From Solar-Powered Towers to Sky-High Gardens

 - May 24, 2009   Updated: Apr 21 2011
Skyscrapers are instantly recognizable buildings, truly architectural wonders to behold. The sky-high buildings featured in the slideshow below are among the best feats of design in the world.

From solar-powered skyscrapers to ones that rotate, cater exclusively to women and sky-high gardens, these innovative skyscrapers are sure to be the landmarks of tomorrow.

Implications - City planners typically look to build unique buildings that will set their city apart from others. They rely on innovative skyscrapers to draw the attention of tourists in an effort to amplify their hospitality industry. The more unique the skyscraper is, such as the world's tallest skyscraper or the solid gold skyscraper, the more attention it will draw and help to boost the economy.