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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.

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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.

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Photo: Tom Olliver


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

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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.

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Photo: Wurzelgnohm/Wikimedia Commons


The Canton Tower. Guangzhou, China. 600 m.

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Photo: Trevor Patt


The CN Tower. Toronto, Canada. 553.3 m.

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Photo: Doc Searls


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

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Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images


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

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Photo: Andy M.


Taipei 101. Taipei, Taiwan. 509 m.

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Photo: Matthew Wu


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

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Photo: Feng Li/Getty Images


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

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Photo: Vanishaaron


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

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Photo: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo


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

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Photo: Allen McGregor


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

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Photo: Albert Freeman


The Zifeng Tower. Nanjing, China. 450 m.

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Photo: Sharon Hahn Darlin


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

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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.

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Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images


The Kingkey 100. Shenzhen, China. 442 m.

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Photo: Trevor Patt


The Milad Tower. Tehran, Iran. 435 m.

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Photo: Hansueli Krapf/Wikimedia Commons


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

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Photo: Attila Nagy/Gizmodo


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

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Photo: Sam Gao


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

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Photo: Pedro Dash T


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

What is your favourite panorama? Have you ever been at the top of any very tall building? Show us your own photo below!

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