The Five Tallest Buildings in the World


We’re all impressed with large buildings and these are among the tallest in the world – take a look.

Lotte World Tower, South Korea – 1819 feet

Ranking in at No. 5 on our list of tallest buildings, the Lotte World Tower in South Korea is certainly an impressive construction. Completed in 2016, this is one of the latest additions to the list of tallest towers and a pretty Hi-Tech tower as well. The Lotte World Tower is a production of over a 13 year span of intense planning and carefully laid designs. Construction began in 2011, and the 123-floor tower was completed in 2016, (three of these floors are below ground mind you). Part of the ingenuity of the tower is that it has been designed to withstand the major earthquakes that rock this part of the world. It can supposedly stand tremors as fierce as 9 on the Richter scale. Gods forbid a catastrophe like that ever strikes the locals.

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Pang An Finance Centre, China – 1965 ft

Located in the city of Shenzhen China, the fourth tallest building in the world stands at a full 1965 ft and is another recent entry to the list of the world’s tallest buildings. It was completed in 2015, although there are certain elements that have only recently been topped off.  The building is large enough to house a full hotel, and sophisticated shopping mall. There are also offices and retails spaces along with the HQ for the buildings namesake, Pang An Insurance. This colossal edifice is services by a total of 33 double deck elevators that provide access to 133 floors. There were plans for a whopping antenna that would%u2019ve added some footage to the overall height, but pilots were becoming concerned about flight interference and the plans were scotched.

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Makkah Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia – 1972 Feet

The Third tallest building in the World is in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca, an important Holy Place to the disciples of Islam. The building is owned by the government and features a lavish hotel that was constructed by the Saudi Binladin Group a large construction corporation in the area. The enormous clock tower was a collaboration between the Mahmoud firm and a German architecture firm SL Rasch Gmb. Both these talented corporations produced the enormously impressive design. The dimensions of the clock itself are the most impressive, at 141 sq. ft. it is the largest clock in the world. In addition to the hotel there is a conference center, a prayer room for 10,000 people and a special lunar observation centre for fully experiencing the Lunar display during the month of Ramadan.  An Impressive display of green and white lighting at the top of the tower, calls the faithful to prayer and can be seen from over 19 miles away. There are over 21000 light fixtures in this portion of the building alone.

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Shanghai Tower, China – 2073 Feet

At a whopping 2,073 ft, the Shanghai Tower in Shanghai China is the 2nd tallest tower in the world. The original construction on this impressively designed construction began in 2006 and took the better part of a decade to complete. Here you will find the tallest public access observation deck for a full view of the Shanghai Skyline and port. A view that many have found to be the most  From here you can even look down on the other two impressive structures in Shanghai the Shanghai World Financial Centre and the Jin Mao building. The cost for construction was $4.2 Billion and was originally designed as the HQ of a American Architecture Company.

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Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates – 2717 Feet

Originally called the Burj Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest construction ever constructed and rises to an awe-inspiring height of 2,717 ft. It is mostly made of steel and concrete and was designed and built by the renowned builders of the Willis Tower and One WTC the Chicago construction company Owings, Skidmore and Merrill.

Construction was executed by  Samsung C&T a construction company based out of  South Korea. The goal of the building was part of a plan by the local government to diversify the country’s resources and make Dubai a more service based Tourist attraction as opposed to a solely, oil producing country.

The immense building has 19 residential towers, an artificial lake that covers 30 acres, 30,000 residences, nine hotels, 7 acres of parkland and a luxury shopping mall. The Burj Khalifa has received much acclaim for its beauty and sophistication as well as the impeccable design.

 

If this interests you then take a look at this post from Cavendish on the most impressive buildings worldwide.



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