When you hear the word 'skyscraper', you imagine a massive building standing hundreds of feet tall in the air. But have you ever wondered if the tallest building actually has the most usable space inside as well?
Architectural blog The B1M recently explored the height of the tallest skyscrapers around the world. Now, they have taken the measurement of these buildings one step further. The blog recently released a fascinating video regarding the absolute scale of these buildings.
"To better appreciate the immense scale of these structures, we've compared the gross floor area of some of the world's tallest buildings with easily relatable references. This includes to one another – revealing that taller doesn't necessarily mean bigger."
Rather than taking height into consideration, the blog explores the amount of usable floor space of each. "When ranking the world's largest skyscrapers based on their gross floor area, the Burj Khalifa doesn't even crack the top 10. Perhaps even more surprising is the amount of space, or rather, lack of it, within the world's thinnest skyscraper. Soaring 435 metres above Manhattan, 111W57 will become the 26th tallest skyscraper in the world…but it contains less than half the floor area of London's Buckingham Palace."
You might know some of the tallest buildings in the world and might think that some will be at the top of the top. However, in this regard, skyscrapers such as the Burj Khalifa, which stands 829.8-metres-tall, and the impossibly tall and thin residential structures sprouting up on Billionaire's Row in Manhattan, don't come close.
Watch the video below to see which building is actually the world's biggest and tallest building.