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The Tallest Observation Decks In the World in 2020

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A crop of new skyscrapers are coming due over the next five years–and with them, nine new observation decks that will be taller than any others ever built. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recently released a study … Continue reading

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Building the world’s tallest lift for the world’s tallest building

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By the end of this decade the records for the world’s tallest building and highest lift are going to be broken. It has been estimated it will cost $1.2bn to build Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower But this is more meaningful … Continue reading

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One World Trade Center takes place as 4th Tallest Building in the World

Deskarati Top Ten Worlds Tallest Buildings

As One World Trade Center opens for business we thought you might like a reminder of the top ten tallest buildings in the world. So 1WTC or the Freedom Tower now officially takes it’s place at number 4 tallest buildings … Continue reading

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Behold the Phoenix Towers

British studio Chetwoods has unveiled a proposal to create the world’s tallest tower in the Chinese city of Wuhan, with a host of environmental functions that will attempt to purify the city’s polluted air and lakes. The Phoenix towers, the tallest of which … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World

Deskarati Top Ten Worlds Tallest Buildings

Deskarati has a bit of a fascination with heights. Over the years we have shown you the tallest men in the world, the tallest tree in the world, some of the most dangerously high treks in the world. And of … Continue reading

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How High Can We Build?

What’s the tallest thing we’ve ever built and how tall will we ever be able to build? See Deskarati’s World’s Tallest Buildings here.

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Hitachi to build ‘world’s fastest’ lift in China

Hitachi has said it will install a lift capable of reaching speeds of 72km/h (45mph) into a skyscraper in Guangzhou, southern China. The lift, the fastest in the world, would take 43 seconds to go from the first to 95th … Continue reading

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Cayan – The Twisted Tower

Cayan Tower is a 306 metres (1,004 ft) tall 80 storey supertall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development. The tower is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill SOM architectural group, the same group who … Continue reading

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The Tallest Building Ever Imagined

Neal Stephenson studied physics before becoming a writer, and his fascination with the way science and technologies develop is a central theme in much of his work. At an event in 2011, a university chief accused the author and other science-fiction … Continue reading

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Much of the Height of Word’s’s tallest Buildings is useless space

What do the tallest buildings in the world have in common besides their height? According to a new report, a great deal of the vertical space in the world’s supertall skyscrapers consists non-occupiable “vanity height.” The Council on Tall Buildings … Continue reading

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Climbing the Burj Khalifa (The World’s Tallest Building)

 

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One World Trade Center spire installed in New York City

The spire has been installed atop New York’s One World Trade Center, making the skyscraper the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. The building in lower Manhattan, still being built, stands at the site of the 11 September 2001 attacks. The … Continue reading

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The World’s Tallest Buildings

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You can download a great pdf file of this image here Click graphics for larger view Deskarati has produced a new Worlds tallest building graphic shown above at the top. It includes the recent Makkah Royal Clock Tower which is … Continue reading

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Cruciform skyscraper

By adopting the shape of a cross for his design, Maurice Shapero’s proposal for a new skyscraper in Liverpool, UK, is sure to raise eyebrows. Far from being a religious statement, however, the architect claims the form has been arrived … Continue reading

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The tallest building in Europe – Shard London Bridge

Shard London Bridge or The Shard (formerly known as London Bridge Tower or the Shard of Glass) is a skyscraper in Southwark, London. Standing 309.6 metres (1,016 ft) above ground level, it is the tallest building in Europe as of July … Continue reading

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List of the Tallest Buildings in the World

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List of the Tallest Buildings in the World – 1st Jan 2012 For a more complete list – Click Here No. Building name City Height (m) Completed 1 Burj Khalifa Dubai (AE) 828 2010 2 Taipei 101 Taipei (TW) 508 2004 3 … Continue reading

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Tallest Buildings in the World

Tallest Buildings in the world

Click for larger view Deskarati has produced a new Worlds tallest building graphic and you can find it here. It includes the recent Makkah Royal Clock Tower which is now officially the second tallest building in the world. It also … Continue reading

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Earth’s Tallest Man-Made Structure from Space

The 828 metre Burj Khalifa skyscraper towers above downtown Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The no doubt soon-to-be iconic image taken earlier this year by GeoEye 1, the highest resolution satellite in operation, opens the 2011 calendar of parent company GeoEye. … Continue reading

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