Do you fear of height? if no then you are at the best place to explore the Top 10 Tallest buildings in the world. These top 10 tallest skyscrapers are more than 1500 feet long, some stretches to 2700 feet mark. Here are Top 10 The World’s Tallest Buildings which are already completed (Some day we will consider TOP 10 Tallest buildings under construction) sorted according to their rooftop height.
Top 10 Tallest buildings in the world
10. International Finance Center, Hong Kong (406.9 m):
The international finance center is a 406.9 meter (1,335 ft) tall tower situated at Hong Kong city. It’s construction was started way back in 1997, and opened for public in the year of 2003. It has total 88 floors with an effective floor area of 185,805 sq m(1,999,988 sq ft). It’s the 10th tallest building in the world.
9. One World Trade Center, New York (417 m):
One World Trade Center also known as 1 WTC, 1 World Trade Center, and Freedom tower is situated at lower Manhattan of New York city. This is situated at the same plot of former World Trade center which were demolished in the 9/11 attack. This building is 104-story tall with an effective height of 417 m. Construction of One World Trade center has been finished on August 30, 2012, and it’s expected to open this skyscraper on late 2013 for Office, observation, communication purposes. The estimated cost for this building is US$3.9 billion (2012).
8. Guangzhou International Finance Center, Guangdong, (432m)
The Guangzhou International Finance Center is the eighth tallest building in the world with a whooping height of 432m (1,417 ft). It has 103 floors used for hotel and commercial purposes. Guangzhou International Finance Center is situated at 5 Zhujiang Avenue, West Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. It’s construction was completed at 2010.
7. KK100, Shenzhen (442 m)
KK100 is a 100 floor tall super skyscraper situated at Shenzhen, China. It’s top most floor is located 442 m (1,449 ft) above the ground level. It’s a commercial building commonly used for Office space and Hotel. KK100 is the tallest building in Shenzhen and 7th tallest building in the world. KK100 is also known as Kingkey Finance Center Plaza and Kingkey 100.
6. Willis Tower, Chicago (442.0 m)
Both KK100 and Wills tower has the same height is a 108 story office building situated at 233 S. Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois 60606, United States. Wills tower is commonly known as Sears Tower. Wills tower hold the first place of tallest building for almost two decades. The wills tower is commonly used for office space.
5. Taipei 101, Taipei (449.2 m)
As the name suggests Taipei 101 is a 101 story building with an effective height of 449.2m(1,471 ft). Taipei 101 hold the spot for Tallest building in the world from the year 2004 until 2010. Taipei government spent around US$1.8 billion to build this massive structure.
4. International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong (484.0 m)
The ICC tower or International Commerce Centre tower is a 484.0 m high, 118 story commercial building. ICC Tower holds the 4th tallest building in the world since it’s completion from 2010. Construction of ICC tower was started in 2002 and it took 8 years to complete the construction.
3. Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai (487.4 m)
Shanghai World Financial Center is currently the tallest building in Shanghai, and 3rd tallest building in the world. It is a 101-story multipurpose (being used for Office, hotel, retail, museum, observation, parking garage) super skyscraper with a height of 487.4 m (1,599 ft). The construction of Shanghai World Financial Center was started in 1996 and the building is opened on 28 August 2008.
2. Abraj Al Bait, Mecca (530.0 m)
The Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower (Abraj Al Bait) is currently the second tallest building in the world, and tallest building in Saudi Arabia. Abraj Al Bait is situated at the holy city of Mecca, KSA. This is a Clock tower cum Skyscraper having world’s largest tower clock. It’s 120 floors are used for both residential and hotel purposes.
1. Burj Khalifa, Dubai (828m)
Burj Khalifa (sometimes Burj Dubai) is the king of all skyscrapers with a whooping height of 828.0 m (2,717 ft). Burj Khalifa is 298m higher than it’s Presider and currently the highest building in the world since it’s opening on 2010. Burj Khalifa contains a whooping 163 floors which are mainly used for Office, hotel and residential purposes.
China dominates the world in terms of tallest skyscrapers. China has 5 skyscrapers among Top 10 Tallest buildings in the world. But in upcoming years we are going to see some taller structures at the middle east (some reaching more than a kilometer high). if you have any queries or suggestion regarding our Top ten list leave a comment. Let your friends circle also know about this informative article by sharing this on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.