x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Top ten sky-high destinations: An empire state of mind

From the world's tallest building to a continent's highest mountain to a flight to the edge of space, sky-high destinations just keep on getting higher.

Whether it's constructing soaring towers or scaling colossal mountains, lofty pursuits are rarely rational. Yet this obsessive striving to reach the sky represents a unique aspect of the human spirit. From the world's tallest building to a continent's highest mountain to a flight to the edge of space, sky-high destinations just keep on getting higher. In the 21st century, one thing is certain: the only way is up.

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