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Top 10 Tallest Buildings In The World – 2017 List

Breath-taking levels can be seen from man-made components like Burj Khalifa to natural amazing things like Mount Everest. Whether it be in the lift or by walking, the saying goes “The  view is worth the climb”. These tall buildings are the iconic pieces to prove the dominance of human over the world.

Here is a list of the top ten highest buildings in the world—

10. International Commerce Centre – Hong  Kong – 1,588 Feet

The International Commerce Centre, located in Hong Kong, This building has a height of 1,588 feet, stands at 108 stories tall and was completed in 2010.This center has amenities including The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong hotel, and the Sky 100 observatory.  Also in the tower has five star restaurants, an observation deck, shopping mall etc.

9.Shanghai World Financial Center – China  – 1,614 Feet

This building rises up to 1,614 feet. It was innovated  in 2008 and is placed in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Its tower has a trapezoid aperture towards the high and has an air controlling feature called Variable Air Volume and it is designed with a diagonal frame to mitigate bending and compressive forces from people inside the building, the wind, and heavy equipment on the ground as well. It has home to hotel rooms, offices, conferences, observation decks and shopping malls.

8. Taipei 101 – Taiwan – 1,667 Feet

This skyscraper is located in Tapei, Taiwan in the Xinyi District. It was the world’s eighth tallest building in 2017 which has a height of 1,670 feet.  The tower consists of 101 storeys and is an image of modern Taiwan. Symbolically, it represents the technological progress of Taiwan and Asian tradition.

7. CTF Finance Center – China – 1,739 Feet

The CTF Finance Centre located in the city of Guangzhou in southern China,  is a mixed-use skyscraper that is a new addition to this list. The building has a height of 1, 740 feet and was completed in October 2016. It is especially home to one of the fastest elevators found in the world, which reaches speeds of 44.7 miles/hour.  There are 112 floors, these include a conference center, hotel, observatory, mall, and office building and  the last of which is an observation deck.

6.One World Trade Center – United State—1,776 feet

Standing at 1,776 feet tall with 104 stories, One World Trade Center is not only the tallest building in the city of New York City, it is the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. It was completed in 2014. The building has been mentioned for its renewable energy features, including the reuse of rainwater. Future plans for One World Trade Center include the construction of five high-rise office buildings, as well as the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

5. Lotte World Tower – South Korea – 1,819  Feet

The Lotte World Tower, found in South Korea, is one of the latest additions to this list, as its construction completed in March of 2016, giving it the status of fifth tallest building in the world witha height of 1,823 feet. This tower took 13 years of planning and preparation, and approval was gained from the government in 2010. The building features 123 floors, six of which are underground. The roof with constructed with such a strength that it is designed to withstand earthquakes with a magnitude of up to 9 Richter scale.

4.Ping An Finance Center – China

The Pang An International Finance Centre in Shenzhen stands and 1965 feet. this tower consists of 115 storeys and is located in Shenzhen in the province of Guangdon, one of the most recent entries on this list. Although the skyscraper officially topped off in 2015, construction is still ongoing and is expected to be completed in 2017. The building contains offices, hotel, retail spaces, an observation deck, conference center, and a high-end mall. It is also the home of its namesake, Pang An Insurance. The building uses a total of 33 double decker elevators to access its 115 floors.

3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower – Saudi Arabia  – 1,972 Feet

The Makkah Royal Clock Tower is the third tallest building in the world, it has a height of 1,971 feet . It features a hotel with 120 floors, and was constructed by the Saudi Binladin Group, which is the largest construction firm in Saudi Arabia. Completed in the year 2012, It is owned by the government and is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This tower has the world’s largest clock face. The clock dimensions have an area of 141 square feet, making it the largest worldwide. This tower has a prayer room which can hold more than 10,000 people, a five-star hotel, and a five-story shopping mall. There are 21,000 green and white lights located on the top of the clock and signalize prayer times. These lights can be seen up to 19 miles away.

2. Shanghai Tower – China – 2,073 Feet

The Shanghai Tower, with 128 storey skyscraper stand 2,073 feet tall, is the second tallest building in the world. The construction of Shanghai Tower began in 2006 and took eight years of work before its completion in 2014. It is home to the world’s highest observation deck. The building is located in Shanghai’s Luijiazui financial district, This building was designed to serve as a hotel and office by the American architectural company Gensler. It has  1,100 parking spaces and 320 hotel rooms. The structure has a fascinating view of the exceptional Shanghai skyline.

1. Burj Khalifa – United Arab Emirates – 2,717 Feet- Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa, originally known as the Burj Dubai, towers above the city’s already burgeoning skyline. It has 163 floors, 57 elevators and 8 escalators and the height of 2,717 feet tall, and the tallest building in the world.

Construction was begun in 2004 and was completed in the year 2009. It was named to honor the leader of Abu Dhabi and president of the UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.  The concept of building this structure was for it to be the center piece of Downtown Dubai, which would include 30,000 homes nine hotels, parkland, and 19 residential towers.

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