Hong Kong, New York, Dubai Skylines (Pictures)
Hong Kong, New York, Dubai Skylines. Collection of Pictures of skycrapers of biggest cities in the world.
Hong Kong is an international Financial Centre that has 112 buildings that stand taller than 180 metres (591 ft). The tallest building in Hong Kong is the 118-storey International Commerce Centre, which was completed in 2010 and rises 484 metres (1588 feet). It also stands as the 2nd tallest building in People’s Republic of China and 6th tallest building in the world. The second tallest building in Hong Kong is the 88-storey Two International Finance Centre, rising at 416 metres (1364 feet), which stands as the 5th tallest all-office building in the world as well as the 7th tallest building in the People’s Republic of China. The third tallest building of the city is the 78-storey Central Plaza, which had been the tallest building in Hong Kong for more than 10 years—from 1992 to 2003. It contains Sky City Church, the highest church in the world located inside a skyscraper. The fourth tallest building in the city is the 70-storey Bank of China Tower, rising 367 m (1,204 ft) high and designed by famed architect I. M. Pei. It was the first skyscraper outside the United States to stand taller than 305 m (1,000 ft) in height. (Wiki)
New York City, the largest city in the United States, is home to 5,818 completed high-rises, 96 of which stand taller than 600 feet (183 m). The tallest completed building in the city is the 102-story Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan, which was finished in 1931 and rises to 1,250 feet (381 m), increased to 1,454 feet (443 m) by its antenna. It also is the third-tallest building in the United States and the 22nd-tallest building in the world. The Empire State Building stood as the tallest building in the world from its completion until 1972, when the 110-story North Tower of the original World Trade Center was completed. At 1,368 feet (417 m), One World Trade Center briefly held the title as the world’s tallest building until the completion of the 108-story Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower) in Chicago in 1974. The World Trade Center towers were destroyed by terrorist attacks in 2001, and the Empire State Building regained the title of tallest building in the City. The second-tallest building in New York is the Bank of America Tower, which rises to 1,200 feet (366 m), including its spire. Tied for third-tallest are the 1,046-foot (319 m) Chrysler Building, which was the world’s tallest building from 1930 until 1931, and the New York Times Building, which was completed in 2007. (Wiki)
Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, is home to 911 completed high-rises, 88 of which stand taller than 180 metres (591 ft). The tallest building in Dubai is the Burj Khalifa, which rises 828 metres (2,717 ft) and contains 163 floors. The tower has stood as both the tallest building in the world and the tallest man-made structure of any kind in the world since its completion in January 2010. The second-tallest building in Dubai is the 414-metre (1,358 ft) Princess Tower, which also stands as the world’s tallest residential skyscraper. The skyscrapers of Dubai are, for the most part, clustered in three different locations. The land along Sheikh Zayed Road was the first to develop, followed by the Dubai Marina neighborhood and the Business Bay district. (Wiki)