15+ Most Highest & Tallest Buildings In The World

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In modern age, countries are constructing the highest buildings. They want to touch the clouds in that human race. All the countries wanted to show their powers by constructing wonders on earth which can shook the people.

This race will never end. Rich countries are going to the peak and showing modern developments. 40 Wall Street building was the highest building in 1930 situated in USA. After that other countries came into race build many tallest building in the world and 40 wall street building ranked on 125th position.

Arab Countries have the title of tallest skyscraper in the world, but China and USA have much quantity of large buildings. And they are constructing the new building for the future race. Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia is the planned world tallest building in the world. Not Fully constructed, 167 floors will completed in 2019.

It also known as Kingdom tower and Burj Al Mamlakah. Its height is 1,008 meters, approved for construction in Jeddah.

Highest Buildings Structure List of World Given Below:

Tallest skyscraper in the world under construction

  • Jeddah Tower (1,008 m)
  • Suzhou Zhongnan Center (729 m)
  • KL118 (644 m)
  • Wuhan Greenland Center (636 m)
  • Baoneng Shenyang Global Financial Center (565 m)

Jeddah is the city of Saudi Arab. Jeddah Tower is super tall skyscraper. The starting budget of that building is $1.23 billion.

When it will be completed it will be one of highest buildings. The owner of that building is Saudi Arabian prince AlWaleed. AlWaleed is the Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company. Now that company is building that Tower.

The design is created by American designer Adrian Smith. Jeddah is near the red ocean of Saudi Arabia where the Tower is located, which will be more attractive to visit, the tower and red sea. It is desert area.

List of Tallest Building Structures in The World 2018

Since the beginning of time, man has characterized by making huge constructions; From the pyramids of Egypt, the tallest building in the world until the fourteenth century, the Burj Dubai building is thousands of years old and 682 meters high.

In this ranking of the tallest buildings in the world, we have included both the skyscrapers and the towers that are still under construction:

1- BURJ KHALIFA

Burj Khalifa (Dubai)
Burj Khalifa (Dubai)

The Burj Khalifa building also known as Burj Dubai is the tallest building in the world. Designed by Adrian Smith for the firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) rises 828 meters above the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Its construction had an estimated budget of more than 4,000 million dollars, which was increased to 20,000 million for the full development of Downtown Burj Khalifa. It began to be built on September 21, 2004, being its official opening on January 4, 2010.

It has a hotel, private residences, offices, restaurants and even a famous vantage point; In the Burj Khalifa there are also the fastest elevators in the world.

2- PING AN FINANCE CENTER

PING AN FINANCE CENTER
PING AN FINANCE CENTER

This skyscraper of 115 plants is located in Shenzhen (China), commissioned by the insurance company Ping An Insurance. It is currently under construction, it is estimated, except for last minute delays, to be completed during 2016.

It will become the second tallest building in the world, as well as the tallest building in China, with a total height of 660 meters.

Right next to this skyscraper will be built another building with 307 meters and 66 floors to house a hotel.

3- TOKYO SKY TREE

TOKYO SKY TREE
TOKYO SKY TREE

Built in Sumida, Tokyo (Japan), and formerly known as “The New Tokyo Tower”; It is the third tallest building in the world, also considered the tallest tower in the world.

This tower is a large broadcasting antenna, it has a restaurant and a viewpoint.

It is the highest artificial structure in Japan since 2010, with a height of 634 meters. It was inaugurated on May 22, 2012.

4- CENTRAL TOWER OF SHANGHAI

CENTRAL TOWER OF SHANGHAI
CENTRAL TOWER OF SHANGHAI

It is a skyscraper located in the Pudong district in Shanghai. Of recent construction, the building has an approximate height of 632 meters, with 121 floors, and an area of ​​420,000 m².

It is the 2nd tallest building in China, the 4th tallest structure in the world and the third tallest skyscraper in the world.

5- PENTOMINIUM DUBAI

PENTOMINIUM DUBAI
PENTOMINIUM DUBAI

Skyscraper currently under construction in the city of Dubai (United Arab Emirates); It will reach height of 616 meters and will have 122 floors.

In its first design it had 516 meters of height, but finally they added a needle of about 100 meters of height.

It will be the tallest residential building in the world so far, being the second tallest in the Dubai emirate after the Burj Khalifa.

6- TOWERS OF ABRAJ AL-BAIT

TOWERS OF ABRAJ AL-BAIT
TOWERS OF ABRAJ AL-BAIT

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, is the largest building ever built in the world in size by mass, the tallest building in Saudi Arabia and the sixth tallest structure in the world with 601 meters high.

The 120-floor complex houses a five-star hotel, a shopping center and the visible clock tower. It’s adjacent to Masjid al Haram, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia,(Holy Place in the world).

For this reason, the Towers of Abraj Al-Bait have a space for prayer, with capacity to accommodate approximately four thousand people.

7- TOWER OF CANTON TELEVISION

Canton Tower at night
Canton Tower at night

The Canton Television Tower, formerly known as Guangzhou TV, in the People’s Republic of China, went into operation on September 29, 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games.

It is the seventh tallest building in the world with 600 meters high, being surpassed by only one meter by the Towers of Abraj Al-Bait.

It has an innovative and highly artistic design with a shape, volume and hyperboloid structure generated by two ellipses.

8- NATIONAL TOWER OF CANADA

NATIONAL TOWER OF CANADA
NATIONAL TOWER OF CANADA

It is located in the center of the Canadian city of Toronto. With a height of 553.33 meters, it was the highest from 1975 to 2010. It has an observatory located at 447 meters high, being the third highest in the world.

It’s one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

It is the main icon of the city of Toronto along with another great tourist attraction: the Rogers Center, home of the Toronto Blue Jays; being the main postcard of the city. It attracts more than 2 million tourists every year.

9- ONE WORD TRADE CENTER

ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER
ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER

Located in the so-called zero zone, where the Twin Towers were destroyed in the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, is a skyscraper that will rise to 541 meters in height, being the tallest building in the US.

The One Word Trade Center is the largest of four buildings belonging to a complex called World Trade Center, the smallest of these buildings was opened in 2013.

10- TOWER OSTANKINO

TOWER OSTANKINO
TOWER OSTANKINO

Located in Moscow (Russia), with its 540 meters high, it is the highest communications tower in Europe and the third in the world. It was built between 1963 and 1967, being the tallest building in the world for eight years.

The Ostankino Tower has a restaurant that is at the height of 328-334 meters and occupies 3 floors, has a circular shape and rotates on its axis with the speed of between one and three laps per hour.

However, due to a fire that occurred in the year 2000, the restaurant remains closed, but not the platform, which can be visited through organized excursions in groups.

11- TAIPEI 101

TAIPEI 101 Skyscraper
TAIPEI 101 Skyscraper

It is a skyscraper located in Taipei (Taiwan) stands at a total height of 509 meters. It consists of 101 floors above ground and 5 underground floors. Its construction started in 1997 to 2004.

It is the highest ecological skyscraper in the world and its lighting is changing to commemorate several events.

During its construction, in March 2002, the city was shaken by an earthquake of force 6, some of the cranes collapsed into the void destroying vehicles and causing the death of five people.

12- SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER
SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

It is a skyscraper located in Shanghai (China), has a total height of 492 meters, has 101 floors and 31 elevators. Construction began on August 27, 1997 and ended on August 30, 2008.

Its design is unique in the world since it has an opening at the tip, such as the Insignia tower of the city of Shanghai, it was designed this way as a solution for the wind pressure on the building.

In the first design, this opening was circular but it was decided to change because the circle symbolizes the flag of its economic rival, Japan, so it was replaced by a trapezoid shape.

This building is the greatest example of the mistrust that has always existed between China and Japan.

13- INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE CENTER

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE CENTER
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE CENTER

Located in the Chinese city of Hong Kong, this spectacular skyscraper was designed to reach a height of 574 meters with 102 floors, however the regulation that prohibited the buildings in the area to be higher than the surrounding mountains caused that it was finally built with 484 meters high and 118 floors.

Its completion took place in 2010. It has a super hotel of the Ritz-Carlton chain in the last 15 floors, being the highest hotel in the world.

14- PEARL ORIENTAL TOWER

PEARL ORIENTAL TOWER
PEARL ORIENTAL TOWER

This modern and original communications tower is located in the Pudong district of the Chinese city of Shanghai. With its 468 meters high it has become a symbol of the city and one of its main tourist attractions.

The architectural design of this tower is based on a succession of spheres in 1995, up to 15, and three main columns that lead to the great upper sphere where there is a viewpoint 350 meters high that is called “Space Module”.

There is another lookout at 263 meters and a last viewpoint, known as “City of Space”, which is 90 meters away. The tower also has a revolving restaurant 267 meters high.

15- TORRES PETRONAS

TORRES PETRONAS TOWER
TORRES PETRONAS TOWER

The Petronas Towers, located in Kuala Lumpur, are a symbol of Malaysia, were the tallest buildings in the world between 1998 and 2003, surpassed on October 17, 2003 by the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan.

Currently, they are the tallest twin towers in the world, with a height of 452 meters and 88 floors with 78 elevators. Of all the buildings included in this list best known worldwide together with the Burj Khalifa, the National Tower of Canada and the Oriental Pearl Tower.

Rank Building Name Country Name Height in Meters
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai 828
2 Ping An Finance Center China 660
3 Tokyo Sky Tree Japan 634
4 Central Tower of Shanghai Shanghai, China 632
5 Pentominiun Dubai Dubai 616
6 Towers of Abraj Al-bait Saudi Arabia 601
7 Tower of Canton Television China 600
8 National Tower of Canada Toronto 553
9 One Word Trade Center United Arab Emirates 541
10 Tower Ostankino Russia 540
11 Taipei 101 Taiwan 509
12 Shanghai World Financial Center China 492
13 International Commerce Center Hong Kong 484
14 Pearl Oriental Tower Shanghai, China 468
15 Torres Petronas Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 452

Q: Which is the highest building in the world?

Burj Khalifa in United Arab Emirates currently has the 1st rank in the list of tallest skyscraper in the world. It has 163 floors. Emaar Properties are the owner of that building who had started the construction in 2004 and completed in 2010. It cost 1.5 billion USD to construct. But Arab Families are the richest among the world to construct such highest buildings in the world. It is the mixed use mega structure. People stay here for meetings as it the biggest hotel and offices also established here.

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