Drastic improvement in engineering capabilities over the years combined with technology is making world famous countries build higher and higher buildings pushing the boundaries.
Reaching new heights, these tallest buildings in the world are on a different level. Let us see which structures are a part of the list of top 7 in the world. A modern city today is known by its skyscrapers.
- Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
- Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China
- Royal Clock Tower, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
- Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen, Guangdong
- Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea
- One World Trade Center, New York city, New York
- Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou, China
1. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
Standing tall at 2,717 feet, Burj Khalifa has been the tallest structure and building in the world, since its topping out in 2009.
Not only tallest building, The Burj Khalifa set several world records includes; Building with most floors, World’s highest night club, Tallest skyscraper, World’s highest restaurant etc.
Burj Khalifa is surrounded by an eleven-hectare (27-acre) park.
2. Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China
This 2nd tallest building in the world with a twisting style, stands at 2,073 feet. The Shanghai Tower is a futuristic building, also recognized as the tallest building in China.
It was supposed to be a symbol of Shanghai’s modernity and the city’s glittering future as a global financial centre.
3. Royal Clock Tower, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
This is the 3rd largest skyscraper in the world and the 2nd tallest in Saudi Arabia. The colossal clock faces on the top of the tower, hold the record as the highest and the largest clocks in the world.
Makkah Royal Clock Tower complex, also known as the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, located near Masjid al Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, is a mixed residential and hotel complex.
4. Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen, Guangdong
This 559 m building is the 4th tallest building in the world, and is also the 2nd tallest building in China and in Asia. This super tall tower represents a prototypical Asian tower; dense and tall.
The building is located within the Central Business District of Shenzhen in Futian.
5. Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea
This 1, 823 feet tall tower is the tallest building in South Korea. The interior and exterior design of the building is inspired by traditional Korean Art.
Lotte World Tower is a landmark of Seoul and the first 100-story building in Korea. When it was completed, it was the fourth-highest tower in the world and the highest in the OECD countries.
6. One World Trade Center, New York city, New York
This 6th tallest building in the world is 1,268 feet in height. Thus, making it the tallest building in the U.S. and also in the entire Western Hemisphere.
An estimate in February 2007 placed the initial construction cost of One World Trade Center at about $3 billion.
7. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou, China
Also called the East Tower, it is the 3rd largest building in China standing 1,739 feet tall. This rocket-shaped building, offers great views of the surrounding region to its residents.
The Guangzhou CTF Centre is part of the Guangzhou Twin Towers.
These are the 7 tallest buildings in the world. Man keeps building these humongous metallic structures in a quest to reach the stars. The sky is the limit for human ambition. Do visit these skyscrapers, if you ever get a chance to feel their magnanimity in person.