't even realize this was not The B1M until I finished the video haha. Fantastic work guys.
Bright Mac's World
Bright Mac's World 10 aylar önce
I want to go sometime to the White House just to take a tour to see the president
Scratch Pad
Scratch Pad 11 aylar önce
I too enjoy watching The B1M; they are another great channel here on TRshow.
John Woo
John Woo 10 aylar önce
As someone who has lived in the tower palace, the second picture you present (where you draw the lines) is actually tower palace 1. Tower palace 3 is just across the street.
Reuben 10 aylar önce
@Bright Mac's World ggggggggggggg g but
Bright Mac's World
Bright Mac's World 10 aylar önce
That's so cool the building the Burj khalifa
Adrian Dunne
Adrian Dunne 11 aylar önce
A problem with very high towers is interference with aviation and the associated risk of accidental aircraft collision, which can only be reduced by locating airports a long way away from the city which may be possible in the Middle East, but not in Europe, America and most of Asia. Safety from fire is another issue which is highlighted by the fires in the Grenfell Tower in London and the Lacrosse building fire in Melbourne, Australia. It is very difficult to pump water to the height of very tall buildings for both firefighting and for domestic use.
Master Dementer
Master Dementer 10 aylar önce
You talk about the possibility of locating away the airport from the main city in middle east but have you seen Riyadh's (capital city of Saudi Arabia) Airport. It's literally in the centre of the city and all sorounding buildings are not allowed to go above a certain height limit. Government valued ease of access to the city more than some large tall skyscrapers.
Jan Tschierschky
Jan Tschierschky 10 aylar önce
@Ali Aashour not when they landing or taking off
Jan Tschierschky
Jan Tschierschky 10 aylar önce
@2cv there had been some, like a bomber into the empire state.
WebArchive 10 aylar önce
@Ali Aashour they had to divert flight paths in seoul due to the completion of lotte World tower as it was possibly going to interfere with air traffic at a nearby airport :/. A few brown envelopes from lotte helped get that approved. "Statistics show that most aviation accidents in Korea occur shortly around takeoff or landing, Cho said. Planes flying into Seoul Airport from the north are at around 280 meters above ground when they pass the area where Lotte is planning its skyscraper. Although times may differ by aircraft type, it would take only about 20 to 40 seconds for an airplane to reach the 500-meter plus building after leaving Seoul Airport, Cho said. And pilots flying into the airport will have a window of just 17 to 34 seconds to react if an aircraft wavers off its flight path and moves toward the Lotte building" They lied to get it constructed and then the airport had to recreate flight paths :D
Buggy 10 aylar önce
@Icetea 2000 it happened many times on foggy days as I said
Trevor Moffat
Trevor Moffat 11 aylar önce
Sad to see the end of an era,. But what a beautiful piece of architecture to mark the climax.
zeroibis 10 aylar önce
Just think that when Tōdai-ji was made in the mid 700s the pagodas were 100m tall and even then were still shorter than the Great Pyramid although pretty impressive making something that tall out of wood.
Daniel Hall
Daniel Hall 10 aylar önce
I've recently started getting interested into construction. I've started working as a labour in Birmingham uk. I live in a small market town called "oswestry" and we never see buildings like they have. And it has me thinking the amount of work that goes into these buildings are amazing.
Defalt 9 aylar önce
If we built more apartment blocks, I think we'd solve the house market issue.
Craig Davies
Craig Davies 11 aylar önce
Love or hate the Khalifa it's hard not to be absolutely amazed at the size... going to Dubai again next month and its my first stop just to stand in front and look up!
Most Luxury
Most Luxury 11 aylar önce
Have you seen our latest video about megaprojects?
state of lucid
state of lucid 10 aylar önce
Who ever owns this channel is genius
Parx 9 aylar önce
I believe Toronto wants to build another super tall building, about twice the hight as the CN Tower
Mufaddal and Sakina
Mufaddal and Sakina Aylar önce
It looks like I have went to the whole world without going anywhere.
Green Ghoul
Green Ghoul Aylar önce
Some of these mega tall building concepts are fun to imagine but impractical, the Burj Khalifa is already impractically tall
jtjr26 10 aylar önce
Now that a few of these have been built people have seen what is involved. Of course, there will be more mega-tall buildings in the future but there is no rush. As for cities like New York, Chicago, and the US overall well, I think Americans are still a bit gunshy about building too tall after 911. At some point that will change but who knows when.
Tornait 10 aylar önce
@Litigious Society Living in LA, I'm absolutely fine with a lack of tall buildings, especially with LA being in such an earthquake-prone area. Only problem is the lack of variability in LA's skyline. There's really only one or two iconic buildings, and for a long time it was just a collection of boxes and cylinders until the Wilshire International building (the only one with a spire in Downtown LA) was built.
Litigious Society
Litigious Society 10 aylar önce
New York and Chicago or economic sinkholes. No business would invest in something like this in one of those cities. Also, the government regulations in America makes it pretty much impossible except for the government to do it, and waste taxpayer money on a project like this, which they did with the Freedom Tower in New York City. The regulations also cause delays, such as Freedom Tower taking five years just to get proposed, and another eight to get completed. The only cities that are maybe growing enough to have a building like this in America would be in Florida or Texas, and due to inevitably strong hurricanes at least every 30 years in those places, that will probably never happen. Most places in America wouldn't want a big building like that either, so that limits it as well.
Os 10 aylar önce
"Americans are still a bit gunshy" I like that sentence lol
Guywith Aplan
Guywith Aplan 10 aylar önce
@Bright Mac's World that's what she said
WaterS 11 aylar önce
I really like your channel and the footage you use! Thank you!
Cruz 10 aylar önce
Sears Tower has my vote as the GOAT. It is the pinnacle of supertall design. There's a reason why the video kept coming back to it. Entirely useful, no vanity. Something to truly be proud of.
Ben Warped
Ben Warped 2 aylar önce
yeah and they clearly havent made enough money from it, charing $50 to go up top nowadays.
The Raging Platypus
The Raging Platypus 10 aylar önce
I'd go with the Empire State Building. It has style. THE sears Tower is just boxes. And why that? Why not thenWorld Trades Center then, it was first and the Sears Tower wasn't that much taller.
Jonathan Turek
Jonathan Turek 11 aylar önce
Good job on the overall mini documentary here. Well organized presentation of facts with graphs and visual illustrations for scale n comparison. It fit in well in the discussion/ narration . aloha
Bright Mac's World
Bright Mac's World 10 aylar önce
The buildings are so big
Jo Sublingual
Jo Sublingual 10 aylar önce
The thumbnail illustration for Philadelphia city hall looks more like independence hall, a building more than a century older!
cavaleer 10 aylar önce
Frank Lloyd Wright not only DREAMT of a Mile High skyscraper, he developed a complete blueprint for it, in the 1950s. Super Talls will continue to be built in NYC but they'll be Super Thin too.
Jonathan Mayland
Jonathan Mayland 10 aylar önce
@TalenGryphon granted I don't know the full specifics of the plans, I don't think it's likely considering the top floor was designed to only be accessible by elevator. I'm sure his plan was possible, but fire safety is always one of the biggest concerns when designing large buildings like this.
TalenGryphon 10 aylar önce
Still a beautiful design. I love how he fashioned it after a tree with a strong central core and outer walls which were not load bearing, meaning even interior spaces would have had a light and airy feel. Hopefully one day someone unravels the blueprints, updates them to meet fire code, and actually builds the thing
Bright Mac's World
Bright Mac's World 10 aylar önce
The magic skyscrapers are so big like they feel like they're just going to cut the sun apart
Joseph Beckmann
Joseph Beckmann 10 aylar önce
Yep, in Chicago, but as far I know they only have one current one thousand plus footer in the works. Everything here in the US at least at the tallest seems to be from the one thousand to fifteen hundred foot range. What blows my mind is that Miami(which has no thousand foot buildings currently)could tie or overtake Chicago in the category within the next ten years.
Jonathan Mayland
Jonathan Mayland 10 aylar önce
"Wright believed that because his building was fireproof, any fire precautions would be moot" Good luck building that.
morgred87 Aylar önce
-Modern Engineers: let's have a wide base to support the narrow top -Ancient Egyptians: we approve
Tacky Taco
Tacky Taco 16 gün önce
Lol. Somehow it feels like we are no smarter than them.
Rubina Naz
Rubina Naz 11 aylar önce
top luxury can you do a video on Africas projects. if countries in africa have so little projects. why not do the entire continent
Cybernatural 10 aylar önce
I imagine the Canadian Shield would provide the best ground to build the foundation on to make a heavy tall structure.
O 8 aylar önce
In Casablanca ( Morocco) there is a law forbidding to build over 210 m . The issue is Skyscrapers might be the only solution for the city's expanding population and random housing.
Gabberbam 10 aylar önce
As someone who is Canadian I am sad that the CN Tower doesn't exist in thos video.
Oleksandr Byelyenko
Oleksandr Byelyenko 10 aylar önce
Athens not only don't build mega skyscrapers, but encourage developers to expand the city in the width as the city has a ban on tall buildings. As far as I remember that is a 7 storey limit.
František Novotný
František Novotný 10 aylar önce
Good. Skyscapers do not belong to the historical european cities.
domo 11 aylar önce
This is wayyyyyyyy more complex than you think...
Treviisolion 11 aylar önce
It’ll probably remain the tallest for the next few decades at least. The 2020s are likely to be a period of global unrest and uncertainty, which is not the environment you want to build to be building vanity projects in (and the tallest buildings have always been vanity projects). We’ll see what the 2030s are like, but the West is currently more interested in non-high-rise urban development as modern skyscraper architecture rarely fits into existing urban cities, which had significant urban development in the 19th and early 20th century thus setting the building styles of most urban cities in the West. There’s also little demand to live in high-rises so I can’t see the West pushing the boundaries even if the average height of cities may rise somewhat to limit urban sprawl. China meanwhile is going to be struggling with an aging population on top of having their corruption’s debt come due. I don’t see them being active in the 2030s and much of East Asia is in similar boats with stagnating economies. The Middle East is meanwhile dealing with decades of war, religious-political unrest, and the declining importance of oil. I can’t see the oil states of the Arabian Peninsula wanting to waste their money on vanity projects when they risk losing the foundation their countries are built on, while I can’t see any of the other Middle Eastern nations having a stable enough situation by the 2030s to throw their hat into the race, and they are unlikely to have the wealth to do so if they do stabilize. For the 2040s we may see India throwing its hat into the ring if it continues to economically develop, and we may see a new spurt of develop lasting into the 2050s, the exact years depending on when they have an economic spurt of growth to start a construction boom, and ending when India hits their next recession. Given Africa’s rising population I could see them taking a shot sometime in the latter half of the century. How many will depend on how well they can transform their economic potential into economic reality. Nigeria if it is successful could become a hub of super-hi-rise buildings as it is on track to have a huge population in a relatively small area, and if successful will likely become a draw for immigrants from less successful countries thus increasing the demand for tall buildings. There is also the possibility that we may oneday see a Space Elevator, but that’s really dependent on whether we develop the right materials that can be used to build one. So for the next few decades I think the Burj Khalifa will be the tallest building in the world, though we may see a slow tick upward in countries around the world (similar to how the Empire State Building stayed the tallest building for decades while the skyline around slowly caught up before surpassing it), but in a few decades we may see new spurts of growth as various regions around the world develop and join the age old tradition of announcing you’re a modern country by thrusting your biggest stick into the sky.
Shane Keena
Shane Keena 9 aylar önce
@primerio Oh Shoot, you're so right! I am actually so incredibly sorry about my ignorance towards Latin America! I could definitely see cities in Brazil such as Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro get more developed, as well as Santiago in Chile, Mexico City in its own namesake, and Buenos Aires in Argentina as well!
primerio 9 aylar önce
You mentioned the West, Asia, Middle East and Africa. As usual, Latin America is always the forgotten region when it comes to global things and stuff. Hello, we DO exist, I am really tired of reading global analysis where we are excluded, are we really that insignificant? 😒
Shane Keena
Shane Keena 10 aylar önce
@Nomy👀نومي ?
Nomy👀نومي 10 aylar önce
Shane Keena
Shane Keena 10 aylar önce
@clement liu The Moon and Mars could be the next New World if we play our cards right. Every bit of new land area we are able to develop, and sustain for our purposes is that much less of a reason to limit population growth. Meanwhile, I feel like the heritage cities in Europe such as Rome, Barcelona, Paris, etc. need to work on actually improving things, or risk becoming outmoded by less historic cities such as New York or Chicago. Even London needs to get their hands dirty.
Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony 8 aylar önce
Excellent video. I think though, the Woolworth Building should replace the 40 Wall Street building in your graphics. The Woolworth Building was the tallest in the world from 1813 to 1930.
HTDetonator 10 aylar önce
I wouldn’t be surprised if one say Elon Musk is just going to start building the tallest skyscraper
Ameera Almehairi
Ameera Almehairi 10 aylar önce
I mean EVEN if they build a building that's taller than Burj Khalifa , I think even after 2 decades that new info won't make it world wild ...
QuandaleDingle 10 aylar önce
Why is the vanity height not usable? Can't believe we didn't get an answer for that 😭
L A B I K 10 aylar önce
Proud to be from Bangladesh 🏴
gemasri 10 aylar önce
Petronas Twin Towers became the first Supertall Skyscraper outside of North America,hold the Tallest building from 1998-2004,but remain as the Tallest Twin building up until now🇲🇾✨
2024 is the year
2024 is the year 10 aylar önce
correction 1998 - 2004
Mbele Horoto
Mbele Horoto Aylar önce
Its just a season. Anything is possible as long as humanity exists.
ThisIsNotMyRealSelf 9 aylar önce
You explained everything except WHY the top of Burj Khalifa is uninhabitable.
Khaos Cero
Khaos Cero 10 aylar önce
I want a pyramid the size of a city.
Cormac Moore
Cormac Moore 10 aylar önce
Whenever I think of a skyscraper or a vanity project building I think of the first Shrek movie where Shrek and Donkey are walking around Lord Farquaad's city Duloc. Looking around all the huge, lanky buildings Shrek wonders about this Lord Farquaad. "Do you think he's compensating for something?"
Clack Clack Clack Clack Clack Clack *FingerSnap*
Clack Clack Clack Clack Clack Clack *FingerSnap* 10 aylar önce
must be the wind imagine how it is to be swinging on those penthouses thinking that every second can be the last. 😂
Danilo Silva
Danilo Silva 10 aylar önce
In the brazilian city of Balneário Camboriú there's a 500+ residential tower being planned right now. When concluded it will be the tallest residential tower in the world. It's called *Triumph Tower* .
Majed Al Shamsi
Majed Al Shamsi 9 aylar önce
Trump Tower?
Erin 10 aylar önce
Concrete jungles just block out the sun too much and are always so cold… but then also mega hot in the summer… ghastly
Abredolf Lincler
Abredolf Lincler 10 aylar önce
Skyscrapers don’t counter urban sprawl, on the opposite they are really space inefficient once they pass 10 floors, they create demand for parking space downtown, and all the people working in the extra offices you created will need somewhere to live = urban sprawl
treezy the great
treezy the great 8 gün önce
I don't think they will build one bigger then the Burj Khalifa but I hope in a place like japan because I've always wanted to go to Japan and if they do there's some very cool but then I don't because it's bad for the environment
Matrix 10 aylar önce
How did you forget Egypt's Oblisco Capitale in the new capital of Egypt? Egypt just finished building the tallest tower in Africa (400m tall) and announced they'll start constructing a 1km tower in 2024.
Floatin’ To4sT
Floatin’ To4sT 10 aylar önce
How about the taipei 101, I thought that that one had a very special structure?
Film's by Ahnaf
Film's by Ahnaf 10 aylar önce
Fazlur Rahman Khan is a legend of Bangladesh We are soo proudful to have a legend like him Proud to be a Bangladeshi🇧🇩❤️
synthiandrakon 9 aylar önce
super tall buildings seem cool In theory but when you're in a city with one and it's just there dwarfing everything else with its weird shape, it's hard not to think of it as an eyesore
Carne B.
Carne B. 10 aylar önce
I don’t think this the end cuz developing countries with large populations in South Asia and Africa seem to be increasing building higher. At some point they might build the world tallest building.
Jeffrey v v
Jeffrey v v 10 aylar önce
What about the new dubai creek tower? For now on hold but will definetly be completed in the future
Johnny Gustav
Johnny Gustav 10 aylar önce
I'm happy with the CN Tower with its neat restaurant. Not a building but it's beefy.
Clark Kent
Clark Kent Gün önce
The Oblisco Capitale in Egypt is planned to be 1 km tall.
Kirk TV
Kirk TV 11 aylar önce
I love how this channel just makes stuff up...welcome to YT
Inherent Nature
Inherent Nature 9 aylar önce
So if we aren’t building big shiny things upwards, what will we build now?
Paulo Novo
Paulo Novo 10 aylar önce
Those vacancy rates are crazy but don't they just go down with the prices for rent etc? The biggest problem with these projects is that the constructors want to make profit within the first years instead of seeing it as long term investment with solid revenue ;)
Aditya Jain
Aditya Jain 10 aylar önce
You can't open windows on high floors in burj khalifa :(
Soghepardo 9 aylar önce
Interesting video 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 congrats 🥳
Eric Harris
Eric Harris 10 aylar önce
People will probably build taller buildings in future when they will reach better tech
Peter Klawikowski
Peter Klawikowski 10 aylar önce
The Ulmer Münster used to be even taller at the time than the Cathedral in Straßburg. Almost 30 meters…
xenotypos 10 aylar önce
It was completed in the late 19th century. In the 19th century, there was a renewed interest in building tall structures: Rouen Cathedral, Cologne Cathedral or the Washington Monument are good examples. Then the Eiffel Tower pulverised everyone, but since it was a tower and not a building, technically the Ulmer Munster became later the tallest building between 1890 and 1894, and is still the tallest church if I'm not wrong.
MOSAD S 10 aylar önce
Batman Robin
Batman Robin 10 aylar önce
What impressed me more is, Malaysia is a home of 4 skyscrapers with 2 in the running(planning)
Matteo Natale
Matteo Natale 10 aylar önce
Civilized countries will never build a monster like that never again
Lau Bjerno
Lau Bjerno 9 aylar önce
In this crazy world you never know. But I sincerely hope that we've seen the last super tall building. By the way, the best part of this video was the clip where the man's microphone cable caused the demolition of the model! (Was it the leaning tower of Pisa?).
ProkSinz 10 aylar önce
my theory is that the burj khalifa will stay the tallest until 2025 when elon musk does something 'just because he wants to'
CyberRacer 10 aylar önce
key here is to understand that Dubai doesn’t have harsh weather or earth quakes
B Rizzle
B Rizzle 5 aylar önce
Don’t they have extreme heat and sandstorms to contend with?
Dreamers Peace
Dreamers Peace 9 aylar önce
I kinda think that Europe won’t have a tallest building in the world for like another 100 years because the size of Big Ben isn’t impressive to the height of the burj Khalifa
Jiahe Lincoln Hui
Jiahe Lincoln Hui 10 aylar önce
I'm a bit confused by the concept of vanity height or unoccupiable space. Does it mean the whole area is just empty without rooms? It doesn’t make a lot of sense. Or is it just purely metal structures like a tower?
Jiahe Lincoln Hui
Jiahe Lincoln Hui 10 aylar önce
@Jamaly I did. Still confused.
Jamaly 10 aylar önce
Use Google. He didn't invent that term so you can look it up...
Emil Josey
Emil Josey 10 aylar önce
Dubai is working on a new tower already, the tower in dubai creek harbour taller than jedah tower ;)
odair franzener
odair franzener 10 aylar önce
Fun fact: Brazil will make the largest residential sky scraper in the world, with 553 meters tall.
Guilherme Meneses
Guilherme Meneses 9 aylar önce
until we get a space elevator, burj khalifa should remain the tallest
Manuel 11 aylar önce
Signature Tower in Jakarta was cancelled due to low demand of office spaces. The city already has many office skyscrapers, if the demand grows, the developer would build it. The land is already there and it's still empty.
Jan Tschierschky
Jan Tschierschky 10 aylar önce
Well future be more home office, I remember before 1997 so many buildings were empty. Than bubble burst
Manuel 11 aylar önce
@Robert Anderson The city was, is and will always be the economic center of the country. It's pretty much like Washington DC and New York.
Robert Anderson
Robert Anderson 11 aylar önce
The capitol is being moved from Jakarta to Nusantara. So much for Jakarta.
Manuel 11 aylar önce
@Veronica Roach not the whole city is sinking, only the Northern areas.
Veronica Roach
Veronica Roach 11 aylar önce
Isn't Jakarta one of those areas that are sinking these days - I thought they were creating a replacement city for it anyway ?
kevan hubbard
kevan hubbard 11 aylar önce
Another problem is gravity you have to get water up them and water is heavy and it takes a lot of power to pump it up.There's a limit where it's practical and the tower in Dubai is well over that.
Jan Tschierschky
Jan Tschierschky 10 aylar önce
Yes, but you can easily pump 100-200 bar, just needs power. They Pump concrete that high.
Most Luxury
Most Luxury 11 aylar önce
Do you like megaproject, skyscraper videos? We make videos like that
Alexander Tkachenko
Alexander Tkachenko 10 aylar önce
I’m afraid of heights so I usually have a bit of a shock when I first go on a skyscraper. But when you get used to it, it’s hard not to appreciate the view.
Jo Ba
Jo Ba 10 aylar önce
there is no reason why it should end, so iam curious and happy to see new ones soon
raj choudhary
raj choudhary 10 aylar önce
Nice narration..!! 828m .. a whooping height to climb indeed.. I don't think the desire to go higher will die out that soon..!!
عبدالله 10 aylar önce
Suggest making comparisons between cities and this will gain great popularity in your channel, such as: 1. The richest cities compared to Paris and London 2. Comparison between the tourism strength of the cities of Randstad and Madrid 3. Comparison of industrial production in Metropolregion Rhein and The Dutch city of Rotterdam 4. A comparison between the richest US states and their source of income 5. A comparison between the city of Al-Ula and the city of Luxor in the archaeological and heritage sites of the two cities 6. A comparison between the projects of Riyadh and the major projects of Cairo as the two most important Arab capitals 7. A comparison between Beirut and Abha's future and the projects of Al-Soudah Company 8.A comparison between Jeddah, the bride of the Red Sea, and Dubai, the jewel of the Arab Gulf in its economy, infrastructure, entertainment, tourism and business sector. 9. A comparison between the largest oil cities in the Russian region of Tyumen and the eastern region in Saudi Arabia
M A 10 aylar önce
sounds weak, get better ideas
Rockey Wen
Rockey Wen 10 aylar önce
Unless we have the significant improvement in technology, especially in civil engineering, and with the stress of the population growth, it's unlikely to expect more new skyscrapers in next decade.
Rockey Wen
Rockey Wen 10 aylar önce
@Hi There agree with that. more evidence shown that the skyscrapers require more resources in the events of emergency than normal buildings, which proved that they are not cost efficient nor environment friendly. With the quick growth of the internet technology, lots of work can be done remotely and it's no longer need everyone be in the office everyday and less business workspace is needed.
Hi There
Hi There 10 aylar önce
Skyscrapers are mostly just vanity projects these days anyway. Their main purpose was highly condensed office space in already dense cities. This is becoming increasingly irrelevant in a world where workers can work remotely and paper records are mostly a thing of the past.
Make Leftists Afraid Again 🏳️‍🌈⃠
Make Leftists Afraid Again 🏳️‍🌈⃠ 10 aylar önce
We do have the technology though, just not the demand
Oless 9 aylar önce
I wouldn't say that the first skyscraper would be the Home insurance building. Shibam, Yemen is much older
Guilherme Franciulli
Guilherme Franciulli 10 aylar önce
Great video. Memories from Brazil.
Graeme King
Graeme King 10 aylar önce
'The World changed forever...' Happens every day, baby
northstar5 10 aylar önce
Basically what you're saying is that the Sears Tower is the only real skyscraper.
severin 2 aylar önce
Do you think in the future they will use robots to build these tall buildings?
nh 11 aylar önce
i also hope my country malaysia will stop building tall buildings. we already have our beloved iconic klcc, kl tower, trx and pnb118. now i hope more unique buildings will be built. also malaysia isnt a populated country. we already have so many empty office spaces and houses.
Little Boss
Little Boss 9 aylar önce
@Faris Fazwan The money can be use for other business to increase our economy, even tho it's not our money. It's still help our country instead of these useless tall building.
Whybother Ha
Whybother Ha 10 aylar önce
@Sick Pencil its TRX.. u need to see whole project structure then you will amaze.. it is not ugly after all..
Whybother Ha
Whybother Ha 10 aylar önce
oversupply houses and offices kicking in KL..
Sick Pencil
Sick Pencil 10 aylar önce
I remember there was this tall ugly rectangular building that was supposed to be taller than KLCC and owned by Najib, what happened to it?
Bright Mac's World
Bright Mac's World 10 aylar önce
The action in this is so breathtaking I love looking at scenes and paintings
M B 7 aylar önce
The end of mega tall buildings is a reflection of mankind. The peak of human population isn't too far away.
Dhiya Salem
Dhiya Salem 10 aylar önce
Nice research good job guys here comes the big like 👍
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