If you like travelling to big cities and navigating streets with sky-high buildings, these skyscrapers are sure to leave you in awe. By Deepali Sharma
At 2,722 feet, Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world, and a major landmark in the city.
Marina Bay Sands
This 656-foot skyscraper houses a luxury hotel and an array of entertainment, theatre, and fine dining options. The topmost floor boasts the world’s highest infinity pool.
Shanghai World Financial Centre
The super tall Shanghai World Financial Center doubles as a commercial hub and five-star hotel with urban dining spaces. The skyscraper is designed to handle the high wind pressure at 1,614 feet. Get to the top of the building for a breathtaking view of Pudong.
Bitexco Financial Tower
The Bitexco Group constructed this commercial property (882 feet at the tip) magnificently with office and retail spaces, casual and executive restaurants, and lounges.
Petronas Twin Towers
The ‘intelligent structure’ of the Petronas Twin Towers—at 1,482 feet—was built as the headquarters of the National Petroleum Company of Malaysia. It also had luxury shopping outlets at the Suria KLCC shopping mall.
This London landmark is referred to as the Shard of Glass. The 95-storey building at 1,017 feet encapsulates office blocks, the Shangri-La hotel, restaurants, and bars.
The Empire State Building
The Empire State Building in New York is an iconic American symbol. The observatory deck at the 102nd floor allows you a 360-degree view of New York. The tip cuts off at 1,453 feet.