Graphic artist and designer Martin Vargic of Halcyon Maps has created a fascinating set of infographics that showcase both the cultural typologies of each continent's architecture as well as the evolution of its tallest buildings throughout history. Exploring the progression of height differences of the tallest buildings in Europe, North America, Asia, Africa, South America, and Oceania, Vargic's visually-striking charts detail 5,000 years of building history, from ancient to modern times. Check out the charts, after the break. Vargic's selection of each continent's tallest buildings is based on the Height to Tip measurement, defined by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as "the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building... including antennae, flagpoles, signage, and other functional-technical equipment."
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