Which is why it makes sense to combine a cloud-level gawp at a sprawling cityscape with dinner.
Thankfully many of these elevated spots come complete with sky-high restaurants.
From balmy Moroccan roof terraces to vertiginous Chinese skyscrapers, we've rounded up the venues with menus worthy of their killer views.
London's highest restaurant is also one of its best.
Open 24 hours a day and located 230 meters above street level, Duck and Waffle
has an all-day menu of sharing plates.
Chef Dan Doherty's imaginative dishes include ox-cheek donuts with apricot jam.
Window tables on the west or southern sides have the best city views.
Haute cuisine: The namesake "duck and waffle" -- crispy confit duck leg, duck egg, a fluffy waffle and lots of maple syrup. It's even dairy- and gluten-free.