Featured Global Towers

Burj Khalifa
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The world's tallest building, at 828 meters, this 200 story tower holds 5 Guiness World records.

Described as both a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. Rising gracefully from the desert, it is an extraordinary union of art, engineering and craftsmanship. At 828 meters, the 200 story tower holds five Guinness World records including the world’s highest observatory, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY.

CN Tower
Toronto, Canada
The CN Tower's spectacular views include the world-famous Glass Floor, SkyPod, and glass fronted elevators with glass floor panels.

National icon, engineering wonder, Toronto must-see – CN Tower is an award-winning dining and entertainment destination. Spectacular views include world-famous Glass Floor, SkyPod and glass fronted elevators with glass floor panels. Three restaurants include award-winning 360 Restaurant. Plus film, shopping and thrilling EdgeWalk – world’s highest ‘hands-free’ walk, 356m/1168ft (116 stories) above ground.

Eiffel Tower
Paris, France
The Eiffell Tower was built in 1889, and now welcomes approximately 7 million visitors a year.

The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 on the occasion of the World Fair. It now welcomes yearly approx. 7 million visitors, 80% of which are foreigners. Experiencing the Eiffel Tower combines thrills on the glass floor and at the top with the pleasure of learning through the instructive “discovery circuit”. Services include on-line tickets, food, champagne bar, and official gift shops.

Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower
Shanghai, China
The Shanghai Oriental Pearl Tower experience includes a 259m transparent observatory, 263m main floor and 351m “Space Capsule”.

As the Shanghai City landmark, the 468m Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a multifunctional venue with sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, Museum and Cruise Dock. Sightseeing includes a 259m transparent observatory, 263m main floor and 351m “Space Capsule”. Three restaurants are respectively the world’s first Coca-Cola themed restaurant, No.8 Old Shanghai restaurant and 267m revolving restaurant. The most popular choice is their Shanghai History Museum.

Space Needle
Seattle, WA, USA
Since opening for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle has welcomed visitors from every corner of the world to enjoy its breathtaking views.

Since opening for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle has welcomed visitors from every corner of the world to enjoy breathtaking views and savor all things Seattle. The iconic signature of the city’s skyline, the Space Needle makes the perfect launching pad for Pacific Northwest adventure, exploring Seattle’s vibrant culture, or soaking in the area’s natural beauty. If you see one thing in Seattle, see everything!

The Shard
London, UK
The View from The Shard is the highest viewing platform in London, offering stunning panoramic views stretching up to 64km.

At the top of the European Union’s tallest building, The View from The Shard is the highest viewing platform in London, offering stunning panoramic views stretching up to 64km. Travelling skyward in high-speed lifts, this multi-sensory journey takes you 244m (800ft) above London, where 1000 years of history unfolds beneath you.

Willis Tower
Chicago, IL, USA
"Dare to Stand Out" on The Ledge — glass balconies extend 4.3 feet outside the building provide a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to Skydeck Chicago! Enjoy 360⁰ views spanning up to 50 miles and 4 states and our most spectacular view—1,353 feet straight down! "Dare to Stand Out" on The Ledge—glass balconies extending 4.3 feet outside the building provide a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

World Federation of Great Towers
Did you know?
The Empire State Building is a founding member of the World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT), a worldwide organization of the tallest buildings in the world.

The Empire State Building is a founding member of the World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT), a worldwide organization of the tallest buildings in the world. There are 50 member towers in over 20 member countries around the world. How many have you been to? Visit the World Federation of Great Towers (WFGT) and see the full list of all the tallest buildings in the world.

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