World’s tallest buildings

It’s a status symbol for the countries that have them built and there seem to be no end in the quest to build the world’s tallest buildings. Known as skyscrapers, they differ from towers in that these buildings offer residential and/or office and have floors all the way up.

Building Stories Metres Feet City, Country Year Architects
1 Burj Khalifa 160 800 2,640 Dubai, UAE 2008 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
2 Russia Tower 134 648 2,126 Moscow, Russia 2010 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
3 International Business Centre 130 580 1,903 Seoul, South Korea 2008 UN Studio
4 Lotte World II 107 512 1,680 Busan, South Korea 2012 Stephan Huh, Parker Design
5 Taipei 101 Tower 101 509 1,670 Taipei, Taiwan 2004 C.Y. Lee & Partner
6 Shanghai World Financial Center 101 492 1,614 Shanghai, China 2008 Kohn Pedersen Fox
7 Union Square Phase 7 102 474 1,555 Hong Kong, China 2010 Kohn Pedersen Fox
8 Suyong Bay Tower 102 462 1,516 Busan, South Korea 2010 Kohn Pedersen Fox
9 Xujiahui Tower 92 460 1,509 Shanghai, China 2010 John Portman & Associates
10 Petronas Towers 1 & 2 88 452 1,483 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998 Cesar Pelli

Tallest buildings 2007

Building Stories Height (m) Height (ft) City, Country Year Architects
1 Taipei 101 Tower 101 509 1,670 Taipei, Taiwan 2004 C.Y. Lee & Partner
2 Petronas Towers 1 88 452 1,483 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998 Cesar Pelli
3 Petronas Towers 2 88 452 1,483 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1998 Cesar Pelli
4 Sears Tower 108 442 1,451 Chicago, Il, USA 1974 Bruce Graham
5 Jin Mao Building 88 421 1,381 Shanghai, China 1999 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
6 Two International Finance 88 415 1,362 Hong Kong, China 2003 Cesar Pelli
7 CITIC Plaza 80 391 1,283 Guangzhou, China 1996 DLN Architects
8 Shun Hing Square 69 384 1,260 Shenzhen, China 1996 K.Y. Cheung
9 Empire State Building 102 381 1,250 New York, NY, USA 1931 Shreve, Lamb and Harmon
10 Central Plaza 78 374 1,227 Hong Kong, China 1992 Ng Chun Man

Burj Dubai skyscraper

Burj Dubai being constructed. It was completed in January 2010.

Skyscraper Day is celebrated every year on September, 3rd

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Source : Emporis

02/05/2010. Category: construction. Tags: , .

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