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Compilation Video: World's Tallest Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers from Above

AirVūz Social
AirVūz Social
1.1k VŪZ 18 2
3 months ago

Drones are capable of flying up-close to the tallest skyscrapers in the world and filming them in ways that are unreachable by other cameras. Check out this aerial compilation that AirVuz put together of the best drone videos of these massive buildings. Camera drone pilots and FPV pilots are included in this curated collection of drone videos of skyscrapers. You’ll see skyscrapers ranging from Burj Khalif in Dubai to Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg to the new Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.

Dubai's Burj Khalifa: World's Tallest Skyscraper

Cloud Dronelapse - Burj Khalifa

Moadh_Bukhash
Moadh_Bukhash
3.9k VŪZ 43 28
a year ago

Contributor Moadh_Bukhash used a drone and his editing skills to create an impressive timelapse aerial look at the Burj Khalifa, the centerpiece of the Dubai skyline.  At over 800 meters (about 2.7k ft) excluding its antennae, the 163 floor mixed use tower has been the world's tallest building since it opened in 2010.  The tower was the shooting scene for a famous stunt scene in the 2011 blockbuster movie Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, in which Tom Cruise  was filmed dangling from the building.

Shanghai's Supertalls

Shanghai, Pearl of the Orient

alexaroundtheworldfilms
alexaroundtheworldfilms
1.7k VŪZ 13 10
2 years ago

Contributor Alexaroundtheworld created this magnificent drone video of Shanghai, China.  The highlight of the video is a climb up to the top of the city's three tallest buildings, located right next to each other in the Pudong District: the 128 story, 632 meter (just under 2.1k) Shanghai Tower, opened in 2015; the Shanghai World Financial Center (2008, 492 m/1.6k ft.), and Jin Mao Tower (1999, 421 m/1.4k ft.).   The last was the filming location for a famous jump scene by Tom Cruise in  Mission: Impossible III (2006).

Ping An Tower, Shenzen

Shenzhen [ I ] - Aerial View of Guangdong Province, China

Droneland
Droneland
2.2k VŪZ 51 40
a year ago

Shenzen is second largest city in the southern China province of Guangdong, the most populous province in the country.  Shenzen shares the Pearl River Delta with Hong Kong, Macau, and the provincial capital of Guangdong.  In this video, contributor Droneland flies over this incredible city.  The main focus of the video is the 115 story Ping An Financial Center, which rises just under 600 meters (a bit under 2.0k ft.), the second tallest building in China and #4 in the world when it was completed in 2017.

Seoul's Lotte Tower

(( 4K )) The World's 5th tallest Lotte Tower . FPV Quad DIVE - WON's FPV

Wons fpv
Wons fpv
960 VŪZ 10 9
2 months ago

In this first person view (FPV) video by contributor and drone pilot wons fpv, you'll see the tallest skyscraper in South Korea from an entirely new perspective.  Completed in 2016, the 123 story Lotte Tower stands almost 555 meters tall (just over 1.8k ft.) above the streets of Seoul.  Nearly twice as tall as the next tallest building in the capital city, it's the fifth tallest in the world as of early 2019.  Wons fpv advises that he flew with permission from the building and took appropriate safety precautions.    

NYC's World Trade Center and Freedom Tower

New York City Financial District (NYC Series Episode 1) | DJI MAVIC PRO

lleeyyooww
lleeyyooww
3.2k VŪZ 26 20
2 years ago

In this video, Lleeyyooww treats us to a great aerial look at New York City's Financial District in lower Manhattan.  This area was the target of the 9/11/01 attacks, which destroyed the World Trade Center towers that loomed over Wall Street.  Following years of disputes, a new World Trade Center arose, anchored by the 94 story One World Trade Center, aka Freedom Tower.  The main focus of the video, it opened in 2014 and reaches the symbolically important height of 1,776 ft. (540 meters).  

Guangdong's CTC Financial: #6 in the World

58 seconds of Guangzhou

haussmannvisuals
haussmannvisuals
827 VŪZ 19 9
7 months ago

Top contributor Haussmannvisuals created this memorable 60 second aerial tour of Guangzhou in southern China.  It's the capital of the province of the same name, the largest in the country by population and in many respects its economic dynamo.  It's also home to some of the world's tallest buildings.  In the video you'll see some epic footage of the 111 floor, 530 meter (about 1.7k ft.) CTC Financial Center (#6 in the world at year-end 2018), the Guangzhou IFC (439 meter, 1.45k ft.), and more.

Tianjin CTF: >500 Meters by FPV

Higher 117 FPV Freestyle

radikal_fpv
radikal_fpv
308 VŪZ 14 6
a year ago

FPV racing drones have opened up new ways of looking at the world, and that includes our tallest skyscrapers.  In this video, contributor and FPV pilot Radikal_FPV takes on the world's seventh tallest building (tied) as of year-end 2018.  It's the Tianjin CTF Financial Center, which rises over half a kilometer (530 meters, a bit over 1.7k ft.) into the sky above the great city of Tianjin in northeastern China.  The building, which was under construction at the time, was completed in 2018.

Tapei 101: World's Tallest, 2004-2010

Taipei 101 short clip

Dazdjpt
Dazdjpt
1.3k VŪZ 17 11
3 years ago

In this short but mesmerizing drone video, you'll get a drone's eye view of the Tapei 101 Center in Taiwan.  When the 508 meter (almost 1.7k ft.) office tower was completed in the Taiwanese capital city in 2004, the 101 story tower displaced the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lampur to become the world's tallest building.  It was surpassed by Dubai's Burj Khalifa in 2010 and is now down to #10 as of 2018 but it's still an amazing structure.  See it here in this short clip by Dazdjpt.  

Tun Razak Exchange

Styfly I STUDIO
Styfly I STUDIO
331 VŪZ 7 9
2 months ago

Take a look at the skyscraper that has become the new height champion of Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.  Contributor Styfly Studio captured the full height of the The Exchange 106 Tower as it nears completion.  The centerpiece of the Tun Razak Exchange, an area being developed as the new financial district of the Malaysian capital, the 106 story office tower has an architectural height of 492 meters (just over 1.6k ft.).  It displaces the Petronas Towers which have been KL's tallest since 1998.

ICC: Hong Kong's Tallest Skyscraper

Suicide QUAD FPV with T-Motor X Sports Style

DannyHK-DD7
DannyHK-DD7
5.5k VŪZ 41 27
3 years ago

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: AIRVUZ IN NO WAY CONDONES RECKLESS DRONE PILOTING.  That being said, what's done is done and we know a challenging skyscraper FPV dive when we see one.  In this case, the subject matter is the 118 floor International Commerce center, the tallest building in Hong Kong at just under 485 meters (a bit under 1.6k ft.) in West Kowloon.  Contributor DannyHK-DD7 took a dive down this building with his Impulse RC racing drone, flying it with video goggles.

Lakhta Center: Europe's Tallest Building

Lakhta centre - The Tallest skyscraper in Europe

Timelab.pro
Timelab.pro
77.0k VŪZ 107 56
2 years ago

Lakhta Center is a skyscraper project in the outskirts of St. Petersburg.  When the tower was topped out in early 2018, it became the tallest building not just in Russia, but in all of Europe.  Top contributor Timelab.pro used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create a breathtaking aerial video of this amazing and supermodern, mixed-use structure that has 87 floors and reaches a rooftop height of 462 meters (just over 1.5k ft.) and has taken almost seven years to build.

Landmark 81: Vietnam's Tallest Building

HOCHIMINH sunset

DANG MINH PHU
DANG MINH PHU
1.7k VŪZ 26 23
6 months ago

Contributor Dang Minh Phu created this beautiful aerial video of Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city in Vietnam.  Prior to the defeat of South Vietnam by North Vietnam in 1975, the city was named after the river on which it sits - Saigon.  Much of the video is shot around the Bitexo Financial Tower with its protruding helipad, and at 1:07 you'll get a look at the just completed Landmark 81 Tower, at 460 meters (just over 1.5k ft.) it's the world's 14th tallest building as of 2018.

Petronas Towers: World's Tallest, 1998-2004

Iconic Petronas Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

mumbaimonkey
mumbaimonkey
487 VŪZ 13 9
a year ago

Kuala Lumpur's Petronas towers have come to symbolize modern Malaysia.  They stand 452 meters (almost 1.5k feet) over downtown KL and were, for a six year period, the tallest buildings in the world.  While they no longer hold that title, they are still amongst the most recognizable skyscrapers and the most widely recognized "duo" since the demise of the World Trade Center.  Contributor Mumbaimonkey treats us to an amazing aerial look at the towers courtesy of his DJI Mavic Pro drone.  

Greenland Center: Towering over Nanjing

THE BEST OF NANJING

DavidLee
DavidLee
612 VŪZ 12 8
3 years ago

Contributor DavidLee created this magnificent drone video of the great Chinese city of Nanjing, also known as Nanking, home of one of China's tallest skyscrapers.  Situated on the Yangtze River, it's one of the most important historical and cultural cities in China, and was the site of the infamous Rape of Nanjing in the early stages of World War II.  Since 2010, the city has also been home to the 66 story Greenland Center-Zifeng Tower, which stands at 450 meters (just under 1.5k ft.) and dominates its skyline.  

Shenzen's KK100 and Shun Hing Square

mavic 2 pro drone shenzhen

caldina3188
caldina3188
193 VŪZ 10 8
a month ago

The power of the DJI Mavic Pro 2 is on full display here in this epic video of Shenzen, China, compliments of contributor Caldina3188.  The focus of the video is on two of the tallest skyscrapers in this gigantic city on the Pearl River Delta.  The taller of the two is the 100 story KK100 building; at 442 meters (a little over 1.4k ft.), it's #2 in Shenzen and #14 in the world as of early 2019.  The other building featured is the twin-spired Shun Hing Square; now #5, this 69 story tower was the city's tallest from 1996-2011.

Willis Tower: 25 Years as the World's Tallest

The Windy City in 4K - Chicago from a New Perspective

Gianlo
Gianlo
6.1k VŪZ 63 66
2 years ago

AirVuz contributor Gianlo uses his DJI Mavic Pro drone to give us an unforgettable (and DVA nominated) 60 second aerial tour of the skyline of Chicago, the city which can lay credible claim for having invented the skyscraper.  The video provides epic views of the Windy City's magnificent skyline, still dominated by the 108 story Willis Tower.  Standing over 440 meters (just over 1.4k ft.) tall, this behemoth was born as Sears Tower in 1974 and enjoyed a 25 year reign as the world's tallest skyscraper.  

The Supertalls of Dubai's Marina District

DJI MAVIC PRO. Dubai. Dubai Marina, Atlantis, One and Only Royal Mirage. Маленький кусочек Дубая!

Andrey Mazurkov
Andrey Mazurkov
4.2k VŪZ 51 34
2 years ago

While the most prominent skyscraper in Dubai is the Burj Khalifa Tower (the tallest building in the world since it opened), it's home to many other supertalls.  Many of these are located some distance from BK, in the Marina District.  The Marina is home to the next four tallest in the city, led by the Marina 101, which was completed in 2017 and stands 425 meters (just a bit under 1.4k ft.).  In this video, you'll get a great view of the Marina compliments of Andrey Mazurkov and his DJI Mavic Pro drone.

Moscow City: Europe's New Skyscraper Capital

The Moscow City

MichaelMsk77
MichaelMsk77
1.5k VŪZ 16 16
8 months ago

"Moscow City" is the informal name for the Moscow International Business Center, a newer commercial district of the Russian capital city known for its towering skyscrapers.  Contributor MichaelMsk77 used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this beautiful video of the modern district.  At about the :17 mark, you'll ride along for a climb up to the top of these behemoths.  Here are five of Europe's seven tallest buildings as of 2018, the group's tallest  being the 95 story, 374 meter (about 1.2k ft.) Federation Tower.

Comcast Towers: Transforming Philadelphia

Comcast Campus in Philly

ChrisDantonio
ChrisDantonio
217 VŪZ 11 8
3 months ago

Cable and media giant Comcast Corporation has almost singlehandedly transformed the skyline of Philadelphia, the second largest city on the USA's East Coast.  In 2008, its 58 story headquarters building became the city's tallest with a height of just under 300 meters (974 ft.).  A decade later, the company completed its 60 floor Comcast Technology Center, which has a height of 342 ft. (1,121 ft.).   The two Comcast Campus towers are on display in this excellent drone video by ChrisDantonio.  

Wilshire Grand: LA's Tallest

Droning LA's Wilshire Grand

mavictraveler
mavictraveler
160 VŪZ 12 7
2 months ago

In 2017, US Bank Tower (also known as Library Tower) was displaced as the tallest building in Los Angeles.  The new height champion is the 73 story Wilshire Grand Center, a mixed use building which has an architectural height of 335 meters (1.1k ft.).  The distinctive glass structure, topped by a Korean Airlines logo, has transformed the skyline of America's second largest city.  You can see the Wilshire Grand from a new perspective in this drone video by mavictraveler.  

Salesforce Tower: San Francisco's New Champ

Don't Call It "Frisco"

Matt Dutcher
Matt Dutcher
4.4k VŪZ 52 27
a year ago

San Francisco has one of the most widely recognized skylines of any city in the world.  That skyline has been transformed recently with the construction of the Salesforce Tower, a new skyscraper in the heart of the city's Financial District.  It has a rooftop height of 326 meters (1,070 ft.), handily ending the 45 year reign of the TransAmerica Pyramid as the city's tallest building.  Contributor Matt Ducher used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this amazing aerial look at the city's new-look skyline.

Shard Tower: UK's Tallest Skyscraper

London Drone Footage 4K With Music

HUMZZ
HUMZZ
1.7k VŪZ 24 18
2 years ago

Contributor HUMZZ created this amazing drone video of the dramatically changed skyline of modern London, a city which didn't have a single building over 600 ft. (about 183 meters) until 1991.  Now, there are clusters of much taller structures on either side of the Thames.  At the :40 mark, you'll get a dramatic eye-level view of the 95 story Shard tower.  At 310 meters (just over 1k ft.), it's the tallest building in the United Kingdom and the tallest in Europe excluding Russia.  

Biayoke: Towering over Bangkok

Bangkok.. The color of the city.

Garry Studio
Garry Studio
969 VŪZ 13 14
a year ago

For a quick 60 second aerial tour of Thailand's capital city Bangkok, try this drone video by Garry Studio.  The video begins with an epic shot of Biayoke Tower II, the 309 meter (just a bit over over 1k ft.) hotel skyscraper which was the second tallest building in the city as of 2018.  From there the video takes you around other parts of the city, whose color patterns make it such a unique looking metropolis,  with one of the most impressive skylines in Southeast Asia.  

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