Man has always been fascinated with heights. The pyramids of ancient Egypt and the Biblical Tower of Babel are just some of the examples of how men are obsessed with building tall and impressive structures since time immemorial. Thanks to modern building materials and innovations in construction, it is now easier and faster to build high-rise buildings. Below are some of the world's most famous skylines.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Home to the Burj Khalifa, currently the tallest man-made structure in the world at 829.8 m (2,722 ft), Dubai boasts some of the most impressive modern Islamic architectures in the planet.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The iconic Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world, lord over Kuala Lumpur's skyline.
The capital of the Republic of China, Taiwan, boasts of the world’s second tallest building, Taipei 101.
San Fransisco, USA
The Golden Gate Bridge spanning the San Fransisco Bay makes San Francisco's skyline one of the most beautiful nature-city views in North America and the world.
The iconic Sydney Opera House makes this city one of the world’s most recognizable skylines.
New York City, USA
Known as one of the cities with the most number of skyscrapers above 200 meters, New York city immediately comes to mind when it comes to tall buildings.
Home to four of the 20 tallest skyscrapers in the world as well as the most number of buildings over 200 meters high (a total of 44) has made Hong Kong's skyline a tourist attraction in itself. It has even been dubbed as the "tallest city in the world."