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The Top tallest buildings in the World

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<ul><li> It was fun while enjoying good food at the highest restaurant At a height of1450feetintheBurjKhalifaThe United Arab Emirates owns the distinction of having the tallest building internationally.Measuringastaggering2,717feet(828meters),theBurjKhalifa,formerlycalledBurjDubai,isthehighestfakestructureinhistory.ItcanbefoundalongSheikhZayedRoadprimarilybusinessdistrictinDubai.ThismarksthesecondtimetheMiddleEasthasclaimedthehonorofhavingthetallestfalsestructure globally. The Great Pyramid of Giza once held that distinction for many years untilEnglandbuilttheLincolnCathedralin1311.Namedinhonorof oneormoreoftheprojectstopsupportersandthepresentpresidentoftheUnitedArabEmiratesandkingofAbuDhabi,KhalifabinSayedAlNahyan,theBurjKhalifagainedtheattentionandrecognitionoftherestoftheworld.Itwasconstructedwiththechiefgoal of diverting the countrys image from a debtridden oilproducing country into a touristmecca generating necessary income and investments. Conceptualization and constructionbeganin2004andthebuildingwasestablishedonJanuary4,2010duringtherisetothethroneofDubaisSheikhMohammedbinRashinAlMaktoum.TheBurjKhalifawasdesignedbyarchitectAdrianSmithandengineerBillBakerwhowerewithChicagosSkidmore,OwingsandMerrill(SOM)atthetime.Amongtheothergroupsinvolvedinthe actual construction were South Koreas Samsung Engineering and Construction (primarycontractor) and Besix and Arabtec. Emaar Properties served as the projects developer. The$1.5billiontowerwasinspiredbyIslamictraditionsandcultureandfeaturedpatternsprevalentin Islamic architecture. The threelobed base of the building was patterned after the flowerHymenocalli.Among the lavish features of the Burj Khalifa are the 57 doubledeck elevators with modernLCDdisplaysforthevisitorsentertainment.Therearealsoeightescalatorsandatotalof2,909stairs.The124thfloorshowcasesthehighestopenairobservationdeckintheworld,theAttheTop.Itwas openedtothepubliconthe5th ofJanuary,tomorrowBurjKhalifasinaugurationandlikewisehousestheBeholdTelescope. </li> <li> Except for being the tallest building ever, the Burj Khalifa holds a few other records. Amongthemare: The largest amount of floors (160) beating the former record holder Willis Tower by 52floors Thehighestoccupiedfloor(160thfloor) Thehighestswimmingpoolsituatedatthe76thfloor Thehighestnightclublocatedatthe144thfloor Worldshighestmosquediscoveredonthe158thfloor Thehighestoutdoorobservationdeckat1483feetaptlynamedAttheTopandsituatedatthe124thfloor;itisthesecondhighestobservationdeskonrecord ThehighestrestaurantAt.mospherewhichisonthe122ndfloorandataheightof1450feet,aremote302feetbeyondCNTowers360restaurant Theworldsfastestelevatorwhichgoesataspeedof64kilometersperhour Thehighestelevatorinstallation Thetallestartificialstructurethathasresidentialfeatures,and TheworldshighestNewYearsEvecelebrationandfireworkdisplayThePetronasTowers(Malaysia)istheidealplaceforyourtravelinginMalaysiaTheLeadingFiveTallestBuildingsinAsia1. BurjKhalifa(Dubai,UnitedArabEmirates)BurjKhalifadoesnotjustkeeptherecordasthetallestbuildinginAsiabutinsidethewholeworld too. It is situated in Dubai and was named right after President Khalifa bin Sayed AlNahyan of the United Arab Emirates. An engineering wonder, the Burj Khalifa stands at anastonishing 828 meters (2,617 feet) and is comprised of 160 floors, another world record.Amongitsotherrecordsarethetallestextantstructure,tallestfreestandingstructure,highestoccupied floor (160th floor), highest nightclub, pool, mosque, restaurant, and outdoor </li> <li> observationdeck.TheBurjKhalifacanalsoassertiontobecomingoneofthemostspectacularmanmadestructuresinhistory.2. Taipei101(Taipei,Taiwan)CominginatsecondisTaiwansTaipei101.Thisartificialmarvelmeasures509.2meters(1,671feet). Taipei 101 derived its symbolic name from the number of levels it comprises, and thatdoesnotcountthefiveextrafloorsbeneaththegroundlevel.ThebrainchildbehindTaipei101wantedtosignifytheconvergenceofearth,skyalongwiththefourcompasspoints.The101levelscelebratedthecomingofthenewmillenniumandmeanttoshowtheperfectofgoingalevel beyond perfection. It once held the record for tallest building globally backin 2009 andwasthefirsttobreakthe50floormark.Aswithotherhighrisebuildings,Taipei101wasbuiltto withstand strong winds and earthquakes. The towers strength and flexibility were testedduring its construction when a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Taipei in 2002. Though theearthquakeprovedTaipei101sstability,itunfortunatelyclaimedthelivesoffiveworkersandtwocranes.3. ShanghaiWorldMonetaryCenter(Pudong,Shanghai,China)TheeminenceofbeingthethirdhighestbuildinginAsiagoestotheShanghaiWorldMonetaryCenter (SWFC) in China. It stands at 492 meters and boasts of having the highest indoorobservationdeck(474meters)andthehighesthotel(ParkHyattShanghaiHotelthatishousedwithinthe79thto93rdlevels)globally.ConstructionoftheSWFCstartedin1997butwasonlyaccomplishedin2008attributabletosomemonetarybumps.Itdidreachanunbelievable101floors, just like Taipei 101. The SWFC is famous for its bottleopenerlike feature at the thesurfaceofthebuilding.4. InternationalCommerceCenter(WestKowloon,HongKong)Measuring484metersandhaving118floors,HongKongsInternationalCommerceCenter(ICC)willbethefourthhigheststructure,tallestbuildinginAsia.TheICCwassupposedtoreach574meters had the original plans pushed through. Even so, a law in Hong Kong prohibiting anyartificial structure to be above its mountains forced MTR Corporation Ltd. and Sun Hung Kai </li> <li> Properties to scrap the thought. It was not that long ago completed in 2010 right after eightlengthy years of construction. It really is singled out for its modern day appeal and forconverginghighhotelswithelegantretailshops.PlansforaRitzCarltonhotelontheleading15floors will give the ICC the record for the highest hotel internationally, beating third placerSWFCinthislist.5. PetronasTowers(Malaysia)Foraperiodofsixyears(19982004),thePetronasTowersofMalaysiaheldthehonorofbeingthe tallest developing in the world. With further developments in technology along with thedesire of countries to outdo each other, the Petronas Towers now locate themselves in fifthlocationinthelistoftallestbuildingswithintheAsiancontinent.Thetowers,evenso,stillkeeptherecordfortallesttwintowersglobally.OnedistinctivefeatureofthePetronasTowerswillbetheskybridgethatconnectsthem.Theskybridgeitselfholdstherecordforthehighesttwostoreybridgeglobally.Thetwintowersarealsofamousforbecomingthesettingforanumberofmovies,withSeanConnerysEntrapmentpossiblythemostcommon.TheFiveTallestskyscraperinNewYorkTheLeadingFiveTallestBuildingsinNewYork1. EmpireStateCreating Immortalized in a number of films, Television shows, and novels, the Empire StateDevelopingisprobablyoneofthemostrecognizablestructuresinsidetheLargeApple.Builtin1931 adopting the Art Deco style, it stands at 1,250 feet and has 102 floors. Upon itsconstruction and until 1972 when the World Trade Center was completed, the Empire StateConstructing held the permanence of becoming the tallest developing internationally. Whenthe World Trade Center towers fell in 2001, the developing once again become the tallest inNewYork. </li> <li> 2. BankoftheUnitedStatesTowerSituated on Sixth Avenue between 42nd and 43rd streets, the Bank of the US Tower stands1,200 feet tall and looms over midtown Manhattan. Construction of this 54story glasswindowedconstructingwascompletedin2009.Itwasmadetobeaboutthemostecofriendlyand efficient buildings globally. The creating utilizes floortoceiling windows to let in naturallightandagraywatermethodthatcollectsandreusesrainwater.3. ChryslerBuildingRightatthatmomentofitscompletionin1930,theArtDecostyledChryslerConstructingwasthe tallest globally. It held that distinction for 11 months until the Empire State Constructingwascompleted.With77floors,itrisesto1,046feetandwasthefirstfakestructuretoreach1,000 feet. The Chrysler developing was named soon after the Chrysler automobileorganization, which was the chief tenant of the creating right at that moment.The structure was planned by William Van Alen and was provided with money by ChryslerCorporationpresidentWalterP.Chrysler,whopurchaseditpersonallysothathecouldleaveittohisheirs.TheChryslerBuildingstillholdstherecordasthetallestbrickbuildingintheworld.4. TheNewYorkTimesBuildingCompletedin2007,thesteelframedskyscraperstandsat748feetfromthestreetleveltotheroof. Its exterior curtain wall and mast extends its height to1,046 feet. The New York Times Constructing is at the exact same level as the ChryslerDeveloping and also the two share the spot for thirdtallest creating in New York andseventhtallestintheUS.ThemaintenantofthedevelopingistheNewYorkTimesBusiness,whichprintsouttheNewYorkTimes,theInternationalHeraldTribune,andanumberofotherwellknownbroadsheets.The New York Times Constructing was meant to be an environmentallyfriendly structure and utilizes numerous energyefficient features like a natural gascogenerationplantthatsupplieselectricalpowertothecreating,freeaircoolingthatpermitslessenergyingestion,alongwithaglazedcurtainwallthatletsinnaturallight. </li> <li> 5. AmericanInternationalBuildingAt 952 feet and with 66 floors, the American International Constructing on Pine Street is thefifthtallestskyscraperinNewYork.Itwascompletedin1932duringtheskyscraperracefortheoil tycoon Henry Latham Doherty. Right at that moment of its completion, it was the thirdtallestbuildinginternationallyalongwiththetallestinLowerManhattanuntiltheWorldTradeCenterwasbuilt.Thebuildingisrenownedforitssnowcappedmountainstyleandlimestonetower.VisittoRoseTowerinDubaiTheidealplaceforyourvisitintheArabCountriesTheTopFiveTallestBuildingswithintheArabCountries1. BurjKhalifaFormerlycalledBurjDubai,BurjKalifaiscurrentlythetallestartificialstructureinternationally.Itrisesastaggering2,717feetandwasinauguratedinJanuary2010.ThecreatingisanareaofthedevelopmentreferredtoasDowntownDubaiandwasbuiltatthetotalcostof$1.5billion.ItwasrenamedforKhalifabinZayedAlNahyan,thePresidentoftheUnitedArabEmirates.BurjKhalifais,asofnowadays,thetallestfreestandingstructureeverbuiltbyman.Italsoholdsafewotherrecords,whichincludes:thedevelopingwithmostfloors(160),theworldshighestrestaurant (At.mosphere, on the 122nd floor), the worlds highest night club (on the 144thfloor),theworldshighestswimmingpool(onthe76thfloor),theworldshighestmosque(onthe 158th floor), the worlds highest outdoor observation deck (on the 124th floor), and theworldsfastestelevators(at64km/h).Originallymeanttobeacompletelyresidentialtower,BurjKhalifaisnowhometotheArmaniHotel, private residential apartments, corporate offices and suites, and recreational spaces.Accordingto1ofitsarchitects,thebuildingsdesignwasbasedontheTowerPalace3inKorea.It utilizes a revolutionary structural system called the buttressed core that allows for thebuildingsextraordinaryheightandpreventsitfromtwisting. </li> <li> 2. MiladTowerAt 1,427 feet, Milad Tower is the tallest developing in Iran along with the fourth tallesttelecommunications tower globally. It can be part of the Tehran International Trade andConventionCenterandhousesahotel,anfactstechnologycenter,aworldtradecenter,alongwith a convention center. The head of the tower, its most recognizable feature, is producedfromsteel,weighs25,000tons,andcomprisesof12floorsthathaveaclosedobservationdeck,anexclusiverestaurant,arevolvingrestaurant,anartgallery,aswellasaskydome.3.EmiratesWorkplaceTowerAlsoreferredtoasEmiratesTowerOne,theEmiratesOfficeTowerinDubairises1,163feetintothe airandcomprises of 54 floors. It can becoupled to the JumeirahEmirates Towers Hotel,thatisshorterbuthastwoalotmorefloors.ThedevelopingwasdesignedbyHazelW.S.Wongandwascompletedin2000.4.RoseTowerThis72storyconstructingonSheikhZayedRoadinDubaistands1,093feetandwascompletedin2007.Withtheadditionofitsspire,itscurrentlytheworldstallesthotel,surpassingboththenearbyBurjAlArabandalsotheRyugyongHotelinNorthKorea.TheRoseTowerisbelongedtoRoseRayhaanRotana,whichisprobablyoneofthegreatesthotelbrandsinDubai.5.BurjAlArabApartfromitsheightandunparalleledlavishness,anadditionalspectacularfactaboutBurjAlArabisthatitstandsonasyntheticisland.Itrises1,053feetintotheairbutconsistsofonly28doublestoryfloorshousing202luxuryrooms.Possiblyitsmostidentifiablefeatureisitsshape,whichwaspatternedfollowingthesailofadhow,asortofArabianship.Thehotelisofficiallyratedfivestarbuthasoftenbeensaidas"theworldsonlysevenstarhotel".Criticshavebothpraisedandcriticizedthehotelspalatialopulence. </li> <li> Visit to Trump International Hotel and Tower (Chicago) One of Five TallestBuildingsintheUnitedStatesTheLeadingFiveTallestBuildings(TotheRoof)withintheUnitedStatesWillisTower(Chicago)Far more recognized by its former name Sears Tower, the Willis Tower will be the tallestdevelopinginsidetheUSalongwiththe18thtallestinthewholeworld.Itheldtheeminenceofbecoming the highest building in the world from its opening in 1974 until 1998. The WillisTower stands a magnificent 442 meters (1,451 feet) and has 108 levels. Construction of theWillis Tower took just three years (1970 to 1973), which is quite fast for a structure of suchmagnitude. Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), the exact same architectural organizationliable for the Burj Khalifa, spearheaded the manufacture of the Willis Tower. Its much morewellknownfeaturealongwithahitfortouristswillbetheSkydeckthatisfoundonthe103rdfloor.Infact,theSkydeckwasimmortalizedinthemovieFerrisBuellersDayOffstarringafreshMatthewBroderick.TrumpInternationalHotelandTower(Chicago)OneoftycoonDonaldTrumpsprizedpossessions,theTrumpInternationalHotelandTowerinChicagostands423meters(1,389feet)andrankssecondtallestwithintheUSandtenthintheworld.Builtin2009andconsistingof98floors,theskyscraperalongtheChicagoRiverwillbethe highest structure made in the 2000s. The Trump Tower is the one other product of thearchitectural genius of the people of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, specifically the architectAdrianSmith.Apartfrombecomingafivestarcondohotel(with339rooms),theTrumpToweris in addition recognized for Sixteen, one of the many fivestar restaurants inside the WindyCity.IthaslikewisebeenfeaturedinmoviesanddocumentarieslikeTransformers3,TheDarkKnightandDiscoveryChannelsDevelopItLarger.EmpireStateBuilding(NewYork) </li> <li> The worldfamous Empire State Developing is the worlds fifteenth tallest building and thirdwithintheUnitedStates.TheHugeApplessymbolicskyscraperheldtherecordforthetallestcreatingfor42years(19311973),withaheightof381meters(1,250feet).Having102floors,theEmpireStateDevelopingisinadditioncreditedastheveryfirstartificialstructuretobreakthecentu...</li></ul>