High skyscrapers often scare people who are scared of heights. But even when looking at platforms of such structures, it is quite safe. Compare sensations, overwhelming man, who stands on the tallest building in the world, can only be impressions about the first flight of an aircraft and a window from a height of a thousand feet.And this comparison is fair, because some skyscrapers “hide” their upper floors high in the clouds. We have put together a review that contained the tallest buildings in the world .
Here a List of Top 10 World Famous Tallest Buildings in the World
Kingkey 100 (China, Shenzhen) 442 m
Kingkey 100 – a versatile, high-rise building, located in Shenzhen City, right in the center of the financial district of Guangdong Province. On the first skyscraper was called “Finance Center Plaza”, which was later changed to “100” to indicate the number of floors.
The height of the building “Kingkey 100″ is 442 meters. It was built in 2011 and ranked highest in China in 2011.
The lower level of the skyscraper used for various offices (68 floors) must be «KK Mall» shopping center and hotel «St. placed Regis Hotel ». The last four floors are given to the” Sky Garden “and the elite restaurants.
Willis Tower (US, Chicago) 443.2 m
Built in 1973, Sears Tower held the title of the tallest building in the world over 25 years and by 2009 was named the Sears Tower. In the North American city of Chicago is a 110-story building.
Currently Willis Tower – the second tallest building in the United States. Its height is 443.2 meters.
Willis Tower is visited daily by more than one million Americans and tourists, as the building is included in almost every tourist route along the famous Chicago.
Zifeng Tower (China, Nanjing) 450m
Tower called «Zifeng» was completed in the middle of 2008 in the downtown of the Chinese city of Nanjing. It is distinguished by a stepped shape, and contains 89 floors. The original design was developed by the American architect Adrianom Smitom.
As the third largest building in China, the tower is 450 meters high.
Facade construction is made of glass and steel, which reflect the sun’s rays, Zifeng tower gives stunning shiny appearance. Inside there are offices and entertainment centers, commercial floors, an observatory and luxury restaurants hotels.
Petronas Twin Towers (Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur) 452 m
Twin Towers “Petronas” is a unique architectural masterpiece of the twentieth century. Built in 1998, was the construction of the main attractions of the city Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. In terms of the whole complex is similar to the eight-pointed star in “Islamic” style.
Two identical skyscrapers are 452 meters high and it was on 88 floors. They are joined together on the platen glass transition of the forty-first floor.
The tallest building on the planet Petronas Towers was from 1998 to 2004. “Twins” are very popular with tourists as they took in the difficulty of getting a ticket to visit these magnificent skyscrapers.
International Commerce Center (China, Hong Kong) 484 m
Hong Kong International Trade Center was built in 2010 in the city area of Kowloon. Currently in China’s autonomous region, there are more than 4,000 buildings with more than fifty floors, but the International Commerce Center is the highest in Hong Kong.
At the height of 118-story structure reaches 484 meters, which is the third ad across China.
Within International Center there are observatories, shops, offices, shopping malls and a luxury hotel – the world-famous “Ritz-Carlton-HongKong”, which has seven stars. The observation deck Hong Kong and Victoria Harbor Marine seen.
World Financial Center (China, Shanghai) 492 m
World Financial Center, as its name implies, is located in Shanghai. The construction was completed in 2008. Designed for the original design by American David Mallotom, popularly called “opener” in the middle.
China’s tallest building is 492 meters high and its 101 floor has conference rooms, hotels, offices and restaurants.
On the centenary floor undeveloped unique viewing platform with a splendid panorama of modern Shanghai, including the famous television tower “Oriental Pearl”.
Taipei 101 (Taiwan, Taipei) 509.2 m
in the capital, Taipei, 101-storey skyscraper “Taipei”, opened in 2003, is the tallest building in Taiwan. Externally, the Tower of Babel resembles the skyscraper
Height of the building (including the spire) 509.2 meters. For such beauty designers and builders have received $ 1.7 billion.
In addition to the usual offices, restaurants, hotels, “Taipei 101” offers the fastest elevators in the world, speed reached 50.5 km / h.
World Trade Center 1 (US, New York 541 m
World Trade Center 1, also known as the “Freedom Tower” – the central structure in the new complex of lower Manhattan in New York
With a height of 541 meters, the center. Takes third place in our ranking of the tallest buildings in the world and holds the lead in the Western Hemisphere.
This building was erected as a memorial to the events of September 11th. in the context of the office placed offices, restaurants and breathtaking viewing platform rises 415 meters.
Abraj Al Bait (Saudi Arabia, Mecca) 601 m
Royal Chapel, with the main tower called Abraj Al Bait is a complex of seven skyscrapers, located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
This 120-storey Abraj alBeit tower, with a clock in the style of London’s Big Ben, reaches a height of 601 meters and is the second tallest building in the world.
Inside the complex there are all elite residential apartments, helipads, hotels, boutiques, as well as a large parking lot available.
1 Burj Khalifa (UAE, Dubai) 828 m
“Burj Khalifa“, known until 2010 under the name of “Burj Dubai» – the tallest building in the world .The structure, whose shape resembles a stalagmite, located in the United Arab Emirates.
Construction 828 meters Burj Khalifa was completed in January 2010.
Building has floors 163, most of which (154) are residential. In addition, it presented a huge hotel, offices, a viewing platform, a shopping mall and an underground car park for three thousand cars.