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Twisted titans - the world's 10 tallest spiral skyscrapers

Dubai can rest easy in the knowledge that they have the world\'s tallest building. At 828 metres, the Burj Khalifa holds that record by some distance. Or at least until 2020, when the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah will break both the 1000 metre barrier and Burj\'s record.

While the Gulf states are busy building taller skyscrapers, other countries are trying more interesting designs. In fact, according to a report by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the latest trends transforming skylines worldwide are the spirals.

No, not some piddly little spiral cresting an otherwise standard skyscraper. We\'re talking entire buildings built in mind-blowing spiral designs! CTBUH defines these twisting structures as any building that "progressively rotates its floor plates or its facade as it gains height".

According to the report, the first of these kind of structures was the Turning Torso in Sweden, which was finished in 2005. Since then though, the spiral style has caught on and grown, both in stature as well as height.

At present the world\'s tallest spiral skyscraper is China\'s Shanghai Tower that, at over 600 metres, is already the second tallest building in the world. The next tallest, Saudi Arabia\'s under-construction Diamond Tower is 200 metres smaller. While that might seem like a huge difference, the complexity and aesthetic appeal of the smaller spiral skyscrapers more than makes up for it.

These are the world\'s top 10 tallest spiral skyscrapers.