Here are the ten tallest skyscrapers in the world, which will truly amaze you:
1. Burj Khalifa
The world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa was designed by Adrian Smith. It stands at 2,717 feet tall and has 163 floors.
The building is a large-scale, mixed-use development that includes 30,000 residences, nine hotels, seven acres of parkland, 19 residential towers, a shopping mall, and a 30-acre man-made lake.
2. Shanghai Tower
Designed by international design firm Gensler,stands at 2,073 feet tall.
The tower is one of three super-tall skyscrapers in the heart of Shanghai’s Lujiazui financial district
3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel
The clock tower stands in the center of a high-rise complex called Abraj Al-Bait. Six smaller high-rises surround it at heights varying and accommodate both residential and hotel uses, stands at 1,971 feet tall.
At night, the clock faces are illuminated by one million LED lights that transform the tower into a green and white beacon.
4. Ping An Finance Center
Designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, stands at 1,965 feet tall.
The building contains office, hotel and retail spaces, a conference center and a high-end shopping mall.
5. Lotte World Tower
It stands at 1,819 feet tall,the 117th floor consists of the entrance floor, the view floor, the 118th floor is the entrance floor, Sky Friendly Cafe, Sky Terrace, Photo zone on the 119th floor, Seoul Sky Cafe on the 122nd floor and 123 lounge, which is a premium lounge bar on the 123rd floor.
6. One World Trade Center
The building’s architect was David child, stands at 1,776 feet tall.
The construction of the new building is part of an effort to memorialize and rebuild following the destruction of the original World Trade Center complex.
7. Guangzhou CTF Finance Center
The setback above the hotel is covered with three terraces, the strong winds are not felt on those terraces because of the chiseled parapets.
8. Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Binhai Center
By stacking reducing floor plates, the tower tapers dramatically to minimize the surface area exposed to wind, sun, and moisture.
The building’s aerodynamic shape greatly reduces this vortex shedding by “confusing the wind” and disrupting the opportunity for any resonating wind forces and loads on the structure.
9. Taipei 101
Taipei 101 was designed to be flexible as well as structurally resistant because while flexibility prevents structural damage, resistance ensures comfort for the occupants and for the protection of glass and other features.
10. Shanghai World Financial Center
The SWFC has been lauded for its design, and in 2008 it was named by architects as the year’s best-completed skyscraper.
Together, the Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower, and Jin Mao Tower form the world’s first adjacent grouping of three supertall skyscrapers.