Officially a ‘tall’ building is the one with at least 656 feet (200 meters) height, while a “megatall” is a building having a minimum of 1,969 feet (600 meters) height. We can expect that future buildings would be even higher and better than the ones we see nowadays. Indeed, next ten years will bring us some skyscrapers of at least 2000 feet. How many floors tall buildings have? Which are the 10 tallest buildings that everyone must see when enjoying world tour? These are some of the questions that strike our mind. Without any doubt, there are many tall and beautifully constructed buildings in all parts of the world. These add curiosity and excitement to the minds of people. So, if you need information about them, below is an interesting list!
10. Shanghai Tower
The Shanghai Tower is a stunning building, situated in Lujiazui, Shanghai. The design was presented by Gensler, and is the sole property of Chinese state-owned companies. This is said to be one of the tallest group of three adjacent skyscrapers in Pudong, the two other being the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. The height of the building is 632 metres (2,073 ft) and this consists of 128 stories, with a total floor area of 380,000 m2 (4,090,000 sq ft). This is designed in a way that it provides efficient and spacious zones to offices. Its construction began in November 2008, and was finished by August 2013. The tower has taken the form of nine cylindrical buildings stacked atop each other.
The Taipei 101 is formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center. This landmark building is present in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. During 2011, this building was awarded the LEED platinum certification, the highest award according the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. The design of Taipei 101 has been presented by C.Y. Lee and it was construction as the venture of KTRT Joint Venture and Samsung C&T. The construction began in 1999 and it lasted by 2004. The tower serves as an iconic attraction of the city, and is said to be the symbol of technology evolution and Asian traditions. The official owner of Taipei 101 is Ting Hsin International Group. This has 101 floors above ground, and five basement levels. The height is 509.2 m (1,671 ft), exceeding the Petronas Towers. This is a very beautiful and attractive tourist attraction of the world. Its Indoor Observatory remains open the whole day so youc an visit any time during daytime.
8. Zifeng Tower
The Zifeng Tower (Greenland Center-Zifeng Tower or Greenland Square Zifeng Tower, formerly Nanjing Greenland Financial Center) has height of 450-metre (1,480 ft). it is situated in Nanjing, China, and has 89-stories. The building was constructed in 2010 and since then has been named as a prior tourist attraction of China. This building is unique in a way that it has restaurants, hotel, and various shops, helping the tourists enjoy all comforts and luxuries of life. Architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill presented the design of this building, and it is led by Adrian Smith. The tower has occupied an area of 18,721 square metres, and has the Nanjing Greenland InterContinental Hotel within its premises.
7.International Commerce Centre
The International Commerce Centre has 108 stories and standing at height of 484 m (1,588 ft). This is a commercial skyscraper completed in 2010 and is situated in West Kowloon, Hong Kong.This has been known as a part of the Union Square project on top of Kowloon Station.The ICC is facing another tall skyscraper of Hong Kong, which is the 2 International Finance Centre (IFC). The development of this project was done by MTR Corporation Limited and Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong’s metro operator and largest property developer respectively. The current name of this building was announced in 2006, and the tower was opened for public during 2010.The design was presented by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and the Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd.
6.One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center is also called as 1 World Trade Center, One WTC and 1 WTC. This is a stunning and spectacular American building, mainly situated in Lower Manhattan, New York City.It is the most attractive and highest skyscraper of the western hemisphere. With the 104-stories, this building is greatly shaped, sharing a numeric name with the North Tower of World Trade Center. The building is bounded by West Street, Vesey Street, Fulton Street, and Washington Street.This was founded in 2006. On May 10, 2013, the final component of the skyscraper was installed. The height is 1,776 feet (541 m).
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5.Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel
At the heart of the holiest Islamic city, Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel is known to bring feelings of being in a modern building. This is a remarkable tower, founded as a component of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project and provides comfortable accommodation to Muslims that come to this city for Umrah or Hajj. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel is situated adjacent to the Grand Mosque, which accommodates more than 1.5 million worshippers at one time. The clock tower is standing in the center of a high-rise complex called Abraj Al-Bait, surrounded by six small high-rises with varying shapes and sizes. This has floor area of 1,500,000 m² and a site area of 34,794 m².
4. Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is also known as Burj Dubai. This skyscraper is present in Dubai, UAE, and stands at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). Construction of Burj Khalifa began in 2004, and the exterior of the building was completed by 2009. This was opened for public during 2010. It is designed to be the centerpiece of large-scale, mixed-use development. The design was presented by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), who also designed the Willis Tower and the One World Trade Center, with Hyder Consulting as supervising engineers. The structure looks beautiful because the design is inspired from patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture that well incorporate cultural and historical values of the city.It has record of being tallest existing structure so far, as well as the Warsaw radio mast – 646.38 m or 2,121 ft).
3.Petronas Towers 1 & 2
The Petronas Towers 1 & 2 are situated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and are a result of architectural marvels of Cesar Pelli. This was constructed in 1998. The height of Petronas Towers 1 is 452 meters / 1,483 feet, and this has 88 stories, while the height of Petronas Towers 2 is 452 meters / 1,483 feet and this too has 88 stories. Traditional Islamic design inspired the floor plans for two Petronas towers, and this is given the shape of an 8-pointed star. The two towers are often called cosmic pillars that spiral heavenward. You can find a bridge connecting the two towers at the 42nd floor and this is what inspires the most to adventure lovers.
2. Willis Tower
The Willis Tower, often regarded as Sears Tower, is a 108-story, 1,451-foot (442 m) skyscraper. This is situated in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The construction was completed in 1973. More than two million people visit the observation deck of Willis Tower every year, according to an estimate. The official address of the building is 233 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606. In February 1982, two television antennas were added to the structure, increasing its total height to 1,707 feet (520 m).
1.Shanghai World Financial Center
The Shanghai World Financial Center is one of the supertall skyscrapers of the world. It is located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The design was presented by Kohn Pedersen Fox and development was done by the Mori Building Company in association with Leslie E. Robertson Associates, China State Construction Engineering Corp, and Shanghai Construction (Group) General Co. This comprises of 174 rooms and suites occupying the 79th to the 93rd floors, and constitutes one of the highest hotels of the world, second after the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong. The height of Shanghai World Financial Center is 492 meters (1,614.2 ft), making it 4th largest structure of Mainland China. This was opened for public on 28 August 2008, with its observation deck that opened two days after, offering views from 474 m (1,555 ft) above ground level.