With the 3,281 feet (1,000 meter) Kingdom Tower now under construction in Saudi Arabia, the world’s tallest buildings are literally reaching new heights. But it’s not just commercial or mixed-use towers that are racing towards the sky.
New residential towers are popping up and breaking records all over the world, including New York City’s 432 Park Avenue. If you have a fear of heights — aka acrophobia — a penthouse suite in the 96-storey condo probably isn’t the right home for you.
Rising 1,396 feet (425.5 meters), the structure currently holds the title for the world’s tallest residential building, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. However, even at that height the luxury Manhattan residence won’t be holding the title for long since the 1,450 feet (442 meter) World One Tower in Mumbai is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
Here’s a look at the current top 10 tallest residential towers in the world as captured on Instagram.
432 Park Avenue, New York – 1,396 feet (425.5 meters)
Princess Tower, Dubai – 1,356 feet (413.4 meters)
23 Marina, Dubai – 1,287 feet (392.4 meters)
Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi – 1,251 feet (381.2 meters)
Elite Residences, Dubai – 1,248 feet (380.5 meters)
The Torch, Dubai – 1,155 feet ( 352 meters)
Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower, Dubai – 1,122 feet (342 meters)
Q1 Tower, Gold Coast – 1,058 feet (322.5 meters)
HHHR Tower, Dubai – 1,042 feet (317.6 meters)
Ocean Heights, Dubai – 1,017 feet (310 meters)