If you’re looking for a room with a view, there’s no better place to catch a scenic sunrise than from one of the top floors of a skyscraper.
The term “skyscraper” was first used in the 19th century to describe steel-framed constructions of at least 10 stories. The very first building adhering to this definition was the 10-storey Home Insurance Building in Chicago, Illinois, which measured 42 metres. Completed in 1885, it only stood until 1931 when it was demolished.
Fast forward more than 130 years, and skyscrapers are no longer a novelty. However, when it comes to tall buildings, bigger is most certainly more thrilling, and the tallest buildings in the world today would literally dwarf the very first skyscrapers.
The tallest residential buildings in the world reach absolutely dizzying heights. How would you feel to live in one of these?
The tallest residential buildings in the world
10. Cayan Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 306 metres, 76 floors
9. Burj Rafal, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 308 metres, 68 floors
8. Ocean Heights, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 310 metres, 84 floors
7. HHHR Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 317 metres, 72 floors
6. Q1, Gold Coast, Australia – 322 metres, 80 floors
5. Marina Torch, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 348 metres, 80 floors
4. Elite Residence, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 381 metres, 91 floors
3. 23 Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 392 metres, 90 floors
2. Princess Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 414 metres, 101 floors
1. 432 Park Avenue, New York City, United States – 425.5 metres, 96 floors
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