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To rise to a great height and to look at the buzzing metropolis from a bird's-eye view is a dream of many people who live in or regularly come to large cities. Today, virtually every major city has a viewing platform. It may be set on the television tower, the roof of a skyscraper, and natural hills. Some of these areas are special. They are distinguished from the rest by enormous height, presence of cyclorama or uncommon breathtaking rides. The main advantage of the most outstanding viewing platforms of the world is opening view, which allows to see a great city in all its glory.

Top of Burj Khalifa, UAE

Viewing platforms located in the legendary Burj Khalifa enjoy a great popularity among guests of Dubai. The height of the 163-storey skyscraper is 828 meters. The building was completed in 2010. There are multiple viewing platforms at different heights. The highest deck allows to look at the city from the height of 555 meters. This site is located on the 148th floor of a skyscraper. Another, no less amazing observation deck is located on the 124th floor; its height is 452 meters.

Top of Burj Khalifa, UAE Needless to say that the panoramic view of the city is simply mesmerizing. Compared with Burj Khalifa, all the surrounding skyscrapers and large-scale buildings seem quite tiny, and cars on the highways are barely distinguishable. One of the main features of the site is that it allows you to enjoy a circular panorama of the city. A part of the observation deck is open, so magnificent views of Dubai can be enjoyed outdoors.

The viewpoint of Burj Khalifa is one of the first class in the world; it is equipped with special devices for people with disabilities. To get to one of the most famous viewing platforms in the world, it’s just enough to buy a ticket. The ticket office is located in Dubai Mall on the first floor of the skyscraper. It's worth noting that a significant proportion of visitors rushes to the site in the evening to watch the sunset, so there might be long queues at the ticket office. Next - Skydeck Chicago

Skydeck Chicago, USA

Skydeck Chicago, USA In Chicago, the amazingly popular viewing platform is located in Willis Skyscraper. This edifice is the tallest building in the United States; it is streamed upwards for 443 meters. The skyscraper has 110 floors. Its observation deck is located on the 103rd floor, at a height of 412 meters. Each year, the viewing platform is visited by about 1.3 million people. The place has some amazing peculiarities. Complete article

CN Tower, Canada

CN Tower, Canada Toronto also has an observation deck that will appeal to fans of the unusual entertainment. It is located on one of the top floors of the CN Tower. This observation deck is located at an altitude of 356 meters. Visitors are offered to use a special elevator for going there. This viewing platform differs from many others. A part of it is situated outdoors, and guests can visit it during a ride on EdgeWalk. Complete article

Sky Tower, New Zealand

Sky Tower, New Zealand The highest observation deck in Auckland is located in the skyscraper with a romantic name Sky Tower. It is located at an altitude of 220 meters. In fair weather, this observation deck offers the panoramic view of 80 km. Visiting the sight is one of the favorite entertainment of the guests of the city. Sky Tower is a common TV tower in Auckland. It is 328 meters high, that makes it the tallest building in the country. The construction of the tower was completed in 1997. Almost from the first days of the opening, viewing platforms became available for visitors. Complete article

Skybridge, Malaysia

Skybridge, Malaysia The amazing viewing platform called Skybridge can be visited in the capital of Malaysia. The name of this viewing platform fully reflects its main feature. It is really made of the highly durable glass. The bridge is located at an altitude of 452 meters. This glass structure is an integral part of a unique architectural complex of Petronas. Those are twin skyscrapers interconnected with a spectacular bridge on the 41st floor. Complete article

Orient Pearl Tower, China

Orient Pearl Tower, China Oriental Pearl TV Tower is situated in Shanghai. It is one of the highest in the world and the third highest in Asia; its height is 468 meters. Not surprisingly, this tower is one of the city's most popular viewing points. Moreover, there are many more interesting places to have rest. The tower has a revolving restaurant with a hall located at an altitude of 267 meters. A dance floor and a great karaoke bar are situated a floor above. Complete article

Sky Tree, Japan

Sky Tree, Japan The highest tower in the world, which is called Sky Tree, is situated in Tokyo. Its height is 634 meters. Those who like to look at the city with a bird's-eye view, will enjoy this tower equipped with three observation platforms; the highest among them is at an altitude of 450 meters. This observation deck is spiral. Glass high-speed elevators deliver visitors upstairs; they move with a speed of about 10 mps. Complete article

Marina Sky Park, Singapore

Marina Sky Park, Singapore Perhaps, one of the most unusual viewing platforms in the world can be visited in Singapore. It is located on the roof of the Marina Bay Sands luxury hotel. This observation platform is called Marina Sky Park. It is a large recreational area, which in addition to an observation deck itself has a huge swimming pool, sun terrace, dining area, and bar. The recreation area is shaped as a deck of a ship. Many of its elements are made of the natural wood. The platform is decorated with live plants. Complete article

Harbour Bridge, Australia

Harbour Bridge, Australia Those who are tired of visiting standard lookouts, will be able to diversify the holiday in Sydney. The local Harbour Bridge is one of the largest arch bridges in the world. Several years ago, the great Pylon Lookout was constructed there. Visitors can come up via the lateral arch of the bridge. Complete article

Ostankino Tower, Russia

Ostankino Tower, Russia You can admire panoramic views of Moscow from the observation platform of the Ostankino TV tower, which is located at an altitude of 340 meters. The tower was completed in 1967. By the end of construction works, it was the tallest building in the world. Currently, two observation platforms are available there. The open deck is set at an altitude of 340 meters. It is available from May to October. There is also a glass-fronted viewing platform located three meters below. It welcomes visitors all year round. Complete article

Leader Tower, Russia

Leader Tower, Russia In St. Petersburg, one of the most modern and attractive viewing platforms is located in the Leader Tower skyscraper. This high-rise building is 140 meters high. Its floors are mainly office space. The restaurant complex is located on the upper floors. The top point of a skyscraper is an observation deck that offers charming views of the Northern capital. Complete article

Empire State Building, USA

Empire State Building, USA An excellent viewing platform, from which you can see the city in all its glory can be found in New York. The deck located in Empire State Building is especially popular among tourists. The height of this historic skyscraper is 381 meters. It was built in 1931, and, until 1972, remained the tallest building on the planet. The observation deck is located on the 86th floor, you can climb it using elevators. Complete article

Eiffel Tower Experience, France

Eiffel Tower Experience, France The most popular and attractive viewing points of the French capital can be found in the Eiffel Tower. There are three decks located at an altitude of 57, 115 and 300 meters. Take a special elevator to get there; some visitors prefer to climb the stairs. Since its opening, the last viewpoint remains the highest in Paris. You can visit it every day from 9 am to midnight. Complete article

Royal Greenwich Observatory, Great Britain

Royal Greenwich Observatory, Great Britain A visit to the Royal Greenwich Observatory in London promises to be memorable. The sight is located on the territory of one of the most amazing and unusual viewing areas of the British capital. The Observatory is located high on a hill, so its observation deck offers a wonderful view of several areas of London. It overlooks the nearby Greenwich Park, north-west of London, and one of the most popular attractions of the city - National Maritime Museum. Complete article

Panorama Punkt, Germany

Panorama Punkt, Germany The most spectacular viewing platform in Berlin should be looked for at Potsdamer Platz. The former is located on top of the Kollhoff Tower. The most popular viewing area of ​​Berlin is called Panorama Punkt; it’s located at an altitude of 90 meters. Kollhoff itself is a majestic skyscraper built after a fashion of American skyscrapers of the 20s. An observation deck is located on the 25th floor. It’s available all year round. Complete article
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