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.

1. Burj Khalifa: 160 floors – 800 m (2,640 ft) – Dubai, UAE – completed 2008.

Burj Khalifa DubaiBurj Khalifa Dubai being constructed. Completed Jan 2010.

2. Shanghai Tower: 128 floors – 632 m (2,073 ft) – Shanghai, China – completed 2015.

3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower: 120 floors – 601 m (1,971 ft) – Mecca, Saudi Arabia – completed 2012.

4. Ping An Finance Centre; 115 floors – 599 m (1,965 ft) – Shenzhen, China – completed 2016.

5. Lotte World II: 107 floors – 512 m (1,680 ft) – Busan, South Korea.

6. One World Trade Center: 104 floors – 541.3 m (1,776 ft) – New York City, USA – completed 2014.

7. CTF Finance Centre: 111 floors –  530 m (1,739 ft) – Guangzhou, China – completed 2016.

8. Taipei 101 Tower: 101 floors – 509 m (1,670 ft) – Taipei, Taiwan – completed 2004.

9. Shanghai World Financial Center: 101 stories – 492 m (1,614 ft) – Shanghai, China – completed 2008 – Architects Kohn Pedersen Fox.

10. International Commerce Centre: 118 floors –  484 m (1,588 ft) – Hong Kong, China- completed 2010.

The Petronas Towers 1 & 2

The tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and by 2017 still the tallest twin towers in the world are the Petronas Towers 1 & 2 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. And impressive site, each stands 452 m (1,483 ft) tall, each with 88 stories floors. It was completed in 1998.  The architects are Cesar Pelli.

Kuala Lumpur night skylinePetronas Towers to the right, Kuala Lampur Tower on the left.

Skyscraper Day is celebrated every year on September, 3rd

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Source : Emporis

Updated 2017.

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

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  • Eccles

    The Russia Tower was never built…

    • Correct. List has been updated, thnx.