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 aspiration to be recognized and given the prestige, and performance of commercial growth, is the most important elements that lead to the rise in construction, specifically in the UAE, of such massive apartment palaces”. “The fundamentals for building giant residential palaces that dwarf all around them are really perfect in the Gulf Region. First, there is enough financial support for big projects of this kind, and second, urban planning is not restricted to preserving a unique existing skyline which means that such massive 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 tallest residential buildings in the world in such persuasive approach in the future for by 2015, the skyscraper World One is expected to be finished in Mumbai, India with 442 meters’ height that will possibly take over the highest spot.