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10 stunning towers around the world

Last updated on: April 10, 2012 13:25 IST

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Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai (China)

The Jin Mao Tower is an 88-storey skyscraper in Lujiazui in Pudong district of Shanghai. It has offices and the Shanghai Grand Hyatt hotel. It was the tallest building in China till 2007.

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Image: The Jin Mao Tower (L) and the Shanghai Financial Centre (R).
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters.

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Hyatt Regency, Atlanta (United States)

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta, on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, is an award winning hotel which opened in 1967.

Earlier known as the Regency Hyatt House, it was one of the most recognised buildings in Atlanta. Its open-air 22-storey atrium and revolving rooftop restaurant are the big attractions.

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Image: Hyatt Regency.


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Burj Al Arab, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

Burj Al Arab is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. The hotel is built on an artificial island, 280 metres from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge.

The shape of the structure resembles the sail of a ship. Burj Al Arab was designed by architect Tom Wright of WS Atkins.

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Peek & Cloppenburg, Cologne (Germany)

A unique department store in Cologne, it stands out with a glass facade and prominent wooden structure.

Photograph by: © Raimond Spekking / CC-BY-SA-4.0 (via Wikimedia Commons)

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Image: Peek and Cloppenburg.


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The City Hall, The Hague (Netherlands)

The Atrium is the central hall designed by the American architect Richard Meier. The building's form and colour resembles an 'Ice Palace'.

The Atrium (4,500 square metres) is the heart of the building in terms of both design and use.

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Department of Conservation Headquarters, Wellington (New Zealand)

The Department of Conservation's new headquarters, Conservation House is the first green building in New Zealand to be given a 5-star rating.

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Genzyme Headquarters, Massachusetts (United States)

Genzyme Centre is the corporate headquarters of a biotechnology company. It has offices, cafeteria, a library, gardens, training rooms, a conference centre, cafes, and public retail space.

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Amari Atrium Hotel, Bangkok (Thailand)

The Amari Atrium Bangkok is a modern swanky hotel, located on New Petchburi Road. It is ideal for both business and leisure travellers.

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Edgar Street Towers, New York (United States)

Edgar Street Towers offers living spaces along with commercial, recreational and cultural centres. Bio-filtration terrariums in the building provide clean air.

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Clean Technology Tower, Chicago (United States)

The Clean Technology Tower is designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill. It would be an energy efficient building.



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