The 25 Most Beautiful Skylines in the World

Posted by on May 8, 2012

Ever since man walked upon the face of the Earth we have been trying to build things as high as we possibly can. Although sometimes it may be because we genuinely run out of horizontal space and are left with no options, it seems that for the most part our primary motivation stems from our egos. Over the course of the last century the title for worlds tallest building has changed hands numerous times and cities today are still trying to one up each other (at the times of this writing the title belongs to Dubai with the Burj Khalifa). This isn’t always a bad thing though especially for those of you who enjoy sightseeing. And if you include yourself in that category this your lucky day because from New York to Hong Kong these are the 25 most beautiful skylines in the world.


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

You may be tempted to think you’re seeing a mirage as some of the most modern architecture in the world emerges out of the desert before you and although it has one of the youngest skylines in the world it is also one of the most unique.


Shanghai, China

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Along with China’s economy, it’s largest city is expanding…rapidly.


Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Although it doesn’t have the densest skyline in the world but it holds several other records including the tallest twin buildings with the Petronas Towers.


Frankfurt, Germany

Unlike other European cities, Frankfurt manages to combine its old school, low rise European architecture with a modern, high rise downtown district.


Taipei, Taiwan

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As the capital of the Republic of China (commonly referred to as Taiwan) the world’s second tallest building, Taipai 101, rises from the city’s streets.