Taipei 101, the second tallest building in the world uses a 728 ton pendulum to counter the force of wind on the building. It is suspended from the 87th to the 92nd floor.
The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai is the tallest structure on our planet, measuring 2716 feet (828 meters). Alain Robert (a.k.a "The Spider Man") climbed the tower on the outside in six hours.
Almost half the population of Hong Kong lives in an apartment that is on the 15th floor or higher.
The largest building in the world is the Boeing building in Washington state. It is used to assemble planes, and is so large that Disneyland could fit inside.
The most powerful tornado ever measured produced speeds in excess of 480 km/h, or 300 miles/hour.