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Great Towers


The View from The Shard is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers, a worldwide organisation of the tallest buildings in the world. There are 50 member towers in over 20 countries around the world.

Visit the World Federation of Great Towers to see the full list of the tallest buildings in the world or explore the other great towers of the world below.

Burj Khalifa 

Described as both a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder,’ Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. Rising gracefully from the desert, it is an extraordinary union of art, engineering and craftsmanship. At 828 meters, the 200 story tower holds seven Guinness World records including the world’s highest observatory, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY.


CN Tower 

National icon, engineering wonder, Toronto must-see – CN Tower is an award-winning dining and entertainment destination.  Spectacular views include world-famous Glass Floor, SkyPod and glass fronted elevators with glass floor panels.  Three restaurants include award-winning 360 Restaurant.  Plus film, shopping and thrilling EdgeWalk – world’s highest ‘hands-free’ walk, 356m/1168ft (116 stories) above ground.


Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 on the occasion of the World Fair. It now welcomes yearly approx. 7 million visitors, 80% of which are foreigners. Experience the thrill of standing on the glass floor at the top, the pleasure of learning with the instructive "discovery circuit and services such as on-line tickets, food, champagne bar and official gift shops.


Empire State Building

At the heart of New York City, the Empire State Building offers unparalleled panoramic views of five different states! From its open-air 86th floor Observation Deck and climate controlled 102nd floor to its stunning Art Deco design and informative exhibits, the Empire State Building is more than just a view — it’s an immersive experience inside a world-famous landmark.


Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower

As the Shanghai City landmark, the 468m Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a multifunctional venue with sightseeing, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, Museum and Cruise Dock. Sightseeing includes a 259m transparent observatory, 263m main floor and 351m “Space Capsule”. Three restaurants are respectively the world’s first Coca-Cola themed restaurant, No.8.


Skydeck Chicago 

No trip to Chicago is complete without a visit to Skydeck Chicago!  Enjoy 360⁰ views spanning up to 50 miles and 4 states and our most spectacular view—1,353 feet straight down! "Dare to Stand Out" on The Ledge—glass balconies extending 4.3 feet outside the building provide a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience! 


Space Needle 

Since opening for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle has welcomed visitors from every corner of the world to enjoy breath-taking views and savour all things Seattle. The iconic signature of the city’s skyline, the Space Needle makes the perfect launching pad for Pacific Northwest adventure, exploring Seattle’s vibrant culture, or soaking in the area’s natural beauty. If you see one thing in Seattle, see everything!