If you have a fear of heights, then you’d rather sit this one out, but just in case you dare to enter the world of these soaring tallest skyscrapers in the world, proceed with caution. The only way to envision what it would be like to go that high up, is to remember when you were in an airplane the last time, because these buildings go up thousands of feet and have their heads touch the clouds..
10. Kingkey 100 (Shenzhen, China)
Situated in Shenzhen’s financial district, Kingkey 100 was named after its 100 floors, mounting to an enormous total of 1,449 feet. The lower levels include a mall, office space that occupies around 22 stories, and the remaining floors are owned by the St. Regis Hotel.
9. Willis Tower (Chicago, Illinois)
Willis Tower was earlier called as the Sears Tower before a naming rights change by Willis Group Holdings in the year 2009. The Tower has 108 stories and reaches up to the height of 1,451 feet. When the construction was completed in 1973 it was the tallest building in the world, a label it held for more or less 25 years. More than 1 million people come to visit Willis Tower every year, as it is one of the most admired tourist destination of Chicago.
8. Zifeng Tower (Nanjing, China)
The Zifeng Tower’s construction was completed in 2008 and it measures upto 1,480 feet height with a total 89 stories. This incredible building was designed by Adrian Smith, the building has a stair-step shape which is practical and functional, to divide the office spaces, retail centers, restaurants, hotel and the public observatory inside.
7. Petronas Towers (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Petronas Towers are also famously known as the Petronas Twin Towers measuring up to a height of 1,483 feet and having 88 floors in total. The Petronas Twin Towers are both at a tie on the number seven position in our list of tallest buildings in the world. In 1998 the twin towers held the desirable spot at number one; however in 2004 they were outshined. They still qualify as number one in the list of tallest twin buildings in the world.
6. International Commerce Centre (Hong Kong, China)
Hong Kong’s International Commerce Centre is 1,588 feet tall with 118 floors. International Commerce Centre’s construction was completed in the year 2010 and it continues to stand as one of the tallest buildings in the world and the tallest one in Hong Kong.
5. Shanghai World Financial Center (Shanghai, China)
Shanghai World Financial Center is basically made up of hotels, office spaces and observation decks with a remarkable shopping mall on the ground floor. Shanghai World Financial Center measures up to a height of 1,614 feet. Its construction was completed in 2007; it has 101 floors and the highest observation deck in the world at 1,555 feet above ground.
4. Taipei 101 (Taipei, Taiwan)
Taipei 101 has 5 underground floors and 101 floors above as well; the Taipei 101 measures to a grand total height of 1,669 feet. It’s the largest environmentally cognizant skyscraper of the world. Taipei 101 is the place of choice where Taiwan often launches its fireworks for the duration of their national celebrations.
3. One World Trade Center (New York, NY)
New York’s One World Trade Center is also called both One World Trade Center and the Freedom Tower, this tallest building in the world rises up to 104 stories high. Its construction was completed in 2013. It is also the tallest one in the Western Hemisphere. Its spire elongates its height to 1,776 feet, which depicts the year of American Independence i.e. 1776.
2. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel (Mecca, Saudi Arabia)
Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel is an attempt to renovate the holy city of Mecca. The Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower is world’s tallest hotel, with the tallest clock-tower and the largest clock-face in the world. It measures to a height of 1,972 feet and a whopping 120 floors.
1. Burj Khalifa: Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
The question in your mind at this point of time would be – what is the tallest building in the world? The answer is The Burj Khalifa, which was previously called as the Burj Dubai, it is the tallest buildings in the world, rising to a outlandish height of 2,723 feet with total 163 floors. It took 5 years to construct, and the construction was completed in the year 2009 in the main business district of Dubai.