10 Videos Shot From the World's Tallest Buildings
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.
While this one is technically not completed, it's slated to be a great symbol of Dubai's pending financial crisis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This one is just pretty lookin' and pretty soundin'.