The bridegroom came forth into the porch With, 'Let us look at the sky, And question what of the night to be, Stranger, you and I.' The woodbine leaves littered the yard, The woodbine berries were blue, Autumn, yes, winter was in the wind; 'Stranger, I wish I knew.'
Within, the bride in the dusk alone Bent over the open fire, Her face rose-red with the glowing coal And the thought of the heart's desire.
The bridegroom looked at the weary road, Yet saw but her within, And wished her heart in a case of gold And pinned with a silver pin.
The bridegroom thought it little to give A dole of bread, a purse, A heartfelt prayer for the poor of God, Or for the rich a curse;
But whether or not a man was asked To mar the love of two By harboring woe in the bridal house, The bridegroom wished he knew.
- Robert Frost
It’s 2021 and the world is absolutely filled to the brim with monolithic skyscrapers. They keep getting bigger too. At a height of 1,454 feet, New York’s Empire State Building held the record for the tallest building in the world up until 1970. It’s an iconic building often thought to be one of the tallest in the world. Today, The Empire State isn’t even in the top forty.
3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower (Saudi Arabia)
With a view to The Kaaba, Islam’s holiest site, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower is the third tallest building in the world. It is also the tallest clock tower in the world. The construction price of this behemoth is generally estimated at fifteen billion dollars.
2. Shanghai Tower (China)
Shanghai has its fair share of ginormous skyscrapers. Towering above them all is the Shanghai Tower. At a staggering height of 2,073 feet, the Shanghai Tower boasts a total of 128 floors. It can comfortably accommodate a total of sixteen thousand people at any given time. On top of that, Shanghai Tower also boasts the fastest elevator in the world. One can only imagine the ride up to the top floor.
1. Burj Khalifa (Dubai, UAE)
The tallest building in the world. The Burj Khalifa soars over the United Arab Emirates’ city of Dubai at an astonishing height of 2,716 feet tall, which means that the Burj Khalifa is taller than the second tallest building in the world, Shanghai Tower, by half an Empire State Building. That’s absolutely wild.