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

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

2. SHARD

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London
Height: 1,017 feet
Completed: July 2012

3. LONDON EYE

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London
Height: 443 feet
Completed: October 1999

4. DUOMO

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Florence
Height: 380 feet
Completed: 1436

5. NOTRE-DAME

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Paris
Height: 226 feet
Completed: 1345

6. TOWER OF PISA

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

7. BURJ KHALIFA

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Dubai
Height: 2,717 feet
Completed: 2010

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