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The Best Sites To Learn About The World’s Tallest Buildings

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The opening of the world’s tallest building in Dubai this week, I thought a “The Best…” list on the topic of the world’s tallest buildings might be timely.

Here are my picks for The Best Sites To Learn About The World’s Tallest Buildings (and are accessible to English Language Learners):

A Brief History of the World’s Tallest Buildings is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

Burj Dubai: the world’s tallest building
is an interactive graphic from The Guardian.

Skyscrapers From Around the World is a slideshow from MSNBC.

World’s Tallest Building in Dubai
is a video from MSNBC.

We Build This City: Skyscrapers is a short online video from Discovery about New York’s tallest buildings.

Dubai Opens World’s Tallest Tower
is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal.

The History Channel has a short video showing the day the Empire State Building opened eighty years ago.

Live Science has a slideshow of the World’s Tallest Buildings.

Here are several more slideshows of the world’s tallest buildings:

Fox News

Family Education

Discovery News

Business Week

The Skyscraper Museum in New York has several features that would be accessible to English Language Learners. One is a digital representation of downtown Manhattan called Viva. Another is a similar presentation called Viva 2, which highlights the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center. A third page compares the tallest buildings in the world. Lastly, there are a series of particularly accessible features called Cool Stuff.

Building The World’s Tallest Skyscraper is a really nice interactive from Portfolio.

World’s Tallest Building Opens In Dubai
is an exercise for English Language Learners from Breaking News English.

The World’s Tallest Towers is a nice interactive that’s actually on the website of the Dubai tower.

The Transamerica Pyramid Building is the iconic skyscraper in San Francisco. The Sacramento Bee has published a slideshow and chart on it.

The tallest buildings in the world is a slideshow from The Washington Post.

“Tallest Buildings In The World” is an Associated Press interactive about…tall buildings.

“The world’s weirdest skyscrapers” is a slideshow from The Telegraph.

This article and graphic tells about Saudi Arabia plans to build the world’s tallest building
Feedback is always welcome.

The 10 best tall buildings – in pictures is a Guardian slideshow.

World’s tallest buildings, monuments and other structures is a slideshow from CBS News.

The world’s tallest skyscrapers and structures is a slideshow from The Telegraph.

Saudi Arabia Begins Construction of World’s Tallest Building – The Kingdom Tower

The Skyline of 2016 [Interactive] is from Scientific American.

The Tallest Building in the World is an interactive from The Wall Street Journal.

Scraping the Sky is a Wall Street Journal slideshow.

Tallest Buildings in the World
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Saudi Arabia Prepares to Build the World’s Tallest Building is from The Atlantic and has some good visuals, including an infographic.

Super Tall Skyscraper Info-graphic

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

One Comment

  1. Thanks a lot. The kids are sure to like learning about this. I’ve chosen some links to slideshows and videos from the list and I’m going to put them on the students’ forums in my iclass.

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