From 1930 to 1931, it was the highest man-made structure in the world; the first building to be more over 1,000 feet tall; and the tallest brick building in the globe. It is sometimes referred to as the Times Tower. The original name came from the fact that it was built by the New York Times Company.
The Singer Building is one of a trio of towering skyscrapers on Broadway between 155th and 158th Streets in Midtown Manhattan. The buildings were designed by William Waldorf Astor, who also founded the modern luxury goods company that bears his name, and they were constructed between 1902 and 1907. The three buildings are similar in size and style, but they have different names and use of material. The Singer Building is made of brick and has a height of 563 feet with 19 floors above ground floor. It is now owned by Brookfield Properties and used for office space.
The Paramount Building is another of Astor's creations and was originally known as the American Radiator Building. It is identical to the Singer Building in all respects except height (449 feet vs 563 feet) and number of stories (19 vs 20). It was renamed in 1958 in honor of the long-gone independent movie theater chain that used to operate hundreds of theaters nationwide at this time called "The Paramount." The last one closed in 1986. This building now houses offices.
At 829.8 meters, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper is the world's tallest building (2,722 ft)... 600 m or taller structures (past or current)
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The Burj Khalifa, at over 828 meters (2,716.5 ft) and more than 160 floors, holds the following records: The world's highest structure. The tallest building in the world by height to top of tip roof. The largest ball of concrete ever poured.
Other notable buildings include the Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, which is the only car-themed theme park in the world. It features rides designed by Mario Andretti and Gilles Villeneuve.
The largest manmade structure in the UAE is also one of the biggest skyscrapers in the world. It is called the Dubai Mall and it is an indoor shopping mall with more than 350 stores including Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Gucci, Prada, and Tiffany. If you visit this place you will see many tall buildings in Dubai!
Another famous building is the F1 Pit Building which is located inside the Ferrari World near Dubai Autodrome. This building is used by Ferrari during Formula One races so they can monitor the performance of their cars from inside the building. It has been built using a light-weight material called Fibreglass-Reinforced Polypropylene (FRP).
Dubai's Burj Khalifa This skyscraper holds multiple records, including the world record for highest building at 2,716.5 ft. With a weight of almost 2.2 million tons, this massive building is also one of the heaviest! The second most massive structure on Earth is the Tianyi Mountain Bridge in China (pictured left). It spans 545 meters (1,804 feet) and weighs 14.5 million tons.
The third biggest building on Earth is the Shanghai World Financial Center, with its main tower rising 468 meters (1,512 feet), it is not only the tallest building in Asia but also the fourth highest in the world.
Shanghai's other famous building is the 832-meter (2,789-foot) Oriental Pearl Tower, which is the longest high-rise construction in Asia. It contains more than 3,000 rooms and offers great views of Shanghai from its 96th floor observatory.
Another huge building is the Moscow State University campus which covers an area of 230 acres (93 ha). Its main building was designed by I.I.Novikov and opened in 1971; currently it is the second largest university campus in Russia after the Moscow State University itself.
This list doesn't include industrial structures such as oil refineries or petrochemical plants.