These are Top 10 tallest buildings in the world:
The world’s tallest skyscraper is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This great building was designed by the hardwork of architects,Owings,Skidmore & Merrill, is actually 828 meters tall and has 163 floors. Burj Khalifa is considered as one of the most famous buildings of Dubai.
2. Shanghai Tower
Shanghai Tower is located in the Chinese city of Shanghai is at a height of 632 meters. It is 200 meters shorter than Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Though the skyscraper is to be finished during the course of 2014, it has already attained its final height and indeed achieved second place in the list of the tallest buildings of the world. Shanghai Tower will be home to the fastest elevators of the world, which will climb the tower at the speed of 18 meters per second.
3. Makkah Clock Royal Tower
Makkah Clock Royal Tower is the third tallest building in the world whose most salient & noticeable feature is its clock tower. The face of the clock is so enormous that the clock that it can be easily seen from the distance of 25 kilometers. The 601-meter-tall building was completed in 2012 and is situated in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
4. One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center in New York City topped out at 541 meters on May 10, 2013, since when it was not just the the world’s fourth-tallest building but also the tallest skyscraper in New York City. This building is basically being made on the place of the prior World Trade Center, which was devastated by the terrorist attacks in September 11, 2001. Completion is due in late 2014.
5. CTF Finance Centre
The fifth tallest skyscraper in the whole world after it topped out in July 2014, CTF Finance Centre, located in Guangzhou, is a mixed-use tower that will feature office space, a hotel, apartments and a shopping center in its podium. Due to completion in 2016, its 530 meters make it 21 meters taller than the next-tallest, Taipei 101.
6. Taipei 101
Taipei 101 occupies sixth place in the list. It is 509 meters high. This building was considered even the tallest in the world from 2004 to 2007 until it was outshined by Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Due to its remarkable design it won the 2004 Emporis Skyscraper Award.
7. Shanghai World Financial Center
The Shanghai World Financial Center measures 16 meters less than Taipei 101. This building due to its shape and structure is also referred to as the “bottle-opener” .It is a close,direct neighbour of Shanghai Tower and accomplished in 2008 from a design by Kohn Pedersen Fox.
8. International Commerce Centre
The International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong is a 118-storey 484 m (1,588 ft) commercial skyscraper finalized in 2010 in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is basically a part of the Union Square project constructed on top of Kowloon Station.
9./10. Petronas Towers
The ninth and tenth places are shared by the twin Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Mounting to a height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is Kuala Lumpur’s crown jewel. The Petronas Twin Towers is greatly inspired by Tun Mahathir Mohamad’s vision for Malaysia to be a global player.