The list of the world’s most impressive skyscrapings has been compiled by architecture magazine Perisphere.
(The list has previously been compiled on the basis of the total amount of floors of each building.)
In a press release announcing the list, Perisphere CEO Michael P. J. Lander said the skyscraping is “the most ambitious and ambitious architecture in the history of the World Trade Center.”
“For more than four decades, Perzel has been at the forefront of the pursuit of architecture that is truly iconic, but also truly timeless, with a unique, enduring and global impact,” he said.
“This is the first time that we have assembled a list of skyscraped structures in the United States.”
Lander added, “These towering structures represent the most iconic buildings in the country, and we are honored to have them ranked among our top 10 most impressive architecture in America.”
Among the most impressive of these towers are the iconic Twin Towers, the iconic Pentagon, the World Financial Center and the World of Coca-Cola.
The New York-based architectural magazine ranked these landmarks among its Top 10 most iconic architecture.
The skyscrapes are mostly made of concrete, glass or steel.
Some have a glass-reinforced concrete core, while others are made of stone.
All of them were built between 1945 and 1999.
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The magazine listed the 12 most expensive skyscrapors in the U.S. at $4.5 billion.
(Read the full list of most expensive buildings here.)
Lander told the magazine that the list is based on the total cost of each structure and does not include the cost of the office, office spaces or any of the amenities such as parking, elevators or Wi-Fi.
The buildings are also ranked on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the most expensive.
Larger buildings also tend to cost more than smaller ones, as the buildings are typically more massive.
For example, the $5.5 million Empire State Building is the most costly building in the US, according to the magazine.
The list was compiled based on data from Perisphere’s website, which has more than 2 million subscribers.
Lighter structures, such as the World Market Center in London, are not included.
The publication noted that the towers are in some ways “anachronistic,” as they were built around the World’s Fair of 1893.
The World Trade Centers were designed in part to be viewed from the streets below.
Lettuce gardens, an architectural technique to help reduce urban sprawl, were not part of the plan when the Twin Towers were built.
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