OK, maybe avoiding the tallest skyscrapers is a bit much (I mean, the ground floor is still pretty safe). But you might want to consider not going all the way to the top and looking out the window…that’s just asking for trouble. Over the past several decades the height of the world’s tallest buildings has shot up dramatically. Today the tallest structure on Earth covers the better part of a kilometer as it pushes into the sky and rises above the clouds. Can you imagine the view from up there? These are 25 Skyscrapers Around The World You’ll Want To Avoid If You Are Afraid Of Heights.
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Empire State Building (United States)
Height: 381 meters (1,250)
After 9/11, the Empire State Building was once again the tallest building in New York City until the completion of the Freedom Tower and 432 Park Avenue
Burj Mohammed bin Rashid (United Arab Emirates)
Height: 381 meters (1,251 feet)
Located in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, this is the tallest building in the city.
Shun Hing Square (China)
Height: 384 meters (1,260 ft)
For a brief period of time between 1996 and 1997 this was the tallest building in China. Fun fact – with a width to height ratio of 1:9 it was also the thinnest building in the world when it was completed.
CITIC Plaza (China)
Height: 391 meters (1,283 ft)
Again in China, the CITIC Plaza is the tallest concrete structure on Earth.
23 Marina (United Arab Emirates)
Height: 392.8 meters (1,289 ft)
It has 57 swimming pools and every single duplex in this skyscraper comes with an elevator.