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The Empire State Building, New York was built in 1931. It is 381m high, and has 102 floors.

The World's Most Majestic Skyscrapers

From the Tower of Babel to the pyramids of Egypt, high rises have always captured the human imagination. Whether in a bid to reach the gods, or to ensure immortality, men have been building skyscrapers that stretch higher than ever into the heavens. Cut to present day, and we follow this obsession around the world, circling the globe in tribute to the world’s most majestic skyscrapers.