Four of the Tallest Buildings in the World
Bustling urban cities like Tokyo or New York are instantly recognisable thanks to their iconic skylines, but as technology and construction methods continue to evolve, more cities are joining them in the tall building stakes. Modern cities like Dubai are emerging as front runners when it comes to who can build the tallest structure, but new projects are constantly under construction and the title could soon be snatched. These buildings are breathtaking feats of architecture and construction, so see below to find out more about four of the tallest buildings in the world.
Burj Khalifa – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Standing at a whopping 2,717ft and with 163 floors, the Burj Khalifa is currently the tallest building in the world. Completed in 2009, it’s three times as tall as the Eiffel Tower and twice as tall as the Empire State Building! It also has the longest single running elevator with a speed of 10 metres per second.
Shanghai Tower – Shanghai, China
At a little over 2,000 feet, Shanghai Tower is currently the second tallest building in the world (and the tallest twisted building). It contains an observation deck on the 121st floor, as well as restaurants, a spa, fitness centre, offices, shops and even a concert hall.
Makkah Clock Tower – Mecca, Saudi Arabia
This hotel tower has 120 floors and contains the world’s largest clock face. The tower is part of a complex which sits just metres from the world’s largest mosque, the Great Mosque of Mecca, and the clock face is visible from 25 kilometres away.
One World Trade Centre – New York City, USA
Standing 1,776ft tall, the One World Trade Centre is the main building in the rebuilt Trade Centre complex and it’s the tallest building in the United States. The building contains three restaurants, a 360 degree observatory and an area known as the Sky Portal; a circular platform with a live video feed of the ground-level street.
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