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7 Of The Tallest Skyscrapers In The World, With A Twist

    7 Of The Tallest Skyscrapers In The World, With A Twist

    Everywhere from Dubai to China, these skyscrapers are the tallest in the world, and they all have one architectural similarity—the buildings come with a twist. Or better defined by the Council of Small Buildings and Urban Habitat, the building floors of these skyscrapers rotate the higher up they go

    Here's Bisnow's list of the seven tallest and coolest twisting towers in the world. 


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    Shanghai Tower

    Location: Shanghai

    Height: 2,073 feet

    Floor Count: 128

    Completion Date: 2015

    The Shanghai Tower was designed by Gensler and is owned by the City of Shanghai. The mixed-use tower rotates at 120 degrees and was designed for high-energy efficiency. 

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    Lakhta Tower

    Location: St. Petersburg, Russia

    Height: 1,515 feet

    Floor Count: 86

    Completion Date: 2018

    Russia's Lakhta Tower rotates 90 degrees as it proceeds toward the sky and was designed by famed British architect Tony Kettle, best known for designing the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. 

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    Diamond Tower

    Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Height: 1,417 feet

    Floor Count: 93

    Completion Date: 2019

    Construction began on the more than 1,400-foot-tall structure in 2011, and once complete the mixed-use building will be predominantly residential and Saudi Arabia's second-tallest building. 

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    Ocean Heights

    Location: Dubai

    Height: 1,017 feet

    Floor Count: 83

    Completion Date: 2016

    This residential skyscraper was designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas and rotates a total of 40 degrees. Construction began in 2007. Ocean Heights is in Dubai Marina, near plenty of top-notch resorts and hotels.

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    Cayan Tower

    Location: Dubai

    Height: 1,003 feet

    Floor Count: 83

    Completion Date: 2013

    Known as Infinity Tower, this skyscraper was designed by Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Construction began in 2006 and the residential high-rise has a 90-degree twist

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    Supernova Spira

    Location: Noida, India

    Height: 984 feet

    Floor Count: 80

    Completion Date: 2017

    Construction began on Supernova Spira in 2012, and the mixed-use skyscraper is set to be open by the middle of next year. The tower is just shy of 1,000 feet and has a 146-degree twist

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    Regent Emirates Pearl

    Location: Abu Dhabi

    Height: 836 feet

    Floor Count: 52

    Completion Date: 2016

    The Regent Emirates Pearl is a business hotel designed by Dennis Lems Architects in Austria. The structure opened to much fanfare this year and rotates at 40 degrees