“Tallest Buildings” are becoming tradition and common these days.Every day human intelligence is developing and creating new records.The competition between the countries to hold tallest buildings in the world has been on the rise in the recent years.Every day new technology was invented in the world and becoming more easy to construct tallest building in the world.Mostly sky scrapers love the following below tallest buildings in the world.
Burj Khalifa was the world’s tallest building in the world.It’s highest is about 829.8 meters (2,722.44 foot) which is including antenna and by excluding antenna the height of the building is 828 meters (2,716.53 foot).It is located in 1 sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Burj Khalifa construction was started on 6 January 2004 and it completed on 1 October 2009 and it is opened on 4 January 2010.
It took nearly 1.5 billion dollars cost to construct world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa. There are 57 elevators in Burj Khalifa and the floor area is about 309,473 square meters..Adrian Smith worked as the Architect and Bill Barker worked as Structural engineer while constructing Burj Khalifa.In Burj Khalifa Nearly 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 7.4 acres of parkland, Dubai mall, and artificial Burj Khalifa lake.It has nearly 163 floors.
2. Shanghai Tower:
Shanghai Tower was the second world’s tallest building in the world.Shanghai tower was the world’s tallest twisted tower in the world.It’s height is nearly 632 meters (2073 foot) and it has 128 floors.It has the world’s second fastest elevator with a speed of nearly 74 km/h.It is located in 501 Yincheng Middle Road, Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China.The construction of Shanghai Tower was started on 29 November 2008 and it completed on 6 September 2014 and it is opened on 18 February 2015.
It took nearly 2.4 billion dollars cost to construct Shanghai Tower.It’s floor area is about 380,000 square meters and it gas 106 elevators in Shanghai Tower.Jun Xia is worked as Architect while constructing of Shanghai Tower. Tien-yow Jeme Civil Engineering prize was won by Shanghai Tower in the year 2018.Shanghai Construction Group was the main contractor and the owner of Shanghai Tower.
3. Abraj AL-Bait Clock Tower:
Abraj AL-Bait Clock Tower was the third world’s tallest building in the world.It is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Abraj Bait Clock Tower construction was started in 2004 and it was completed in 2011 and it is also opened in year 2011.The height of the clock tower is nearly 601 meters (1,972 foot).There are 120 floors in the building. It has the floor area of 310,638 meter square approximately.There are 96 elevators in the clock tower.”SL Rash GmbH” and “Dar AI-Handash” were the architectures and constructional engineers who constructed the clock tower.
It took nearly 15 billion dollars cost to construct the clock tower.Abraj AL-Bait Clock Tower is the tallest tower in Saudi Arabia.Abraj AL-Bait Clock Tower has 4 storied shopping mall and has a parking area.Abraj AL-Bait Clock Tower is also visible from 25 kilometers and it is topped by four faced clock.In 2008, a fire accident has taken place while constructing the Abraj AL-Bait Clock Tower.
4. Ping An Finance Center:
Ping An Finance Center is the fourth tallest building in the world.It’s height is about 599 meters(1965 foot).It was located in Yitian Road, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.The construction of Ping An Finance Center was started in 2010 and was completed in 2017.Excluding 5 underground floors it has 110 floors.The floor area of Ping An Finance Center was about 385918 meter square.
It has total 80 elevators.”Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates” is the architect to construct the building and “Thornton Tomasetti” is the structural engineer.The owner of the building was “Ping An Life Insurance”, an insurance company in China.It has 32 double deck elevators which can go speed up to 10m/s.The stream line shape reduces wind loads by 36%.
5. Goldin Finance 117:
Goldin Finance 117 is the fifth tallest building in the world.The height of Goldin Finance was about 597 meters(1959 foot).It was located in Xiqing District, Tianjin, China. The construction of Goldin Finance 117 was started in 2008 and it is going to complete in 2020.It has 117 floors and the floor area is about 3710110 square meters.Goldin 117 Finance is also known as “Walking Stick”.
The top of the Goldin Finance has fin-like shape.Later it was replaced by a diamond shape.”Goldinn Finance 117″ has became the second tallest building in China after “Shanghai Tower”.Goldin Finance 117″ is under construction. It is scheduled to complete the construction of Goldin Finance 117 in the year 2020. Goldin Finance is also known as China 117 Tower.
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