13 Breathtaking Office Views From Around The World

03/20/2017 04:11 pm ET Updated Aug 21, 2017

For Architectural Digest, by David Foxley.

Given that the majority of Americans between the ages of 25 and 54 spend more time working than doing anything else, including sleeping, it's no surprise that they care about their offices. For a lucky few, those spaces include a hawk’s nest vantage point—a perch from which to peer down on the world. Soaring office views allow tenants to lord over a sky-high kingdom, to woo prospective clients, and to feel pretty good about their station in life. For this roundup, AD looked around the planet for the office spaces with the greatest, largely urban perspectives.

Michael V Calcagno / Courtesy of Silverstein Properties

4 World Trade Center, New York City

Jeff Peters, Vantage Point Photography / Courtesy of Columbia Property Trust

650 California Street, San Francisco

Courtesy of Tishman Speyer

6430 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

Adam Kane Macchia / Courtesy George Comfort & Sons

Shippan Landing, Stamford, Connecticut

DAVID MADISON PHOTOGRAPHY / COURTESY OF COLUMBIA PROPERTY TRUST

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

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International Finance Center 2, Hong Kong

Courtesy of Durst Organization

One Bryant Park, New York City

Courtesy of Vornado Realty Trust

555 California Street, San Francisco

Courtesy of Tishman Speyer

The Paris Bourse, Paris

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Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

Courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

Leadenhall Building, London

Courtesy of VEREIT

2325 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona

Frederick Charles / F. Charles Photography / Courtesy George Comfort & Sons

Worldwide Plaza, New York City

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