Top 10 Tallest SkyScrappers in the World

We all heard about the tallest peaks in the world but there are many towering buildings which gives an equal competition to these lofty mountains. These buildings are not only known for its height but an equally for its great architectural design.

Here are the top 10 Sky Scrappers in the world.

10. Trump International Hotel and Tower

Location – Chicago IL United States
Height– 423 m or 1389 ft

Its construction was began in the year of 2005 and it was completed in 2009. It is known for its great structure that is made up of concrete. It consists 98 floors including 4 basement floors and 758 rooms. This tower is specially design for residential apartments. Apart from residents it also includes hotel, parking garage, retail, fitness center and many more.

Material used for building construction is glass, concrete, steel and reinforced which provide strength to this building.

9. Guangzhou International Finance Center

Location – Guangzhou, China
Height– 440 m or 1440 ft

Its construction was began in the year of 2005 and it was completed in 2010 over the area of 2,692,000 sq ft. It was designed by an architect Wilkinson Eyre with an cost of 280 million pound. It consists 103 floors out of which some are used as a offices, hotel and conference halls.

8. KingKey 100

Location – Shenzhen, China
Height– 442 m or 1449 ft

Its construction was began in the year of 2007 and it was completed in 2011 over an area of 2,368,060 sq ft. It was designed by an architect Terry Farrell and associates. It consists 10o floors and all are used as a six-stars hotel, gardens and number of restaurants.

7. Willis Tower

Former Name – Sears Tower
Location – Chicago IL United States
Height– 442 m or 1450 ft

Its construction was began in the year of  1972 and it was completed in 1974 over an area of 418,064 sq m. It was designed by an architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in an international style. It consists 103 floors including 3 basement floors. This Tower is used for offices, communication and observation. Material used for building construction is glass, concrete, steel, aluminium and reinforced which provides strength to this building. This building is one of the most iconic building of America.

6. Nanjing Greenland Financial Complex

Location – Nanjing JS China
Height– 450 m or 1476 ft

Its construction was began in the year of 2005 and it was completed in 2010 over an area of 418,064 sq m. It was designed by an architect Skidmore, Owings, Merrill and its associate partners in an international style. It consists 89 floors including 2 basement floors. This is the largest building for multipurpose use. It includes hotel, garden, observation deck which is at 72 floor and of 943 ft in height, office, parking garage and retail.

Material used for building construction is glass, concrete, steel and reinforced which provide strength to this building.

5. Petronas Tower

Location – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height– 452 m or 1483 ft

Its construction was began in the year of  1992 and it was completed in 1998 which covers a floor area 341,760 sq m. It was designed by an architect Adamson, Cesar Pelli and its associates in an international style. It consists 88 floors including 5 basement floors. This Tower is used for office and observation. Material used for building construction is glass, concrete, steel, aluminium and reinforced which provides strength to this building.

It was formerly titles with the world’s most official building for seven years because of its well design spire which is approximation 1483 ft in high.

4. International Commerce Center

Location – Hong Kong, China
Height– 484 m or 1588 ft

Its construction was began in the year of 2002 and it was completed in 2010. It was designed by an architect Wong and Ouyang Ltd. It consists 108 floors including 4 basement floors. This Tower is used for office, parking garage, hotels, retail and observation deck. Material used for building construction is glass and steel.

The whole design is divides into 7 phases which includes;

The Watefront – Phase 1 also includes 6 apartment towers. The Sorrento – Phase 2 also includes 5 apartment towers.                                                                     The HarbourSide – Phase 4 also includes 3 apartment towers.

Where phase 3 includes 4 apartment towers, phase 5 is not included and 6 is used as mixed tower.

3. Shanghai World Financial Center

Location – Shanghai, China
Height– 492 m or 1614 ft

Its construction was began in the year of  1997 and it was completed in 2008 which covers a floor area 377,300 sq m. It was designed by an architect Adamson, Cesar Pelli and its associates in an international style. It consists 88 floors including 5 basement floors. This Tower is used for office and observation. Material used for building construction is glass, concrete, steel and reinforced which provides strength to this building.

2. Taipei 101

Location – Taipei, Taiwan
Height– 509 m or 1670 ft

Its construction was began in the year of  1998 and it was completed in 2004 which covers a floor area 412,500 sq m. It was designed by an architect C.Y. Lee and partners in pagoda style. It consists 101 floors including 5 basement floors. This Tower is used for office, library, restaurant, retail, fitness center and observation. Material used for building construction is glass and steel which provides strength to this building. It is a second largest building in the world.

1. Burj Khalifa

Location – Dubai
Height– 828 m or 2717 ft

Its construction was began in the year of  2004 and it was completed in 2010 which covers a floor area 517,240 sq m. It was designed by an architect C.Y. Lee and partners in pagoda style. It consists 163 floors including 2 basement floors. This Tower is used for office, library, restaurant, retail, fitness center and observation. Material used for building construction is glass, steel, aluminum, concrete and reinforced which provides strength to this building. It is a tallest building in the world.

     

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