Tall buildings have always been a symbol for national pride and financial dominance. However, it takes a lot to not curl up like a baby lemur when looking out from this high.

Burj Dubai
While this one is technically not completed, it's slated to be a great symbol of Dubai's pending financial crisis.

Taipei 101
Fun facts: Taiwan used to be known as Formosa which is Latin for beautiful or well shaped and that is one nice view.

Shanghai World Financial Center
When I think of China, I think AC/DC.

Petronas Towers
Technically, Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers are two equally tall buildings, so we split the difference with a view from the skybridge that connects the two.

Willis Tower
This is really the Sears Tower in Sha-caw-go, but the naming rights changed over the summer around the same time they unveiled "The Ledge," twin glass capsules that jut out of the 103rd floor. Fun fact: It is the tallest building in the United States and the observatory is featured in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

CN Tower
The CN Tower is the only member of this list that offers a view of the Sky Dome, home of something called the Toronto Blue Jays.

Yokohama Landmark Tower
The view from Japan's tallest building is exactly what you would expect: equally parts Sonic the Hedgehog level and, more buildings.

Empire State Building
Immortalized on book covers and in romance movies the world over, the Empire State Building provides a great view of more interesting buildings.

Jin Mao Tower
Shanghai's Jin Mao Tower features unique aluminum alloy latticework which has made it a target for urban climbers. Spikes have been installed to "deter" them.

Tokyo Tower
This one is just pretty lookin' and pretty soundin'.