Saudi Arabia Is About to Crush the Record for the World’s Tallest Building

Next week, the Bin Laden Group (yes, that Bin Laden; it was founded by Osama Bin Laden’s father) will kick off construction on what will be the tallest man-made structure on earth. At a staggering 3,280 feet, it’s 568 feet taller than the current record holder, the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai. On the 157th floor of the 200-story structure, there will be a massive terrace where visitors can essentially walk out on the clouds. Back in 2011, after the building was announced, Gizmodo put together the chart below showing just how much taller the tower is than other famous global skyscrapers …

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