Amazing architecture is found all over the world, breaking boundaries and creating unique structures that tower our skylines. Thanks to the improvements in modern engineering, buildings keep growing and evolving, giving us magnificent skyscrapers.
Read on, to learn more about five of the tallest buildings in the world.
Burj Khalifa – 2,716 feet
Since 2009, the Burj Khalifa, located in Dubai, has been the tallest skyscraper in the world. This magnificent building is at the very heart and soul of the city, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world each and every day. With two observation decks, visitors can experience the amazing views of the entire city, or dine in the restaurant or lounge. At the base of the structure you’ll find the Dubai Mall and the musical Dubai Fountain – capturing the glitz and glamour of the building and the city itself.
Shanghai Tower – 2,073 feet
The Shanghai Tower is China’s tallest building, rising high above the financial district it’s one of the world’s most impressive architectural creations. The structure is made up of nine cylindrical buildings, including gardens, cafes and retail space. Another important aspect of the building, is the reduced amount of structural steel that was used compared to a conventional design, meaning around $58 million was saved in material costs.
Makkah Royal Clock Tower – 1,972 feet
Made up of houses, a five star hotel designed for accommodating pilgrims, a shopping mall, museum and car park, the clock tower also has a prayer room that’s able to hold up to 10,000 people! The clock dial itself is 35 times bigger than the UK’s own nation clock, Big Ben, only adding to the awe-inspiring look of this beacon.
Ping An Finance Centre – 1,965 feet
The Chinese words Ping An are named after one of the country’s insurance companies, translating the Englih words safe and well. With 115 floors, the centre has been subject to many ‘rooftopping’ attempts as brave daredevils scale the building without safety equipment.
One World Trade Centre – 1,776 feet
For Americans, the trade centre is now seen as a soaring symbol of resilience, after replacing the Twin Towers that were destroyed in the 9/11 attack. The building has become an architectural and emotional centrepoint and was carefully designed to make it the safest office building in the world.
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