- The Shanghai Tower. Shanghai, China:
- This building that sits in the heart of the metropolis of Shanghai boasts an incredible 128 floors, and, at 2073 feet, is the 3rd tallest manmade structure in the world. It is the tallest building in China, but will soon be passed by a building in Shenzhen. Regardless, this structure is breathtaking, and will serve as one of the world’s most stunning mega skyscrapers for decades to come. A testament to its immense size, the Shanghai Tower is almost 200 meters taller than the next building on the list.
- Wuhan Center. Whuan China:
The second building on the list also is located in China. Wuhan, which is considered the Chicago of China, is home to this aerodynamically designed, skyscraper that is nearly 1500 feet tall with 88 stories.
- Marina 101. Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
- The Marina 101 is the newest mega-building to be erected in Dubai, a city that has arrived as an international city in the last decade. The city’s skyline has risen just as quickly as the city’s international reputation for being the economic epicenter of the Middle East. The Marina 101, with 101 floors, is 1400 feet tall, and is the 21st tallest building in the world. Construction on this tower first commenced nearly a decade ago in 2006, but was temporarily halted due to the economic downturn. However, the world’s architectural community is happy to see that construction on this skyscraper resumed.
- 432 Park Avenue in NYC:
- 432 Park Avenue holds the title of the third tallest building in the nation, and the tallest residential building in all of the Western Hemisphere. However, the tower has attracted press, not for its impressive design, but because of the prices people are paying for a living space in this building. It is currently the hottest real estate in the world for the mega-rich. The penthouse, alone, is being listed at more than $80 million. The uber wealthy are attracted to this structure for a reason. The simplicity of the design is absolutely stunning, and the views it boasts over Central Park, and all of Manhattan are perhaps the best in the city.
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