Top Five Highest Observation Decks In The World

Top Five Highest Observation Decks In The World



(1) Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower

Jeddah Tower, previously known as Kingdom Tower and Mile-High Tower, is a skyscraper under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at a preliminary cost of SR 4.6 billion (US$1.23 billion). This 1,000 metre skyscraper is scheduled to open in 2018.

“With this deal, we will reach new, as yet unheard of highs in real estate development, and will fulfill the company’s objective of creating a world-class urban center that offers an advanced lifestyle, so that Jeddah may have a new iconic landmark that attracts people from all walks of society with comprehensive services and a multitude of uses,” Mounib Hammoud, chief executive officer of Jeddah Economic Company, said.


(2) Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa, previously known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a mega tall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a total height of 829.8 m (2,722 ft) including the antenna and a roof height of 828 m (2,717 ft), the Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest structure in the world since topping out in late 2008.

Address: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Height: 648 m, 830 m to tip

Floors: 163

Construction started: 6 January 2004

Opened: 4 January 2010

Burj Khalifa was designed by Adrian Smith, then of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), whose firm designed the Willis Tower and One World Trade Center.


(3) Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower

The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre (2,073 ft), 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It is the world’s tallest building, by height to highest usable floor (Level 127, 587.4 m).

Address: 501 Yincheng Middle Rd, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000

Height: 632 m

Floors: 128

Construction started: 29 November 2008

Opened: 2016

Shanghai Tower also has the world’s highest observation deck within a building or structure (Level 121, 561.25 m), and the world’s fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 m/s (74 km/h). It is the world’s second-tallest building by height to architectural top (behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, 828 m) and the world’s third-tallest structure (behind Tokyo Skytree, 634 m).


(4) Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. Its base is square, measuring 125 metres (410 ft) on each side.

Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France

Height: 300 m, 324 m to tip

Construction started: 28 January 1887

Opened: March 15, 1889


(5) Washington Monument

Top Five Highest Observation Decks In The World

The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and the first President of the United States.

The monument, made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, is both the world’s tallest stone structure and the world’s tallest obelisk, standing 554 feet (169.046 m) tall according to the National Geodetic Survey (measured 2013–14) or 555 feet 5 inches (169.294 m) tall according to the National Park Service (measured 1884).

Address: 2 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20024, USA

Height: 169 m

Construction started: 1848

Opened: October 9, 1888

On August 23, 2011, the Washington Monument sustained damage during the 5.8 magnitude 2011 Virginia earthquake; over 150 cracks were found in the monument. After 32 months of repairs, the National Park Service and the Trust for the National Mall reopened the Washington Monument to visitors on May 12, 2014.


Top Five Highest Observation Decks In The World


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