YouTuber Reveals Who Will Build The Tallest Buildings

The race is on in the Middle East to topple records and Joe Scott is here to tell you who might win.
Jessica Miley

Since humans began building we have been obsessed with height. The world’s first skyscraper was built in Chicago in 1884, since then the race to build the tallest building has obsessed many architects and developers. The world's current tallest building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It tops out at 828 metres.

The building of the Burj Khalifa helped develop many new techniques for creating super tall structures including how to get concrete up to its top floors and new ways of anchoring buildings against wind resistance. These techniques will be no doubt used on the next ambitious structure that will break the record for the tallest building yet again.

But is there a limit to how tall we can go?

In this informative video host, Joe Scott explains which building projects are underway that will take the new record and how they will do it. The most likely contender to take the world's tallest building title is the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia.

It is already under construction and currently has the goal of reaching over 1000 m in height. If all goes to plan the building will open in 2021. Dubai won’t let the record go without a fight though and have already broken ground on an epic tower expected to reach over 1400 m called the Dubai Creek Tower. The building almost doubles the height of the Burj Khalifa. It’s designed by renowned engineer and architect Santiago Calatrava and will feature the designers iconic white cabling.

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