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World Great Towers

Founded in Paris in 1989 for the Eiffel Tower’s centenary, this federation groups together towers all around the world, all of them symbols of their town or country, which display the common characteristic of both viewing platforms accessible to the public and television broadcasting antennas. The Eiffel Tower is the eldest. The tallest tower is the Burj de Dubai (818 metres) and the shortest is the Bratislava UFO (95 metres).

 

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With 50 members in over 20 countries across the world, the World Federation of Great Towers exists to showcase the great towers of the world and celebrate the astonishing feats of architecture and engineering that created them.

 

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Burj Khalifa, Dubai

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Described as both a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building.

Rising gracefully from the desert, it is an extraordinary union of art, engineering and craftsmanship. At 828 meters, the 200 story tower holds seven Guinness World records including the world’s highest observatory, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY.

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CN Tower

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National icon, engineering wonder, Toronto must-see – CN Tower is an award-winning dining and entertainment destination.

Spectacular views include world-famous Glass Floor, SkyPod and glass fronted elevators with glass floor panels. Three restaurants include award-winning 360 Restaurant. Plus film, shopping and thrilling EdgeWalk – world’s highest ‘hands-free’ walk, 356m/1168ft (116 stories) above ground.

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Empire State Building

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At the heart of New York City, the Empire State Building offers unparalleled panoramic views of five different states!

From its open-air 86th floor Observation Deck and climate controlled 102nd floor to its stunning Art Deco design and informative exhibits, the Empire State Building is more than just a view — it’s an immersive experience inside a world-famous landmark.

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Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower

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As the Shanghai City landmark, the 468m Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a multifunctional venue with sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, Museum and Cruise Dock.

Sightseeing includes a 259m transparent observatory, 263m main floor and 351m “Space Capsule”. Three restaurants are respectively the world’s first Coca-Cola themed restaurant, No.8 Old Shanghai restaurant and 267m revolving restaurant. The most popular choice is their Shanghai History Museum.

 

 


Skydeck Chicago

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No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to Skydeck Chicago!

Enjoy 360⁰ views spanning up to 50 miles and 4 states and their most spectacular view—1,353 feet straight down! “Dare to Stand Out” on The Ledge—glass balconies extending 4.3 feet outside the Willis Tower provide a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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The Space Needle

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Since opening for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle has welcomed visitors from every corner of the world to enjoy breathtaking views and savor all things Seattle.

The iconic signature of the city’s skyline, the Space Needle makes the perfect launching pad for Pacific Northwest adventure, exploring Seattle’s vibrant culture, or soaking in the area’s natural beauty. If you see one thing in Seattle, see everything!

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The View from The Shard

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At the top of the European Union’s tallest building The View from The Shard is the highest viewing platform in London, offering stunning panoramic views stretching up to 64km.

Travelling skyward in high-speed lifts, this multi-sensory journey takes you 244m (800ft) above London, where 1000 years of history unfolds beneath you.

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