Top 10 Most Famous Skyscrapers

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Skyscrapers are the result of extremely high land prices, which necessitates building upwards rather than outwards. Nowadays, the construction of skyscrapers has become a kind of competition — who can build higher.

1 Zifeng Tower (China)
Zifeng Tower (China)
A 450-meter structure with shopping centers, restaurants, and offices. This year it celebrates its tenth anniversary, although it is not the tallest skyscraper in China.

2 Petronas Towers (Malaysia)
Petronas Towers (Malaysia)
Just 1 meter taller than the previous Chinese structure, but here there are two towers. Overall, there is nothing particularly special about them — the same offices, restaurants, and shopping centers.

3 International Commerce Centre (Hong Kong)
International Commerce Centre (Hong Kong)
The building’s height is 484 meters. The 118 floors house offices of the world’s most famous companies. By the way, the building itself is quite beautiful in its form — it is designed in a futuristic style.

4 Shanghai World Financial Center (China)
Shanghai World Financial Center (China)
492 meters and the title of the world’s tallest building in 2008 (when it was built). It still has the highest observation deck, although few are interested in it since it is strictly an office building.

5 Taipei 101 (Taiwan)
Taipei 101 (Taiwan)
In 2004, this building held the title of the tallest in the world — 508 meters. It is much more interesting here since it is a huge shopping and entertainment center.

6 International Finance Centre (China)
International Finance Centre (China)
Again China and again a super-tall building — 437 meters. The largest business center. It cannot boast of any other advantages.

7 One World Trade Center (USA)
One World Trade Center (USA)
The building’s height is 541 meters. This trade center was built after the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001 — everyone remembers that tragedy. Currently, it is the tallest building in the USA.

8 Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower (Saudi Arabia)
Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower (Saudi Arabia)
It currently holds the title of the world’s tallest hotel with the highest clock. Height — 601 meters. Unfortunately, not everyone can enjoy staying at this hotel since it is located in Mecca, where entry is allowed only to Muslims.

9 Shanghai Tower (China)
Shanghai Tower (China)
As we can see, China is the champion in the number of such skyscrapers — the 532-meter tower impresses with its architectural feature. In other aspects, it is just an ordinary office building.

10 Burj Khalifa (UAE)
Burj Khalifa (UAE)
The tallest building in the world. 828 meters — so far, no one can beat this record. However, the sheikhs can afford much more, so in the future, it is quite possible that buildings over a kilometer tall will appear. What to do at such a height is another question entirely.


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