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Willis Tower Glass Balconies View

Dizzying Heights: The World’s Highest Observation Decks

“At the Top” is the name of the observation deck at Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Although the name might suggest otherwise, and despite being 1,483-feet up, “At the Top” does not actually lead its field – and not by some distance. In fact, the 828-meter tall skyscraper in Dubai only makes third place in a list of the world’s highest observation decks just compiled by Emporis, the international provider of building data. Willis Tower Glass Balconies View At a height of 1,355-feet, the viewing balcony at Willis Tower, the tallest skyscraper in the United States, also has its place among the world’s highest observation decks.
Changing Skylines

Most Read High Rise Facilities Stories of the Past Year

With everything the U.S. economy has endured in the last decade, who would have thought that the development and construction of high-rise towers in major cities would be on the rise? Despite the recession, the events of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the real estate market collapse, a recent report from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) – Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013 – says that high-rise construction is increasing again across the country. […]