10 Tallest Buildings In The World
Skyscrapers have become the pride of many developed cities around the world. When we think about places like New York and Dubai, the first that comes to our mind is their tall buildings and skyscrapers. Once the world’s tallest buildings were churches and cathedrals. The Great Pyramids of Giza held the title of the world’s tallest man-made structure for over 3,800 years until the Lincoln Cathedral in England broke the record in 1311. In 1884, the Washington Monument became the tallest. Chicago pioneered the concept of a skyscraper and held the record until 1998 when the Petronas Twin Towers were completed. Here are the ten tallest buildings in the world as of 2019.
Tallest Buildings In The World
1. Burj Khalifa, UAE:
Located in Dubai, Burj Khalifa was completed in 2010 and has been holding the record for being the tallest building and the tallest structure in the world since. The 2,717 feet structure consists of 163 floors which include offices, residential, Hotel and shopping malls, and also an artificial lake. It is estimated that it will be surpassed by either Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia or Dubai Creek Tower. The Jeddah Tower is expected to have a height of 3,281feet which will make it the tallest building in the world.
2. Shanghai Tower, China:
China has been dominating the scene of sky high skyscrapers since the beginning of the 21st century with a number of sky-high buildings. The Shanghai Tower n Shanghai is a 2,073 ft. a tall building that includes 128 floors. It was completed in 2015 and has been named the tallest building in China and in East Asia and also the tallest twisted building. The Shanghai Tower also has the world’s highest observatory deck. This building is estimated to suppressed by the under-construction Merdeka PNB118 (2,113ft.) in Kuala Lumpur.
3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia:
Located close to the famous Grand Mosque in the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower is currently the third tallest building in the world. It was completed in 2012 and it has a height of 1,971 ft. and consists of 120 floors. It is the second tallest building in the Middle East and the tallest building in Saudi Arabia and also the tallest with a clock face.
4. Ping An Finance Center, China:
The Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen is the fourth tallest buildings in the world sharing the highest observation deck with Shanghai Tower at 562 m. The 1,965 feet building with 115 floors was completed in 2017. The building includes conference centers, retail stores, and hotel rooms with the observation deck on the 116th floor.
5. Goldin Finance 117, China:
Also in China, the Goldin Finance 117 is situated in Tianjin with a height of 1,957 ft. and a total of 128 floors. It was completed recently in 2019. The tower still has a diamond shape structure awaiting for installing atop the building. Even without the structurally top, its the fifth tallest building in the world.
6. Lotte World Tower, South Korea:
Situated alongside the banks of the Han River in Seoul, the Lotte World Tower is South Korea’s tallest structure and the 6th tallest building in the world with a height of 1,819 ft. The tower was completed in 2016 and consist of 123 floors with multiple observatory decks. The structure of the building was designed to defy the effects of an earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale.
7. One World Trade Center, United States:
One World Trade Center located in New York has a height of 1,776 ft. and with 104 floors it was completed in 2014. It also holds the record of being the tallest building outside of Asia and in the Western Hemisphere, the United States, and North America. The building uses rainwater harvesting and renewable energy to run.
8. Guangzhou CTF Finance Center, China:
Located in the popular suburban area of Guangzhou, the Guangzhou CTF Finance Center is a 1,739 feet tall building with 111 floors with 5 of them situated underground. The multipurpose building was completed in 2016. The building has 95 working elevators that can move at a speed of 44 miles per hour.
9. Tianjin CTF Finance Center, China:
The Tianjin CTF Finance Center in Tianjin region of China has the same height as the Guangzhou CTF Finance Center, 1,739 ft. It was completed in 2018 and includes 98 floors. The building houses luxury apartments and corporate offices with housing office spaces.
10. China Zun, China:
Located in Beijing, China Zun famously known as CITIC Plaza has a staggering hight of 1,732 and it will become Beijing’s tallest building upon completion. The building is named and shaped after an ancient vessel. The multipurpose building has 108 floors and a rooftop pool. It was constructed in two divisions in 2017 and 2018.