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10. TAIPEI 101 (TAIWAN)
The tower is 508m (1667ft) tall with 100 floors above ground and 5 basement floors. It was formerly known as the tallest skyscraper in the world in 2004, a position for which it displaced the Petronas tower by 57.3m and remained such until the completion of Burj Khalifa in 2010.It was the awarded the LEED Platinum Certification award in 2011 and became the tallest and largest green building in the world. It is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. Taipei 101 claimed the official records for the world’s tallest sundial and the world’s largest New Year’s Eve countdown clock
9. China Zun (China)
The China Zun is a super tall skyscraper in Beijing China. It is 528m (1732ft) tall with 108 floors and currently Beijing’s tallest skyscraper after China world Trade centre. Was completed in 2018 and is a mix-use building featuring 60 floors of office space, 20 floors of luxury apartments and 20 floors of hotel and a roof top garden on the top floor at 528m high.
8. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre China
With 539m (1738ft) height and 98 floors, the tower is expected to be the second tallest in Tianjing after Goldin Finance 117. Construction started in 2013 and expected to be completed in 2018.
7. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre China
The Guangzhou Chow Tai Centre is the tallest completed building in Guangzhou and the third tallest in China. It is 530m (1739ft) tall with 111 floors above ground level and five below ground. It is a multi-use complex housing a shopping mall, offices, apartments and a hotel and owned by Chow Tai Fook enterprises. The Guangzhou CTF is also known as the east tower. It is a part of the Guangzhou Twin Towers. The other tower of the pair is the 1439m Guangzhou International Finance Centre located on the other axis and known as the west tower. It contains the world’s fastest elevators with a top speed of 21m per second (76 km/h; 47 mph).
6. One World Trade Centre US
One world trade centre also known as the freedom tower is the tallest building in the US, the tallest building in the western hemisphere and 6th tallest in the world. It spires at 541.3m (1776ft) from ground level with 104 floors to it and five below-the-ground floors.. The building’s architect is David Childs, whose firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) also designed the Burj Khalifa and the Willis Tower. The building contains 73 elevators.
5. Lotte World centre South Korea
Currently the tallest building in South Korea and 5th tallest in the world. It is 554,5m (1819ft) tall with 123 floors. Located near the Han River, the tower is planned to contain retail outlets (floors 1–12), offices (14–38), residences (42–71), a luxury hotel (76–101), private office (105–114), and public access floors (116–123) with an observation deck.
4. Ping An Finance Centre China
It was designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pederson Fox Associates. It is 599m (1965ft) tall with 115 floors and 5 underground floors, the tallest building in Shenzhen, the 2nd tallest in china and the 4th tallest in the world. The original plan to add a 60m antennae atop the building to surpass the Shanghai Tower was dropped so as not to block flight path. Construction started in 2010 and ended in 2017 with a total estimated cost of 1.5 billion US dollars.
3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower Saudi Arabia
The Abraj Al-bait consists of 7 different hotel towers making up one building. It is 601m (1971ft) tall with 120 floors; located in Mecca Saudi Arabia. The building was planned to be 734 m (2,408 ft) tall in 2006. In 2009, it was published that the final height would be 601 m (1,972 ft). The central hotel tower, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, has the world’s largest clock face and is the third-tallest building and fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world. It has the clock in each of its four facades. Each of the clock’s four faces measures 43 m (141 ft) in diameter and are illuminated by 2 million LED lights, with four oriented edges, just above the clock alongside huge Arabic script reading: “God is [the] greatest” on the north and south faces and on the west and east “There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of God.”
2. Shanghai Tower China
It is located in the Pudong district of Shanghai. It is 632m (2073ft) tall with 128 floors and five below ground level; also has the 2nd world’s fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 metres per second (74 km/h; 46 mph), second to Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre China. It contains a total of 106 elevators. In 2013, a Gensler spokesman described the tower as “the greenest super high-rise building on earth at this point in time”. The building is designed to capture rainwater for internal use, and to recycle a portion of its wastewater. The famous online retail shop, alibaba is a tenant in this tower.
1. Burj Khalifa UAE
Popularly known as the tallest building in the world . The building was originally named Burj Dubai but was renamed in honor of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Abu Dhabi and the UAE government lent Dubai money to pay its debts. At a certain point in the architectural and engineering process, the original Emaar developers ran into financial issues, and required more money and economic funding. Sheikh Khalifa, the ruler of the United Arab Emirates, granted monetary aid and funding, hence resulting in the changing of the name to “Burj Khalifa”. It spires at 828m (2717ft) height with 163 floors; contains a total of 57 elevators and 8 escalators.
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