These buildings stand out above their surrounding environment and significantly affect the overall skyline of a city.

Burj Khalifa

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Burj Khalifa is a super tall skyscraper in the Business Bay district of Dubai, and is the tallest man-made structure ever built at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). It was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use

Chrysler Building

New York, New York, United States of America
Standing at 1,047 feet high (319 m), the Chrysler Building was briefly the world's tallest building before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. It is still the world's tallest brick

Empire State Building

New York, New York, United States of America
It stood as the world's tallest building for more than forty years, from its completion in 1931 until the construction of the World Trade Center North Tower in

Petronas Towers

Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, 50088, Malaysia
The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers, are twin skyscrapers. They were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai, China
The Shanghai Tower takes the form of nine cylindrical buildings stacked atop each other, totaling 121 floors, all enclosed by the inner layer of the glass façade. The Shanghai Tower, the Jin Mao Tower, and SWFC form the world's first adjacent grouping of three supertall

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai, China
The Shanghai World Financial Center has been praised for its design, and in 2008 it was named by architects as the year's best completed

Taipei 101

Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei 101 was the world's tallest building from 2004 until 2010 when it was surpassed by Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The building contains 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. Its postmodern style combines Asian and international

Willis Tower

Chicago, Illinois, 60606, United States of America
The Willis Tower (formerly The Sears Tower) was the world's tallest building from 1973 to 1998. As of December, 2013, it is the second tallest building in the United

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