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It seems that humanity is always dying to surpass our previous achievements, and nowhere is the evidence clearer than the tallest buildings that make up our cities.

We have already seen how the architectural exploits of humanity have, over time, carried this progress forward into the Stone Age.

Now the question is, how high and how far can we move in the sky? This infographic by Alan’s factory outlet looks at spectacular urban skyscrapers on every continent. We also examine some interesting facts about each region.

Asia: Growing Upward Ever

The first name on this list certainly does not require any introduction. Of dubai Burj Khalifa One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Middle East. With just a one minute Lift ride to the summit of the Burj Khalifa, it seems as if the sky is no longer the limit.

The building City Country The height # Floors
Burj Khalifa AE Dubai, UAE 828 m / 2,715 ft 163
Shanghai tower China Shanghai, China 632 m. / 2,073 feet 128
Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel Saudi Mecca, Saudi Arabia 601 m / 1,971 ft 120
Goldin Finance 117 πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ Tianjin, China 597 m. / 1,958 feet 128
Ping An Finance Center China Shenzhen, China 592 m. / 1,965 ft 115

Ping An Finance Center Shenzhen ranks fifth on the list, and it is worth mentioning the pace of change in the city. High-tech capital of China will see almost complete construction 51 buildings More than 145 meters (476 ft) by the end of 2020.

North America: Concrete Jungle

One World Trade Center, Built to commemorate the loss of the Twin Towers after September 11, 2001, also informally known as the “Freedom Tower”. It is actually 1,776 feet high – a symbol of the year in which the Declaration of American Independence was adopted.

The building City Country The height # Floors
One World Trade Center πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ New York City, US 541 m / 1,776 ft 104
Central Park Tower πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ New York City, US 472 m / 1,550 ft 98
Willis tower US Chicago, USA 442.1 m / 1,451 ft 110
111 West 57th Street πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ New York City, US 435 m / 1,428 ft 82
One Vanderbilt πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ New York City, US 427 m / 1,401 ft 67

whereas Central Park Tower Having reached its full height, parts of the interior are still under construction. The price of luxury apartments in the complex starts $ 7 million For a two-bedroom, just in case you have any additional changes.

In fact, the magnificent New York City holds four of the top five buildings in the continent. However, a node also goes Willis tower (Formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago, a grand office building that held the title of the world’s tallest building for 25 years, until the Petronas Towers were built in Kuala Lumpur.

Europe: Russia’s reign

The top five tallest buildings in Europe can be found in Russia. What’s more, than those Moscow All within a single business district known as “Moscow-City”.

The building City Country The height # Floors
Drawer center πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί St. Petersburg, Russia 462.5 m / 1,517 ft 87
Federation Tower: East Tower Russia Moscow, Russia 373.7 m. / 1,226 feet 101
OKO: South Tower Russia Moscow, Russia 354.1 m / 1,161 ft 85
Neva tower 2 Russia Moscow, Russia 345 m / 1,132 ft 79
Mercury city tower Russia Moscow, Russia 338.8 m. / 1,112 feet 75

It also raises the question – why doesn’t Europe build more skyscrapers? There is an interesting historical logic behind this. As North America’s new age ideals and influence on the world stage increased, European cultural values ​​focused on preserving heritage.

Of course, with globalization, things have changed somewhat, and London, Paris’s major financial center and boast more of its own unique skylines.

Oceania: The Views Down Under

Buildings in Australia indefinitely dominate the tallest buildings in the region. In Surfer’s Paradise, Q1 The Gold Coast has a twist in its design β€” literally. Its architecture is based on the study of ribbons moving loosely in the air, as they wrap around the tower.

The building City Country The height # Floors
Q1 πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί Gold Coast, Australia 323 m. / 1,058 feet 78
Australia 108 Australia Melbourne, Australia 316.7 m. / 1,039 ft 100
Eureka Tower Australia Melbourne, Australia 297 m / 974.4 ft 91
Crown sydney Australia Sydney, Australia 271.3 m. / 889.1 feet 75
Arora Melbourne Central Australia Melbourne, Australia 270.5 m / 889.1 ft 92

Eureka Tower There is also an interesting story behind it. It is named after the 1854 Victorian Gold Rush, with elements of the building reflecting this history – from the gold crown to the red stripe for revolutionary bloodshed.

South America: View from the top

The tallest buildings in South America are predominantly residential, and are often found in Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela β€” but Chile is an exception to this rule.

The building City Country The height # Floors
Gran Torre Santiago πŸ‡¨πŸ‡± Santiago, Chile 300 m / 984 ft 62
Yachthouse Residence Club Towers 1 & 2 πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Balenario Camborio, Brazil 281 m / 922 ft 81
Alwar Tower πŸ‡¦πŸ‡· Buenos Aires, Argentina 239 m. / 784 feet 54
Endless coast πŸ‡§πŸ‡· Balenario Camborio, Brazil 235 m / 771 ft 66
Parque Central Complex: East Tower πŸ‡»πŸ‡ͺ Caracas, Venezuela 225 m / 738 ft 59

Gran Torre Santiago There is a retail and office complex, and the largest shopping mall in Latin America. It is often considered the heart of Chile, and is designed to hold its ground firmly in an earthquake-prone country.

Africa: Building Building

Located in the largest city in South Africa, Leonardo Is the jewel of Johannesburg. The tallest building in Africa was also designed by an architectural team of mostly women.

The building City Country The height # Floors
Leonardo , Johannesburg, South Africa 234 m. / 768 feet 55
Carlton Center , Johannesburg, South Africa 223 m. / 732 feet 50
Brittam tower I Nairobi, Kenya 200 m / 660 ft 31
Ponte City Apartment , Johannesburg, South Africa 173 m / 568 ft 54
Uap tower I Nairobi, Kenya 163 m / 535 ft 33

For African countries, these tallest buildings mean more than breaking engineering records. In a magazine article, it has been said that skyscrapers can serve as a symbol of power and a continent’s drive towards modernity.

Future superstars skyscrapers

Some more massive buildings are expected to rise in the next few years. 167-floor of saudi arabia Jeddah Tower, While present day, could someday hold the crown of first place.

Meanwhile, Dubai pushed itself forward and directly confronted Saudi Arabia. Kingdom tower Inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and is proposed to break the 1 kilometer (or 0.6 mile) mark not yet achieved by any building.

Who knows what height we can take this century?

Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a pillar, or cutting a piece of stained glass into some very large construction by itself.

β€”Ardinen Clarkson, Former Governor General of Canada