When the first skyscrapers began to be built in Chicago and New York in the 19th century, no one could have imagined how this new trend would end up forever transforming the urban skyline of numerous cities throughout the planet. In fact, their success is such that many of them have become must-see places , especially if they have viewpoints at the top.

World Skyscraper Day is celebrated on September 3 , and to commemorate it, the destination activity reservation platform, Musement, has compiled a ranking of the most Instagrammed skyscrapers in the world. 

To carry out the study, the 100 tallest skyscrapers on the planet have been taken into consideration, and the number of mentions on Instagram of the two most popular hashtags of each building has been analyzed. The result is a list with 10 authentic architectural icons that will delight lovers of heights.

1) Burj Khalifa, Dubai, more than 6,300,000 mentions

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Burj Khalifa

With more than 6 million mentions on Instagram, the Burj Khalifa leads the ranking. In addition, thanks to its 828 meters high , it still holds the record for the tallest building in the world. After learning the curious details of its construction through a multimedia presentation, visitors can go up in high-speed elevators to the ” At the Top” observers , located on the 124th and 125th floors, or to ” At the Top Sky “, on the 148th floor, to marvel at unparalleled views of the desert and the Persian Gulf at 555 meters above sea level.

2) Empire State Building, New York, more than 4,200,000 mentions

Empire State Building, Nueva York

Empire State Building

This symbol of the Big Apple was the first building to have more than 100 stories in the United States, and in addition, it was also the tallest skyscraper in the world between 1931 and 1972. Built in a record time of 410 days, the Empire State Building attracts each year more than 4 million visitors. 

3) Taipei 101, Taiwan, more than 816,000 mentions

Taipei 101, Taiwan

Taipei 101

His figure, in the capital of Taiwan, is reminiscent of a large bamboo stem, a symbol of eternal strength in Eastern culture. This innovative building has the largest wind damper and anti-earthquake system in the world, consisting of a 660-tonne steel ball. In addition to its elegant design and cutting-edge technology, Taipei 101 is famous for its indoor and outdoor observation decks located on the 88th, 89th, and 91st floors.

4) One World Trade Center, New York, more than 797,000 mentions

One World Trade Center, Nueva York

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. It is part of the World Trade Center, the new complex built after the tragic attacks of September 11. Its height of 547 meters is a nod to the year in which the United States Declaration of Independence was signed. Visitors can ride the “Skypod” elevators to the observation deck between floors 100 and 102 in as little as 47 seconds . Once there, in addition to enjoying the wonderful visits, the interactive exhibitions allow you to delve into the history of the building and the city that houses it.

5) Willis Tower, Chicago, more than 561,000 mentions

Torre Willis, Chicago

Torre Willis

Located in the heart of Chicago, after its completion in 1973, the Willis Tower held the title of tallest building in the world for 25 years. Its huge success on social media is due in no small part to ” Skydeck ,” the 103rd-floor observation deck, which attracts more than 1.7 million visitors a year. As if this were not enough, in 2009 ” The Ledge ” was inaugurated, a glass balcony that offers a unique perspective of the Windy City at more than 400 meters high. On a clear day it is possible to see up to four different states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.

6) Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, more than 221,000 mentions

Torres Petronas, Kuala Lumpur

Torres Petronas

The famous twin towers are one of the most recognizable symbols of Kuala Lumpur. The creator of the work, the architect César Pelli, combined in his design traditional motifs of Islamic art with the most innovative technology. 

7) Lotte World Tower, Seoul, more than 110,000 mentions

Lotte World Tower, Seúl

Lotte World Tower

The capital of South Korea is home to this skyscraper that has LEED gold certification for being one of the most environmentally sustainable buildings. In addition, its modern aesthetic is inspired by Korean porcelain and calligraphy. Inside it houses buildings for residential use, offices, a seven-star hotel and an aquarium, among many other facilities. One of the most popular attractions of the Lotte World Tower is ” Seoul Sky “, which at 478 meters is the highest glass-bottomed observation deck in the world.

8) Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, more than 104,000 mentions

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

Shanghai Tower

At 632 meters high, this building located in the Pudong district is the tallest in China . Its glass facade with a twisted design, which rotates progressively as it rises, is a hit on social media. Another of its strong points is, without a doubt, the ” Top of Shanghai Observatory “, the spectacular viewpoint located on the 118th floor, with unique 360-degree views

9) 30 Hudson Yards, New York, more than 74,000 mentions

30 Hudson Yards, New York

30 Hudson Yards

The popularity of this building located at number 30 in the Hudson Yards neighborhood , west of Midtown Manhattan, is largely due to ” Edge “, the incredible viewpoint opened in March 2020. It is the largest outdoor terrace highest in the western hemisphere, suspended 335 meters high

10) One Vanderbilt, New York, more than 59,000 mentions

One Vanderbilt, Nueva York

One Vanderbilt

Although it opened just 2 years ago, One Vanderbilt has already carved out a well-deserved place in the top 10. At 427 meters tall , it is one of the newest skyscrapers on the ever-changing New York skyline, and the observatory located between the floors 91 and 93 has become one of the most popular attractions in the city. 

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