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A Tall Tale

23.07.21

Living on top of the world may have been put on pause in 2020, but the appeal of enjoying the highest vantage point in one of the world's biggest cities is always highly exciting.

From Dubai, to Miami to New York developers continue to battle for new heights with the aim of delivering the world's tallest tower- the ultimate architectural and engineering feat. As it stands Dubai currently hosts the world’s tallest tower - the Burj Khalifa, which soars to 2716 feet high.

The Burj Khalifa also has the highest number of stories in the world (160), and the highest occupied floor in the world, tallest observation deck, and elevator with the longest travel distance in the world.

The striking building was developed by Dubai's largest real estate developer Emaar Properties who are also credited with building most of the major areas of the city including the Downtown district that was built around the tower, the Dubai Marina and Dubai Hills Estate - an incredible and vast golf community. Emaar Properties are no stranger to setting world records- they also built the world's biggest fountain connected to the world's largest mall- the Dubai Mall.

The world's tallest residential building is in New York - Central Park Tower. With sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, the mile-high residents are currently in the process of populating the building. Central Park Tower is sometimes dubbed Nordstrom Tower as the first five floors of the tower are occupied by a large store. Developed by Extell and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, this new skyscraper icon stands at 1550 feet tall and hosts 179 exclusive homes. Central Park Tower is the second tallest skyscraper in the Western hemisphere, and the 14th tallest building in the world.

Further south is Florida's Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences, Miami. This skyscraper will be the tallest tower in the world south of New York City upon completion serving up 100 stories of pure luxury. When complete, the development commits to rise to approximately 1049 feet into the sky. The upcoming record-breaking skyscraper, designed by Sieger Suarez Architects and design architect Carlos Ott, has a distinctive architectural footprint appearing like stacked building blocks that will light up the Downtown Miami skyline, towering over Biscayne Bay. The developer, PMG, is no stranger to the skies with ground-breaking completed projects, from the Muse Residences in conjunction with Deepak Chopra in Sunny Isles to 111 West 57th Street, located on Midtown Manhattan's Billionaires' Row and the second tallest residential high-rise tower in the U.S. This development is scheduled for completion in 2024.

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