Best of Inhabitat: The World's Tallest Green Buildings


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Can you figure out which former world's tallest building lost its title to the Burj Dubai, but has now found a way to stay afloat in the battle of the superlatives by revamping itself as the world's tallest green building?

The world's tallest treehouse is 10 floors and has spiral staircases, a sanctuary, a choir loft, a basketball court and a garden with wildflowers that spell out J-E-S-U-S all commissioned (according to its builder) by the man upstairs. Can you guess what it's named?

Which city has the honor of being home to the tallest LEED certified building in the U.S.? Here's a hint - there was a very popular Tom Hanks movie in the 90s by the same name.

You may think that building with wood is archaic, but the world's tallest wooden building is currently underway today in this nordic country known for their Viking ancestors.

When completed, this dizzying vertical city near the Han River will be the tallest building in Asia and fall just short of being the tallest building in the world. Bummer.

—Written by Yuka Yoneda
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