There are approximately 150+ careers involved with building a home.
A typical new home weighs in at about 339,000 pounds, or more than 150 tons.
In France, a team of 50 people have taken on an extraordinary feat : to build a castle using the very same techniques and materials used in the Middle Ages. Work on the site began in 1997 and is scheduled to take 25 years to complete!
The word skyscraper originally referred to a type of sail on a sailing ship.
The world’s largest office building by floor size is the Pentagon in Virginia, USA, with over half of its 6,500,000 square foot floor area used as offices.
Tall buildings need fast elevators, recent developments have led to elevators that can travel up to, and sometimes over, 3280 feet a minute!