Tallest Skyscrapers In The World

Have you ever wondered which are the world’s tallest skyscrapers? There are many highest skyscrapers in the world but those who are mentioned below are the top 5. As you know or not, world’s tallest building is BurjKhalifa. These buildings are known from a long time ago, and if by now you haven’t chance to visit them or to get some information about them, here are is something you should know if you are attracted by these high buildings.

World Tallest Building

  • BurjKhalifa

burjkhalifa dubai tallest building

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Architect: Adrian Smith; Year of opening: 2010; Height: 828 meters; Floors: 169

“BurjKhalifa”, which translated means “Tower of Caliph” with its 828 meters height  isunambiguously at the top of this list. Building started  in 2004 and its official opening was held on January 4, 2010. The building has 169 floors and boasts with two huge swimming pools that are open air, a mosque located on top of the building and the hotel  named after the famous brand “Armani”. On the construction of this facility were spent 1.6 billion dollars, and its construction took more than 7,500 workers.

 

  • Taipei 101

tallest building Taipei 101 tower

Location: Taipei, Taiwan; Architect: Chang Yong Lee; Year of opening: 2004; Height: 509 meters; Floors: 101

“Taipei 101” was named by the number of floors and from the place where it is located. Engineered to withstand an earthquake stronger than 7 on the Richter scale and architects say that it can also bear terrorist attack similar to that from 2001 in New York over the towers ‘twins’.It was started to build in 1999 and on its construction were spent 1.8 billion dollars. The building is planned as a huge office space that holds about 13,000 people and a shopping center. Interestingly, the facility installed 34 elevators moving with an incredible speed of 60 kilometers per hour, which is an absolute record.

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  • Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center

Location: Shanghai, China; Architect: Minor Mori; Year of opening: 2008; Height: 492 meters; Floors: 101

Shanghai World Financial Center was initiated in 1997, but due to the financial crisis that hit the Asian continent at the end of last century the project was several years in  slowdown, which has undergone a few changes to the design of the building. Originally was imagined that on the top it should have a circular opening which will decline from wind pressure on the building while would associate the Chinese symbol for the moon. For this many people protested because the symbolism was very similar to the sun on the flag of Japan, and the circular hole was replaced with a hole in trapezoidal shape. Offices are dominant part of the building which also has a shopping center and hotel located on the last 18 floors. In the building had been invested 1.2 billion U.S. dollars.

 

  • International commercial center

International commercial center

Location: West Kowloon, Hong Kong; Architect: Coans Pedersen Foh; Year of opening: 2010; Height: 484 meters; Floors: 118

International commercial center began with construction in 2002. The original concept was to be building with 102 floors and to be 574 meters high, which would be the second tallest building in the world, but the building was banned for violating the law under which buildings can not be higher than the mountains that surround it. On the last 17-floors there is opened a luxury hotel as a part of the chain “Ritz-Carl” who is also the tallest hotel in the world. On the construction of the skyscraper were spent 1.4 billion dollars.

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  • Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Architect: Cesar Palli; Year of opening: 1998; Tower 1; Height: 452 meters; Floors: 88; Tower 2; Height: 452 meters; Floors: 88

Petronas Towers despite being on the 5th place on this list, it must be noted that they represent the highest twin towers in the world. Both towers began to be built in 1992 and according to the ideal plan they are connected by a bridge, and entire buildings are designated to represent only commercial and office space. An interesting fact about these towers is that they are made up of 32,000 windows, and employees need a month to clean them all at least once.  On the construction of these beautiful twin towers were used 1.6 billion.

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