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Tallest Skyscrapers over the last 100 years-
SkyscrapersNew York's 119.2m Park Row Building was the tallest office or apartment building in the world when it was completed in 1899. Since then it has been overtake many times by the buildings on this list. Today, the tallest buildings that people live or work in, such as the Sears Tower, Burj Khalifa and Petronas towers, are more than 3.5 times the size of Park Row.

BuildingYear completed FloorsHeight m*
Singer Building, New York, USA+190847186.6
Metropolitan Life, New York, USA190950213.4
Woolworth Building, New York, USA191357241.4
The Trump Building, New York, USA193070282.5
Chrysler Building, New York, USA193077318.8
Empire State Building, New York, USA1931102381.0
One World Trade Center, New York, USA#1972110417.0
Sears tower, Chicago, USA1974108442.0
Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia199888451.9
Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan2004101509.0
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates2009163830
* Excluding masts, etc 
+ Demolished 1970
# Destroyed in terrorist attack of 11 September 2001.

The Eiffel Tower-
It was built as a temporary structure for the Universal Exhibition held in Paris in 1889. The tower was so popular that it has been there ever since. The Eiffel Tower is in Paris, France. 
  • The tower was built by the Engineer Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923) who also built the framework of the Statue Of Liberty. The tower was completed in 2 years, 2 months and 5 days by a workforce of 300 steelworkers.
  • Every 10 years, the tower's 220,000 sq.m of surface is hand-painted with 60 tonnes of paint.
  • The tower is lit by 352 1,000 watt projectors and 20,000 lights which were installed in 2003. All these are switched on after dusk for the first ten minutes of every hour.
  • The tower is 300.5m tall and 320.8m with its antenna, but it can shrink or expand by up to 15 cm depending on how cold or hot it is. 
  • It was the world's tallest structure until the Chrysler Building in New York overtook it in 1930.
  • The tower has been visited by more than 200 million people. Most people use lifts, although there are 1,655 steps for energetic
CNN Tower, Canada-
Another Tallest Structure is the CNN Tower in Toronto, Canada. It measures 553.33m to the tip.
It was painted in 1976 by 20,000 children with permission before the antenna was lifted into position by helicopter. It is the world's tallest free standing structure.

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