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Vertigo-inducing buildings around the world

London is in major show-off mode now, so it’s no surprise that its newest skyscraper, Renzo Piano’s Shard, has taken the crown as Europe’s tallest building. But it’s barely half the height of the Tokyo SkyTree. For comparison’s sake, we look at some of the world’s most iconic tall structures.

  • 1. EIFFEL TOWER

    EIFFEL TOWER

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    Paris
    Height: 994 feet (without the top antenna)
    Completed: March 1889

  • 2. SHARD

    SHARD

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    London
    Height: 1,017 feet
    Completed: July 2012

  • 3. LONDON EYE

    LONDON EYE

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    London
    Height: 443 feet
    Completed: October 1999

  • 4. DUOMO

    DUOMO

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    Florence
    Height: 380 feet
    Completed: 1436

  • 5. NOTRE-DAME

    NOTRE-DAME

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    Paris
    Height: 226 feet
    Completed: 1345

  • 6. TOWER OF PISA

    TOWER OF PISA

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    Pisa, Italy
    Height: 183 feet (and still sinking)
    Completed: 1399

  • 7. BURJ KHALIFA

    BURJ KHALIFA

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    Dubai
    Height: 2,717 feet
    Completed: 2010

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