Man has always strived to build the biggest and reach the heavens, well it seems we are closer now than ever. Below we list 5 of the best skyscrapers to visit around the World. These huge buildings showcase the very best in engineering and architectural achievements, they are amazing to view from the ground and offer even better views from their observation decks, restaurants and hotel rooms.
(Burj Khalifa image by Nicholas Lannuzel on Flickr)
The tallest man made structure in the entire world at over 800m tall, the Burj Khalifa therefore is a definite must-see in Dubai. Springing impossibly upwards from the center of the city, its elegant towering shape will inevitably draw you in. However, it is much more than a must-visit tourist de… read more
(Empire State Building image by photobysimon on Flickr)
So many movies have been made with the Empire State Building in them that we all have one tucked away in our memories that fills us with nostalgia. Think of Sleepless in Seattle, An Affair To Remember, Finian’s Rainbow, Annie Hall, Guy’s & Dolls, and The Empire State Building serving as a pe… read more
(Taipei 101 image by daymin on Flickr)
Virtually any photo taken of the Taipei 101 tower is almost unbelievable because of how very tall this tower stands, piercing the sky, with nothing even remotely close to its height anywhere on the horizon. Take the high speed elevator up to the Observation Deck for a panoramic view of the city, … read more
(Petronas Towers image by mckaysavage on Flickr)
The Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world, cost over $1.6 billion dollars and seven years to build. Their sparkling presence on the skyline of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia punctuates the night sky with an exuberance and electricity that has to be seen. There are not one, but two soari… read more
(Willis Tower image by anneh632 on Flickr)
The scary Sky Ledges, four all-glass boxes attached to the walls of the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower, are a real draw to one of the tallest buildings in the world. From these ledges, you will be hanging 1,353 feet above street level with glass below your feet, around you, and permitting you reall… read more
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