15 Tallest Building in The World
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).
Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010.
Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010,and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower, and the second tallest structure in the world after Burj Khalifa (829.8 m/2,722 ft).
The building stands approximately 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and has 121 stories, with a total floor area of 380,000 m2 (4,090,000 sq ft). It is expected to open to the public in 2015. Following its topping out on 3 August 2013, the Shanghai Tower is currently the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel
is currently the third tallest building in the world, surpassed only by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and Shanghai’s Shanghai Tower. The tallest tower in the complex stands as the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, with a height of 601 metres (1,972 feet).
One World Trade Center, USA
One World Trade Center the fifth tallest skyscraper in the world at the time by pinnacle height. Its spire allows the building to reach a symbolic height of 1,776 feet (541 m) in reference to the year of the United States Declaration of Independence.
CTF Finance Centre, China
is a skyscraper under construction in Guangzhou, China. It will be the second of the two Guangzhou Twin Towers skyscrapers overlooking the Pearl River in Guangzhou. Its final height will be 530 metres (1,740 feet) with 111 floors. It is expected to be completed in 2016. The building was topped out on 10 July 2014. CTF was the fastest growing skyscraper in modern history.
Taipei 101, Taiwan
he Taipei 101 tower has 101 floors above ground and five underground. Upon its completion Taipei 101 claimed the official records for: Ground to highest architectural structure (spire): 508 m (1,667 ft).
Shanghai World Financial Center, China
On 14 September 2007, the skyscraper was topped out at 492.0 meters (1,614.2 ft), making it, at the time, It also had the highest occupied floor and the highest height to roof, two categories used to determine the title of “world’s tallest building”. The SWFC opened on 28 August 2008, with its observation deck opening on 30 August. This observation deck, the world’s tallest at the time of its completion, offers views from 474 m (1,555 ft) above ground level.
International Commerce Centre, Hongkong
The International Commerce Centre is a 118-storey, 484 m (1,588 ft) commercial skyscraper completed in 2010 in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is a part of the Union Square project built on top of Kowloon Station.
Petronas Towers, Malaysia
The spires on the Petronas Towers are included in the height since they are not antenna masts. Therefore, the Petronas Towers exceed the official height of Willis Tower by 10 m (33 ft) even though the roof of Petronas Towers at 378.6 metres (1,242 ft) is 63.4 m (208 ft) lower than the roof of Willis Tower at 442 metres (1,450 ft).
Zifeng Tower, China
Zifeng Tower is a 450-metre (1,480 ft) skyscraper completed in 2010 in Nanjing, China. The 89-story building comprises retail and office space in the lower section, and restaurants, a hotel, and a public observatory near the top. The tower’s stepping is functional, helping separate these sections.
Willis Tower, USA
Willis Tower (formerly named and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower) is a 108-story, 1,451-foot (442 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, United States. At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and it held this rank for nearly 25 years.
Kingkey 100, China
Kingkey 100 is a skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. It is located in Shenzhen’s Luohu District east of Lizhi Park, approximately one kilometer north of the border between mainland China and Hong Kong. The area is often described as the ‘financial district’ of Shenzhen. The mixed-use building rises to 441.8 metres (1,449 ft) and contains 100 floors for office space and a hotel.
Guangzhou International Finance Center, China
Guangzhou International Finance Centre is a 103-storey, 438.6 m (1,439 ft) skyscraper at Zhujiang Avenue West in the Tianhe District of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. The building was topped out at the end of 2008.
Trump International Hotel and Tower, USA
The Trump International Hotel and Tower is a skyscraper condo-hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Its height of 1,389 feet (423 m) including its spire, its roof topping out at 1,170 feet (360 m).