Sunday, September 22, 2013

What is "Vanity Height"?

It's what architects call the useless, non-occupiable additional space in super-tall structures.  In fact, there's even an organization that measures and ranks buildings on the vanity height variable.  From another interesting post at io9:
What do the tallest buildings in the world have in common besides their height? According to a new report, a great deal of the vertical space in the world's supertall skyscrapers consists of non-occupiable "vanity height."
There's a nice diagram and lots more interesting tidbits about vanity height at the post.