Top 10 Tallest Buildings in The World
10. International Commerce Center, Hong Kong
9.Shanghai World Financial Center, China
This building rises up to 1,614 feet. It was opened in 2008, and is located in the Pudong district of Shanghai. The financial center is praised for its design, and in 2008 was named the year’s best completed skyscraper by architects. It has a trapezoid aperture at the highest point which is a unique feature of this skyscraper. Financial support was obtained from Chinese, Japanese, and Hong Kong banks, and Japanese, American, and European investors.
Taipei 101 has a height of 1,670 feet. This skyscraper is located in Tapei, Taiwan in the Xinyi District. It was the world’s tallest building in 2004. The tower consists of 101 storeys, and is an icon of modern Taiwan. Symbolically, it represents the technological evolution of Taiwan and Asian tradition. On New Year, fireworks are launched from the building and are featured on several news broadcasts. The building is owned by pan-government shareholders mainly.
7. CTF Finance Center, China
This finance center building has a height of 1, 740 feet. This is one of the two Guangzhou Twin towers that overlook Pearl River in the city of Guangzhou. This building was completed in 2016 and serves various purposes. These include as a conference center, hotel, observatory, mall, and office building. There are 112 floors, the last of which is an observation deck.
6. One World Trade Center, USA
This building has a height of 1,776 feet. This is the main building that was rebuilt after the aftermath of 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. It is located in New York City, and it is the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. The trade center, Burj Khalifa, and the Willis Tower all share the same architectural firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
5. Lotte World Tower, South Korea
This tower has a height of 1,823 feet. This tower spans a range of 123 floor. It was finished in 2016, and it is located next to the Lotte World Complex in the city of Seoul. This tower took 13 years of planning and preparation, and approval was gained from the government in 2010.
4.Ping An Finance Centre, China
This building has a height of 1,965 feet. Ping An Finance Center consists of 115 storeys and is located in Shenzhen in the province of Guangdong. The building contains offices, hotel spaces, retail spaces, an observation deck, conference center, and a high-end mall. It has 33 double deck elevators and they reach speeds of up 10 miles per second.
3.Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia
This tower rises up to 2,073 feet.
Burj Khalifa has a height of 2,717 feet. Construction was started in 2004 and was completed in the year 2009. It was named to honor the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The building has 57 elevators and 8 escalators. The concept of building this structure was for it to be the centerpiece of “Downtown Dubai”, which would include 30,000 homes nine hotels, parkland, and nineteen residential towers.