We would be willing to pay almost any amount of money to see a time lapse of all the largest cities in the world as they developed into the juggernauts that they are today. The greatest cities in the world have undergone complete overhauls and evolution for both social and political reasons. One unique addition to the architecture of these giant populaces has been that of the skyscraper. Designed to wow the eye and reach toward the sky, these massive buildings are indicative of modern architecture done right. Let’s take a look at 10 of the most impressive and tallest skyscrapers in the world.
Formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, this landmark building sits in the Xinyi District in Taipei, Taiwan. The building was designe dby KTRT Joint Venture with CY Lee as the lead architect. The building took over five years to build, from 1999 to 2004, and it sits at 1,667 feet tall. With 101 flowers, 61 elevators, and engineering tricks to make it withstand typhoons and earthquakes there might not be a better way to kick off our list. The reason that the Taipei 101 sits at 101 floors is due to the Taiwanese belief in the ‘renewal of time’. Every 101 years time resets so this makes it always on a ‘fresh start’ so to speak.