When it comes to taking a holiday, many of us like to be laid out on the beach or by the pool, sipping a cocktail and soaking up that warm sun, but there are some who love getting lost in another place and are more than partial to a city break. As some of the world’s largest cities continue to grow and have developed exceptionally over the past 20 years, you are sure to find some of the tallest buildings you have ever seen.
Standing strong, in the middle of those bustling cities, you will find towering skyscrapers that when at the top, offer an unimaginable view of everything that surrounds it. Created to capture the eye and reach the clouds, take a look at some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world.
Echoing above the Xinyi District in Taipei, Taiwan, this landmark is known as the Taipei World Financial Center. Combining their architectural skills, KTRT Joint Venture designed the building and enlisted CY Lee to head the construction and it didn’t come easy, taking five years to build, the skyscraper sits 1,667 feet tall and has a total of 61 elevators installed with 101 floors.
Given the name, Federation Tower when it was first completed, the now, Vostok Tower can be found in Moscow, Russia. Shockingly, the tower was built over 12 years, dating from 2003 all the way through to 2015. Costing a staggering $1.2 billion, it stands at 1,227 feet tall, with 95 floors and over 4.7 million square feet of walking area. The building has gained fame amongst base jumping enthusiasts – yes that’s right, there are actually people that climb this skyscraper and jump off it!