Unlike what most people think skyscrapers aren’t exclusive architectural features for the North American continent. In fact some of the world’s tallest and most astonishing skyscrapers are situated in Europe.
The Shard is currently the tallest skyscraper in the European Union and the third tallest in Europe. The building is located in London, England and has a height of 306 meters. The Shard was completed in 2012 and is a combined residential and commercial building. The building houses the United Kingdom offices and studios of the famous Qatari Al Jazeera Media Network. The main feature of the building is an observation deck which is located on the 72nd floor. The Shard is located in Central London and is being maintained by numerous professional companies that provide a multitude of professional services including cleaning services. In fact all of the buildings that will be presented to you are maintain in top condition by professional companies such as cleaning companies.
The Commerzbank Tower is a 56 storey skyscraper in the city of Frankfurt, Germany. The building is 259 meters (300 with the antenna spire) high and is the seventh tallest building in Europe and the tallest in Germany. Commerzbank Tower is only two meters taller than the Messeturm which is also located in Frankfurt and which is the eight tallest skyscraper in Europe. Both building were built and opened during the 1990s.
Triumph-Palace is a residential skyscraper which is situated in Moscow, Russia. The building is 264 meters high and is the tallest residential building in Europe and the sixth tallest building in Europe. Triumph-Palace has a total of 45 floors and covers an area of 168.633 square meters. The fifth tallest building in Europe is Naberezhnaya Tower which is also located in the Russian capital. Neberazhnaya Tower is an office complex of three separate office buildings that aren’t connected to one another. The tallest structure of the complex is known as Block C and is 268 meters high.
Moscow is also home to the tallest, second tallest and fourth tallest skyscrapers in Europe which are known respectively as Mercury City Tower which has a height of almost 339 meters, Eurasia Tower which when completed in 2014 will have a height of 309 meters and City of Capitals which has a height of 302 meters.
The ninth tallest building in Europe is located in Madrid, Spain and is the Torre Bankia. The construction of the building started in 2004 and ended in 2008. The edifice is the tallest in Spain with a height of 250 meters. The Torre Bankia was designed by famed architect Norman Foster. The tenth tallest building of Europe is also situated in Madrid, Spain and is known as Torre de Cristal which translated from Spanish means “Tower of Glass”. Torre de Cristal is just half a meter shorter than Torre Bankia and comprises of 52 floors. Both building are office buildings and house the offices of numerous Spanish and international companies.
As you see Europe has it fair share of sky piercing buildings that don’t only rival their North American counterparts but sometimes exceed them in terms of architecture, design and productiveness.