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Entrance fees at tallest buildings in the world

Last updated on: February 11, 2013 09:50 IST

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Almost all tall buildings in the world charge an entrance fee to enjoy the sights from the viewing tower.

Let's take a look at how much fees some of the tallest buildings charge.

Source: The Economist

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The Shard

Admission fee: 19.3 US cents (Rs 10.11) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 249 metres

City: London

Country: The United Kingdom

Global rank: 1

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Image: A view of the Shard building in central London.
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Ostankino Tower

Admission fee: 11.9 US cents (Rs 6.38) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 349 metres

City: Moscow

Country: Russia

Global rank: 2

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Image: Ostankino television tower in Moscow.
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Empire State Building

Admission fee: 11.6 US cents (Rs 5.85) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 370 metres

City: New York

Country: The United States

Global rank: 3

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Image: A full moon rises behind the Empire State Building and the skyline of New York as people watch from a park along the Hudson River in Hoboken, New Jersey.
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CN Tower

Admission fee: 11.5 US cents (Rs 5.85) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 450 metres

City: Toronto

Country: Canada

Global rank: 4

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Image: Lightning strikes the CN Tower during a thunderstorm in Toronto, Canada.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters

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Oriental Pearl Tower

Admission fee: 10 US cents (Rs 5.32) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 350 metres

City: Shanghai

Country: China

Global rank: 5

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Image: Oriental Pearl Tower is seen along the Bund in Shanghai, China.
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Burj Khalifa

Admission fee: 7.80 US cents (Rs 3.72) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 450 metres

City: Dubai

Country: The United Arab Emirates

Global rank: 6

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Image: Burj Khalifa is seen from Al Qasr hotel in the Old Town in downtown Dubai.
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Petronas Towers

Admission fee: 7.50 US cents (Rs 3.70) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 360 metres

City: Kuala Lumpur

Country: Malaysia

Global rank: 7

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Image: Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Tokyo Skytree

Admission fee: 7.50 US cents (Rs 3.70) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 450 metres

City: Tokyo

Country: Japan

Global rank: 8

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Image: A view of Tokyo Skytree.
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John Hancock Center

Admission fee: 5.80 US cents (Rs 3.08) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 320 metres

City: Chicago

Country: The United States

Global rank: 9

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Image: A plane passes Boston's Prudential, left, and John Hancock, right, towers as it takes off from Logan International Airport.
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Canton TV Tower

Admission fee: 5.40 US cents (Rs 2.87) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 452 metres

City: Guangzhou

Country: China

Global rank: 10

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Image: Sports sculptures are pictured in front of the Canton TV Tower, also known as Guangzhou TV Tower, lit by coloured lights in Guangzhou, in Guangdong province, China.
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Shanghai World Financial Centre

Admission fee: 5.30 US cents (Rs 2.82) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 470 metres

City: Shanghai

Country: China

Global rank: 11

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Image: Shanghai World Financial Centre in Pudong District, Shanghai, China.
Photographs: Shanghai Pacific Institute for International Strategy/Handout/Reuters
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Shanghai World Financial Centre

Admission fee: 5.30 US cents (Rs 2.82) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 470 metres

City: Shanghai

Country: China

Global rank: 12

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Image: A view of the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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Willis Tower

Admission fee: 4.20 US cents (Rs 2.23) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 410 metres

City: Chicago

Country: The United States

Global rank: 13

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Image: Willis Tower in Chicago.
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Jin Mao Tower

Admission fee: 4.10 US cents (Rs 2.18) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 290 metres

City: Shanghai

Country: China

Global rank: 14

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Image: A view of the Jin Mao Tower, left, and Shanghai World Financial Centre, right, in Shanghai.
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Taipei 101

Admission fee: 4.00 US cents (Rs 2.12) per metre

Height of viewing platform: 390 metres

City: Taipei

Country: Taiwan

Global rank: 15


Image: Taipei 101 building in Taipei, Taiwan.
Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters
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