10 Spectacular Skyscrapers Across the Globe

Nidhi Kadere

Transamerica Pyramid, California

The iconic, emblematic structure that dominates San Francisco's skyline was constructed in 1972. The architect behind this landmark was William Pereira, who added a "Crown Jewel" at its apex.

Transamerica Pyramid | Shutterstock

Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates

This is the tallest building in the world, standing at a staggering 828 meters. It has 163 floors, 57 elevators, and a stunning fountain at its base. The design of the tower is inspired by the shape of a desert flower.

Burj Khalifa | Shutterstock

Shanghai Tower, China

This is the second tallest skyscraper in the world, reaching 632 meters. It has a distinctive spiral shape that reduces wind loads and saves energy. The tower also acts as a green building.

Shanghai Tower | Shutterstock

One World Trade Center, USA

This building is a symbol of resilience and hope, built on the site of the original World Trade Center. The tower is a tribute to the victims and heroes of 9/11, with a memorial and museum at its base.

One World Trade Center | Shutterstock

Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia

These iconic twin towers, standing at a height of 452 meters each, are the tallest in the world. With 88 floors and 29 double-decker elevators, they are a marvel of modern engineering.

Petronas Twin Towers | Shutterstock

The Shard, UK

This is the tallest building in the UK, reaching 310 meters. The tower has a mixed-use function, with offices, restaurants, hotels, and a public observation deck that offers stunning views of London.

The Shard | Shutterstock

Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait

Al Hamra Tower is an awe-inspiring skyscraper that stands at a height of 1,358 feet. The tower's unique design creates the illusion of movement as if it is being cocooned in a sheet of glass.

Al Hamra Tower | Shutterstock

Evolution Tower, Russia

Designed by British architect Tony Kettle, the architecture is inspired by Rodin’s sculpture "The Kiss." The tower is notable for its energy-efficient design, which incorporates a range of sustainable features.

Evolution Tower | Shutterstock

Abraj Al-Bait Tower, Saudi Arabia

The four-faced clock tower, part of a seven-building complex, stands tall, overlooking the revered Great Mosque of Mecca. It was designed by the renowned German firm SL Rasch.

Abraj Al-Bait Tower | Shutterstock

Agbar Tower, Spain

Agbar Tower's unique bullet-shaped design is covered in a beautiful mosaic of glass, paying homage to Barcelona's architectural heritage established by Antoni Gaudi.

Agbar Tower | Shutterstock

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