Over the years,technology has grown by leaps and bounds. This has allowed architects to come up with some truly amazing structures. In developed countries, there are numerous tall buildings and structures which captures the attention of people. We all know about Burj Khalifa and how it has rapidly become a popular tourist spot because of its tallness. There are many other tall buildings in the world. I decided to compile a list of the tallest buildings in the world and add to the knowledge of the readers. These tallest buildings in the world are equipped with the latest architect technology and are well-known throughout the world because of their size and tallness.Here we present your the world’s tallest buildings 2013.
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10. Guangzhou International Finance Center
Guangzhou International Finance Center stands at a mighty 440m height, making it one of the tallest buildings in the world. Located in China, this 103-storey skyscraper broke ground in 2005 and completed in 2010. With a height of 1,440 ft, this is one of the tallest buildings in the world.
9. KingKey 100
The KingKey 100 is one of the tallest buildings in the world. It is located in Shenzhen, China. This tall building has a height of 442m or 1,449 ft. It is designed in a way to support offices and hotel space. The KingKey 100 has 100 floors, making it one of the tallest buildings in the world and the tallest building in Shenzhen.
8. Willis Tower
Willis tower, with a height of 442m, is one of the tallest buildings worldwide. Located in Chicago, this 1,450 ft tall structure is a popular tourist spot. Many people visit the glass balcony at the skydeck of the building. When it was completed in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world. Now it is the second tallest building in USA. According to reports, over one million people visit the glass balcony each year.
7. Greenland Center-Zifeng Tower
Zifeng Tower in Nijang, China, is one of the tallest building in the world. It has a height of 450m or 1,476 ft, making it one of the tallest buildings in the world. The building was completed in 2010 and consists of 89 floors, most of which are used as offices.
6. Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers are among the tallest building in the world. At a height of 452m or 1,483 ft, the Petronas Towers are a landmark of Kuala Lumpur. The Towers were the tallest building in the world from 1998 to 2004. They are still the tallest twin buildings in the world. People who visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, regularly visit the Twin Towers. The antennas at the top of the building are not included in the height of the buildings.
5. International Commerce Center
Completed in 2010, International Commerce Center is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Its height is 484m or 1,588 ft. Located in Hong Kong, it has 118 storeys. Apart from being one of the tallest buildings in the world, it is also the tallest skyscraper in Hong Kong.
4. Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai World Financial Center is the fourth tallest building in the world. Located in Shanghai, China, the building contains many offices, hotels, conference rooms and shopping malls. It was completed in 2008. There are a total of 101 floors. The building also has the highest height to roof ratio. With height of 492m or 1,614 ft, this is one of the tallest buildings in the world.
3. Taipei 101
The first building to cross the height of 500m, Taipei 101 is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Located in Taiwan and standing at a height of 509m (1,670 ft), the building is a landmark of Taiwan. It was the tallest building in the world when it opened in 2004. It was only until Burj Khalifa was completed that the building lost its crown as the tallest building in the world.
2. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel
The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as Makkah Royal Clock Hotel, is the second largest building in the world. At a height of 601 m or 1,971 ft, it is one of the tallest buildings worldwide. It is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It was completed in 2012 and was built to facilitate the pilgrims in Mecca. The tower itself boasts of many records. It is the tallest clock tower in the world, the world’s largest clock, and world’s largest floor area. It is located right next to the sacred mosque, Masjid al Haram. It is the second tallest building in the world.
1. Burj Khalifa
Finally, the tallest building in the world is the Burj Khalifa. Located in Dubai, Burj Khalifa is in a league of its own. The tallest building in the world has an astonishing height of 829.8 m (2,722 ft). The building was completed in 2010. It consists of 163 floors, which just shows how huge the structure is. The building has been made using the latest architect designs and technology. The Dubai Fountain, Observation Deck, and Burj Khalifa Park are some of the features in the building. It is one of the most popular tourist spot and tourists love to watch Dubai from a massive height. It is an experience worth remembering.