Top Ten Tallest Buildings
Buildings are located in every country, but the purpose of every building is different. Tallest buildings are not made with small budgets and are not ready in less time because they take much time. These buildings are a special creation of man and are made for different purposes. All these buildings are associated with various countries in which they are situated, and people are forever fond of them because of their popularity which is a fantastic view of a witness by eyes in reality. There are many tall buildings in the world which have marked the world by their tall size but in this article, we will only include the top ten tallest buildings.
Top Ten Tallest Buildings in the world
10. Taipei 101 (TAIPEI, CHINA) [509.2 m – 1,671 ft]
The building was officially classified as the world’s tallest in 2004, and remained such until the completion of Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2009. In 2011, the building was awarded the LEED platinum certification, the highest award according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, and became the tallest and largest green building in the world. Construction started in 199 and completed in 2004.
9. CTF Finance Centre (GUANGZHOU, CHINA) [530 m – 1,740 ft]
CTF (Chow Tai Fook) Finance Centre or Guangzhou East Tower is a supertall skyscraper in Guangzhou, China.This is owned by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises with 530 m of height. It was completed in 2016 with a height of 530 metres (1,740 feet) and 111 floors. Rosewood Hotels & Resorts run the tower’s hotel component, which consists of 251 guest rooms and 355 residences occupying the top 16 floors and podium of the tower.
8. One World Trade Center (MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY) [541.3 m – 1,776 ft]
It is situated in Lower Manhattan, New York City having a height of 541 m and 104 floors. The construction of the World Trade Center, of which the Twin Towers (One and Two World Trade Center) were the centerpieces, was conceived as an urban renewal project and spearheaded by David Rockefeller. The project was intended to help revitalize Lower Manhattan. The project was planned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which hired architect Minoru Yamasaki. The construction was started in April 27, 2006 and Completed July 2013.
7. Lotte World Tower (SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA) [555.7 m – 1,823 ft]
Lotte World Tower is a 123-floor, 555-metre supertall skyscraper situated in Sincheon-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Construction in 1 February 2011. n March 17, 2016, prior to the final phase of external construction, the Diagrid lantern-shaped roof structure was completed. The roof structure was constructed with steel counterparts that are each 12 meters high and weigh 20 tons.
6. Goldin Finance 117 (TIANJIN, CHINA) [597 m – 1,959 ft]
Goldin Finance 117, also known as China 117 Tower, is a skyscraper undre construction in Tianjin, China. The tower is expected to be 597 meter (1,959 ft) with 117 storyes. COnstruction started in 2008, and the building was completed in 2014, becoming the second tallest building in China surpassing the Shanghai World Financial Center. This building has 128 floors above the ground level and 4 floors below the ground level.
5. Ping an International Finance Tower Center 1 (SHENZHEN, CHINA) [600 m – 1,969 ft]
Ping an international Finance Tower Center 1 is situated in Shenzhen, China. Its construction was started in 2010 and expected to be completed by 2016 and will be rated one among the tallest buildings by 2016. The costing of this skyscraper is 678 million USD with a height of 600m. It has 115 floors above the ground level and 5 floors below the ground level.
4. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel (MAKKAH, SAUDI ARABIA) [601 m – 1,972 ft]
Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel is located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Its construction was started in 2004 and it was completed in the year 2010. The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel. The building complex is metres away from the world’s largest mosque and Islam’s most sacred site, the Masjid al-Haram. The tallest building in Saudi Arabia, with a height of 601 metres (1,972 feet). It has 120 floors above the ground level and 3 floors below the ground level.
3. Shanghai Tower (SHANGHAI, CHINA) [632 m – 2073 ft]
Shanghai Tower is located in Shanghai, China. Its construction was started in November 2008 and it is expected to be completed by 2015. Organized in nine sections which function essentially as separate buildings stacked vertically, the tower’s usable floor space is contained within symmetrical cylinder with its own glass curtain wall. It also creates a series of 14-story high atrium public spaces or “sky gardens” intended to create a sense of community for the occupants and visitors in that zone of the tower. The building is 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and has 128 stories, with a total floor area of 380,000 m2 (4,090,000 sq ft). The tower had an estimated construction cost of US$2.4 billion.
2. India Tower (MUMBAI, INDIA) [718 m – 2,356 ft]
India Tower is located in Mumbai, India. India Tower (previously known as the Park Hyatt Tower; also known as the Dynamix Balwas Tower or DB Tower) is a cancelled 126-story, 718-metre (2,356 ft) supertall skyscraper that began construction in the city of Mumbai, India, in 2010. It has 126 floors. It is definitely going to make it place in the world’s tallest buildings by 2016.
1. Burj Khalifa (DUBAI, UAE) [829.8 m – 2,722 ft]
Burj Khalifa is located in Dubai, UAE. Its construction was started in the year 2004, September and was completed in the year 2009 October. But this building was officially opened in the year 2010. It is known as the world’s tallest man-made buildings. Burj Khalifa was designed by Adrian Smith. It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8 m (2,722 ft. It has 163 floors above the ground level and 1 floor below the ground level. A total of 57 elevators and 8 escalators are installed with a capacity of 12 to 14 passengers per cabin. Critical reception to Burj Khalifa has been generally positive, and the building has received many awards. It will remain on the top in the list of tallest buildings by 2016. Every year New Year in Dubai is celebrated at Burj Khalifa building and they display the world’s highest New Year fireworks from this building.