It can be difficult to really wrap your head around the staggering advancements in human architecture. Skyscrapers don’t pop up overnight and progress happens so slowly, and so gradually, that visualizing it can be almost impossible.
This video, posted on the FilmCore YouTube channel, is a striking visualization of the world’s tallest buildings from the year 1901 to 2022 (yes, it gives you a glimpse into the future). It begins in 1901 with Philadelphia City Hall, at 548 feet. That’s right. A 548-foot building was, not too long ago, the tallest building in the world.