CONSTRUCTION WONDERS OF THE MODERN WORLD – PT 1

May be these aren’t the tallest, most beautiful buildings in the world but they are certainly iconic and very representative of their cities and their designers. Let us know what you think of our choices and yours in the comment section below and you might get featured on the second part of this article.

Our picks for the first half include:

1. Burj Khalifa, Dubai UAE

Currently the world’s tallest building & home to the world’s highest mosque, on the 158th floor. The Burj Khalifa towers above its city like a giant redwood in a field of daisies.

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2. The Shard, London

Boasting at 95 stories offering the finest views of fast-paced London.

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3. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

<strong>Height</strong>: 452 meters.<br /><strong>Cost to build</strong>: $1.6 billion.<strong><br />Completion date</strong>: June 1996.<br /><strong>Fast fact</strong>: National poet laureate A. Samad Said was commissioned to write a poem for Malaysia's tallest towers.

For everything you need to know about flights to Malaysia go here. For tour packages to Malaysia go here.

4. Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

This jaw-dropping constellation of man-made islands is best viewed from the air. For tour packages to Dubai go here

5. Marina Sands, Singapore

The most expensive standalone casino property in the world. Treat yourself to a drink in one of the three glamorous sky bars instead of paying the visitors fee.

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6. Taipei 101, Taiwan

The tallest green building ( previous tallest building in the world), each evening a different colour light is shone on the building represent the different days of the week.

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7. Haohan Qiao Bridge, China

The world’s longest glass bottomed bridge (whatever you do DON’T LOOK DOWN!)

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8. The Bayterek, Kazakhstan

Known for a lot more than Borat’s imagined place of birth, Kazakhstan is a rapidly modernising The striking Bayterek monument iin the capital Astana was designed to represent a folk tale about the mythical tree of life and a magic bird of happiness named Samruk, who laid its egg in the crevice between two branches of a poplar tree.

For everything you need to know about flights to Kazakhstan go here.

9. The Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweden

<strong>Height</strong>: 190 meters.<br /><strong>Cost to build</strong>: $80 million.<strong><br />Completion date</strong>: 2005.<br /><strong>Fast fact</strong>: In line with Sweden's low-emission promise, the tallest residential building in the country is supplied with 100% locally produced renewable energy.

In line with Sweden’s low-emission promise, the tallest residential building in the country is supplied with 100% locally produced renewable energy — a true symbol of modern Sweden.

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10. Willis Tower, Chicago, US

At completion in 1973, it surpassed the World Trade Center towers in New York to become the tallest building in the world, a title it held for nearly 25 years. The Willis Tower is the second-tallest building in the United States and the 14th-tallest in the world. More than one million people visit its observation deck each year, making it one of Chicago’s most popular tourist destinations

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11. Manta Resort, Pemba.

Africa’s first underwater hotel room; There’s an underwater room where you can watch manta rays and rainbow fish gliding past from your bed.

For everything you need to know about flights to Pemba go here.

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