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Every day, new construction projects are started all around the world, each with higher goals than the last. Breaking records is an obsession for people. And it gets very challenging to identify the world's highest structures.
These structures demonstrate the advancements in engineering and architecture while also demonstrating the human desire to push the limits of what is possible. So, how does the world's tallest structure look like? Explore the world's 20 tallest structures with us.
20. GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL FINANCE TOWER
This enormous skyscraper, also known as Guangzhou IFS, is Guangzhou's second-tallest structure after the CTF Centre.
Don't underestimate its height even though it is listed last on this list. Its astounding height is 439 metres. This record-breaking structure was created in 2005 by Wilkinson Eyre. The structure was finished by 2010. In addition, Guangzhou IFS won the prestigious Lubetkin Prize in 2012.
19. THE EXCHANGE
One of Kuala Lumpur's highest structures, the Exchange 106 soars to a lofty height of 445 meters. It was built to serve as office space for large corporations. It is situated not far from the Petronas Towers.
The TRX Signature Tower was the previous name for the building. For a long time, the city was ruled by the Petronas. It's time for the Exchange 106 right now. It will undoubtedly be taller than the twin towers once it is finished.
18. SUZHOU INTERNATIONAL FINANCE SQUARE
Yet another eye-catching skyscraper, China's Suzhou is home to Suzhou IFS. Offices and retail spaces are housed in this 66-story structure. There are 95 levels overall, including 5 basements. The building is currently, though, being constructed.
The architectural company that developed Changsha IFS is also building this tower. The closeness in their names makes this truth fairly clear.
17. ZIFENG TOWER
Zifeng Tower is a skyscraper in Nanjing, China, with a height of 450 meters and 89 storeys. The building has received numerous honors and accolades from all around the world thanks to its distinctive structure. When viewed from various angles, the skyscraper appears entirely different.
Its construction cost around $750 million. The 72nd story of the building has its observation floor. Chinese customs served as an inspiration for the architects. As a result, they designed a structure that might survive in a modern city. Enjoy the magnificent shopping centers at Zifeng Tower by taking the next flight.
16. PETRONAS TWIN TOWERS
The iconic Petronas Twin Towers are made up of Petronas Towers 1 and 2 and are located in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Due to its inauguration in 1998, this structure is the oldest on the list. From 1998 to 2004, it held the title of world's tallest structure. It is a stunning 88 floors tall, a record that hasn't been broken in years.
Caesar Pelli, an internationally famous Argentine architect, helped with its design. The combined number of lifts in the two towers is over 76. One of their features are double-decker lifts. The safety and security features offered here are also excellent.
15. CHANGSHA IFS TOWER T1
The Changsha IFS tower T1 is a 452-meter-tall structure located in Hunan, China. This massive tower was built by East China Architecture Design & Research Institute after being planned by Wong Tung & Partners. Its building began in 2013 and was finished in 2017. The eighth-tallest structure in China is the IFS Tower in Changsha.
The T2 tower, which is one of two in the project, is 315 meters high. This tower's construction is related to Harbour City's hyperconnected retail development. One of China's greatest malls, known for its upscale features, is also located there.
14. LANDMARK 81
Vietnam's Landmark 81 is now Asia's highest structure. It has 81 stories and is 461.5 meters tall; it was constructed in Vinhomes Central Park. In the latter part of 2018, it was made accessible to the general public. Vingroup is the legal owner of this building. It has a surface area of about 241,000 square meters.
The structure was given the moniker Landmark 81 because there are 81 floors in it. In Vietnam, naming buildings according to their number of floors is extremely prevalent. A 360-degree panorama of Ho Chi Minh city is available from the stunning observatory deck.
13. LAKHTA CENTRE
The tallest structure in Europe, the Lakhta Centre, which is located in St. Petersburg, Russia, is rated 13th on the list. In January 2018, the building's final inauguration took place. It is designed for mixed-use projects like office buildings, hotels, sports facilities, and shopping centers.
The Lakhta Centre was built with the help of about 3,000 people. Its entrance features an arch that is around 24 meters high. In addition to standard elevators, there are fireman lifts that were created specifically for emergency situations. Additionally, the building is soundproof due to the use of cutting-edge acoustic materials during construction.
12. INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE CENTRE
Hong Kong, a stunning metropolis, is home to the International Commerce Centre. 2010 saw the completion of this tower by Sanfield Building Contractors Limited. Unlike other buildings in this metropolis, it is situated on the island of Hong Kong. It is the tallest structure on the island, standing at 484 meters.
Want to know some astounding facts? The 108th story of this structure houses the highest swimming pool in the world. The International Commerce Centre is a well-known global center of commerce, leisure, and lifestyle, including a number of shopping malls, opulent hotels, and offices. Underneath the structure, work is being done on a station for the bullet train.
11. SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCIAL CENTRE
Shanghai World Financial Tower is a 492-meter-tall structure from China. There are 101 floors in all. The construction contract was awarded to a Japanese company by the name of Mori Building Company. Ironically, this structure was developed by an American company, Kohn Pederson Fox.
It has a total surface area of 381,600 square feet and 91 elevators. meters. It can host banking institutions, hotel rooms, and shopping centers. Its adaptable structure explains why it is so popular. Before the Burj Khalifa surpassed it as the tallest structure in the world, it was once that.
10. TAIPEI 101
Taipei 101, formerly known as the world's highest structure, is currently listed at number ten. It once possessed the world's quickest elevators. Pagodas from ancient China served as influence for its design. The rights to this structure are owned by Taipei Financial Centre Corporation.
The harmonious fusion of Asian customs and cutting-edge technology may be found at Taipei 101. Large corporations call it home, and it offers recreational facilities as well. It has 5 underground floors in addition to the 101 above-ground floors. Here, special events are frequently planned.
9. CHINA ZUN
China Zun, also known as the formal name CITIC Plaza, is a 524-meter-tall structure. The tower contains 108 storeys. It bears the name of an old ship. The vessel itself served as inspiration for its shape. China Zun was built in two phases, the first in 2017 and the second in 2018.
On the top floor of this multipurpose structure, a rooftop pool is elegantly positioned. It won't soon be surpassed in height by any other building in Beijing. Inauguration day was in March 2019.
8. TIANJIN CHOW TAI FOOK FINANCE CENTRE
Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Tower, sometimes referred to as the Tianjin CTF tower, is the fourth-tallest structure in China. It is around the same height as the Guangzhou CTF Tower, but because it was constructed later, it is listed lower. It is the second structure with the CTF enterprises' name.
By the year's end, its secondary construction was finished. Along with office space, it also has luxury apartments and business offices. It lessens the amount of floor space that is exposed to rain, wind, and sunlight, which lowers the building's carbon footprint.
7. GUANGZHOU CHOW TAI FOOK FINANCE CENTRE
The 530-meter-tall CTF Tower is located in Guangzhou, China. There are 111 levels in this skyscraper, 5 of which are below ground. Its official opening ceremony took place in 2016. With more than 95 operational elevators, CTF Tower is a versatile area. Unexpectedly, these elevators have a 44 mph maximum speed.
This project is owned by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, hence it bears their name. Its development was overseen by the New World Development company. It is situated in a well-liked neighbourhood in Guangzhou. In the tower, there are numerous residences, hotels, and crowns.
6. ONE WORLD TRADE CENTRE
One World Trade Center is not just the tallest structure in New York, but also the highest structure in the United States. The height of its lengthy spire is 541 meters. Recall the terrorist attack that occurred at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2011? On the exact same site, the One World Trade Center was constructed.
It was named after the north tower of the earlier structure and is one of the tallest structures in the country. Because it uses renewable energy and rainwater harvesting, it has a good effect on the world. This skyscraper's construction was finished in 2014.
5. LOTTE WORLD TOWER
The pride of South Korea, one of the world's fastest-growing economies, is housed in the Lotte World Tower. This gigantic structure took thirteen years to construct. Inauguration took place in 2017. The structure includes 123 stories and a number of observation decks.
A fascinating information about the Lotte World Tower is given here. This building's architecture allows it to withstand the effects of an earthquake with a 9.0 Richter scale. It is constructed next to the Han River's banks.
4. PING AN FINANCE TOWER
Another masterpiece from China is this enormous structure. Shenzhen is home to the 599-meter-tall Ping An Finance Tower. The Ping An Insurance company office is located there. It had a protracted building phase until 2017, after which it was inaugurated in 2015.
Numerous services, including meeting rooms, shops, and hotel rooms, are housed in the tower. The nation's tallest structure was originally the goal. The building of the skyscraper was halted after 115 stories because a higher structure would have hampered flights. The 116th floor has the observation deck.
3. MAKKAH ROYAL CLOCK TOWER
One of the highest structures is the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, which is situated in the Saudi Arabian holy city of Mecca. It is located not far from the renowned Grand Mosque. It took roughly 7 years to build this structure. The Clock Tower became accessible to the general public in 2011.
In this building, more than 96 elevators operate on a daily basis. Furthermore, during the month of Ramadan, the tower transforms into an observation tower. Construction on the 601-meter-tall skyscraper was done by the Saudi Bin Laden Organization. The tower's clock is the most intriguing feature. At a distance of 30 kilometers, it is visible!
2. SHANGHAI TOWER
Shanghai Tower is a more recent accomplishment in China's long list of triumphs. It is China's tallest structure. The building was finished in 8 years and opened in 2014. The staggering 4.2 billion dollars were used to construct this 632 meter tall structure.
The hotel located in Shanghai Tower has about 258 rooms. A fun fact, please? The highest observatory deck in the world is located atop Shanghai Tower. From its deck, you can see the entire Shanghai skyline, which is arguably China's best view.
1. BURJ KHALIFA
In addition to being the tallest structure in Dubai, Burj Khalifa has held the title of tallest structure in the world since 2010. An architecture firm with headquarters in Chicago was awarded the contract for its construction. It has 163 storeys and a height of 828 meters; it can house about 30,000 people.
Hotels, commercial centers, and an artificial lake are all located inside the Burj Khalifa. The skyscraper has won numerous accolades and acclaim from the entire architectural community.
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