The world grows faster and faster, taller and taller. It is very difficult to find enough space for the new buildings. Only the skyscrapers can resolve this problem in the big cities.
The records of height are permanently changed. Can you imagine, that the world-famous Empire State Building, which was the tallest building for the 40 years (from 1931 until 1970), now is only the 25th-tallest in the world?
Check this list of these spectacular skyscrapers. The place of location and height are also indicated.