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32 Interesting Skyscrapers and Tall Builidngs ...

By Neecey

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.

1 Inntel Hotel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Inntel Hotel, Amsterdam, the NetherlandsVia ARCH4150_Pemberton

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

The Ostankino Tower, Moscow, RussiaVia Soviet Architecture - SkyscraperCity

The radio and television tower is currently the tallest free-standing tower in Europe.

3 Sheraton Hotel, Huzhou, China

Sheraton Hotel, Huzhou, ChinaVia Mr. moon

Clever use of lighting make the hotel a spectacular sight at night.

4 Market Hall, Ghent, Belgium

Market Hall, Ghent, BelgiumVia Amazing Architecture

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.
Market Hall, Ghent, Belgium

5 The Walter Towers, Prague, Czech Republic

The Walter Towers, Prague, Czech RepublicVia LOL Laffs

Love the W shape.

6 L'Agora, Valencia, Spain

L'Agora, Valencia, SpainVia Official site of the City ...

One of the main buildings of The City of Arts and Sciences.

7 Menara Airport, Marrakech, Morocco

Menara Airport, Marrakech, MoroccoVia

It's always a bonus if the airport is architecturally outstanding.

8 Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center, Noumea, New Caledonia

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center, Noumea, New CaledoniaVia Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center - ...

Not what usually comes to mind when you think of South Pacific architecture.

9 The National Library Building, Prague, Czech Republic

The National Library Building, Prague, Czech RepublicVia Homes Out Of The Ordinary

It really stands out amongst the medieval buildings of the Old Town.

10 The Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic

The Dancing House, Prague, Czech RepublicVia Popular post: 10 glass buildings ...

Fondly known as the "Fred and Ginger" house.

11 Orbis Apartments Melbourne, Australia

Orbis Apartments Melbourne, AustraliaVia AUSTRALIA

One of the most iconic residential blocks in Melbourne.

12 Doors, Seoul, South Korea

Doors, Seoul, South KoreaVia Unusual 1,000 Door Building,South Korea ...

South Korean artist and designer Choi Jeong-Hwa used 1,000 old doors on the outside of his building.

13 Folkart Towers, Izmir, Turkey

Folkart Towers, Izmir, TurkeyVia

The towers are the third and fourth tallest buildings in Turkey. One is slightly taller.

14 Azadi Tower, Tehran, Iran

Azadi Tower, Tehran, IranVia Azadi Tower, Tehran, Iran

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

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USAVia Guggenheim New York – Museum, ...

One of the many fantastic buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

16 Floating Towers, Singapore

Floating Towers, SingaporeVia The Leading Vogue Resort ...

One of the many tall skyscrapers currently under construction - it will be a residential block when complete.

17 KUNSTHOFPASSAGE, Dresden, Germany

KUNSTHOFPASSAGE, Dresden, GermanyVia For a Chuckle

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

The Kuchlbauer Tower, ABENSBERG, GermanyVia The Hundertwasser tower, designed by ...

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

Casa Batlló, Barcelona, SpainVia Amazing Architecture Of Antoni Gaudi ...

A masterpiece of Antoni Gaudi architecture.

20 Water Towers, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Water Towers, Kuwait City, KuwaitVia Places. Middle East

If you've got to have water towers, you might as well make them beautiful.

21 The Montjuïc Communications Tower, Barcelona, Spain

The Montjuïc Communications Tower, Barcelona, SpainVia TORRE CALATRAVA, SPAIN

One of the world's most striking communication towers.

22 Flat Iron Building, New York, USA

Flat Iron Building, New York, USAVia Flatiron Building, New York City, ...

One of the first tall buildings to achieve iconic status.

23 Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, SpainVia Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain) | ...

This branch of the Guggenheim opened in 1997 and was designed by the renowned Frank Gehry.

24 The Absolute World, Ontario, Canada

The Absolute World, Ontario, CanadaVia HARPA Concert Hall and Conference ...

These are fondly known as the "Marilyn Monroe" towers because of their sexy curves.

25 Namaste Hotel, Mumbai, India

Namaste Hotel, Mumbai, IndiaVia

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

NCDC Building, New Delhi, IndiaVia delhi - NCDC building 1

Nicknamed the "Pajama Building," but I'm not sure why!

27 Emporia, Malmö in Sweden

Emporia, Malmö in SwedenVia Chevron-Patterned Buildings : 520 West ...

Emporia is one of the largest shopping malls in Sweden.

28 Ryugyong, Pyongyang, North Korea

Ryugyong, Pyongyang, North KoreaVia North Korea's bizarre buildings and ...

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

One Park West, Liverpool, EnglandVia Incredible Photos – Amazing Pictures ...

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

The F&F Tower, Panama City, PanamaVia PANAMA CITY | F&F Tower ...

The 7th tallest building in Panama City is affectionately known as "The Screw."

31 The HAUSSMANNIAN Building, Paris, France

The HAUSSMANNIAN Building, Paris, FranceVia 39GeorgeV wrapped building

The fantastic mural makes it look like the house is melting.

32 Bosco Verticale, Milan, Italy

Bosco Verticale, Milan, ItalyVia Bosco verticale in Italy | ...

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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