The world’s tallest buildings is the 829.8 m (2,722 ft) Burj Khalifa also know as Burj Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building gained the official title of “Tallest Building in the World” at its opening on January 4, 2010. It is taller than any other man-made building ever built in this world. But we can’t ignore upcoming tallest building “Kingdom Tower Jeddah” which is the tallest skyscraper in the world.
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The Kingdom Tower’s numbers are impressive. It will cost a staggering $US1.2 billion to construct, “while the cost of the entire Kingdom City project is anticipated to be $US20 billion,” said AS+GG. The massive 1000m spire will house a 530,000sqm space and will beat the Burj by “at least 568 feet” (173m). It will have a Four Seasons hotel, a Four Seasons apartment area, office space, luxury condos and the world’s highest observatory.
There will be 59 elevators, 54 single-deck and five double-deck, along with 12 escalators. The elevators going up to the observatory deck will travel at 10m per second. That’s 36km/h. It will take you one minute and 40 seconds to reach the top of the tower.
Bringing Burj Khalifa to life required a combination of visionary ideals and solid science. In the process, the project amassed an awe-inspiring number of facts, figures, and statistics. At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa holds the following records: 1. Tallest building in the world 2. Tallest free-standing structure in the world 3. Highest number of stories in the world 4. Highest occupied floor in the world 5. Highest outdoor observation deck in the world 6. Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world 7. Tallest service elevator in the world. Hight 828 m & 2,717 ft Floors 163 Build in 2010.
Taipei 101, skyscraper in the Hsinyi dist., Taipei, Taiwan; also known as the Taipei Financial Center. With 101 stories and reaching 1,671 ft (509 m) high, Taipei 101 became the world’s tallest building when it was topped out in 2003, surpassing the Petronas Towers; the multiuse steel-and-glass skyscraper echoes a traditional Chinese pagoda with its soaring podium base, eight tiers of eight stories (a number that is a homophone for prosperous growth in Chinese), and narrow pinnacle tower and spire. A 18-ft (5.5-m), 882-ton (800-metric-ton), ball-shaped damper located near the top counteracts swaying during earthquakes and typhoons. Hight 509 m & 1,669.9 ft Floors 101 Build in 2004.
The Shanghai World Financial Center was planned to be the tallest building in the world when it was designed in 1997. The 97 Story building would surpass the spires of the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. When Construction was restarted in 2003, the 508 Meter Taipei 101 in Taiwan was already underway to becoming the World’s Tallest Building. Plans where changed but the Tower couldn’t be built any higher than its present height at 492 meters since the already done foundation was meant to support a 460 meter tall building. Hight 492 m & 1,614 ft Floors 101 Build in 2008.
The International Commerce Centre (ICC) is a massive new development at West Kowloon. Modelled after IFC (International Financcial Centre) which is on the Hong Kong Island side, this project consists of a highrise office tower, several highend condominiums, the W Hotel, and a shopping mall. There also a huge transport interchange at the heart of the complex. The ICC now boasts the tallest building in Hong Kong – at 118 floors. It is also the 3rd tallest building in the World after Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Shanghai World Financial Centre. Hight 484 m & 1,588 ft Floors 108 Build in 2010.
The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Soaring to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur’s crown jewel. Majestic by day and dazzling at night, the PETRONAS Twin Towers is inspired by Tun Mahathir Mohamad’s vision for Malaysia to be a global player. Hight 452 m & 1,483 ft Floors 88 Build in 1998.
Nanjing, China, 2010, 450 m/ 1480 ft/ 89 floors, Developer: Greenland Group, Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Structural Engineer: SOM, G.F.A: 2.8 million sq ft. The unique triangular shape of the Nanjing Greenland Financial Center was designed to take full advantage of the site’s shape, size, and orientation. The building’s form takes inspiration from the local landscape: the tower is oriented to maximize views of the nearby mountains, lake and historic Nanjing buildings, while the two forms that encircle the central core of the tower mimic “dancing dragons,” a common motif in Chinese iconography. These “dragons” are composed of angled panes of glass staggered for a scale-like appearance. The seams that run between the two forms reference the Yangtze River, which flows through the city.
A triumph of ingenuity and innovation, Willis Tower stands tall on the Chicago skyline. With comprehensive security networks and a wide range of top-quality amenities, Willis Tower is an ideal location for business. Standing at 1,450 feet and 110 stories high, Willis Tower is the tallest building in the western hemisphere. Offering more than 3.8 million square feet of office and retail space, Willis Tower, where there is a lot more than meets the skyline. Hight 442 m & 1,451 ft Floors 108 Build in 1974.
The Kingkey 100 (Chinese), formerly known as Kingkey Finance Center Plaza, is a skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. It is located in Shenzhen’s Luohu District in an area which can be described as the financial district. Hight 442 m & 1,449 ft Floors 98 Build in 2011.
Guangzhou International Finance Centre or Guangzhou West Tower is a 103 story, 440.2 m tall skyscraper at Zhujiang Avenue West in Tianhe District at Guangzhou, China. The building was topped out at the end of 2008.
The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 meters), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 ft (443.2 m) high.
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