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40 OF THE WORLD’S MOST IMPRESSIVE SKYLINES [Copy link] 中文

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Shanghai, China
Home to nearly 24 million people, Shanghai is the most populous city in the world. It’s gone through an enormous building boom since the early 1990s, with almost 7,000 buildings of more than 11 stories erected in the past 20 years. The tallest skyscraper is Shanghai World Financial Center at 101 stories, but perhaps the most distinctive structure is the Oriental Pearl Tower, a TV tower with LED-illuminated spheres.



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New York City, USA

Considered the cultural capital of the world, New York sports a skyline easily recognized by almost anybody in the world. The crown jewel of this epic view is the Empire State Building, constructed in 1930 and towering 102 stories over midtown Manhattan. It was the tallest building in the world until 1972. The new One World Trade Center, located in the financial district, was completed just this year and is now the tallest building in the city at 104 stories.



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London, England

Though London lacks the leviathans of most of the other cities on this list, its skyline is no less distinctive. The architecture in London spans centuries — from historical sites like Big Ben, the Palace of Westminster, and Tower Bridge, to more modern structures like the London Eye, the Gherkin, and the Shard — and is a fascinating way to trace the development of one of the Western world’s urban superpowers.






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Dubai, UAE

When I think of Dubai, I think of numerous and often unusual skyscrapers. Huge, silver spires reaching high into the sky over the Persian Gulf. Dubai is home to more completed skyscrapers higher than 820ft than any other city in the world. The crowning achievement of Dubai’s towering reputation is the Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world. It has 163 floors topping out at 1,918ft, but the tip of its spire reaches 2,722ft (over a half mile).



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Vancouver, Canada
Thanks to active and thoughtful urban planning, Vancouver’s been ranked one of the most livable cities in the world for over a decade. Its distinctive skyline is the result of an architectural preference for building upward instead of outward — high-rise apartments as an alternative to sprawl. The tallest building in the city is Living Shangri-La, a mixed-use building containing both a hotel and condos, standing 62 stories.




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