The world in full of places, things and amusements that are worth seeing and admiring while you are alive. People all over the world construct many halls, towers and buildings. Some become a matter of pleasure to view and some takes a good place in the history of mankind.
With the advancement in the civilization, people from different parts of the world constantly try to make something that could fetch enough attention and get all the required notice making them famous worldwide.
In the urge to do so, there are some of the buildings the skyscrapers that have taken themselves into another level of exhilaration as they are the tallest among all. Let’s take a look at them one by one.
List of top 10 tallest buildings in the world in 2018
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- 10. International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong – 1588 Feet:
- 9. Shanghai World Financial Centre, China – 1614 feet:
- 8. Taipei 101, Taiwan – 1667 feet:
- 7. CTF Finance Centre, China – 1739 feet:
- 6. One World Trade Center, United States – 1776 feet:
- 5. Lotte World Tower, South Korea – 1819 feet:
- 4. Pang-an International Finance Centre, China – 1965 ft:
- 3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia – 1972 Feet:
- 2. Shanghai Tower, China – 2073 Feet:
- 1. Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates – 2717 Feet:
10. International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong – 1588 Feet:
Chinese and their day to day innovations have left the world awestruck. Matching with the pace they have built one of the tallest buildings in the world the International Commerce Centre which is around 1588 feet tall. It is 108 storied building which is used for commercial purposes. Situated in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, this skyscraper took many years to complete and finally got concluded in the year 2010. It holds the privilege of being the tallest building in the Hong Kong and world’s fifth tallest building by the number of floors.
9. Shanghai World Financial Centre, China – 1614 feet:
The credit of 9th tallest building all over the world again goes to China. This skyscraper is located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China which is used for multi purposes. It encompasses offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and even ground-floor shopping malls thus giving it a versatile outlook in context of functionalities. The praise for designing Shanghai World Financial Centre goes to Kohn Pedersen. It was 14th September 2007 when the 9th tallest building in the world got concluded but it was opened for public on 28th August 2008.
8. Taipei 101, Taiwan – 1667 feet:
One great icon of Taiwan, Taipei 101, is situated in the district Taipei and has managed to secure the 8th position of being the tallest building. This skyscraper has got most of the attention from the people all around the world since it is considered as the largest green building worldwide. As a matter of fact, it was being awarded one of the highest awards ‘The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’ in the year 2011. Apart from this, until 2016 it holds the privilege of using the fastest elevator in the world that can transfer people in only 37 seconds from 5th to 89th floor. Later this credit got transferred to Shanghai Towers.
7. CTF Finance Centre, China – 1739 feet:
It is also commonly called as East Tower and is situated in South China, Guangzhou city. It is multiplex tower that comprises 111 floors above ground and 5 floors below the ground floor and is being used for multiple functions like shopping malls, offices, apartments and hotels. Covering with a total of about 5,464,633 square feet area, it holds the 7th tallest building all over the world. It was concluded in the year 2016 and has got a fastest elevator service to cater the needs of people living, working or serving in the tower.
6. One World Trade Center, United States – 1776 feet:
Also being commonly known as 1 World Trade Center, 1 WTC or Freedom Center, this skyscraper doesn’t need any introduction since it comes in the news worldwide when get destroyed by a terrorist attack in the September 2011 that took away lot of lives. However, it got rebuilt and is situated in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The main architect of the 6th tallest skyscraper worldwide is David Child’s. When rebuilt it holds the position of the tallest building in the New York because it surpass the Empire State Building. Encompassing multi-purposes, it is mainly used for the official works. Although it has got 104 floors but actually only 94 stories are enfold by the One World Trade Centre.
5. Lotte World Tower, South Korea – 1819 feet:
This building holds the position as the 5th tallest skyscraper in the world with its recent conclusion in the year 2016. When it got concluded in March, it shifted the ranks of other tall building and holds 5th position by itself. Situated in South Korea, it took about 13 years from initiation to conclusion. It has got 123 floors of which 117 are above ground and 6 below ground. Since the natural disasters could hamper the structure of such tall buildings, it is made with a perfect planning so that even an earthquake with a magnitude of up to 9 Richter scale could not do any harm to it.
4. Pang-an International Finance Centre, China – 1965 ft:
This is one in the list of top 10 tallest buildings whose construction is still under progress and is expected to get finalised by the end of the year 2017. Although it officially got concluded in 2015 and managed to be the 4th tallest building in the whole world. Endowing versatility, Pang-an International Finance Centre caters numerous functions like conference hall, hotel, shops and high ambiance malls. It also encompasses a home, Pang Insurance. With 115 floors, this building is situated in Shenzhen and is worth visiting because of its grandness.
3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia – 1972 Feet:
It owns by Government of Saudi Arabia due to its religious value and aesthetics. Also known as Abraj Al-Bait which means the towers of the house, it is a part of King’s project that is being made to enhance the pilgrims of the country. It holds the world’s largest clock face in it whose dimension covers area of 141 square feet. It holds hotel rooms, a grand conference hall, an Islamic museum, a room for prayers that can hold 10,000 people at a time, a Lunar Observation Centre to glance moon in the period of Ramzan. Along with these there is a shopping mall with five stories. It is also one of the most expensive building in the world that worth about 15 billion dollars.
2. Shanghai Tower, China – 2073 Feet:
128 story mega tall Shanghai Tower is situated in Lujiazui, Pudong, China. It secures the position as the tallest skyscraper in the world by height to highest usable floor. It uses the fastest of all elevator service and has the highest observation deck within the building. It was designed by Gensler, an international and renowned design firm of the country and owned by Shanghai city Government. It is designed in such a way that caters separate zones for the usability being divided into office, retail and for leisure use. Starting the construction in the year 2008, it god finalised by 2015 although got opened for public in 2014.
1. Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates – 2717 Feet:
The pride of Dubai and icon of United States Emirates, Burj Khalifa is also known as Burj Dubai that has managed to give it an international recognition. With a total of 163 floors it is considered as the tallest building in the whole world. The primarily used materials are steel and concrete to make such a magnificent and majestic structure. It was concluded in the year 2010 and was designed by Owings, Skidmore and Merril of Chicago and constructed by South Korean company Samsung C&T.
The main purpose of constructing this mind blowing amazing structure is to enhance the tourism sector of the country and to increase their economy which was solely oil-based earlier. It comprises 30,000 apartments with 19 residential towers within it. It also has around 30 acres large manmade lake that attracts a lot of tourists. Nine hotels and one big shopping mall are also center of attraction of Burj Khalifa.
These are some of the magnificent skyscrapers that mesmerise people all around the world. No wonder they show the technological advancement of the modern world and give us all the reasons to visit them at least once in life. So pack your bags and get into the roller coaster ride of watching them with the naked eyes.