World's Tallest Buildings
The record for the tallest building in the world is set to be broken in a few years. Let’s recap the list of the top ten:
10. Taipei 101
Once the tallest building in the world, the Taipei 101 is a skyscraper in the Xinyi District of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. It is 1,667 feet tall and was completed in 2004.
9. China Zun
On it’s last stretch of construction (projected to be completed in 2018), the China Zun will be the tallest building in the city of beijing, the fifth tallest building in China, and the ninth tallest building in the world.
8 & 7. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre and the Guanzhou CTF Finance Centre
The Tianjin CTF Finance Centre is tied with the Guanzhou CTF Finance Centre as the seventh and eighth tallest buildings in the world. The Tianjin CTF Finance Centre is located in Tianjin, China will be completed in 2018. The Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre was completed in 2016 and is in Guangzhou, China. Both towers are 1,739 feet tall.
6. One World Trade Center
The sixth tallest building in the world and the tallest building in the United States, the One World Trade Center is located in New York City and was completed in 2014.
5. Lotte World Tower
The Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is 1,819 ft tall and has 123 floors. Built in 2016, the Lotte World Tower is a mixed-use building with a hotel, restaurants, office space, and apartments.
4. Ping An Finance Centre
The fourth tallest building in the world is the Ping An Finance Centre is in Shenzhen, China and stands at 1,965 feet tall and was completed in 2017.
3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower
The third tallest building is a giant clocktower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia called the Abraj Al-Bait. A megacomplex of 7 skyscraper hotels, the tallest of these boasts the largest clockface in the world and is located next to the world’s largest mosque.
2. Shanghai Tower
The Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China is the second tallest building in the world at 2,073 feet tall. The building also has the world’s fastest elevators and the highest internal observation decks.
1. Burg Khalifa
The current tallest building in the world is the Burg Khalifa, located in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The Burg Khalifa is 2,717 feet tall, has 163 floors, and was completed in 2010. The structure was named for the President of the UAE and Emir of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan.
Soon To Be #1: The Jeddah Tower
The Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will be the next tallest building in the world after its projected completion date in 2021. The building will be the first building ever to reach one kilometer (3,281 feet) in height. It is currently under construction and will be a mixed-use building with office space, hotels, apartments, and retail shops.