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Highest skyscrapers, towers and observation decks, panoramic bridges and platforms always attract attention. They give people a unique opportunity to rise to great heights and enjoy unique landscapes, urban or natural. Great observation platforms and high-rise buildings are literally in every city. Special observation towers are actively built on the territory of nature reserves. Some architectural structures have long been sites of global importance thanks to their impressive height and unique shape.

Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Hotel, China

The real attraction of Shanghai is the luxurious Ritz-Carlton hotel. It's chosen not only by fans of high-end leisure, but also by those who like to enjoy cityscapes. The top floors of a skyscraper offer wonderful views of the Huangpu River. Many rooms have amazing windows from floor to ceiling. There you can enjoy panorama of the city from a great height. Even nearby skyscrapers seem quite tiny.

Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Hotel, China Rooms on the last floors are quite expensive, but thrifty guests will also be able to enjoy panoramic views of the city. One of the top floors of the hotel features a gorgeous swimming pool with a high ceiling. Its outer wall is completely replaced by the picture window. In addition, several restaurants and a bar are situated at the top floors. In the fine weather, guests can relax on the roof. There is a magnificent viewing platform. Guests may reserve a table on the roof.

Next to the Ritz-Carlton, there is the famous landmark of Shanghai, Oriental Pearl TV Tower. It is one of the highest TV towers of the planet. Guests of the luxury hotel will have an opportunity to admire the TV tower as well. Even one day spent in this amazing hotel will give a lot of impressions to those who love heights. Next - Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald

Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald, Germany

Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald, Germany Travelers who want to have a look at the amazing natural attractions from a height have to go to Germany, to the Bavarian National Park. This nature reserve is the biggest in Europe. A significant part of its area is covered by forests. Here an unusual wooden tower with a complicated name Baumwipfelpfad was built among impenetrable thickets of trees. That's a complex of wooden bridges and tracks, which ends with a dome with a spiral staircase. At the top of the dome, which is directed upwards by 25 meters, there is an observation deck. Complete article

Casa Brutale, Lebanon

Casa Brutale, Lebanon Work on the implementation of a unique project to build a villa Casa Brutale has begun in Beirut. The main feature of the brutal villa is that it will be built right on the rocky cliff above the Aegean Sea. The original building is the perfect home for those who love to watch the seascape from a height. Developers of the project are experts from Open Platform for Architecture bureau. They have created a project of the house in minimalist style that has been recognized as one of the most unique in the world. Complete article

Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore The world famous Marina Bay Sands hotel is situated in Singapore. That's a unique monument of modern architecture. The hotel is located in the central area of ​​Singapore. It occupies a complex of three 55-storey skyscrapers 200 meters high. On top of buildings there is a huge terrace. The shape of latter resembles a deck of a ship. This construction made the hotel one of the most recognizable architectural landmarks in the world. Complete article

River Mur Observation Tower, Austria

River Mur Observation Tower, Austria An amazing building, which is sure to keep interest of height-lovers, is situated in Austria, on the banks of the Mur river. This river flows at the border of Austria and Slovenia. Scenic forests grow along its banks. If you will climb the observation tower, you will appreciate the unique landscape in all its glory. The tower features a rather complex shape of the double helix. Developers of the project were Munich architects. Complete article

Phoenix Observation Tower, United States

Phoenix Observation Tower, United States Construction of the unique observation tower has begun in the US city of Phoenix. The structure is also bound to attract the attention of curious travelers. The height of the tower after construction will be 430 feet. A large spherical structure with several viewing platforms and seating areas would be set on the top. The project of the tower was designed by well-known architects from Denmark. They plan to equip the structure not only with viewing platforms, but also with a restaurant and a terrace where guests can sunbathe. Complete article

Daewon Park Observatory, Korea

Daewon Park Observatory, Korea Another great opportunity to rise above vanity is to visit the Daewon Park Observatory, which is located in the Korean city of Seongnam. This observatory can also be called a real monument of the modern architecture. Its design was developed by Yong Chandzhki from Kyungam Architects Associates. Initially the observatory was built as a part of an architectural competition. Complete article

ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, England

ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, England One of the main and most original landmarks of the British capital is a lookout tower ArcelorMittal Orbit. The height of the tower, which looks more like a wonderful sculpture, is 115 meters. It is located on the territory of the Olympic Park. Construction of the tower was completed in 2012, by the opening of the Olympic Games. It is a fabulous building in the style of public art. There is an observation deck on top of it. During the Olympic Games, it allowed visitors to see the Olympic Village in all its glory. Complete article

Nasinneula Observation Tower, Finland

Nasinneula Observation Tower, Finland The highest observation tower in Scandinavian countries is situated in Finland. Nasinneula tower is a true historical landmark. It was built in 1971. Now it is the highest observation tower, not only in Finland, but also in Scandinavia. The tower height is 168 meters, that makes it the tallest free-standing building in the country. Complete article

Hearst Tower, USA

Hearst Tower, USA Tourists who love to climb the highest viewing platforms should definitely pay attention to the Hearst Tower skyscraper in New York. The author of this project is the architect Norman Foster. The Hearst Tower is one of the few skyscrapers of the world, which is admirable not only from a distance, but in the immediate vicinity. The main feature of a high-rise building is its unique glass facade composed of triangular panels. Complete article

Abraj Al-Bait Towers, Saudi Arabia

Abraj Al-Bait Towers, Saudi Arabia The most recognizable architectural landmark of Saudi Arabia is a complex Abraj Al Bait. That’s the world's heaviest network of buildings. This complex also features impressive height; it’s the highest in the country. Towers stream upwards for 558.7 meters. Abraj Al Bait is in Mecca, in the vicinity of Al-Haram and other Islamic shrines. The complex of buildings houses several hotels that each year welcome more than 5 million pilgrims from around the world. In addition, there is a large shopping mall and various dining places. Complete article

John Hancock Center, USA

John Hancock Center, USA Chicago can boast the famous 100-story skyscraper, John Hancock Center, which also never ceases to attract fans of spectacular panoramas. This skyscraper was built in 1969; its height is 344 meters. There are offices and shops, apartments and even the highest swimming pool in North America located on the 44th floor. The most amazing tourist places are on the last seven floors. There is a viewing platform, an observatory with an advanced telescope and a restaurant. Complete article

Dachstein Sky Walk, Austria

Dachstein Sky Walk, Austria It’s possible to find amazing architectural monuments even in the most hidden corners of the planet. The bridge built on the Dachstein glacier is an excellent example. This spectacular bridge with an observation deck, which is the final element of the structure, is situated in the Austrian town of Dachstein. The sight was built at the terminal cable car station, high in the mountains. Using the lift, travelers can climb to an altitude of 2 700 meters. After that they will be able to stroll through the beautiful glass bridge and admire the panoramic view of the mountains. Complete article
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