Tallest Buildings In The World
In this article, we will be discussing 10 world tallest buildings, their location, and sizes.
Every day, in every part of the world, new building projects are launched, the aim of touching the sky started even before Christ, so you see why there will always be more tall buildings in the world as the thought of breaking records is an addiction to humans.
Apart from breaking records, tall buildings is also a tourism revenue and pride to its host city, but it’s not a title many cities hang on to for a long time.
In the past, like twenty years ago, 75 percent of the highest buildings were located in North America, but today Asia and the Middle East seem to dominate the possession of world tallest buildings.
Ok, enough of the long write up let’s dive into the list of the top 10 tallest buildings in the world.
1) Burj Khalifa
- Size:-828 METERS
- Location:-Burj Park by Emaar
Burj Khalifa is the world tallest building in 2020; it is measured. Eight hundred twenty-eight meters to its tip, it had been the tallest building since 2010 since its topping out in 2009.
Burj Khalifa, the building was originally named Burj Dubai but was later renamed in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates.
Adrian Smith designed Burj Khalifa; the building has 163 floors and houses about 30,000 people.
2) Shanghai Tower
- Size:-632 METERS
- Location:-501 Yincheng Middle Rd, Lu Jia Zui, Lujiazui Residential District, Pudong, Shanghai, China
Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world, with its total size amounting to 632 meters; no doubt, this is China’s tallest building.
The building, which was designed by Thornton Tomasetti; Cosentini Associates; I.DEA Ecological Solutions, was inaugurated in 2014; it took eight years to be completed.
Are you wondering how you can climb down this tall building? No problem Shanghai Tower has one of the fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 meters per second.
3) Makkah Royal Clock Tower
- Size:-601 METERS
- Location:-Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca
You can’t talk about world tallest buildings without mentioning the Makkah Royal Clock Tower of Saudi Arabia.
This building construction started in 2004, and it also has 120 rooms in it, is located very close to the famous Great and world largest Mosque.
It is also among the world’s most expensive buildings, with the total cost of construction totaling US$15 billion.
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4) Ping An Finance Tower
- Size:-599 METERS
- Location:-Futian CBD, Futian District, Shenzhen, China
Ping An Finance Tower is the fourth world tallest and second building in China with a size of 599 meters and also a total of 115 rooms.
Its first foundation was laid on August 29, 2009, but, On March 15, 2013, the construction process was temporarily halted; on July 15, 2014, it was resumed and finished on April 30, 2015, and became the second tallest skyscraper in China at the height of 599 meters. Ping An Finance Tower is designed by Ping An Insurance and designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.
5) Goldin Finance 117
- Size:-596.6 METERS
- Location:-Tianjin, China
The construction of this building began 2008, although it is yet to be finished, it is still among the top 10 tallest buildings in the world with an estimated size of 596.6 m, and it also has 128 stories with 117 rooms, its construction was paused in January 2010 and eventually resumed in 2011 with the new estimated completion date said to be in the year 2021.
6) Lotte World Tower
- Size:-556 METERS
- Location:-300 Olympic-ro, Jamsil 6(yuk)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower is the tallest building in South Korea with a height of 556 meters high containing 123 floors.
Its construction started February 1, 2011, and was completed on December 22, 2016.
7) One World Trade Centre
- Size:-546 METERS
- Location:-285 Fulton St, New York, NY 10007, United States
One World Trade Center, which is also known as One World Trade, One WTC, or Freedom Tower, is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and even the seventh world tallest building with its size pegged at 546 to its tip.
The long spire adds up to 541 meters tall. Recall the September 11, 2011, terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre? In the very same location is the One World Trade Centre.
The building’s architect is “David Childs,” whose firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), who also designed the Burj Khalifa and the Willis Tower.
8) Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre
- Size:-530 METERS
- Location:-China, Guangdong Province, Guangzhou, Tianhe District, Huacheng Ave, 花城大道南侧
Situated in Guangzhou, China, CTF Tower is 530 meters tall, GUANGZHOU CHOW TAI FOOK FINANCE CENTRE contains 111 floors plus five underground.
The Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is owned and named after Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and houses the world’s fastest elevators, which can reach speeds up to 21 m/s (47 mph).
9) Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre
- Size:-530 METERS
- Location:-Binhai New Area, Tianjin, China
Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre, also known as the Tianjin CTF tower, is the fourth tallest building in China. However, it has the same size as Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre, which is 530 meters, but Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre was built before, Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre that is why it’s being ranked below.
10) China Zun
- Size:-524 METERS
- Location:-Z15 plot, Guanghua Road, Beijing CBD, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
CITIC Tower, which is also known as China Zun, is also among the top 10 tallest buildings in the world in 2020, with a total of 108 floors.
Its name was coined from “Zun”, an ancient Chinese wine vessel which inspired the building design, on August 18, 2016, CITIC Tower surpassed China World Trade Center Tower III in height, becoming Beijing’s tallest building.
Top 10 World Tallest Buildings
- Burj Khalifa – 828 METERS
- Shanghai Tower – 632 METERS
- Makkah Royal Clock Tower – 601 METRES
- Ping An Finance Tower – 599 METRES
- Goldin Finance 117 – 596.6 Metres
- Lotte World Tower – 555 METERS
- One World Trade Centre – 541 METERS
- Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre – 530 METERS
- Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre – 530 METERS
- China Zun – 524 METERS
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