The technology is advancing with each day and the man is making most out of it. From the roads to big buildings, just everything can be designed in quick time using the most advanced machineries and concrete. A numbers of skyscrapers have been created in recent times and many are under construction. Though the world’s tallest building is located in Dubai, but Saudi Arabia is building a new skyscraper that will be taller than it and will get ready by 2019. If you haven’t viewed the panoramic views of Dubai city from Burj Khalifa at the top observation deck, you have surely missed something.
Tallest Buildings in the World
Not only the Burj, there are many more skyscrapers that offers the panoramic views to the visitors visiting there along with a thrilling experience.
Burj Khalifa, UAE (United Arab Emirates)
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world located in Dubai City of UAE. It is 828 meters high building having 160 stories. It is majorly constructed from steel and concrete and is the tallest free standing manmade structure in the world. Burj Khalifa at the top observation deck offers the 360 degrees view of the city.The construction of Burj Khalifa was started on January 6, 2004 and was completed in 2010. The building has 19 residential towers, manmade lakes, 9 hotels, and a shopping mall.
Shanghai Tower, China
Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world having a height of 2073 feet. It has 121 floors. The construction took eight years to get completed from 2006. Around $4.2 billion were invested in the construction of this building. It also has the highest observation deck of the world. It has 320 hotels rooms and 1100 parking spaces. You can have a fascinating view of Shanghai skyline from the observation deck.
Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia
It is also known as Abraj Al Baitis and is the third tallest building in the world standing 1972 feet tall. It is located in Mecca and has 120 floors. The building was constructed by Saudi Binladin Group. It was completed in the year 2012. It also has the largest clock in the world with dimensions 141 square feet. The tower also features an Islamic museum, Lunar Observation Centre prayer room, and a conference center. It also has a shopping mall built on 5 of its stories. Moreover, there are 21000 whites and green light labels on the clock signaling the time of prayer. These lights can easily be seen from 19 miles away.
Pang An International Finance Centre, China
It is located in Shenzhen, China and stands 1965 feet tall. Its construction is still going on and will be completed by this year. This building features shopping mall, conference centre, and hotel. Moreover, the building uses around 33 double deck elevators for accessing its 115 floors. It is also the home to Pang An Insurance.
The Lotte World Tower, South Korea
The Lotte World Tower finished its construction in the year 2016. The construction began in March 2011 after a 13 year long planning. It stands 1819 feet tall and features a total of 123 floors, 6 of which are underground. Its roof is designed with a great strength such that it can withstand the earthquakes of up to the magnitude of 9 Richter scale.
One World Trade Center, United States
It is a 1776 feet tall building having 104 stories. It is one of the tallest buildings in the entire Western Hemisphere. It was completed in the year 2014. It was built to act like a functional building tribute to the attacks of 9/11. The building is appreciated for it renewable energy features including the use of rainwater. There are plans to construct 5 high rise office buildings in One World Trade Center.
The Last Words
These were some of the tallest buildings in the world. Burj Khalifa topping the list is the highest free standing manmade structure on the Earth. When you are in Dubai, you must go to Burj Khalifa at the Top observation deck to have a stunning view of the entire Dubai city. Book the tickets in advance to avoid the last minute rush.