19 Jan The World’s Tallest Skyscrapers
Mankind has always wanted to make things bigger, its just in our nature! The ancient Pyramids of Giza stood as the tallest man-made structure for century’s until it was finally taken over by the Lincoln Cathedral.
Ever since then building have been getting taller and taller! And thanks to our new modern technology buildings are getting taller than we ever imagined. As early as next year we may break the 1 km barrier.
Here are the current, 5 tallest skyscrapers in the world…
5. Lotte World Tower
The Lotte World tower in South Korea’s Capital of Seoul comes in at number 5 on the list.
Coming in at 555.4 metres tall the building has a total of 129 floors, 6 of those below the ground. As you may in such a large building the highest floors have been reserved to show off the buildings fabulous views. The Sky Terrace is on the 119th floor, while an upscale lounge bar sits on 123rd floor making it the second highest bar in the world.
4. Ping An Finance Centre, China
The 2nd tallest building in China, The Ping An Finance centre in Shenzhen is the 4th tallest building in the world standing at 599.1 metres tall.
It was originally designed to surpases number 2 on the list and become China’s tallest building but there was concern that the height of the building could interfere with flight paths which is why the Ping An Finance Centre remains short of the 600m mark.
3. Abraj Al Bait (The Makkah Royal Hotel)
The Abraj Al Bait is actually a complex of beautiful 7 skyscrapers hotels built together.
By far the largest is the Makkah Royal Clock positioned at centre of the complex standing at 601 metres making it 3rd biggest building in the world. The Makkah Royal Hotel also boasts the world’s largest clock face which only adds to its stunning appearance.
Located in the Mecca the complex is part of a larger project to modernize the city of Mecca for the annual pilgrimage which witnesses in the city witness up to 2.5 million pilgrims a year. This is figure is only expected to rise as Mecca continues to develop itself as an attractive tourist destination.
2. Shanghai Tower
Shanghai boasts beautiful architecture in abundance! With a fascinating combination of both old and new. The Historic centre is home to some of the finest French Colonial architecture while just over the river in the New Financial district features some of the most impressive modern buildings in the world. With three of the tallest skyscrapers in the world it is truly something to marvel over.
The tallest of these and the second largest on the planet is Shanghai Tower.
Shanghai Tower at 632 metres has the highest observation deck in the world and indoor zones with incredible Panoramic views.
1. Burj Khalifa
Top of our list is the incredible Burj Khalifa.
Dubai has many incredibly modern and sophisticated buildings but this one literally comes out on top. The Burj Khalifa soares into the clouds at an astonishing 828m, over 200m that its closest competitor.
Its futuristic design attracts visitors across the world queing up for hours to access the observation deck. The Burj Khalifa features a combination of both residential and corporate suites as well the Giorgio Armani Hotel. The Burj Khalifa holds all the awards and prestige and is well respected as the greatest of the worlds tallest skyscrapers, but how long can it hold into its title as the tallest building on the planet?