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Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World

Tuesday, April 12th 2011. | Tallest

Here’s a list of tallest building in the world. Since long time ago, people have raced to build the tallest man-made construction in the world. To make the competition fair, they have chosen council on tall building and Urban Habitat as a jury. Currently, council on tall building and Urban Habitat came with a new report of the tallest building in the world and the holder is Burj Dubai. Burj Khalifa is standing 828 meters and it is taller than other buildings that formerly known as a tallest building in the world. In this post, we are going to know more about Burj Dubai and nine other tall buildings that sit on the 2nd until 10th world’s tallest building.

10. CITIC Plaza (China)

Tallest building Guangzo CITIC plaza


CITIC Plaza entered the competition of world’s tallest building since 1997. The building raises 391 meters high or 1,283 feet and it composes 80 floors and 2 giant antennas on the top. the building address at Tianha Districts, Guangzhou, China, and so far our shortest building on the list is known as 4th tallest building in China, 7th tallest building in Asia and 10th in the world

9. Two international finance centre (Hong Kong)

Tallest building Two International Finance Center

Two international finance centre

TFC composes an IFC mall and a 55 stories four-season hotel or known as IFC2. Second IFC tower or 2IFC is standing 415 meters high or 1,362 feet. Today, it holds record second Hong Kong’s tallest building, fourth china’s tallest building, and eighth world’s tallest office construction.

8. The Jin Mao Tower (Shanghai China)

Tallest building Jin Mao Tower

Jin Mao Tower

The construction of the Jin Mao tower was completed in 1998. It stands 421 meters high or 1,381 feet and it composes 88 floors. It houses offices building and Shanghai Grand Hyatt Hotel. For more 9 than years, the building had become China’s tallest building before Shanghai World Financial Center officially outmatched its height in September 14, 2007.

7. Willis /Sears tower (Chicago, United States)

Tallest building Sears tower

Sears Tower

Willis tower is the oldest building in the list and the construction of the building completed in 1974. It stands 442 meters or 1,450 feet high and composes 108 floors. Willis Tower is also the longest building that held the longest tallest world’s record in the list. It held the record for a quarter decade. This tower is also the tallest building in north America.

6. Nanjing Greenland Financial Center (China)

Tallest building zifeng tower Manjing Greenland financial Center

Nanjing Greenland Financial center

Nanjing Greenland Financial Center completely built in April 2010. The building is standing 450 meter high and it composes 89 stories contain retail stores, office areas, food courts and observatory floor on the top section

5. The Petronas towers (Kuala Lumpur Malaysia)

Tallest building petronas tower

Petronas Towers

The Petronas towers is a twin tower sky crappers in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. It raises 452 meters or 1,483 feet and it composes 88 floors. From 1998, after the construction completed, until 2004, World had known Petronas towers as the tallest building and tallest twin towers in the world. Since 2004, Taipei 101 took its world’s tallest title and left the world’s twin towers title until now.

4. International Commerce center (Hong Kong)

Tallest building in the world International Commerce Centre

International Commerce Center

ICC (International Commerce Center) is located in West kowloon and is known as the Hong Kong’s tallest building. It stands 484 meters or 1,588 feet high and the building itself compose 118 commercial floors that are utilized for office areas, shopping malls and hotels. The construction was finished in 2010

3. Shanghai World Financial Center (Shanghai, China)

Tallest building in the world Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center or simplified SWFC is located in Pudong, Shanghai and it stands 492 meters from the ground or 1,614 feet. It has 101 floors contains office space, hotel, conference room, observatory, and shopping malls on the ground floor. From floor 79th-93rd, we can we can find Park Hyatt Shanghai hotel and they offers 174 rooms for their attendees. Today, this hotel holds a title the 2nd tallest hotel in the world exceeding Grand Hyatt Shanghai, which occupies 53 and 87 floor in Jin Mao Tower view meters from the SWFC. The constructor completed the building construction in 2008. This tower is also tallest building in China.

2. Taipei 101 (Taipei 101)

Tallest building in the world Taipei 101

Taipei 101

Taipei 101 or also known as Taipei World Financial Center is standing on a Xinyi district, Taipei, Taiwan and it was known as world’s tallest building, surpassed former world’s tallest building Twin tower Petronas, sine 2004. Since its first day opening, Taipei held world’s tallest title until 2010 when Burj Khalifa announced its completed construction.

1. Burj Khalifa

Tallest building in the world Burj Al Khalifa Dubai

Burj Dubai

Burj Khalifa or Burj Dubai was built start from 21 September 2004 and it was officially opened in January 4, 2010. Burj Dubai is standing 828 meter or 2,717 feet and the construction cost took $1.5 billion dollar. It contains 163 habitable floors compose hotel, parking area, offices, shopping malls and other commercial buildings. Inside the tallest building in the world, we can find the highest mosque, highest swimming pool and highest nightclub in the world. If you want to know more, visit them and ensure you have enough time and money to explore all the amenities of Burj Dubai.

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