Some of the most iconic skylines in the world include fascinating skyscrapers. Here are our list of the best of the best, when it comes to these towering structures:
The Burj Khalifa, at 2,7165 feet tall, is the world’s tallest skyscraper and building. The 160+ structure, is Dubai’s most iconic destination.
Considered to be the world’s smallest skyscraper, the Newby-McMahon Building, is in Wichita Falls, Texas. The structure, which is just over 39 feet tall, opened in 1919.
The Fastest Build
China’s Mini Sky City skyscraper is a 57-storey structure that was built in a mere 19 days using modular construction.
The Oldest Surviving
16-storey Manhattan Building, in Chicago, Illinois, is the world’s oldest surviving skyscraper. The structure was completed in 1891, and still stands strong on the corner of Dearborn Street and Congress Parkway.
Considered to be the world’s first skyscraper is the Home Insurance Building in Chicago. The 180-foot structure opened in 1884, and was demolished in 1931.
The Most Expensive
The Abraj Al Bait, is a government owned complex of 7 skyscrapers located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the world’s tallest hotel, and is concerned the world’s most expensive skyscraper to build, with a total construction cost of $15 billion.
The Most Famous
The Empire State Building in New York is considered by many to be the world’s most famous skyscraper. The 1,453-foot tall structure has been featured in more than 250 Hollywood movies, including King Kong, Independence Day, and Elf.