Nowadays humanity has become obsessed with creating new records. CTBUH, i.e. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat have made their own system of ranking the tall buildings in the world. Let us know about the top ten tallest building in the world which should be seen ones in your lifetime:
10 International Commerce Center in Hong Kong ( 1,588 feet/484 meters)
ICC, i.e. International Commerce Center is an outstanding record-breaking building and is an attraction for both business people as well as tourists. This building is a part of an effectual self-contained community known as Union Square. It comprises commercial, business as well as residential facilities along with world-class transportation system. ICC is a segment of the planned second financial district in the city.
9 Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai, China (1,614 feet/492 meters)
Shanghai World Financial Center is a symbol of culture and commerce that shows the city’s emergence as a global capital. It is a vertical city which comprises 62 floors, urban retail and dining spaces, conference facilities, along with Park Hyatt Hotel. Above the Park Hyatt hotel, there is a visitors Square and observatory.
8 Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan (1,667 feet/508 meters)
Taipei 101 is known to be one of the World’s tallest buildings, and in 2011 it grasped the title of World’s tallest green building. This building represents a global model for sustainable skyscraper development. TAIPEI 101 also received an inspiring accomplishment owing to its complexity as well as size.
7 Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre in Guangzhou, China (1,739 feet/530 meters)
CTC Finance centre was completed in 2016 and is certified as among the tallest skyscrapers in the world by CTBUH, i.e. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. It is a 112 storey tower with a serviced hotel, a retail mall podium as well as the office. The design of this tallest building is derived from an efficient synthesis of its manifold uses. The building also comprises many energy efficient tools to cut its environmental; footprint.
6 One World Trade Center in New York, United States (1,776 feet/541.3 meters)
One World Trade Center is known to be New York’s highest observation deck. It is recognized as the loftiest building in America and is also the tallest building in Western Hemisphere. This building is designed by keeping safety levels in the mind as it includes 200 feet blast resistant base along with three feet thick concrete walls encasing stairwells, communication and safety systems.
5 Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea (1,819 feet/554.5 meters)
The design of the Lotte World Tower is inspired by traditional Korean art forms and comprises a seven-star hotel, a roof café as well as an observation deck. The architect made this building to be eco-friendly and includes wind turbines, solar panels, and water harvesting systems. Traditional calligraphy and ceramics influenced this glass tower along with tapers on the top of the building.
4 Ping An International Finance Centre in Shanghai, China (1,965 feet/599 meters)
CTBUH marked Ping An International Finance Centre as the second tallest building in China and fourth tallest in the world. This building has 100 floors of office space along with multi-storey atrium offering retail, a large public podium, and transit options to city, restaurants and greater Pearl River Delta region. The facade of Ping An International Finance Centre is the project’s most innovative features.
3 Abraj Al-Bait in Mecca, Saudi Arabia (1,971 feet/601 meters)
Abraj Al-Bait in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is known to be the world’s tallest clock tower as well as world’s tallest hotel. The face of the clock on the top of the tower is also world’s largest, i.e. 43 meters in diameter. It is recognized as world’s third tallest building standing at the height of 1971 feet. The exact location of this building is also very special, as it is situated just 50 meters away from Kaaba, Islam’s holiest place.
2 Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China (2,073 feet/632 meters)
Shanghai Tower is the third tower in the city’s iconic skyline with 119 floors. It comprises of highest hotel and restaurants, world’s fastest elevators as well as the tallest viewing platform. This skyscraper is also recognized as world’ greenest skyscraper too and was also awarded as the top green rating. The twisting form of this building is just to create something unique.
1 Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2,717 feet/828 meters)
Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE is recognized as world’s tallest building and is designed by Chicago based architectural firm. It is three times taller than Eiffel Tower and twice as tall as Empire State building. This building is in a Y shape, and this shape plays a significant role in the reduction of wind forces on the tower. It is known as the vertical city and offers everything that its residents would need within 163 floors. There are many other records that have been under the name of Burj Khalifa ,as it has the highest number of stories in the world, tallest freestanding structure in the world, highest occupied floor in the world, highest occupied floor in the world, highest outdoor observation deck in the world and tallest service elevator in the world.
Thanks to the wonder of modern engineering that is changing day by day with the times, buildings continue growing higher, higher, and much higher.