In our modern society, skyscrapers are often taken for granted as just another sign of urbanization, but imagine how incredible one of these massive structures would be to someone born a few hundred years ago. Of course, if you want to see some incredible towers that will impress even the most jaded city dweller, you should take a gander at this round-up of 14 unbelievably cool skyscrapers, including the wooden one pictured.
Russia’s wooden skyscraper is believed to be the tallest wooden house in the world at 144 feet and 13 stories. Nikolai Sutyagin, a former gangster, spent 15 years continuously adding additional floors to his home because he was never satisfied with the way it looked.
This wooden skyscraper is in serious disrepair, slowly collapsing and neighbors are worried about it catching fire, but it certainly makes for a great photograph.