Petronas Towers 1 and 2
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height: 1,483 feet (452 m)
When the Petronas Twin Towers were completed in 1998 and surpassed the Sears Tower as the world’s tallest skyscraper, it was the first time the honor had gone to a building outside the U.S. However, the Sears Tower’s highest occupied floor is actually 200 feet higher than the highest occupied floors in these buildings, but their spires give them the edge. The towers cost $1.6 billion, have 8 million square feet of space, and underground parking for more than 4,500 cars. Above ground, the floor plan of each tower is in the shape of an eight-pointed star.