10 Tallest Buildings In The World

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Ever felt like being on top of the world before? Well here is your chance! Here are 10 Tallest Buildings In The World You’ll Have To See To Believe

10 KK100

The KK100 is the jewel of Shenzhen, China. It is currently the second tallest building in Shenzhen. It has a hotel and mall on the inside with over 100 floors. The building is 1,449 feet (441 meters) tall.

9 Willis Tower

Many probably remember this tower as the Sears Tower; it resembles blocks that you might have put together in elementary school, but this architecture is one of a kind since none other has been built like it. It can be found in Chicago, USA and is 1,451 feet (442 meters) tall.

8 Zifeng Tower

This tower resembles a dragon in a way; the panels on the side from afar look like dragon scales, and the cut outs on the buildings only add to the interesting dynamic. Another cool fact is that some of the windows on this building can open! This building can be found in Nanjing, China and is 1,476 feet (449 meters) tall.

7 Petronas Towers 1 and 2

The most noticeable feature on this tower is the bridge that connects the 41st and 42nd floor on both buildings. The towers were built in 1998, and they are both 1,483 feet (452 meters) tall and can be found in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.

6 International Commerce Center

The designers and developers wanted this building to be the tallest in the planet, but because of local laws that don’t allow building to be taller than the nearby mountains, this plan was quickly shut down. However, this building still stands as the 7th tallest building in the world at 1,588 feet (484 meters). This building can be found in Hong Kong, China.

5 TAIPEI 101

The architecture of this building resembles most Eastern Asian architecture. The building is broken into 8 segments, each with 8 floors. The number 8 is symbolic for most Chinese speaking countries. the building stands at 1,667 feet (508 meters) high and is located in Taipei, Taiwan.

4 One World Trade Center

Located in New York City, USA this building stands at a total of 1,776 feet (541 meters). This building is the tallest in North America and stands as the sixth tallest building in the world! Did you notice the height? It’s the same as the United State’s independence year, how cool!

3 Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel

When most think of huge clock towers, they think of Big Ben in England, but this clock tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is starting to steal Big Ben’s shine. At 1,972 ft (601 meters), this is one of the tallest structures in the world.

2 Shanghai Tower

Standing at 2, 074 feet (632 meters), the Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world and the largest in China. This tower is one of the most sustainable buildings ever built; the tower is transparent on the inner and outer skin, meaning they can use more sunlight as a light source. It doesn’t just stop there! The spiraling top of the tower collects rainwater which is used for heating and air conditioning.

1 Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa located in Dubai, UAE is truly a sight to see. At 2,717 feet (828 meters) tall, this building is the largest in the whole world! It has 163 floors and took 6 years to build.

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