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Top Ten Tallest Buildings in the world

Image Courtesy of Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Image Courtesy of Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

 

For as long as human civilization has been around, we’ve been obsessed with the height of our buildings. Theories abound as to why this is so, everything from status and recognition, to simply the ability to make it work. Whatever the psychology driving the process is, it’s alive and well in the 21st century. The current Top Ten Tallest Buildings are all skyscrapers, which, in this day of ever taller competitions, are now further divided as Supertall, (over 300 meters), or Megatall, (over 600 meters). Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, at just under 830 meters, is the sole Megatall entry, though certainly that will change in the not too distant future.

 

Here is the list of the current Top Ten Tallest Buildings:

Burj Khalifa, Dubai – 828 meters

Burj Khalifa, Dubai – 828 meters

Burj Khalifa, Dubai – 828 meters

 

Shangai Tower,Shangai – 632 meters

Shangai Tower,Shangai – 632 meters

Shangai Tower,Shangai – 632 meters

 

Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia – 601 meters

Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia – 601 meters

Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia – 601 meters

One World Trade Center, New York City – 541 meter

One World Trade Center, New York City – 541 meter

One World Trade Center, New York City – 541 meter

 

Taipei 101, Taiwan – 508 meters

Taipei 101, Taiwan – 508 meters

Taipei 101, Taiwan – 508 meters

 

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai – 492 meters

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai – 492 meters

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai – 492 meters

 

International Commerce Centre – 484 meters

International Commerce Centre – 484 meters

International Commerce Centre – 484 meters

Petronas Twins Towers, Malaysia – 452 meters

Petronas Twins Towers, Malaysia – 452 meters

Petronas Twins Towers, Malaysia – 452 meters

Zifeng Tower, China – 450 meters

Zifeng Tower, China – 450 meters

Zifeng Tower, China – 450 meters

Willis Tower, Chicago – 442 meters

Willis Tower, Chicago – 442 meters

Willis Tower, Chicago – 442 meters




Kingkey 100, China – 442 meters

Kingkey 100, China – 442 meters

Kingkey 100, China – 442 meters




Source – interestingengineering.com

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