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Here’s A Look At The 15 Most Famous Architectural Creations From The Outer Space

We often get a crack in our neck as we crane it as far as it would go to see the top of a skyscraper. But have you ever wondered what these high-rise structures look like from space? Digital Globe is a Colorado-based firm founded in 1992. The firm used its powerful WorldView-3 satellite to capture some incredibly astounding images of the most famous architectural creations from around the world.

1. Aldar Properties Headquarters, Abu Dhabi, UAE designed by the MZ Architects

2. Atomium, Brussels, designed by André Waterkeyn

3.  AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort, Lalang, Malaysia

4. Basilica of Our Lady of Peace, Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast designed by Pierre Fakhoury

5. Chifeng City Stadium, Chifeng, China

6. City of Arts and Science, Valencia, Spain designed by Santiago Calatrava

7. Eden Project, Bodelva, England designed by Nicholas Grimshaw

8. Gate to the East, Suzhou, China designed by RMJM

9. A set of high-rise structures in Hefei, China

10. King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia designed by Zaha Hadid

11. Montreal Biosphère, Canada

12. Louvre Abu Dhabi, UAE designed by Jean Nouvel

13. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore designed by Moshe Safdie

14. New Century Global Center, Sichuan, China. (The largest building on the planet covering 18 million square feet)

15. Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia designed by César Pelli.

All images courtesy of DigitalGlobe