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13 breathtaking skyscrapers from all around the World.

13 breathtaking skyscrapers from all around the World.
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1. One World Trade Center — New York, USA

This skyscraper was built in honour to memorialize the original “World Trade Center” lost in the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks.It is now the tallest building in the United States at 1,776 ft. — which is the year when the Declaration of Independence was signed!

John D. Morris / Wikimedia Commons

2. Evolution Tower — Moscow, Russia

The Evolution Tower won the Emporis Skyscraper Awards in 2015 as one of the world’s best skyscrapers. Its particular shape - a DNA double-helix, symbolizes the coming together of individuals, families, and generations.

Igor3188 / Wikimedia Commons

3. Agora Tower — Taipei City, Taiwan

This tower is named the smog-eating tower of Taiwan and is an eco-friendly residential tower! The cascading green exterior represents a “pioneer concept of sustainable eco-construction.” 

Vincent Callebaut Architectures

4. Lakhta Center — Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Lakhta Center is the tallest building in Russia and in Europe at 1,516 ft high. The inspiration behind the design is nature itself — the top converging to form a flower, a flame, an ice torch, a lighthouse, and a spire.

Lakhta Center ©

5. W350 — Tokyo, Japan

The W350 will be the tallest wooden skyscraper once it will be done in 2041. It is aimed at providing a fresh breeze and sunlight amidst an urban setting, exuding warmth and calmness.

Sumitomo Forestry

6. Dynamic Tower — Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This building can be rotated by its residents, which means that it never look the same from day to day! The architect calls these buildings “designed by time, shaped by life — which will open our vision all around, to a new life.”

Dynamic Architecture

7. Grand Lisboa — Macau, China

This iconic skyscraper stands out in the Macau skyline being flamboyant and representing Modern Macau. The inspiration for the design was an exotic Brazilian head-dress.

Grand Lisboa Hotels

8. Moscow State University — Moscow, Russia

It is the tallest educational building in the world and was started back to 1755.

l.s.kopytov / Wikimedia Commons

9. The Big Bend — New York, USA (proposed)

If ever accepted, this project called Big Bend, would become the longest building in the world. It was designed by Ioannis Oikonomou in an attempt to avoid restrictions on skyscraper height in Manhattan.

Oiio Studio

10. Al Noor Tower — Casablanca, Morocco (proposed)

If this project go through, it would be  the tallest on the continent of Africa. The design of the tower was influenced by a fountain pen — symbolizing the rewriting of Africa.


11. Jeddah Tower — Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (under construction)

This building should be completed in 2020 and will be the first in the world to reach a height of 1 km (3,281 ft).It is designed as an attempt to signify growth, prosperity, and regional emergence.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture / Jeddah Economic Company

12. Kingdom Center — Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The third tallest tower “with a hole” in the world, it was named the city's necklace.  Also, it is illuminated at night in continuously changing colors! 

Kingdom Center

13. Q1 — Gold Coast, Australia

Q1 is the sixth tallest residential tower in the world and the tallest in Australia and was inspired by the Sydney 2000 Olympic torch.

Which one is your favourite?

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