Top 7 Tallest Buildings in the World Right Now
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As demand for space grows while supply decreases over the past thirty years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of skyscrapers worldwide.
KnowInsiders want to share with you the list of the tallest structures in the world (updated 2023):
1.BURJ KHALIFA- 828 M (2,717 FT)
Originally known as Burj Dubai, this structure in Dubai was finished in 2010. It has 163 floors and a total height of 2717 feet. Owings, Skidmore and Merrill, based in Chicago, designed it. Thirty thousand homes, an artificial lake, hotels, and shopping centers make up the complex of buildings. It is also cited as the world's greatest engineering accomplishment.
One of the tallest skyscrapers in the UAE is this one. The hotels, which are known for their extreme luxury, have attracted numerous foreign visitors. The world's tallest building's observatory deck is located at a height of 1483 feet (452.1 meters), and the tower's total amount of aluminum weighs as much as five A380 airplanes.
The Burj Khalifa, an initiative of the government of the United Arab Emirates to shift the economy away from its dependence on oil and toward the tourism industry, has drawn attention from all over the world. The Burj Khalifa is regarded as one of the greatest examples of contemporary architecture in the world.
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2.SHANGHAI TOWER- 632 M (2,073 FT)
|Shanghai Tower. Photo: Dezeen|
The astounding 2073-foot second-tallest building in the world has 121 floors. On this list of the tallest structures in the world, it is one of the three skyscrapers in Shanghai. The building's construction began in 2006, and Gensler, an American company, designed it. After eight years of construction, it was inaugurated in 2014.
It currently has the highest observatory deck in the world and provides a full view of the Shanghai Skyline. In addition to offices, the Shanghai Tower has more than a thousand parking spaces and hotel rooms. It cost 4.2 billion dollars in total.
The Shanghai Tower, which has 258 rooms, is also the second-highest hotel in the world; however, the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong is the tallest hotel in the world. You should be aware of the stunning castles constructed all over the world.
3.MAKKAH ROYAL CLOCK TOWER- 601 M (1,971 FT)
|Makkah Royal Clock Tower. Photo: Pinterest|
The world's third-tallest structure is in Saudi Arabia and houses a hotel, a shopping center, an observatory tower to watch the moon during Ramadan, an Islamic museum, and a meeting space. The largest construction company in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Bin Laden Group, constructed it, giving it a height of 1972 feet. This building is owned by the government and was finished in 2012. The structure has a sizable clock tower and is situated in Mecca, as suggested by the name.
A building of unprecedented size was built from the ground up in a record-breaking 6 years. The clock's face is more than 1000 square feet in size. The clock can be seen from more than 30 kilometers away and has 21,000 green and white lights that signal prayer times. You must be curious about the most well-known churches in the world.
4.PING AN INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE- 599 M (1,965 FT)
Ping An International Finance Center. Photo: The Tower Info
The construction of this tower, which is also in Shenzhen, China, is anticipated to last until the end of 2017. It was inaugurated in 2015. The Ping An Insurance company's office is located in the same building as a mall, shops, hotel rooms, and a conference center. It is 1965 feet tall and has 115 floors in total.
From some locations in Hong Kong, including Lantau Island, Shatin, and the New Territories West Constituency, the tower is clearly visible. Its use of double-decker elevators distinguishes it from other buildings. It is China's second-tallest structure. Amazing structures are being built by people all over the world. The most well-known bridges in the world are also included in our list.
5.LOTTE WORLD TOWER- 554.5 M (1,819 FT)
|Lotte World Tower. Photo: Arch Daily|
This South Korean structure was planned for thirteen long years before work finally started in 2011. It was finished in 2016. Six of its 123 floors are underground. It rises 1819 feet above the ground on eight separate occasions. The building's roof was built in such a way that it can withstand earthquakes up to a magnitude of 9, which is typical in South Korea. This is the building's most amazing feature. The tower is situated close to the Han River's bank and next to Lotte World Park.
6.ONE WORLD TRADE CENTRE- 541.3 M (1,776 FT)
|One World Trade Center. Photo: Aecom|
The height of this building, which is 1776 feet, makes it the tallest structure outside of Asia. It was constructed as a memorial to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001, which occurred on the same site before 9/11. After the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, the building's construction was finally finished in 2014, and it was given that name. Due to its message of a united world, use of renewable energy, and rainwater harvesting, it has received favorable feedback.
In addition to being the safest structure in the world, One World Trade Center is constructed of high strength concrete, which can withstand seven times more pressure than regular concrete. Additionally, the steel reinforcement bars are noticeably longer than usual. Plans for the site's future development already include office buildings and a 9/11 Museum.
7.CTF FINANCE CENTRE- 530 M (1,739 FT)
|City Finance Center. Photo: WSP|
This skyscraper, which is situated in Guangzhou, China, and ranks seventh in the world in terms of height, was constructed as a multipurpose area. It has 111 floors and is 1739 feet tall overall. It was finished in October 2016. The world's tallest building is situated close to a sizable central park and a subterranean shopping concourse.
All of the structures that will integrate the city have been designed with transportation interchanges. The structure has four transitions because it was designed for multiple uses: office to residential, residential to hotel, hotel to crown, and crown to the sky. It has office space, more than 1700 parking spaces, a hotel on the top 16 floors, and the fastest elevators in the world, which can travel at up to 44 mph.
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