Wiki Wormhole: The “world’s tallest building” title has had its—wait for it—ups and downs

With more than 5.2 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or researching a more innocent time when the biggest political debate was whether to go back in time and murder a baby. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,253,517-week series, Wiki Wormhole.

This week’s entry: History of the world’s tallest buildings

What it’s about: Since 2009, the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest building in the world, towering over the competition at 2,722 feet. It’s part of a long history of buildings all over the world striving to be the tallest ever built.

Chrysler Building, you sneaky devil, you. (Photo: DEA/L. Romano via Getty Images)

Strangest fact: The Bank Of Manhattan Trust Building (now the Trump Building) was the tallest building in the world for …

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