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Skyscraper Day 2020 | World's top 10 iconic high-rise buildings

World’s first skyscraper was completed in 1885 in Chicago. Let’s take a look at the world’s top 10 iconic skyscrapers

September 03, 2020 / 05:27 PM IST
 Skyscraper Day is celebrated on September 3 every year to acknowledge the architectural and engineering feats that make such tall buildings possible. High-rise buildings are called skyscrapers because their tops seem to scrape the sky. The world’s first skyscraper was completed in 1885 in Chicago. Let’s take a look at the world’s top 10 iconic skyscraper. (Image: News18)
Skyscraper Day is celebrated on September 3 every year to acknowledge the architectural and engineering feats that make such tall buildings possible. High-rise buildings are called skyscrapers because their tops seem to scrape the sky. The world’s first skyscraper was completed in 1885 in Chicago. Let’s take a look at the world’s top 10 iconic skyscraper. (Image: News18)
1 | Burj Khalifa | Dubai, UAE | Height: 2,717 feet (Image: Reuters)
1 | Burj Khalifa | Dubai, UAE | Height: 2,717 feet (Image: Reuters)
2 | Shanghai Tower | Shanghai, China | Height: 2,073 feet (Image: skyscrapercenter.com)
2 | Shanghai Tower | Shanghai, China | Height: 2,073 feet (Image: skyscrapercenter.com)
3 | Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower | Mecca, Saudi Arabia | Height: 1,971 feet (Image: Reuters)
3 | Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower | Mecca, Saudi Arabia | Height: 1,971 feet (Image: Reuters)
4 | Ping An Finance Centre | Shenzhen, China | Height: 1,965 feet (Image: Getty Images)
4 | Ping An Finance Centre | Shenzhen, China | Height: 1,965 feet (Image: Getty Images)
5 | Lotte World Tower | Seoul, South Korea | Height: 1,819 feet (Image: skyscrapercenter.com)
5 | Lotte World Tower | Seoul, South Korea | Height: 1,819 feet (Image: skyscrapercenter.com)
6 | One World Trade Centre | New York City, United States | Height: 1,776 feet (Image: Reuters)
6 | One World Trade Centre | New York City, United States | Height: 1,776 feet (Image: Reuters)
7 | Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre | Guangzhou, China | Height: 1,739 feet (Image: skyscrapercenter.com)
7 | Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre | Guangzhou, China | Height: 1,739 feet (Image: skyscrapercenter.com)
8 | Tianjin CTF Finance Centre | Tianjin, China | Height: 1,739 feet (Image: Wikimedia)
8 | Tianjin CTF Finance Centre | Tianjin, China | Height: 1,739 feet (Image: Wikimedia)
9 | China Zun | Beijing, China | Height: 1,732 feet (Image: Wikimedia)
9 | China Zun | Beijing, China | Height: 1,732 feet (Image: Wikimedia)
10 | Taipei 101 | Taipei, Taiwan | Height: 1,667 feet (Image: skyscrapercenter.com)
10 | Taipei 101 | Taipei, Taiwan | Height: 1,667 feet (Image: skyscrapercenter.com)
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first published: Sep 3, 2020 05:27 pm

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