10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World (with Photos)

The most outstanding marvels of engineering in modern architecture! Do you love being able to see the entire city from above? we show you the most famous skyscrapers in the world. Let's go there!

10. Gherkin, London


10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World
10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World

30 Mary Ax, known by the nickname Gherkin, rises in London's main financial district. The 40-storey building reaches a height of 180 meters. The building uses energy-saving electrification methods that use half as much energy as a building of this size would normally require. The skyscraper houses the headquarters of the Swiss Re.

9. Reinsurance Company. Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong


10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World
10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World

The most recognizable structure of the world capital of skyscrapers is Hong Kong. Reaching a height of 305 meters, from 1989 to 1992 it was the tallest building in all of Asia. The exterior design elements of the skyscraper resemble bamboo, a symbol of longevity and prosperity. True feng shui practitioners have criticized the skyscraper for its sharp lines. A small observation deck is open on the 43rd floor of the building.

8. Willis Tower, Chicago


10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World
10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World

108-story skyscraper in Chicago. At the time of its appearance in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the buildings of the World Trade Center in New York. The observation deck on the 103rd floor of the skyscraper is Chicago's most famous landmark. On a clear day, from there you can see not only the whole of Chicago, but also the opposite shore of Lake Michigan. Prior to its renaming in 2009, the skyscraper was called the Sears Tower.

7. Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai


10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World
10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World

The 101st floor of the Shanghai World Financial Center houses offices, hotels, observation decks and shops. In 2007, the skyscraper reached a height of 492 meters, becoming the tallest building in all of China, including Hong Kong. The most characteristic feature in its design is the huge "hole" at the top. Initially, this element was planned to be round, but this caused a number of protests due to the fact that such a design was too similar to the rising sun on the Japanese flag. In the final version, the circle was replaced with a trapezoid, making the skyscraper look like a giant bottle opener, according to many.

6. Taipei 101, Taiwan


10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World
10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World

The skyscraper, reaching a height of 508 meters, was the tallest building in the world until 2007, when it was overtaken by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The special design of the skyscraper allows it to withstand typhoons and earthquakes, which are not uncommon in Taiwan. The number of floors in the building - 101 - is dedicated to the meeting of the new century, at the beginning of which a skyscraper (100 + 1) was erected.

5. Chrysler Building, New York


10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World
10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World

Art Deco skyscraper in east Manhattan. Its height is 319 meters; for 11 months, until the construction of the Empire State Building in 1931, it was the tallest building in the world. It is a classic example of art deco architecture, considered by many modern architects to be the most beautiful building in all of New York.

4. Burj Khalifa, Dubai


10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World
10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World

The highest building on the planet and the main attraction of Dubai rises to an unprecedented height: 818 meters. The lower 37 floors are occupied by the Armani Hotel. Luxury apartments are located from the 45th to the 108th floor, and the uppermost part of the building is reserved for offices. The observation deck, which offers breathtaking views of ultra-modern Dubai, is located on the 124th floor of a skyscraper.

3. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur


10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World
10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World

Until 2004, these skyscrapers in the Malaysian capital were the tallest buildings in the world, until they were overtaken by the Taipei 101 skyscraper. Be that as it may, they still remain the tallest twin buildings in the world to this day. Their most famous feature is the "sky bridge" that connects the buildings at the 42nd floor level. It is built in such a way that, if necessary, it can be "pulled" inside buildings to protect against possible hurricanes. The bridge plays an important role in the security system: if an emergency occurs in one of the buildings, people can quickly evacuate to the neighboring tower.

2. Burj Al Arab, Dubai


10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World
10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World

One of the tallest and most luxurious hotels in the world, the appearance of which evokes associations with luxury and a beautiful life. It reaches a height of 321 meters. Located on an artificial island 280 meters from the shore. Not everyone can afford to get into its territory: one night in a hotel costs from 1.5 to 30 thousand dollars!

1. Empire State Building, New York


10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World
10 Most Famous Skyscrapers in the World

Although the Empire State Building has not been the tallest building in the world for many decades, it still remains one of the most recognizable symbols of New York. For 40 years, he held the world palm in height. It was erected in 1931 during the Great Depression, and for many years most of its offices were empty. Until 1950, the skyscraper did not bring benefits to the owners. The building houses one of the most visited observatories in the world, offering impressive 360-degree views of New York!