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Old February 2nd, 2009, 03:21 AM   #1
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the ten.

I just got back from a weekend in Chicago, and after having taken photos of all the famous skyscrapers there, it turns out I have photographed every one of the current top ten tallest skyscrapers in the world (as well as 17 of the top 20 tallest).

Here they are:



1. TAIPEI 101, Taipei, Taiwan | 508m | 101fl

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2. SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCIAL CENTRE, Shanghai, China | 492m | 101fl

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3. PETRONAS TOWERS, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 458m | 88fl

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4. SEARS TOWER, Chicago, USA | 442m | 110fl

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5. JIN MAO BUILDING, Shanghai, China | 421m | 93fl

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6. 2 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE, Hong Kong, China | 414m | 90fl

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7. CITIC PLAZA, Guangzhou, China | 391m | 80fl

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8. SHUN HING SQUARE, Shenzhen, China | 384m | 69fl

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9. EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, New York City, USA | 381m | 102fl

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10. CENTRAL PLAZA, Hong Kong, China | 374m | 78fl

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The Greenland Square Complex in Nanjing will soon take Sears Tower's spot as the fourth tallest once it is completed. I have photographed that one too - although in the very early construction stages back in 2006.

If I'm going to be able to keep this up, I need to go to Dubai.. soon.


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Old February 2nd, 2009, 03:36 AM   #2
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without dubai this thread is pointless.
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 03:38 AM   #3
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The Chicago and Kuala Lumpur pictures are incredible!
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 06:12 AM   #4
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excellent shots
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 06:24 AM   #5
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without dubai this thread is pointless.
well considering that this thread was about the current built top 10 dubai doesn't belong on here.

great pics, btw, i'm jealous of all the places you've been
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 06:27 AM   #6
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Tallest Buildings in the World

rs are counted.
Category ↓ Structure ↓ Country ↓ City ↓ Height (m) ↓ Height (ft) ↓
Skyscraper (Topped out) - all categories Burj Dubai United Arab Emirates Dubai 818 2,684 ft (818 m)[2]
Guyed Mast KVLY-TV mast United States Blanchard, N.D. 628.8 2,063
Concrete Tower CN Tower Canada Toronto 553.3 1,815
Skyscraper - to top of antenna Sears Tower United States Chicago 527.3 1,730
Skyscraper - to top of spire Taipei 101 Taiwan Taipei 509.2 1,671
Skyscraper - to top of roof Shanghai World Financial Center People's Republic of China Shanghai 492 1,614
Tower for scientific research BREN Tower United States Nevada Test Site 462 1,516
Mast radiator, insulated against ground VLF transmitter Lualualei United States Lualualei, Hawaii 458.11 1,503
Twin towers Petronas Twin Towers Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 452 1,482
Chimney GRES-2 Power Station Kazakhstan Ekibastusz 419.7 1,377
Radar Dimona Radar Facility Israel Dimona 400 1,312
Guyed tubular steel mast Belmont transmitting station United Kingdom Donington on Bain 387.7 1,272
Lattice tower Kiev TV Tower Ukraine Kiev 385 1,263
Partially guyed tower Gerbrandy Tower Netherlands IJsselstein 366.8 1,203
Electricity pylon Yangtze River Crossing, Jiangyin China Jiangyin 346.5 1,137
Bridge pillar Millau Viaduct France Millau 342 1,122
Iron tower Tokyo Tower Japan Tokyo 333 1,092
Five-sided building JPMorgan Chase Tower United States Houston 305 1,002
Dam Nurek Dam Tajikistan Nurek 300 984[7]
Concrete dam Grande Dixence Dam Switzerland Val d'Hérens 285 935[8]
Electricity pylon built of concrete Yangtze River Crossing, Nanjing China Nanjing 257 843
Clock tower NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building Japan Tokyo 240 790
Electricity pylon of HVDC-powerline Yangtze River Crossing, Wuhu China Wuhu 229 751
Minaret Hassan II Mosque Morocco Casablanca 210 689
Wind turbine Fuhrländer Wind Turbine Laasow Germany Laasow, Brandenburg 205 673
Cooling tower Niederaussem Power Station Germany Niederaussem 200 656
Monument Gateway Arch United States St. Louis, Missouri 192 630
90° twisted building Turning Torso Sweden Malmö 190 623
Masonry tower Anaconda Smelter Stack United States Anaconda, Montana 178.3 585
Inclined structure,
Stadium Le Stade Olympique Canada Montreal 175 574
Obelisk San Jacinto Monument United States La Porte, Texas 173.7 570
Church building Chicago Temple Building United States Chicago 173 568
Masonry building Mole Antonelliana Italy Torino 167 548
Masonry building Philadelphia City Hall United States Philadelphia 167 548
Ferris wheel Singapore Flyer Singapore Singapore 165 541.3
Church tower Ulm Minster Germany Ulm 162 530
Industrial hall Vehicle Assembly Building United States Kennedy Space Center 160 525
Memorial cross Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos Spain El Escorial 152.4 500
Roller coaster Kingda Ka United States Jackson, New Jersey 138.98 456
Tomb Great Pyramid of Giza Egypt Giza, Cairo 138.8 455.2
Dome St Peter's Basilica dome Vatican City Vatican City, Rome 136.57 448.06
Air traffic control tower Suvarnabhumi Airport control tower Thailand Bangkok 132.2 433.7
Flagpole, free-standing Ashgabat Flagpole Turkmenistan Ashgabat 133 436.4[9]
Equilateral Pentagon Baltimore World Trade Center United States Baltimore 123.5 405
Statue (including pedestal) Ushiku Daibutsu Bronze Buddha Statue Japan Ushiku 120 394
Storage silo Henninger Turm Germany Frankfurt 120 394
Sculpture Spire of Dublin Ireland Dublin 120 393
Light advertisement Bayer Cross Leverkusen Germany Leverkusen 118 387
Wooden structure Gliwice Radio Tower Poland Gliwice 118 387
Aerial tramway support tower Pillar of third section of Gletscherbahn Kaprun Austria Kaprun 113.6 373
Electricity pylon of powerline for single phase AC Bremen-Industriehafen Weser Powerline Crossing Germany Bremen 111 364
Lighthouse Yokohama Marine Tower Japan Yokohama 106 324
Sphere Stockholm Globe Arena Sweden Stockholm 85 279
Pre-modern Chinese pagoda Liaodi Pagoda China Ding County, Hebei 84 275
Lantern Tower Boston Stump United Kingdom Boston, Lincolnshire 83.05 272
Statue (not including pedestal) The Mamayev Monument Russia Volgograd 82 269
Brick lighthouse Torre della Lanterna Italy Genoa 77 253
Brick minaret Qutub Minar India Delhi 72.5 237.8
Electricity pylon (concrete, prefabricated) Pylon 310 of powerline Innertkirchen-Littau-Mettlen Switzerland Littau 59.5 195
Monolithic obelisk Tuthmosis II Obelisk Italy San Giovanni in Laterano 36 118.1
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Burj Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is currently the world's tallest man-made structure. It was topped-out at 818 m (2,684 ft) on 17 January 2009.


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great work staff
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But incorrect information
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Old February 2nd, 2009, 08:59 AM   #10
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This thread turned into a debate...

Nice photos Staff. You have excellent abilities with a camera that I envy.
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Very nice photos - interesting thread

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without dubai this thread is pointless.
Indeed... something was missing

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Burj Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is currently the world's tallest man-made structure. It was topped-out at 818 m (2,684 ft) on 17 January 2009.
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Burj Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is currently the world's tallest man-made structure. It was topped-out at 818 m (2,684 ft) on 17 January 2009.


now missing piece here
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Thanks for the props, people!



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Sorry, Mr. Jesus, you're the one who is incorrect...
Some of you may have misunderstood this thread. These are the photos of the 10 currently completed skyscrapers in the world. Not including towers that are under construction, and not including masts and TV-towers.
Finished. Skyscrapers.

The Burj Dubai, Nanjing Greenland Square etc. are only concrete shells clad in glass until they have opened for business...
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Some of you may have misunderstood this thread. These are the photos of the 10 currently completed skyscrapers in the world. Not including towers that are under construction...
Ok then... very nice pics once again
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Great pics as always Staff.
Please don't ruin this thread guys!
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Fantastic stuff , lucky guy.
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kick ass photos, they really look like post cards.
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Can we perhaps not bash someone with great skills for not including Dubai???

Calling this thread pointless is about the dumbest and most ignorant thing I've read in SSC in quite a while. :P
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