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Tallest Buildings in the World

Tallest Buildings in the World

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Tallest Buildings in the WorldHeight (feet)Height (metres)LocationBuiltFloorsLiftsCharacteristics
Jeddah Tower33041007Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.2013-201916757The Y-shaped skyscraper, which is still under construction, will be the tallest building in the world after completion. It rises in a spiral and runs upwards like a nail. The facade is intended to remind of plants that grow out of the ground. A height of 1,600 m was planned, but the load was too much for the ground. The elevators travel at a record-breaking speed of 36 km/h.
Burj Khalifa2717828U.A.E., Dubai.2004-201016357Stainless steel facade, rainwater is collected and processed.
Shanghai Tower2073632Shanghai, PR China.2008-2014121106Ecologically intelligent building with up to 40 % lower water and energy consumption, fastest elevator in the world (35 seconds floor to roof).
Mecca Royal Clock Tower1972601Mecca.2004-201212094External clocks.
Canton Tower1968600China, Guangzhou.2005-2010 37 9TV and observation tower (no office buildings).
Pingan International Finance Center
1965599China, Shenzhen.2011-201711580The Y-shaped skyscraper, which is still under construction, will be the tallest building in the world on completion. It rises in a spiral and runs upwards like a nail. The facade suggests plants growing out the ground. The elevators travel at a record 36 km/h.
One World Trade Center1775541New York City, USA.2006-2013104The height (1776 feet) is reminiscent of 1776, the year of American independence.
Ostankino TV Tower1772540Moscow, Russia.1963-1967Tallest building in Europe. In 2000, 8 people were killed in a fire and elevator crash.
Taipei 1011670509Taiwan, Taipei.1999-200410161Green facade made of glass.
World Financial Center1614492China, Shanghai.1997-200810131Glass facade, light blue color.
Int. World Commerce Center1588484Hong Kong.2002-201011883Light blue glass facade.
Oriental Pearl Tower1535468China, Guangzhou.199414Recreational and Television tower (no office buildings).
Petronas Towers1483452Kuala Lumpur.1992-19988839Twin towers connected via Skybridge, aluminum and stainless steel facade.
Zifeng Tower1476450China, Nanjing.2005-201066Glass facade, same architect as for 450 other skyscrapers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Willis (Sears Tower)1450442Chicago.1970-1974108104Antenna extends up to 527 m, black aluminum facade.
KK 1001450442China, Shenzhen.2007-201110069Modern glass facade.
International Finance Center1434437China, Guangzhou.2006-2010103Color: dark blue. Glass facade.
Jin Mao Tower1378420China, Shanghai.1994-199988130Gray glass facade with serrated tip.
Two International Finance Center1362415Hong Kong.2000-20038862Light blue glass facade.
Trump Tower Chicago1362415Chicago, Illinois, USA.2005-20099227Facade made of gray steel.
Princess Tower1358414U.A.E., Dubai.2005-2012101
Al Hamra Tower1352412Kuwait City.2005-201180Architecturally interesting facade of glass and limestone.
23 Marina1296395U.A.E., Dubai.2005-2012898White-blue facade made of glass and concrete.
Citic Plaza1283391China, Guangzhou.1993-19978036Light blue glass facade.
Shun Hing Square1260384China, Shenzhen.1993-19966936Glass facade shimmers green, with double antenna.
The Domain (Central Market)1253382U.A.E., Abu Dhabi.201388Still under construction.
Empire State Building1250381New York City, USA.1930-193110273For many years as the highest building in the world, light brown limestone facade. Listed building.
Elite Residence1247380U.A.E., Dubai.2006-20129112Postmodern architectural style.
Central Plaza1227374Hong Kong.1989-19927839Gray-blue-yellow facade of glass.
Bank of China1204367Hong Kong.1985-19907045Light blue aluminum facade with white diamond pattern.
Bank of America1201366New York City, USA.2004-20095852Style: glass deconstructionism.
Almas Tower1191363U.A.E., Dubai.2005-20096833White-gray-light green glass facade.
The Pinnacle1181360China, Guangzhou.2008-201260Postmodern commercial office building.
JW Marriott Marquis 11165355U.A.E., Dubai.2006-20137228Twin towers. World’s tallest hotel.

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