The top ten tallest buildings worldwide according to data from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat are listed herein. The organization only measures the highest points of these buildings, regardless of non-architectural and architectural extensions. This highest point measure assists in determining air traffic obstruction. It also includes extensions that can be added, modified or removed from these buildings. The expansion of towns and cities has increased the rate of such tall buildings construction in the world due to land scarcity, and there seems to be a great deal of competition within and between cities, regions and countries alike in the construction of the tallest structures and most complex geometries in bids for recognition. These skyscrapersâ locations, building functions, and the materials used to build are also changing with time. North America used to have 75 percent of the tallest buildings 20 years ago, but this has shifted to Asia and Middle East.The cost of construction of these superstructures has also risen due to the complexity of the engineering approaches necessary to take them higher and higher.
The Burj Khalifa, originally known as the Burj Dubai, towers above the city's already burgeoning skyline. It has 163 floors and a height of 2,717 feet tall, and is the tallest building in the world. Primarily constructed from steel and concrete, the building is the design by Owings, Skidmore and Merrill of Chicago, who were also responsible for the design of famous skyscrapers such as Willis Tower and One World Trade Center. The South Korean company Samsung C&T carried out the engineering and construction of the structure, which was completed in the year 2010. The building was a project by the United Arab Emiratesâ government to shift the countryâs economy from solely oil-based to a more tourism- and service-based nation. The building has 30,000 residences, 19 residential towers, a man-made lake which occupies 30 acres, parkland which occupies seven acres, nine hotels, and a shopping mall. This superstructure has given the United Arab Emirates international recognition, in addition to receiving praise from critics for its sleek design.
The Shanghai Tower, with 121 floors that stand 2,073 feet tall, is the second tallest building in the world. The construction of Shanghai Tower began in 2006 and took eight years of work before its completion in March of 2014. It is home to the world's highest observation deck. The total cost of the building was $4.2 billion. The tower is located in Shanghaiâs Luijiazui financial district, and even towers over the other two world-renowned skyscrapers in Shanghai: Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Centre. This building was designed to serve as a hotel and office by the American architectural company Gensler. It has a total of 1,100 parking spaces and 320 hotel rooms. The structure has a fascinating view of the unique Shanghai skyline.
Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World
1. Burj Khalifa - Dubai (UAE) - Height : 828 m floor : 163 - built : 2010
2. Shanghai Tower in Shanghai (China) - Hieght : 632 m - Built : 2015
3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia height 601 m, built in 2012
4. Ping An Finance Centre (Shenzhen, China) Hieght : 599 m - Built : 2016[
5 .Goldin Finance 117 - Tianjin , China- Hieght : 596.5 m Built: 2016
6. One World Trade Center in New York City, United States 541.3 m Built: 2014
7. CTF Finance Centre in Guangzhou, China 530 m Built : 2016
8. Taipei 101 inTaipei Taiwan Height: 509 m built : 2004
9. Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai, China Height : 492 m Built : 2008
10. International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong height : 484 m built : 2010
11. Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia height 452 m built : 1998
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