Interesting article on the BBC website about the Barclays Capital Skyscraper Index:

There is an “unhealthy correlation” between the building of skyscrapers and subsequent financial crashes, according to Barclays Capital.

Examples include the Empire State building, built as the Great Depression was under way, and the current world’s tallest, the Burj Khalifa, built just before Dubai almost went bust.

The whole article is worth a read, as is the following Business Insider slideshow:

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