The exterior's "skytree white" lattice offers an ideal foundation for the tower's nightly light show. The slightly curved trapezoid shape with a rectangular gap of the Shanghai World Finance Center (on the right) was completed in 2008. It stands at 165 meters (541 feet) and has 72 floors.
Shanghai World Financial Center, known as Shanghai World Financial Tower or SWFT, is a skyscraper in Pudong, Shanghai. It is the second-highest building in China and the fourth-highest in the world. The structure's height exceeds 200 m (656 ft), making it a supertall. It was built by Chinese developers Kangzhong Construction Company and Shanghai Shenggang Group. The main body of the building is made up of tubular steel frames covered in glass panels. The top three floors contain luxury apartments while the rest are taken up by a shopping mall.
Its construction began in 2005 and was completed in 2008. At the time of its completion it was the tallest building in Asia. It has been called China's answer to the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago because of its resemblance to the former American commercial giant. However, unlike the Willis Tower, which is only one floor below the current highest building in China, this one is actually two floors lower than the previous record holder.
The Eiffel Tower The Tokyo Tower, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, is repainted for a whole year every five years! The Tokyo SkyTree, which was finished in 2012, is the world's highest skyscraper! After Dubai's Burj Khalifa, it is also the world's second highest tower. The Tokyo Tower's height is 338 meters (1,114 feet) and its diameter at the base is 90 meters (295 feet).
It used to be called the Tokyo International Tower but it now has another name: Tokyo SkyTree. This name was chosen to promote tourism in the Tokyo area. The original name of the tower was never published by the architects because they wanted people to discover it for themselves after it was built.
The designers of the Tokyo Tower were Sugimoto Ken and Ando Tadao. They also designed the Yokohama Port Museum and the Fuji TV Headquarters building in Tokyo. The Tokyo Tower was completed in 1989. It used to be the tallest structure in Japan but now it is beaten by two other towers: the 468-meter-high (1,476-foot-high) Tokyo SkyTree and the 393-meter-high (1,249-foot-high) Shin Kong Mitsubishi Building.
An elevator takes visitors to the top of the Tokyo SkyTree where there is a viewing platform with chairs and tables.
Vista Tower (previously known as 375 E. Wacker) is a supertall (1,191-foot) skyscraper. The three stacks, designed by the architect's company, Studio Gang, are intended to be formed up of frustums. It has a geometric shape and is encased with colored glass in eight different colours to highlight the undulations in its form and architecture. The building is also equipped with an observatory on the 96th floor.
It is located at 375 E. Wacker Place, Chicago, Illinois 60601 USA. Construction started in 2009 and it was completed in 2015. The tower is owned by a partnership including Irvine California based Talon Real Estate Group and Dubai's Emaar Properties LLC. The estimated cost is $750 million.
The Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower) is the current champion for the title of tallest building in the Chicago skyline. It stands 1,453 feet tall with 42 floors above ground. The structure was built between 1974 and 1991 by the Chicago-based architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). The office building was originally called the John Hancock Center but was renamed after its primary tenant, the Sears Roebuck & Company which moved into the building in 1989.
It is located at 333 S. Wacker Dr. , Chicago, Illinois 60606 USA. The original design called for a tower 400 feet taller than its predecessor but construction delays forced the developers to cut the height down to limit operating costs. The estimated cost is $500 million.
The White Tower is the Tower of London's major tower and the original keep. It was erected in the early 1080s by William the Conqueror and afterwards expanded. The tower is 88 metres (288 ft) high and has 23 floors. It is made of chalk stone with some limestone used for ornamentation.
The White Tower was originally painted white, but now it is mostly grey. In fact, only its first two floors are still white. The rest of the tower is covered in black soot from the hundreds of fires that have been set inside it over the years.
The name "White Tower" comes from the fact that it was originally painted white. But due to its exposure to the elements over time, most of it has now turned gray or black. Only the first two floors are still white.
The base of the tower is about 80 feet wide and rises another 40 feet before ending in a crenellated parapet. There are three entrances on the ground floor: one in the middle for large vehicles and one on either side for smaller ones. The walls within the entrance area are about six feet thick. As you climb the tower, the rooms get smaller until you reach the top where there is just one small room left.
27 m Height/White Tower in London is the highest point within city limits and is a popular tourist attraction. The tower was built as an observation post and fire signal in the early 13th century, replacing an earlier wooden structure. It has been rebuilt several times since then.
The tower is located near Bishopsgate in the City of London. It stands on the site of an old palace built by Hubert de Burgh, 1st Earl of Kent. This in turn replaced a small church dedicated to St Mary that dated from about 604. The new tower was designed by Sir Hugh Gilbert and was completed in 1298. It had 16 feet thick walls with a roof made of wood and thatch. The base is about 40 x 60 feet (12 x 18 m).
In 1760, the top third of the tower was removed to prevent it being used for shelter by runaway slaves. In 1878, the remaining two-thirds was also removed so it could be seen from far away in case of fire. By this time, it had become known as "The White Tower" and was attracting crowds of visitors.
The Sky Tower is New Zealand's highest structure, standing at 1,076 feet (328 meters) and taking two years and nine months to complete. It is also the fastest rising building in the world, reaching its maximum height of 505 feet (152 meters) in less than an hour after opening in March 1996. The tower has 48 floors above ground level and three below ground.
The building was designed by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen (1899-1961), who also designed the Willis Tower in Chicago and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It was completed four years after his death.
Locationed in central Wellington, near Parliament House and Victoria University, it is one of the major attractions for tourists to New Zealand. As well as being a landmark, the Sky Tower provides sweeping views of the city, the harbour, and the surrounding area. It is visited by over 100,000 people each year, making it one of New Zealand's most popular tourist attractions.
However, it is not the country's tallest building; that distinction belongs to another Wellington attraction, the 553-foot-high (169-meter-high) Treasury Building, which is also owned by the government.