Top 10 Tallest Building in the world

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Tallest Building In The World

List of tallest building in the world are

Burj khalifa

Location: Dubai, UAE

Height: 829.8 m (2,722 ft.)

Floors: 163

Architect: Adrian smith

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This is the skyscraper and the tallest man-made structure in the world standing in Dubai. Construction takes 5years to complete and the building officially opened on 4 January 2010.it was mainly designed to transform an oil based economy and for tourism purpose. It serves as the centrepiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development which contains 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 7.4 acres of parkland, 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 30-acre of man-made Lake with 490 acres thoroughly.

Shanghai Tower 

Location: Shanghai, china

Height: 632 m (2,073 ft.)

Floors: 128

Architect: Jun Xia (Gensler)

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The tallest super tall buildings in china, Construction work on the tower for nearly 5 years. The tower had an estimated construction cost of US$2.4 billion.

The tower takes the form of nine twisted cylindrical buildings with unmade top provides the public space for visitors. Each of the nine areas has its own atrium, featuring gardens, cafes, restaurants and retail space, and providing 360-degree views of the city. The tower is able to accommodate 16,000 people on a daily basis.

The Shanghai Tower joins the Jin Mao Tower and SWFC to form the world’s first adjacent grouping of three super tall buildings. Its 258-room hotel, located between the 84th and 110th floors, is to be operated by Jin Jiang International Hotels as the Shanghai Tower J-Hotel, and at the time of its completion it will be the second-tallest hotel in the world, after the Kong. The tower will also incorporate a museum the tower’s sub-levels provide parking spaces for 1,800 vehicle.

 

abraj

Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia  

Height: 601m (1,972ft.)

Floors: 120

Architect: David Nunn

This tower is also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel. The central hotel building has the world’s largest clock face and is the third tallest building and fourth tallest free standing structure in the world.

The tallest tower in the complex stands as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia.

the Abraj Al-Bait Towers has a large prayer room capable of holding more than 10,000 people also contains a five-star hotel to provide lodging for the millions of pilgrims that travel to Mecca annually to participate in the Hajj.

In addition, it has 5-story shopping mall  and a parking garage capable of holding over a thousand vehicles. The tower also includes an Islamic Museum and a Lunar Observation Centre which will also be used to sight the moon during the Holy Months. An observatory deck is at the base of the clock. Elevators take visitors up to an observation balcony just beneath the clock faces.

World trade centre

 Location: Lower Manhattan, New York City

Height: 541.3m (1,775 ft.)

Floors: 104

Architect: David Childs, Daniel Libeskind

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The original World Trade Centre, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.Construction of below ground utility relocations, footings, and foundations for the new building for nearly 3 years.The towers were designed as framed tube structures, giving tenants open floor plans, unobstructed by columns or walls.

On the week days, a combined total of 50,000 people worked in the North and South Towers, with another 200,000 passing through as visitors. The Windows on the World restaurant, located on top of the North Tower, making it the highest-grossing restaurant in the United States. The Twin Towers became known worldwide, appearing in movies, television shows, postcards, and other merchandise. The towers came to be seen as a New York City icon, much like the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and the Statue of Liberty.

 

CTF Finance Centre

Location: Guangzhou, China

Height: 530m (1,740 ft.)

Floors: 116

Architects: Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers

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CTF Finance Centre is a super tall skyscraper is in under construction. It is expected to be completed in 2016. The building will be used as a conference centre, hotel, observatory, mall and office building. It involves hotel with 273 rooms and suites occupying the 80th to the 111th floors.

 

Taipei 101 Tower

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Height: 508m (1,667 ft.)

Floors: 101

Architects: C.Y.Lee & Partners

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In 2011, the building was awarded the LEED platinum certification, the highest award according the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, and became the tallest and largest green building.

The construction started in 1999 and finished in 2004. The building was architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian. A multi-level shopping mall adjoining the tower houses hundreds of stores, restaurants and clubs. Taipei 101 is designed to withstand the typhoon winds and earthquake tremors common in its area of the Asia-Pacific. Skyscrapers must be flexible in strong winds yet remain rigid enough to prevent large sideways movement.

 

Shanghai World Financial Center

Location: Shanghai, China

Height: 492.0 m (1,614.2 ft.)

Floors: 101

Architects: kohn Pedersen Fox

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The Shanghai World Financial Center is a mixed-use skyscraper, consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping.

The most distinctive feature of the SWFC’s design is the trapezoid aperture at the peak. The original design specified a circular aperture.

The tower’s trapezoid aperture is made up of structural steel and reinforced concrete.

 

Hong Kong International Commerce centre

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

Height: 484 m (1,588 ft.)

Floors: 108

Architects: kohn Pedersen Fox, Belt Collins

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The Hong Kong International Commerce centre was completed in phases from 2007 to 2010. The tower opened in 2011, with the Ritz-Carlton opening in late March and the observatory in early April. The height had been scaled back from earlier plans due to regulations that did not allow buildings to be taller than the surrounding mountains. Construction work was temporarily halted on 13 September 2009 due to an elevator shaft accident which killed six workers.

 

PETRONAS Towers

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Height: 451.9m (1,483 ft.)

Floors: 88

Architects: Cesar pelli

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The PETRONAS towers is the type of commercial offices and tourists attractions. They chose a distinctive postmodern style to create a 21st-century icon for Kuala Lumpur.Seven years of construction. The construction of the towers took place nearly 8years.

 

Zifeng Tower 

Location: Jiangsu, china

Height: 450 m (1,480 ft.)

Floors: 89

Architects: Adrian smith

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Zifeng Tower completed in 2010 comprises retail and office space in the lower section. The floors near the top features a hotel, numerous restaurants, and a public observatory . The tower’s stepping is functional, helping separate these sections.

 

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