Read the article about the worlds tallest buildings.
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The Tallest Buildings In The World
From 1889 to 1931, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, was known as the world's tallest building. It was designed by Gustav Eiffel and was built to commemorate the French Revolution. This tower, which is 300 m high, is made of iron and was built in only a few months by a small group of workers. It is hard to believe that something that was so easy to build is now one of the world's most famous landmarks and is visited by millions of tourists every year.
The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were completed in 1996. They are 452 m tall and have 88 storeys each. They are made of concrete, steel and glass and are linked by a skybridge at the 41st storey. Inside the towers are offices, a concert hall and a reference library. The Petronas Twin Towers were built as a symbol of unity and strength for Malaysian people. They were the tallest buildings in the world for several years.
The Empire State Building was completed In New York City, USA. It was the highest skyscraper ever built and was the world's tallest building until 1954. The Empire State Building is located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and is 102 storeys or 381 m high. Inside there are two observatories which offer spectacular views to the building's many visitors.
The Chrysler Building in New York City, USA, was opened in 1930 and was the tallest building, 282 m high, in the USA until 1931. It was designed by William Van Alen and was built for Walter P Chrysler, the owner of one of the largest American motor companies. The Chrysler Building is located in Manhattan, where it is admired by everyone who sees it.
The Sears Tower in Chicago was opened in 1973, but it was not completed until 1974. It was designed by Fazlur Khan and was the world's tallest building at that time. The tower has 110 floors and is 443 m high. The outside of the building is covered in black aluminium and glass. Inside, there are offices, shops and over 100 lifts.
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