The World's Highest Observation Decks

The race is always on for the world’s tallest building. Meter by meter, decorative spire by decorative spire, towers keep getting taller. Luckily for you, most extremely tall buildings have public observation platforms which also compete at dizzying elevations. If you’ve ever wanted to stand on top of the world, here’s where to do it…for now: 

Empire State Building [New York City, New York]

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10. Building | Empire State Building
Location | New York, New York 

While this iconic Art Deco skyscraper has long been surpassed as the world’s tallest building, its 1,210-foot-high observation platform with panoramic views of New York is nothing to sneer at.

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Carmen Fifield

The delight of finding an unknown park, a captivating history museum or a fantastic desert means exploration is never far from Carmen Fifield’s mind. Carmen’s favorite travel memories include biking to historic sites on the island of Guernsey, huffing and puffing up the stairs to the Great Wall of China and eating the most delicious crab cake ever in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Carmen’s Favorite Travel Tip: Say goodbye to airplane food and tuck some fruit and your favorite sandwich into your carry-on.

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