We see a lot of tall buildings around the globe and most of expected that these buildings are tall enough to be considered as one of the tallest buildings in the world. All buildings are tall, but there are exceptional infrastructures that are taller than your typical building. If you think that a building in your city is already tall enough, get ready to be shocked and amazed on the highest buildings in the world.
1. Petronas Tower
The Petronas Tower is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and it is known as the tallest twin buildings in the world. It currently has a total of 88 floors and it is about 1,483 feet high. As a matter of fact, these twin towers became the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004. The completion of these towers in the late 1990s is considered as the symbol of Malaysia’s emergence in the competition between large countries.
2. International Commerce Center
It is currently the holder of the seventh spot in the world’s tallest buildings with a height of 1,588 feet and 118 floors. It was completed in 2010 and it was immediately placed on the list of tallest buildings in the world. Hong Kong takes pride on this achievement and it is one of the top tourist destinations in the region. It is only higher by more than a hundred feet in the Petronas towers, but it has 30 more floors compared to it.
3. Shanghai World Financial Center
The Shanghai World Financial Center is one of the tallest buildings in the world located in the Pudong District in Shanghai, China. The whole building is composed of hotels, observation decks and office spaces with a shopping mall at the ground the floor. It has a total height of 1,614 feet with 101 floors. It also has the highest observation deck in the world at 1,555 feet above the ground.
4. Taipei 101
This is considered as one of the landmark skyscrapers in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan and it is formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center. Basically, the building is known as the tallest building from 2004 until the Burj Khalifa in Dubai was opened in 2010. This is probably one of the known symbols of the emergence of modern Taiwan. It has a total height of 1,669 feet with 5 floors underground and 101 above.
5. One World Trade Center
This is commonly known as the Freedom Tower and it is considered as the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere. The total height of the building is 1,776 feet with a total 104 floors. As a matter of fact, the exact height of the building was based on the year 1776, which is also the year of American Independence.
6. Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower
This is the tallest building located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Basically, this tall building was built in hopes of modernizing the holy city of Mecca. It is known as the tallest clock-tower in the world that also contains that largest clock-face in the world. It has a total height of 1,972 feet with 120 floors in total. It is one of the known achievements made by Saudi Arabia since it holds a lot of world records. Though it is not considered as the tallest in the world, it is at the 3rd spot next to Burj Khalifa and Shanghai Tower.
7. Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa is considered as the tallest building in the world featuring 163 floors and a total height of 2,723 feet. It was completed in 2009 in the main district of Dubai. The construction of the building began on September 21, 2004 and the exterior of the building was completed by around October 1, 2009. It was officially opened to the public on January 4, 2010.