A short history of tall buildings: The making of the modern skyscraper

By David Nicholson-Cole

As we heard this week, a record number of skyscrapers completed in London last year, and we're about to see the completion of the world's tallest building - the kilometre-high Kingdom Tower in Jeddah; David Nicholson-Smith explains how we made the great leap upwards, tracing the origins of humans' desire to build to ever greater heights...

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