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9 of the largest buildings in the world

Aug. 21, 2013, 5:49 p.m.
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in Tokyo

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Civilization markers

Grand feats of architecture are staples of history's great civilizations. From the fabled Tower of Babel to the Acropolis and the Taj Mahal, massive architectural endeavors have always made their mark on history. Modern civilization is no different, as it seems every few years a new building is constructed that competes for the world's largest or tallest. The largest buildings built today are so massive that they dwarf the largest structures of the past — thanks to the cumulative pace of architectural innovation. Here's our list of the world's largest buildings. (Text: Bryan Nelson)