Tall buildings are a source of constant fascination. We marvel at their height, but also worry about the risk of them collapsing or catching on fire. The tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, is 2,722 feet tall and has held that title since 2010. It’s also a source of pride for many people: there’s no better way to say “we’re rich enough that we can build something this big” than having one of these towering edifices in your city.
The International Space Elevator (Ace Combat) is a fictional space elevator located on Earth. The tower was constructed by the Space Elevator Authority in 2060s, and stands at 6,000km tall. The structure was designed by Gubay and Sons Architects who used carbon nanotubes as its main building material. It stretches from Japan all the way up into space! The International Space Elevator is one of the most impressive buildings ever created by man or monster–it’s so tall that if you stood at its base, you would be able to see all around the world!
The Citadel is the headquarters of the Combine, a fictional totalitarian regime that rules over Earth in Half-Life 2. It’s also a massive, impenetrable fortress floating above City 17 and other parts of Earth. The Citadel references the Tower of Babel–a structure mentioned in both ancient Hebrew and Christian texts as having been built to reach heaven by humans. This biblical tale was used as inspiration for most modern skyscrapers: They’re designed to reach higher than any other building before them so they can be seen from far away; they’re meant to symbolize our desire for power over nature (and each other); and they represent mankind’s hubris when attempting such feats without fully understanding their consequences or limitations.
Korin Tower is a large tower that is the home of Korin, a major character in the Dragon Ball series. Located on top of the Sacred Land of Korin, which is a large forest located in an unnamed location on Earth. In Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 and Super Dragon Ball Z, you can visit Korin Tower by going through the portal at King Yemma’s palace (it will be marked as “Korin Tower”). In these games it has been scaled down considerably from its original appearance but still retains its shape as well as having its own unique music theme.
You’ll find this building in Coruscant, the capital planet of the Galactic Republic. It’s a luxury hotel owned by the Black Sun crime syndicate and features in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. It has five hundred floors, making it one of the tallest fictional buildings ever created in any medium.
The Space Elevator is a tower that extends from Earth’s surface into space. It was first introduced in the Halo series of video games, which takes place on various planets and moons in our galaxy. The Space Elevator was designed by Dr. Catherine Halsey and later constructed by humans during their war against the Covenant. Its purpose was to provide easy access to outer space so that ships could launch without having to use rocket engines or other means of propulsion; instead they would simply be sent up the elevator and then launched at high speeds once they reached its top end point.
The Tyrell Corporation Headquarters is a fictional building in the 1982 film Blade Runner. The building is located in Los Angeles, California, USA and serves as the headquarters of the Tyrell Corporation, a fictional corporation that produces replicants (androids). The building is featured prominently throughout most of the film’s opening sequence; it is where Dr Eldon Tyrell lives and works. During this sequence we see several shots of Roy Batty’s escape from LAPD headquarters through its roof garden before he makes his way down towards this building via an elevator shaft at street level.
The Shard is a fictional skyscraper in the Mirror’s Edge franchise. It is located on the edge of the city of Glass as its tallest building, standing at 1,000 meters high and having 100 floors. The Shard was built by companies such as Kruger International, who also owns several other skyscrapers in Glass including Kruger Tower (the second tallest building).
Barad-Dur is a fictional tower in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth, described in The Lord of the Rings as Sauron’s fortress and dwelling place. It was constructed with the power of Sauron and was originally named Barad-dur meaning “Dark Tower” in Black Speech; it was also called Minas Morgul meaning “Tower of Sorcery”. The tower stood at 7,700 feet tall (2,335 meters) above sea level and rose from a volcanic mountain range known as Orodruin (a name which means Mountain of Fire). The mountains were located near Mount Doom where Sauron forged his One Ring during the Second Age of Middle Earth before being defeated by Isildur at the end of said Age when he cut off his finger which held onto his ring while throwing it into lava produced by Mount Doom itself causing both him and his creation to become lost forevermore within those depths never again seen on earth again until now…
In 2019, HCL Technologies built The Pearl, a 1,108-meter tall tower in Hong Kong. It has become the world’s tallest building and is still standing today.
This list is a bit of an odd one, because it includes fictional buildings that were created for movies, TV shows, video games and books. But we’re going to make an exception here because these are some truly magnificent structures! If you’re looking for more lists of tall buildings in real life (and their heights), check out our article on The Tallest Buildings In The World. I hope you enjoyed reading about these ten tallest fictional buildings. If you’re interested in learning more about tall structures, check out our blog post on the Top 10 Tallest Buildings In The World!