Tallest Skyscrapers Of The World & The Kingdom Tower
Saudi Arabia based Company of Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal is going to build a 1.6 km high skyscraper in Jeddah. It will be the double high than Burj Khalifa.
The city which will be constructed around it will be over 23 million square area with the investment of $26.6 billion and it will consist on shopping malls and other entertainment centers.
A skyscraper is a continuously habitable, and tall building but there is no diffinition or standard height above which a building may clearly classified as a skyscraper. Here I have a list of top 10 tallest buildings in the world.
This building is known as Burj Dubai, it is a skyscraper in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and this is the tallest man made structure ever built in history at 828 m (2,717 ft). Its Construction began on 21 Sep. 2004, and completed on 1 Oct. 2009. This building officially opened on 4 Jan. 2010. Its architecture and engineering work done by Owings, Skidmor and Merrill of Chicago Adrian Smith. This project’s total cost was about US$1.5 billion and this project made Dubai itself a mired in a deep financial crisis and forced them to get add from Abu Dhabi, the opening ceremony and surprise naming of this tower to Burj Khalifa, after UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Taipei 101 is also known as the Taipei Financial Center a landmark skyscraper which is located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building ranked officially as the world’s tallest from 2004 until the opening of the new Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Taipei 101 designed by C.Y. Lee and Partners. Taipei 101 is called 101 becaus it comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. Taipei 101 is owned by the Taipei Financial Center Corporation.
SWFC is a very supertall skyscraper in Pudong Shanghai, China. It consists of hotels, offices, observation decks, conference rooms and shopping malls on the ground floors including Park Hyatt Shanghai and it is the highest hotel in the world. It officially opened on 28 Aug. 2008 for business and two days later, the Observation Deck opened. SWFC Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and tits construction work started on 27 Aug. 1997 but due to asian finacial crisis project completed on 17 Jul. 2008.
ICC Tower is skyscraper which has 118 floor, 484 m (1,588 ft) completed in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, it is the part of the Union Square project built on top of Kowloon Station. It completed in 2010, and became Hong Kong’s tallest building and has the third highest in the world, after Burj Khalifa and the Shanghai World Financial Center.
The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as Twin Towers) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were the world’s tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004, Taipei 101 broke its record. The Petronas Towers were completed in 1998 after a seven year build & became the tallest buildings in the world on the date of its completion.
The Nanjing Greenland Financial Center is a 450-metre (1,480 ft) tall, this skyscraper completed in April 2010 in Nanjing, China. It is 89-story building features retail and office space in the lower section, and restaurants and a public observatory at the top. The tower’s stepping is functional. Adrian Smith adn Marshall Strabala who were also together to design Burj Khalifa, designed the competition winning building for the Nanjing Greenland Financial Center.
Willis Tower (formerly named Sears Tower) is a 108-story 1,451 feet (442 m) tall skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. It was the tallest building in the world n 1974. Currently, this tower is the tallest building in the United States and the fifth tallest freestanding structure in the world.
Guangzhou West Tower is a 103 story, 440.2 m (1,444 ft) tall skyscraper. Construction of Guangzhou West Tower designed by Wilkinson Eyre.
The Trump International Hotel and Tower, also known as Trump Tower Chicago and locally as the Trump Tower, is a skyscraper. The name of the building is after real estate developer Donald Trump. It was designed by architect Owings and Marrill and Adrian Smith of Skidmore and built by Bovis Lend Lease. When openend in 2009 it became the second tallest building in the US after Chicago’s Willis Tower.
The Jin Mao Tower is an 88-story landmark skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai in China. It contains the Shanghai Grand Hyatt Hotel and offices. It was designed by the Chicago office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.