People have a habit of breaking old limits and making new records. Today’s world runs for number one rank, so the competition for tallest buildings is also going on in this race. In today’s time, Burj Khalifa has achieved a victory in this race. Here’s the list of the top 10 tallest buildings in 2021:
10. Taipei 101
|Floors:||101 above ground + 5 underground|
|Architect:||C.Y. Lee & Partners|
Till 2009, this building was considered the world’s tallest building and was earlier recognized as Taipei World Financial Center. Now it becomes the tenth-largest building. When it was built, the tower’s elevators were also added in the fastest lift records as it carries passengers from the 5th to 89th floor in 37 seconds.
The LEED certification system awarded Taipei 101 a Platinum rating to serve as the tallest and largest green building globally. If an earthquake strikes, its pendulum-shaped wind damper helps balance the structure weighing more than 650 tons. Ancient china pagodas inspire to build the facility.
9. China Zun
|Floors:||109 above ground + 8 underground|
The ninth supertall skyscraper in the world is China Yun, which is also termed the CITIC tower. It has a modern architectural style with 100 elevators. It features 60 floors for office spaces, 20 for hotel rooms, and 20 for luxury apartments.
On the terrace, it has a rooftop garden with a pool. Its shape is like a vessel, and the building was built in two sections: earlier in 2017 and then in 2018. Its construction began in 2013, which takes five years to finish.
8. Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre
|Architect:||Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in collaboration with Ronald Lu & Partners|
After Goldin Finance 117, Tianjin CTF Finance Center is the second-tallest building in Tianjin and eight super tall skyscrapers. Its old blueprint is a polyline shape building with a square-shaped base. The tower will refract sunlight to display many colors in the daytime and shines like a diamond in the dark. Its latest proposal is a rocket-shaped building and has cicada’s wings.
7. Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre
|Floors:||111 above ground + 5 underground|
|Architect:||Kohn Pedersen Fox|
The third tallest building in China and seventh-largest in the world is Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre. Its other name is East Tower, which covers a 6.65-acres and has 95 elevators. Features with the combination of several hotels, residential apartments, hotels, and crowns. Its twin tower and another building of the same size situated on the opposite side named West Tower.
6. One World Trade Center
|Floors:||94 above ground + 5 underground|
|City:||New York city|
|Architect:||David Childs, Daniel Libeskind|
It is also named the freedom tower and the tallest building in New York and the US. Due to the utilization of Rainwater harvesting and renewable energy, this tower has an optimistic effect on the world. This building designer also constructs the Willis Tower and Burj Khalifa skyscraper. It has been built according to the Security Purpose to avoid any events like a Terrorist attack.
5. Lotte World Tower
|Floors:||123 above ground + 6 underground|
|Architect:||Kohn Pedersen Fox|
The world’s fifth-largest skyscraper and the tallest tower in Saudi Arabia are Lotte World Tower. The Diagrid lantern-shaped roof was completed at the final stage of building construction. It’s the first 100 story tower in Korea. From 117th to 123rd floor, Seoul sky is resided with lounge bar, Seoul sky cafe, and has a telescope with a great view of the whole city. It has other installations like a hotel, lobby, living area, office space, Podium and parking lot, etc.
4. Ping An Finance Tower
|Floors:||115 above ground + 5 underground|
|Architect:||Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates|
The fourth-tallest building in the world and the first largest in Shenzhen is Ping An Finance Tower. This gigantic tower also has the world’s highest viewing platform labeled Free Sky. Also, includes Ping An insurance company’s headquarters with more office spaces, hotels, a meeting center, and a shopping mall. Its design illustrates the ancient history and achievements of the inhabitants. It has 33 double-deck elevators with 10 meters per second speed.
3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower
|Floors:||101 above ground + 5 underground20|
|Architect:||SL Rasch GmbH and Dar Al-Handasah Architects|
This tower is situated quite near to the Grand Mosque of the holy city Mecca. The common people took entry into this royal clock tower in 2011. During Ramzan month, the building operates as an observatory tower. Saudi Bin Laden group established this 601 meters skyscraper with hotel facilities, shopping malls, Islamic Museum, helipad, etc. Its highlighted portion is a gigantic clock, which can be seen from a distance.
2. Shanghai Tower
|Architect:||Jun Xia, TJAD|
Shanghai Tower is the tallest twisted building and the second tallest building in the world. Shanghai’s tallest skyscraper is also considered the tallest building in China, with 128 floors and 632 m (2073 ft) in height. The height of the Shanghai Tower’s most elevated usable floor is 587 meters beating Burj Khalifa (584 m) in terms of the top functional floor. The view from the top of the skyscraper doesn’t get any better than this as their observation deck is at 561 meters, offering a view of Lujiazui and the Huangpu River.
1. Burj Khalifa
The tallest building in the world is Burj Khalifa, a skyscraper in Dubai, UAE. The building’s official name is Burj Dubai, later renamed Burj Khalifa in honor of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s ruler and President of UAE. Inaugurated in 2010, Burj Khalifa is 828 m (2717 ft) tall, and it has 163 floors with 57 high-speed elevators and eight escalators.
Situated in Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa has set many accomplishments to his name, including Tallest existing structure, the Tallest building ever built, the Building with most floors, World’s highest elevator installation, World’s best night-club and restaurant, and the Tallest skyscraper.
These are the ten tallest towers in the world. Although no other skyscraper will overtake these above-mentioned buildings’ records for much longer, it does not stop you from observing these wonders.