For Adventure lovers, being on petrifying heights is thrilling. Who doesn’t want to be on top of the world? And you can be, by visiting these towering tall sky scrapers around the world. There are several tall buildings to visit and watch over the land below in minuscule. Even if you are scared of heights, take a visit and win your fears as you stand tall safe guarded in these sky touching towers. A one of it’s kind experience, feel like royalty as you watch over your kingdom below from these tall buildings. Here’s a list of must visit tallest buildings in the world.
1.) Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
The tallest building in the world at 2,717 ft (828 m) is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The Burj Khalifa stands tall with 163 floors and was crowned the tallest after it’s completion in 2010. One can visit the Observation Deck at 124th floor and be amazed by the view of the city around.
The view from the top is breathtaking, the towers and skyscrapers scrawl the land beneath and in the distance sheets of sands fold away into the waves of the blue sea. The iconic Palm Jumeirah (Man made palm shaped island on sea) is visible in it’s full grandeur which leaves the spectator in awe.
2.) Shanghai Tower, China
The second tallest building is in China, the Shanghai Tower at 2,073 ft (632 m). The tower has a spiral cylindrical glass facade that makes it’s design unique. The tower has 128 floors that are divided between office, retail and leisure use. The observation deck for visitors is on the 118th floor, that offers stupendous views of the city of Shanghai.
Shanghai Tower is renowned for it’s environmental friendly structure and maintenance. the 128-storey tower also claims to be the world’s greenest skyscraper. Awarded the top green rating, LEED Platinum, the government is hailing the tower as a sign of China’s growing green credentials.
3.) Abraj Al Bait, Saudi Arabia
Abraj Al Bait is a complex of seven skyscraper hotel towers, where one central hotel tower, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, has the world’s largest clock face and is the third tallest building. The clock tower stands tall at 1,906 ft (581 m). Abraj Al Bait is in the Holy City of Mecca in Saudi Arabia and is only few metres away from Islam’s most sacred site and Mosque.
The clock is the highest in the world at over 400 m (1,300 ft) above the ground. The clock faces are the largest in the world, the clock’s four faces measures 43 m (141 ft) in diameter and are illuminated by 2 million LED lights. The public viewing deck is at the base of the clocks at 393 m (1,289 ft) height. Due to the sanctity of the Holy city, the access to visit the city is only restricted to Muslims.
4.) Ping An Finance Center, China
The Ping An Finance Center is a recent addition to the tall tower list, with it recently being completed in 2017. The 115 storied structure is in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. The building contains office, hotel and retail spaces, a conference centre and a high-end shopping mall offering an option for it’s visitors to relax and enjoy. The Observation Deck of the tower is on the two uppermost stories.
5.) Lotte World Tower, Seoul
The Lotte World Tower is 1,819 ft (554.5 m) tall tower in the suburbs of the capital of South Korea. The design of the building is inspired by forms of traditional Korean calligraphy. The tower is home to office spaces, retails stores and a 7 star hotel.
But what many will find fascinating is the fact that this tower holds the record for the world’s highest glass-bottomed observation deck, at 500 meters high; the world’s highest swimming pool, located on the 85th floor; and the world’s fastest elevator, which can transport visitors from bottom to top in one minute.
6.) One World Trade Center, USA
Located in the suburbs of Manhattan in New York, the One World Trade Center fills the void left behind by the Twin Towers of World Center. After the incident of September 11, the One World Trade Center was reconstructed as a single tower on the site. The One World Trade Center has the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at it’s base in the center. The tower is at 1,776 feet (541 m) with 110 floors scaling the structure. The building is the tallest not just in America but the entire Western Hemisphere.
The tower houses mostly office rentals and commercial spaces. The tower has a three-story observation deck, located on floors 100–102. On the observation deck, the actual viewing space is on the 100th floor, but there is a food court on the 101st floor and a space for events for the 102nd floor. Standing on the deck, one can marvel at the breathtaking skyline of the hustling New York City.
7.) Taipei 101, Taiwan
Taipei 101 is a landmark super tall skyscraper in Taipei, Taiwan. The building was officially classified as the world’s tallest in 2004, only to be dethroned by the current tallest Burj Khalifa. Taipei 101 heights at 509.2 m (1,671 ft),and is called 101 as it has 101 floors in it. The tower is renowned for it’s ability to withstand the typhoon winds and earthquake tremors that are common in the area east of Taiwan.
The 101st floor is home to a private VIP club named Summit 101 In 2014, photos of the exclusive club were shown on TV for the first time. A Taipei Financial Center Corporation spokesman said that only foreign dignitaries, Hollywood film actors, and high spenders in the Taipei 101 Mall (over NT $1 million in purchases) had been invited to the VIP club.
Taipei 101 features an Indoor Observation deck (88th and 89th floor) and an Outdoor Observation deck (91st floor). The Indoor Observatory offers a comfortable environment, large windows with UV protection, recorded voice tours in eight languages, and informative displays and special exhibits. Here one may view the skyscraper’s main damper, which is the world’s largest and heaviest visible damper, and buy food, drinks and gift items.
8.) Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
The Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia may have lost their title of tallest tower after 6 years, but still retain the titel of the tallest twin towers in the world. It is a symbolic structure in Malaysia at 1,483 ft (452m) and has 88 floors. The Petronas Towers are a high attraction in the city as it has Suria KLCC Shopping centre, its attractions include an art gallery, a philharmonic theatre, an underwater aquarium and also a Science center. Suria KLCC is one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia.
The Towers have a KLCC Park which has jogging and walking paths, a fountain with incorporated light show, wading pools, and a children’s playground. But what is distinguishing about this iconic structure is the skybridge connecting the twin towers. A double decker skybridge connects the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors, which is the highest 2-story bridge in the world. The skybridge is open to all visitors, but tickets are limited to about 1000 people per day, and must be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wait no more, head out now and visit the tallest tower that appeals to you the most and be amazed with the sight that awaits you as you watch the world pass by below you under the clouds.