Emporis, a Germany-based provider of building information through collecting data recently released its compilation of the World’s Top 10 Tallest Residential Buildings. As expected, United Arab Emirates dominates the list having 7 spots for Dubai and 1 for its capital city, Abu Dhabi. According to Emporis press release, “the desire for recognition and prestige, plus the demonstration of economic growth, are the most significant factors leading to the boom in construction, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, of such gigantic apartment palaces”. “The prerequisites for building giant residential palaces that dwarf all around them are particularly ideal in the Gulf Region. Firstly, there are sufficient providers of capital for major projects of this kind, and secondly, urban planning is not tied to preserving a distinctive existing skyline – meaning that such gigantic development projects can be given the green light”, Emporis stated. The first four high rank positions were occupied by Dubai skyscrapers namely The Princess Tower on number one, followed by 23 Marina, Elite Residence on the 3rd and The Torch placed on 4th. To complete the top 5 is the Q1 Tower in Gold Coast City, Australia. Going 6th to 10th place are Dubai’s HHHR Tower, Ocean Heights, Cayan Tower, catching Etihad Tower 2 of Abu Dhabi on 9th and Capital City Moscow Tower of Russia on rank 10. Controversy is uprising whether Dubai will continue to lead the list of the world’s tallest residential buildings in such convincing manner in the future for by 2015,the skyscraper World One is projected to be completed in Mumbai, India with 442 meters’ height that will possibly take over top spot.