Skyscrapers and tall buildings have been part of the human landscape for centuries. The World's great builders and architects - even since ancient times - have pushed their art and design further and further in an effort to touch the sky with their buildings. In the modern world, it has resulted in some amazing skyscrapers and other tall buildings.
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- inntel hotel, amsterdam, the netherlands
- the ostankino tower, moscow, russia
- sheraton hotel, huzhou, china
- market hall, ghent, belgium
- the walter towers, prague, czech republic
- l'agora, valencia, spain
- menara airport, marrakech, morocco
- jean-marie tjibaou cultural center, noumea, new caledonia
- the national library building, prague, czech republic
- the dancing house, prague, czech republic
- orbis apartments melbourne, australia
- doors, seoul, south korea
- folkart towers, izmir, turkey
- azadi tower, tehran, iran
- solomon r. guggenheim museum, new york, usa
- floating towers, singapore
- kunsthofpassage, dresden, germany
- the kuchlbauer tower, abensberg, germany
- casa batlló, barcelona, spain
- water towers, kuwait city, kuwait
- the montjuïc communications tower, barcelona, spain
- flat iron building, new york, usa
- guggenheim museum, bilbao, spain
- the absolute world, ontario, canada
- namaste hotel, mumbai, india
- ncdc building, new delhi, india
- emporia, malmö in sweden
- ryugyong, pyongyang, north korea
- one park west, liverpool, england
- the f&f tower, panama city, panama
- the haussmannian building, paris, france
- bosco verticale, milan, italy
1 Inntel Hotel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
To me this looks like a number of Lego houses piled together. It's certainly one of the most interesting tall buildings in Europe.
2 The Ostankino Tower, Moscow, Russia
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The radio and television tower is currently the tallest free-standing tower in Europe.
3 Sheraton Hotel, Huzhou, China
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Clever use of lighting make the hotel a spectacular sight at night.
4 Market Hall, Ghent, Belgium
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The perspective doesn't show that this is a long narrow building with plenty of space for market stalls. And it looks completely different from another angle, as seen below.
5 The Walter Towers, Prague, Czech Republic
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Love the W shape.
6 L'Agora, Valencia, Spain
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One of the main buildings of The City of Arts and Sciences.
7 Menara Airport, Marrakech, Morocco
It's always a bonus if the airport is architecturally outstanding.
8 Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center, Noumea, New Caledonia
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Not what usually comes to mind when you think of South Pacific architecture.
9 The National Library Building, Prague, Czech Republic
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It really stands out amongst the medieval buildings of the Old Town.
10 The Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic
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Fondly known as the "Fred and Ginger" house.
11 Orbis Apartments Melbourne, Australia
One of the most iconic residential blocks in Melbourne.
12 Doors, Seoul, South Korea
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South Korean artist and designer Choi Jeong-Hwa used 1,000 old doors on the outside of his building.
13 Folkart Towers, Izmir, Turkey
The towers are the third and fourth tallest buildings in Turkey. One is slightly taller.
14 Azadi Tower, Tehran, Iran
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Its name translates to "Liberty Tower" in English and it marks the western entrance to the Iranian capital.
15 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
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One of the many fantastic buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
16 Floating Towers, Singapore
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One of the many tall skyscrapers currently under construction - it will be a residential block when complete.
17 KUNSTHOFPASSAGE, Dresden, Germany
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When it rains, water is channeled down the front of the building in a way to make melodic notes that can be called "music."
18 The Kuchlbauer Tower, ABENSBERG, Germany
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The tower is a museum in the grounds of the Kuchlbauer Brewery. It is home to a huge collection of weissbier glasses and an exhibition explaining the Bavaria Purity Law (a governance covering beer production).
19 Casa Batlló, Barcelona, Spain
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A masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi architecture.
20 Water Towers, Kuwait City, Kuwait
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If you've got to have water towers, you might as well make them beautiful.
21 The Montjuïc Communications Tower, Barcelona, Spain
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One of the world's most striking communication towers.
22 Flat Iron Building, New York, USA
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One of the first tall buildings to achieve iconic status.
23 Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
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This branch of the Guggenheim opened in 1997 and was designed by the renowned Frank Gehry.
24 The Absolute World, Ontario, Canada
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These are fondly known as the "Marilyn Monroe" towers because of their sexy curves.
25 Namaste Hotel, Mumbai, India
The hotel is currently under construction in Mumbai, which has some of the most fabulous tall buildings in India.
26 NCDC Building, New Delhi, India
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Nicknamed the "Pajama Building," but I'm not sure why!
27 Emporia, Malmö in Sweden
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Emporia is one of the largest shopping malls in Sweden.
28 Ryugyong, Pyongyang, North Korea
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Once one of the world's tallest hotels in the planning phase, construction began back in 1987 and is still unfinished. Being in North Korea we can only imagine the reasons why.
29 One Park West, Liverpool, England
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We have skyscrapers in the UK but I was surprised by this one. It was designed by César Pelli, the same architect who designed the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the World Financial Center in NYC.
30 The F&F Tower, Panama City, Panama
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The 7th tallest building in Panama City is affectionately known as "The Screw."
31 The HAUSSMANNIAN Building, Paris, France
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The fantastic mural makes it look like the house is melting.
32 Bosco Verticale, Milan, Italy
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The World's first vertical forest.
What do you think of skyscrapers? Are they a thing of beauty or do you think skylines are better without them?
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