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Top Ten Tallest Buildings in the World

The world is reaching new heights, literally through the tall gigantic buildings that talk to the sky. Countries in the world, especially Asian countries are constructing huge sky scrapers that take your breath away. Each and every thing about the huge, tall and sky-high buildings is phenomenal as they add up to a country’s beauty and attract tourists from all over the world. Here’s a list of 10 tallest buildings in the world.

Top ten tallest buildings in the world

10. International Commerce Center, China

Height: 1,588 ft (484m)

International Commerce Center is the tallest building in Hong Kong while ranked 10th tallest in the Global ranking (2016). It was finished in 2010 in West Kowloon and contains Hong Kong hotel, an observatory and The Ritz-Carlton which makes it an attraction for business people and tourists, both. The 10th tallest building is unique in the sense that it provides residential, business and commercial services as well as a world-class transportation system.

9. Shanghai World Financial Center, China

Height: 1614 Ft (492 m)

On number 9 we have the mighty Shanghai World Financial Center, which is located in Shanghai, China and completed in 2008. The building is second tallest in China and intends to be an attraction and a platform of the world’s finance. It has hotels, observation decks, shopping malls and offices.

8. Taipei 101, Taiwan

Height: 1670 ft (509 m)

Ranked as 2nd Tallest in Asia, Taipei is located at Taipei, Taiwan. The gigantic building held the title of being the world’s tallest building until Burj Khalifa was built. The structure of the building is influenced by the Chinese culture as it resembles a bamboo on the outside. Visiting this building will surely make your trip to Taipei memorable and worthy.

7. CTF Finance Center, China

Height: 1,740 ft (530 m)

Completed in early 2016, CTF finance Center is the tallest skyscraper in Guangzhou, China. It contains one of the tallest hotels in the world, conference centers, big malls and office buildings.

6. One World Trade Center, United States

Height: 1,776 ft (530 m)

The artistically dynamic WTC is an iconic building in the New York, USA. It is considered as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere while 6th Tallest in the world. This sensational building is designed by architect David Childs and sets new environmental and architectural standards.

5. Lotte World Tower, South Korea

Height: 1,823 ft (555m)

Lotte World Tower contains 123 floors and finished on March 2016. The skyscraper reaches the heights as completed and joined the rank of the world’s tallest building. Situated in Seoul, South Korea the building takes inspiration from Korean traditional art forms and stands out from Seoul’s hilly topography.

4. Ping an Finance Centre, China

Height: 1,965 ft (66m)

The construction for this mighty skyscraper was started in 2010 and expected to be completed in 2016. It secures the number 4th place in the world top ten building and surpasses many. It is given a very prominent position to stand tall in the center of the Shenzhen city, China. The front of the Ping an France’s top gives it a pyramid shape. The design of the building is not that appealing visually but practical.

3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia

Height: 1,971 ft (601m)

The mighty five-star hotel has 76 floors and situated at the heart of the Islamic city, Mecca. The tower provides accommodations for the Muslims that come to visit the city every year for Hajj. The hotel offers ultimate comfort to the guests in the holy city. It’s ranked as the third tallest building in the world surpassing many gigantic skyscrapers.

2. Shanghai Tower, China

Height: 2,073 ft (632m)

Shanghai Tower China is the second tallest building in the world. The super tall Shanghai Tower is located in Lujiazui, Pudong Shanghai and standing adjacent Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center. The building is quite unique in its appearance and allows the building to resist the typhoon-force winds that are quite frequent in the city. The tower offers shops, offices, hotels and restaurants etc which makes it a perfect place for tourists and locals, both.

1. Burj Khalifa, UAE

Height: 2,717ft (830m)

Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest sky scrapper and talks to the sky. One of the most iconic destinations of Dubai has the most innovative design and structure and combines both cutting edge technology and cultural impacts. The sky scarping building is three times taller than Eiffel Tower. Burj Khalifa holds so many world records aside from being the tallest in the world, it also has the tallest freestanding structure, highest number of stories, observation decks and occupied floor in the world.

About Mike Schindler

A blogger, writer, marketer and a learner, have great interest in latest marketing techniques. Founder, chief blogger and marketer of Top Ten Trends.

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