This infographic from takes the top ten tallest buildings and compares them over time, from 1940 to the present day. It also predicts what the top ten will look like in 2020. You can follow vertical lines that connect buildings that remained in the top 10 for multiple decades. Check out how long the Empire State Building lasted, and how quickly the top ten changes after 1980.

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The Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World Over Time

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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