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These are the 27 Most Beautiful Skyscrapers in the World

CN Tower (Toronto, Ontario)

Alongside its well-known needle-like design, The CN Tower’s EdgeWalk is a bucket list for many travelers who love to travel. The plan was created in the hands of Australian engineer John Andrews; the record-breaking structure was completed in 1976 and was the world record for the highest building until 2007.

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Burj Al Arab Jumeirah (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

It is located on a tiny artificial island luxury sail-shaped hotel that appears to be entering port on Jumeirah Beach. British designer Tom Wright created the design.

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Jin Mao Tower (Shanghai, China)

The architects of SOM were inspired by traditional Chinese architecture while creating the modern Jin Mao Tower. The result is among the famous top structures in Shanghai’s Financial District. The building is 1,380 feet tall. The system was among the first structures to utilize modern structural technology that can be able to withstand winds from typhoons as well being able to withstand earthquakes that can reach seven on the Richter scale.

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The Shard (London, England)

Italian designer Renzo Piano was influenced by the railway lines of downtown London and the church spires in designing this structure. Piano’s goal was to create something that looked like it emerged from the River Thames.

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Shanghai Tower (Shanghai, China)

This tower’s tiered exterior was created to be energy efficient, with elements including a second layer of glass that reduces heat absorption. Gensler’s Shanghai Tower earned the title of “greenest skyscraper” due to its environmental initiatives.

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Burj Khalifa (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

With a height of 2,722 feet, Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest structure on the planet. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed the building. The architects took their inspiration from Islamic architecture, particularly that of the Great Mosque of Samarra.

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Empire State Building (New York, New York)

The Empire State Building is one of the most well-known buildings in New York. Shreve, Lamb & Harmon designed it, and the tower’s design was altered 15 times before it was believed to be the highest in the world.

Chrysler Building (New York, New York)

The Art Deco masterpiece is a stunning example of architecture from the industrial time. It was designed by the famous architectural genius William Van Alen; there are many examples of Chrysler’s rich history, including gargoyles resembling automobile parts and geometric eagles believed to symbolize flight.

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One World Trade Center (New York, New York)

The iconic building is 1,776 feet in height. As a nod toward that year in the history that marked American freedom, One World Trade Center was added to the New York skyline in 2014. The building’s mirror has an uncanny significance for Americans as it symbolizes strength and strength. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed it; One World Trade Center is the highest building in the Western Hemisphere.

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