I've always been fascinated with tall towers and structures, it's amazing how visions of certain artists, like the architects, engineers and planners are really made into existence.
The tallest one I've seen just yet is the Philippines' PBComm Tower. (Not even in the world's top 20. ^_^)
Every few years, a new building dethrones a record holder, and when a taller one rules, a new one starts to emerge from the ground.
I can imagine how the world of the developers is like, they compete with their egos, their desire to be on top are jokes among them, yet their projects are really fascinating.
They change the world, but I just hope that they do not let the past be stepped over.
Here's the current list:
1. Burj Dubai in Dubai, UAE
2. Freedom Tower in New York City
3. Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan
4. Shanghai World Financial in China
5. Petronas Towers 1 and 2 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
6. Sears Tower in Chicago, IL
And in the coming years, buildings just can't stop growing and growing. Countries will try to get hold of the title of longest reigning tower, symbolizing power.
In the photo:
1. Mile Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2. Al Burj in Dubai, UAE
3. Mubarak Tower in Kuwait
4. Burj Dubai, Dubai, UAE
Talk about Middle East powers!