The TALLEST buildings in the world!

 

Here you find the tallest buildings in the world. The talles building in Thailand is the Bayoke Tower in Bangkok. 

It is 304 meters tall. Can you imagine, there is a building in the world nearly 3 times taller?!

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Zifeng Tower

10

Height: 450 meter

Country: Nanjing, China

Floors: 89

Built: 2010

Zifeng Tower (Greenland Center-Zifeng Tower or Greenland Square Zifeng Tower, formerly Nanjing Greenland Financial Center)[3][4] is a 450-metre (1,480 ft) skyscraper completed in 2010 in Nanjing, China. The 89-story building comprises retail and office space in the lower section, and restaurants, a hotel, and a public observatory near the top. The tower’s stepping is functional, helping separate these sections.

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Petronas Towers I + II

9

Height: 452 meter

Country: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Floors: 88

Built: 2012

The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers (Malay: Menara Petronas, or Menara Berkembar Petronas), are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)'s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 and remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The buildings are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, along with nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.

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International Commerce Center

8

Height: 484 meter

Country: Hong Kong

Floors: 118

Built: 2010

The Hong Kong International Commerce Centre (Chinese: 環球貿易廣場) (abbr. ICC Tower) is a 118-storey , 484 m (1,588 ft) commercial skyscraper completed in 2010 in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is a part of the Union Square project built on top of Kowloon Station. As of 2014, it is the world's eighth tallest building by height, world's fourth tallest building by number of floors, as well as the tallest building in Hong Kong.

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World Finance Center

7

Height: 492 meter

Country: Shanghai, China

Floors: 101

Built: 2008

 

The Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC; Chinese: 上海环球金融中心) is a supertall skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. It was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Mori Building Company, with Leslie E. Robertson Associates as its structural engineer and China State Construction Engineering Corp and Shanghai Construction (Group) General Co. as its main contractor. It is a mixed-use skyscraper, consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls. Park Hyatt Shanghai is the tower's hotel component, comprising 174 rooms and suites occupying the 79th to the 93rd floors, and constituting the second-highest hotel in the world after the Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, which occupies floors 102 to 118 of the International Commerce Centre.

Taipai 101

6

Height: 509 meter

Country: Taipai, Taiwan

Floors: 101

Built: 2004

 

Taipei 101 (Chinese: 臺北101 / 台北101), formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building was officially classified as the world's tallest in 2004, and remained such until the opening of Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. In 2011, the building was awarded the LEED platinum certification, the highest award according the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, and became the tallest and largest green building in the world.

 

Taipei 101 was designed by C.Y. Lee & partners and constructed primarily by KTRT Joint Venture.[8][9][10] The construction started in 1999 and finished in 2004

CTF Finance Center

5

Height: 530 meter

Country: Guangzhou, China

Floors: 111

Built: 2016

 

CTF Finance Centre formerly The CTF Guangzhou, Chow Tai Fook Centre or Guangzhou East Tower (simplified Chinese: 广州东塔; traditional Chinese: 廣州東) is a supertall skyscraper under construction in Guangzhou, China. It will be the second of the two Guangzhou Twin Towers skyscrapers overlooking the Pearl River in Guangzhou. Its final height will be 530 metres (1,740 feet) with 111 floors. It is expected to be completed in 2016. The building will be used as a conference centre, hotel, observatory, mall and office building. JW Marriott Marquis is the tower's hotel component, comprising 273 rooms and suites occupying the 80th to the 111th floors.

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One World Trade Center

4

Height: 551.3 meter

Country: New York, USA

Floors: 104

Built: 2014

 

One World Trade Center (also known as 1 World Trade Center, One WTC and 1 WTC; the current building was dubbed the "Freedom Tower" during initial basework) refers to the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere,[11] and the fourth-tallest in the world. The 104-story[5][8] supertall structure shares a numeric name with the northern Twin Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre (6.5 ha)World Trade Center site, on the site of the original 6 World Trade Center. The building is bordered by West Street to the west, Vesey Street to the north, Fulton Street to the south, and Washington Street to the east.

 

 

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Abraj Al-Bait Clock Towerr

3

Height: 601 meter

Country: Mecca, Sadu Arabia

Floors: 120

Built: 2012

 

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, is a government-owned megatall building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project that strives to modernize the city in catering to its pilgrims. The central hotel building has the world's largest clock face and is the third tallest building and fourth tallest freestanding structure in the world. The building complex is metres away from the world's second largest mosque and Islam's most sacred site, the Masjid al-Haram. The developer and contractor of the complex is the Saudi Binladin Group, the Kingdom's largest construction company. The complex was built after the demolition of the Ajyad Fortress, the 18th-century Ottoman citadel which stood atop a hill overlooking the Grand Mosque. The destruction of the fort in 2002 by the Saudi government sparked Turkish and international outcry.

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Shanghai Tower

2

Height: 632 meter

Country: Shanghai, China

Floors: 128

Built: 2015

 

The Shanghai Tower  is a megatall skyscraper under construction in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. Designed by Gensler and owned by a consortium of Chinese state-owned companies, it is the tallest of a group of three adjacent supertall buildings in Pudong, the other two being the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. The building stands approximately 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and has 128 stories, with a total floor area of 380,000 m2 (4,090,000 sq ft). Its tiered construction, designed for high energy efficiency and sustainability, provides multiple separate zones for office, retail and leisure use. The Shanghai Tower is projected to open to the public in mid-2015.

Construction work on the tower began in November 2008. Following its topping out on 3 August 2013, the Shanghai Tower is currently the tallest building in China and the second-tallest in the world, surpassed only by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It is also China's tallest structure of any kind, surpassing the 600-metre (1,969 ft) Canton Tower in Guangzhou. However, Shenzhen's 660-metre (2,170 ft) Ping An Finance Centre will surpass the Shanghai Tower as China's tallest building when it is completed in 2016.

Construction began on 6 January 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010, and is part of the new 2 km2 (490-acre) development calledDowntown Dubai at the 'First Interchange' along Sheikh Zayed Road, near Dubai's main business district. The tower's architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea. The tower's construction was done by the construction division of Al Ghurair Investment group.

Burj Khalifa was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that would include 30,000 homes, nine hotels (including The Address Downtown Dubai), 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) man-made Burj Khalifa Lake. The decision to build Burj Khalifa is reportedly based on the government's decision to diversify from an oil based economy to one that is service and tourism based. According to officials, it is necessary for projects like Burj Khalifa to be built in the city to garner more international recognition, and hence investment. "He (SheikhMohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum) wanted to put Dubai on the map with something really sensational," said Jacqui Josephson, a tourism and VIP delegations executive at Nakheel Properties.

 

Records

 

  • Tallest existing structure: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast – 628.8 m or 2,063 ft)

  • Tallest structure ever built: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously Warsaw radio mast – 646.38 m or 2,121 ft)

  • Tallest freestanding structure: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously CN Tower – 553.3 m or 1,815 ft)

  • Tallest skyscraper (to top of spire): 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously Taipei 101 – 509.2 m or 1,671 ft)

  • Tallest skyscraper to top of antenna: 829.8 m (2,722 ft) (previously the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower – 527.3 m or 1,730 ft)

  • Building with most floors: 163 (previously World Trade Center – 110)

  • Building with world's highest occupied floor: 584.5 m (1,918 ft)

  • World's highest elevator installation (situated inside a rod at the very top of the building)

  • World's longest travel distance elevators: 504m (1,654 ft)

  • Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft)

  • World's tallest structure that includes residential space

  • World's highest observation deck: 148th floor at 555 m (1,821 ft)

  • World's highest outdoor observation deck: 124th floor at 452 m (1,483 ft)

  • World's highest installation of an aluminium and glass façade: 512 m (1,680 ft)

  • World's highest nightclub: 144th floor

  • World's highest restaurant (At.mosphere): 122nd floor at 442 m (1,450 ft) (previously 360, at a height of 350 m (1,148 ft) in CN Tower)

  • World's highest New Year display of fireworks.

  • World's second highest swimming pool: 76th floor (world's highest swimming pool is located on 118th floor of Ritz-Carlton Hotel at International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong).

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