Developed countries are in race to keep their names on top for the tallest man made building on the earth. It attracts tourist and indicates the economic condition of country as well. So lets checkout the currently tallest buildings in the world and will discuss the under construction buildings also which can be become tallest in future.
1. Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (Tallest building in the World)
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the greatest building on the planet, Its 2,717 ft tall and has 163 floors. Burj Khalifa is occupied by Hotels, offices and residences. Constructed from top notch quality of concrete and steel, the building has been designed by the very same architects who were in charge of other famed super-talls such as the Willis Tower at Chicago and One World Trade Center in Newyork.
The construction of the building, which was finished in 2010, was a part of an initiative from the authorities of the United Arab Emirates to change the nation’s economy from one which is solely oil-based into some more tourism and service established country. The Burj Khalifa includes 30,000 homes distribute over 19 home towers, an artificial lake, two spa resorts, and also a shopping mall. Owner of Burj Khalifa is Emaar Properties. Emaar is developer of the Burj Khalifa and its surroundings and is responsible for managing day-to-day operations.
To see inside view of burj khalifa checkout the video given below
2. Shanghai Tower, China
The Shanghai Tower is the world’s second tallest constructed building in addition to the tallest building in China, together with 121 flooring and a height of 2,073 ft. The building of Shanghai Tower started in 2006 and took a total of eight years. This building was designed by Gensler, an American architectural firm. Its first purpose was to serve as a hotel and office building.
Now, the Shanghai Tower includes a total of 320 resort rooms and 1,100 parking areas. The view from the top of the construction provides a magnificent view of the region of Shanghai called Pudong, that has witnessed a fantastic deal of development over recent times.A lot of tourist visit Shanghai to see shanghai tower`s beauty.
The purpose to construct of this building was to open offices and Hotels.
3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia
Another name of Makkah Royal Clock Tower is Abraj Al-Bait of Mecca, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower in Saudi Arabia is the third Largest building on Earth.
It stands in a total of 601 meters (1,972 feet). The government-owned complex comes with a resort with 120 flooring, in addition to a convention center, an Islamic heritage, and a living room with a capacity of 10,000 individuals. Other conveniences within the building comprise a five story shopping mall and a Lunar Observation Center, which can be used to see the moon throughout the Holy Month. The Abraj Al-Bait was constructed by the Saudi Binladin Group, that’s the largest construction company in Saudi Arabia. The clock of this Makkah Royal Clock Tower is the largest clock face on earth.
4. Ping An International Finance Centre
The Ping An International Finance Centre is located in Shenzhen, China and its 1,965 feet tall. It’s the fourth tallest building in the world and second tallest building in china. The Ping An International Finance Centre includes a convention center, hotel, and a range of high-end retail areas. It’s also the house of its namesake, Ping An Insurance. The construction utilizes a remarkable total of 33 double decker lifts to get its 115 flooring. Construction was completed in 2017. Purpose is for Office & retail outlets.
5. Lotte World Tower, South Korea
The Lotte World Tower is constructed in Seoul, South Korea. It is the fifth tallest building in the world having Height 1,819 feet. Construction on the building was was started in march 2011 and was finished in March of 2016. The building has total 123 floors. It is constructed in such a way that that it can bear earthquakes with a magnitude of up to 9 on the Richter scale. It is used by Hotels and Residence. In the attached image you can see that buildings which are nearby from Lotte world tower are quite small.
6. One World Trade Center, USA
One world trade center is tallest building in United States, located at Fulton Street, NewYork having height of 1,776 feet with 104 floors. Another name of one world trade center is Freedom tower. Construction was started in April 2006 and it was completed in year 2014.
7. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre and Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
These two tall buildings holds the 7th position in tallest building in the world. They both are same in height i.e 1,739 feet. Tianjin CTF finance Centre is located in Binhai Xinqu, Tianjin Shi, China and its construction was started in year 2013 and was completed in 2018. This building is used for housing office space, luxury serviced apartments, and a hotel.
The CTF Finance Centre Located in the city of Guangzhou in southern China, it is a mixed-use skyscraper whose structure was finished in October of 2016. It’s 1,739 feet tall and is home to a shopping mall, offices, and also a resort. Guangzhou’s CTF Finance Centre is especially home to one of the fastest lifts in the world, which reaches speeds of 71 kilometers (44.7 miles) per hour.
8. China Zun, China
China Zun height is 1,667 feet and it is located at Beijing, China. It was completed in 2018 by CITIC group. China Zun Tower purpose is for mixed use like featuring 60 floors of office space, 20 floors for luxury apartments and 20 floors for hotel with 300 rooms. there is a rooftop garden on the top floor at 524m high.
9. Taipei 101, Taiwan
Taipei 101 has a 101 floors and its 1,667 feet tall. It was ranked number one in tallest buildings for six years from year 2004 to 2010. It really look beautiful and amazing because of design and unique blue and green color hue at the top. Initially it was known as Taipei World Financial Center, its construction was started in year 1999 and it was opened on 31st December 2004.
10. Shanghai World Financial Center, China
The Shanghai World Financial Center is one of the supertall skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai.
It was completed in year 2008, and has a height of 1,614 feet with 101 floors. It is used for hotel rooms, offices, conferences, observation decks and shopping malls.
Overall conclusion is that out of these 11 Tallest Buildings in the World, Burj Khalifa holds the number one position up to year 2018 whereas china has the maximum number of tallest buildings in the world.
There are few buildings which are under construction and will snatch the crown from Burj Khalifa, Jeddah Tower is on e of them and it is expected to be number one position in near future.