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Like giant exclamation marks, skyscrapers punctuate the story of our urban evolution. From their humble beginnings in the late 1880s to giants still under construction, they complement and define our contemporary lives. From Chicago to London, from Tokyo to Dubai, this is the tale - told by the experts - of many great cities racing to build to the sky.

Born from imagination and inspired technologies, skyscrapers punctuate the story of our urban development.

Born from imagination and inspired technologies, skyscrapers punctuate the story of our urban development.

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Even at 828 m, the Burj Khalifa did not bring an end to the race for the sky. This final episode examines how cities will function in the future, where nearly any skyscraper design…

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