Series 2 · Episode 1
In 2003, Moscow's Triumph Palace became Europe's tallest building. What is striking about this luxury residential block is not so much it's height but the fact that it resurrects an architectural style closely linked with the city's turbulent political past.
Series 2 · Episode 2
With the highest roof on earth, the sleek Shanghai World Finance Center stands in the city that has overtaken New York and Chicago as skyscraper capital of the world.
Series 2 · Episode 3
As the tallest residential skyscraper in the UK, Manchester’s distinctive Beetham Tower is turning heads – and dividing opinion.
Series 2 · Episode 4
Created in 1990 by world renowned architect IM Pei, the Bank of China in Hong Kong put Asia on the skyscraper map and stands like a diamond amongst the island’s forest of towers.
Series 2 · Episode 5
There are a lot of skyscrapers out there - but just a handful have truly shaped architecture.
Series 2 · Episode 6
Taiwan, China’s renegade province, wanted to make the world sit up and notice it – so it built the planet’s tallest skyscraper, Taipei 101, in its capital city.
Series 2 · Episode 7
Stunning skylines are fuelled by money - and Hong Kong has one of the most stunning in the world. With a lack of land on the island, the only way is up.
Series 2 · Episode 8
Moscow has become Europe's skyscraper capital, with the Naberezhnaya Tower holding the title of the continent's tallest building.
Series 2 · Episode 9
In the late 1980s the Malaysian government decided to build a skyscraper so unprecedented in size and so ambitious that it sought to overtake Chicago's Sears Tower as the tallest building in the world.
Series 2 · Episode 10
Behind the glistening façade of Boston’s John Hancock Tower lies one of the most embarrassing moments in architectural history.
Series 2 · Episode 11
The John Hancock Center in Chicago is one of the most influential skyscrapers of the twentieth century. When completed in 1969 this was the tallest tower in the world outside New York City and is still the most famous structural expressionist style building in high rise architecture.
Series 2 · Episode 12
1180 Peachtree is a striking icon on the Atlanta skyline, its huge fins making it distinct from other skyscrapers in the city. But it's not all about good looks - 1180 is creating a new era for the city's towers.