5 most famous skyscrapers in the world

Once people could only dream of high-rise buildings, but today the world is adorned with stunning giants, almost reaching the sky.

Skyscrapers have become a symbol of the progress and success of American, European and Asian and many other countries. States to this day compete in the construction of the tallest structures.

Five most famous and beautiful skyscrapers in the world that worth visiting

1. Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Petronas Twin Towers amaze with their futuristic Islamic design and height of 451.9 meters. Skyscrapers held the leading position in Asia for five years (1998-2003). And in the world, they have still considered the tallest twin towers. As conceived by the creators, the structures resemble two eight-pointed stars. They house conference rooms, office space, exhibition centres, galleries. Petronas Towers can consider real actresses, as they regularly participate in movies and TV shows.

2. Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai
Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center is a well-known landmark in China, famous for its shape. Due to its unusual design, the 492-meter building nicknamed the opener. The building has 101 floors, and on the 100th, there is the world’s highest observation deck. The skyscraper contains shopping malls, offices, restaurants, concert halls, hotels and other premises. Immediately after the completion of construction in 2008, the tower recognizes as the best in the world.

3. The Shard, London, UK

The Shard, London, UK
The Shard, London, UK

It is hard to take your eyes off the “Shard of Glass” or “Shard”. The skyscraper is 310 meters high and looks spectacular and futuristic. The structure in the shape of an irregular pyramid face with glass that shines brightly in the sun. Inside the skyscraper, there is an actual city with everything you need, and the top floor decorated with the highest wide-view platform in Foggy Albion. The Shard has become a well-deserved business card in London, and back in 2012 was considered the tallest European structure.

4. The Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

The Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
The Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

Burj Khalifa is not just a skyscraper but a super-high structure resembling a stalagmite due to its stepped shape. The tower erected in 2010 has retained the world championship in height (828 meters) and several floors (163). During the construction phase, the parameters of the structure not disclosed, as the architects feared that they might outstrip.

However, the construction has competitors. The tower at Dubai Creek Harbor was supposed to be 100 meters taller than The Burj Khalifa, but the project had to stop due to the pandemic. The second contender is the super-high at the Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at 1007 meters. But in 2018, the construction of the tower froze for financial reasons.

5. Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai
Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

The Shanghai Tower is a natural wonder of the world, with a height of 632 meters. The structure erected in 2015, and it immediately overtook the Shanghai Financial Center and Jin Mao. Today Shanghai Tower is on the second line of the top of the tallest towers in the world. Thanks to its stylish design and twisted shape, the structure has become a trademark of Shanghai and attracts millions of tourists every year.

+ The Abraj Al-Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

The Abraj Al-Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
MAKKAH, SAUDI ARABIA – FEBRUARY 9, 2017:The Abraj Al-Bait (Translated as “The Towers of the House”) is a government-owned megatall complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Abraj al-Bait closes the top three of the world. The 601-meter high skyscraper leads the list of the most massive buildings. The high-rise complex locates opposite the main Muslim shrine – the cubic structure of the Kaaba. The top of the central tower is adorned on four sides by a vast dial, visible even at a distance of up to 25 km—the skyscraper was designed in a modern style but with elements of Islamist themes.

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