Many cities around the world have inspirational architecture – including some incredible skyscrapers. This is our list of just some of the most unique, innovative, and interesting high-rise buildings, from New York to Bangkok, Baku to Dubai.
Abraj Al-Bait Towers, Mecca
This complex of seven skyscrapers in the holy city is known for its sumptuous façade – and for having the largest clock face in the world on its distinctive clock tower.
The Shard, London
Already an icon on the city skyline, The Shard is an award winner and features an open-air observation deck.
Elephant Building, Bangkok
This 32-storey tower is shaped like a LEGO interpretation of Thailand’s national animal and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
A record-breaking development which is still, currently, the tallest tower in the world at 830 metres.
Evolution Tower, Moscow
This twisting tower has an impressive 135° rotation, leading it to be nominated for ‘Best Tall Building in Europe’ by CTBUH and coming second in the Emporis Skyscraper Award 2015.
Chrysler Building, New York
Perhaps not as well-known as the neighbouring Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building in New York City remains one of the best examples of Art Deco architecture.
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
The tallest twin towers in the world, the Petronas Towers have a distinctive silhouette inspired by their Malaysian heritage.
These are just some our favourite tall buildings – suggest your own by tweeting us at @AluK_Int.