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Report Reveals Unoccupied “Vanity Space” in the World’s Tallest Skyscrapers

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by Taz Loomans last modified Sep 07, 2013


Just as a sugary dollop of frosting can double the height of a cupcake, it turns out that today's tallest skyscrapers are topped with useless space to inflate their height. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) just released a report revealing




 

 


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Just as a sugary dollop of frosting can double the height of a cupcake, it turns out that today’s tallest skyscrapers are topped with useless space to inflate their height. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) just released a report revealing the sheer amount of unnecessary “vanity space” added to the top of the world’s tallest buildings. The takeaway? Almost a third of the superstructures’ height is composed of useless space.

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