The race to the sky, or the desire to create larger structures, is as old as time in many aspects. Nonetheless, the total height of our highest skyscrapers has increased significantly in the last century. Designers are always trying to recreate the modern skyscraper by making it taller and more cutting-edge.
Here are 5 most beautiful skyscrapers in the world you must see
1. Petronas Twin Towers
There are no other structures that compare to Kuala Lumpur’s twin skyscrapers, which have become Malaysia’s symbols since their debut in 1999. The structure also has the world’s highest two-story bridge. Until 2003, it held the record for the world’s highest building.
2. The Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is now the world’s tallest building, standing at 2,722 feet. According to the architectural digest, the architects of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill drew influence from Islamic architecture, notably the Great Mosque of Samarra. It’s a groundbreaking piece of architecture and engineering that sends a strong message about the skyscraper’s future.
3. Taipei 101.
Until the arrival of the Burj Khalifa in 2010, CY Lee’s tower, which towered above the Taiwanese city of Taipei was the world’s highest building. Taipei 101 is recognized as one of the safest skyscrapers ever built, having been designed to endure the toughest weather conditions and the risk of natural calamities, as per architectural digest reports.
4. Shanghai Tower
The tiered exterior of the 128-story tower was meant to be energy efficient, including features such as a double layer of glass to prevent heat absorption. For its efforts, Gensler’s Shanghai Tower was awarded the title of “greenest skyscraper.”
5. Willis Tower
This is a stunning skyscraper in Chicago, formerly known as ‘The Sears Tower’, is the United States’ tallest skyscraper, measuring 1,353 feet tall.
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