22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Skycrapers, TV towers, and observation towers are among the most emergent objects of human engineering. If you want to look around as far as possible without climbing a mountain or getting on a plane, you just have to buy a ticket to the observation deck of the nearest supertall structure.

Here are the views from the top floors of some of the tallest buildings in the world. Chances are, you can see your house from here.

The Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world. Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 828 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Tom Olliver


Tokyo by night from the Tokyo Skytree. Tokyo, Japan. 634 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Dell's Pics


The crescent located at the top of Abraj Al-Bait Towers (Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower). Mecca, Saudi Arabia. 601 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Wurzelgnohm/Wikimedia Commons


The Canton Tower. Guangzhou, China. 600 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Trevor Patt


The CN Tower. Toronto, Canada. 553.3 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Doc Searls


One World Observatory, on the 100th floor of One World Trade Center. New York City, United States. 541 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images


The Ostankino TV Tower. Moscow, Russia. 540.1 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Andy M.


Taipei 101. Taipei, Taiwan. 509 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Matthew Wu


Panorama of Shanghai and the Huangpu River from the top floor of Shanghai World Financial Center. Shanghai, China. 492 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Feng Li/Getty Images


The International Commerce Centre. Hong Kong, China. 484 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Vanishaaron


The Oriental Pearl Tower. Shanghai, China. 468 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo


The John Hancock Center. Chicago, United States. 457.2 m

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Allen McGregor


The Petronas Towers. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 452 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Albert Freeman


The Zifeng Tower. Nanjing, China. 450 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Sharon Hahn Darlin


The Empire State Building. New York City, United States. 449 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Alex Faundez


The Chicago skyline with Lake Michigan in the background from atop the Willis Tower (formerly named and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower) Skydeck. Chicago, United States. 442 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images


The Kingkey 100. Shenzhen, China. 442 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Trevor Patt


The Milad Tower. Tehran, Iran. 435 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Hansueli Krapf/Wikimedia Commons


A Blade Runner-ish scene from the Jin Mao tower. Shanghai, China. 421.5 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo


The Kuala Lumpur Tower. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 421 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Sam Gao


The Al Hamra Tower. Kuwait City, Kuwait. 413 m.

22 Breathtaking Views From the World's Tallest Buildings

Photo: Pedro Dash T


Top photo, a night view from Burj Khalifa by Jack Zalium

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