Tallest buildings are always a topic of excitement, thrill and adventure. Our World is growing at a rapid rate and with this swift transformation, old and traditional buildings are now replaced by tall buildings or skyscrapers.
Skyscrapers not only have great heights but also comes packed with the latest of technology and modern gadgets. In this post, we have compiled the list of Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World 2017:
10. Petronas Towers, Malaysia
On 10th position is Petronas Towers of Malaysia, which have a height of 452 metres. The entire cost involved in the construction of this building was more than $1.5 Billion.
Also known as Petronas Twin Towers, these twin skyscrapers have 88 floors and a floor area of 3.95 lakh square metres.
Height: 452 metres
9. International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong
A part of Union Square Project, International Commerce Centre with a height of 484 metres has occupied ninth position in the list of top 10 tallest buildings in the world 2015. This building is designed for multipurpose, which include retail, residential, restaurant and parking.
The construction of building was completed in the year 2010 and the building has 108 floors and a floor area of 2.7 Lakh square metres.
Height: 484 metres
8. Shanghai World Financial Center, China
Another building of China, Shanghai Financial Center has made into this list. The building has 101 floors and its construction was started in 1997 and completed in 2008.
Height: 492 metres
7. Taipei 101, Taiwan
Once the tallest building in the world, Taipei 101 of Taiwan is now seventh largest building in the world. Located in Taipei, Taiwan, Taipei 101 is a commercial building, whose construction was started in 1999 and completed in 2004.
Height: 509 metres
6. CTF Finance Center, China
CTF Finance Center is next on this list, which has a height of 520 metres. The building is designed for purpose of residential, conference centre and mall.
Height: 520 metres
5. One World Trade Center, USA
Located in Manhattan, USA, One World Trade Center is one of the tallest buildings in the western part of the world and fifth tallest building in the world. The construction of the building was started in the year 2006 and completed in 2013. The entire construction of the building costed more than $3.5 Billion.
Height: 541.3 metres
4. Ping An Finance Center, China
Ping An Finance Center of China is the next building in this list, which has a height of 599 metres. This building is designed for various uses, that include conference, shopping mall, residential and hotel.
Height: 599 metres
3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia
Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower of Saudi Arabia is the third tallest building in the world with a height of 601 metres.
Also known as Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, Abraj Al-Bait Tower’s construction began in the year 2004 and completed in 2012.
Height: 601 metres
2. Shanghai Tower, China
Shanghai Tower of China with a height of 632 metres stand at second place in the list of top 10 tallest buildings in the world 2016. Construction of Shanghai Tower began in 2008, which completed in 2015.
Built with a cost of over $2 Billion, Shanghai Tower has 128 floors and a floor area of more than 3.5 Lakh square metres. It is designed for various uses like residential, retail and leisure.
Height: 632 metres
1. Burj Khalifa, UAE
When its about the tallest buildings in the world, then Burj Khalifa stands at first position with a height of 828 metres. Located in Dubai, UAE, Burj Khalifa’s construction was started in the year 2004, completed in 2009 and finally opened in 2010.
It was designed for multipurpose use and comprises of residential towers, hotels and parkland. With a floor area of 3 Lakh Square Metres, Burj Khalifa is one of the best examples of man made marvels and has over 150 floors.
Height: 828 metres