Skyscrapers are the most iconic part of any city’s skyline. New ones are constantly being added, always competing for ̵
The video comes from YouTube channel The B1M, which is dedicated to all things construction. It focuses on how the fact that some of these buildings are super tall doesn’t really mean they are big. The video takes a look at some of the tallest buildings in the world and compares them to their total area. For example, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building on Earth (2,722 feet tall), but in terms of surface area, it comes nowhere close to the tallest buildings (just 3.3 million square feet).
To get an accurate measurement, the B1M followed the lead of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat methodology, taking into account only the total gross floor area of a tower’s footprint and excluding adjoining stages, connected buildings and other towers within the overall development of the building.
The largest building, as defined by this channel, will be awarded to China’s Ping An International Finance Center. Although it is only 1,965 feet tall, it has more than 5.3 million square feet of space, not including the 968,000 square foot basement. The video features other buildings such as the Empire State Building, 30 Hudson Yards, Marina Bay Sands, the Renaissance Center, and the Petronas Towers.