Just how a bow on a perfectly wrapped present can make it that much more large and appealing, the same can apply to majestically-tall buildings. It turns out that some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers are topped off with useless “empty” space to increase their height.
The council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), yeah, we just learned about this council, released in a report the sheer amount of unnecessary vanity empty space added to the top of the world’s tallest buildings.
What we learned from this report is that most of the world’s tallest buildings are just made tall with that extra cherry on the top. All this raises the question on whether we should judge a tall building by actual occupied space and not the empty vanity space used to extend a building’s actual height.
Currently, the Burj Khalifa, seen above, is the world’s tallest building. Soaring at 2716 feet, the building features an 800-foot vanity space to boost its actual overall height. That means more than almost 30 percent of the Burj’s beight is empty space. Pretty useless huh!?
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