The race for the sky has been an ongoing battle for thousands of years. Egyptians competed to build the biggest pyramids to honor their kings, in the cathedrals of the middle ages battled to be the tallest in the world, and even now in the modern-day engineers are trying to out-do each other by creating structures that are thousands of feet tall.
This infographic from alansfactoryoutlet.com tells an interesting tale of the advances that technology has made throughout history, from the basic structure of the Tower of Jericho back in 8000 B.C.E. to the impressive pyramids in Egypt (which seems an almost impossible engineering feat for their time), to the impeccably detailed cathedrals of Europe, to modern day skyscrapers that create the city skylines we’ve come to easily recognize.
Have you ever beheld one of these impressive buildings, many of which are still standing today, and been blown away by the sheer magnitude of their size and all of the work that went into creating them?