The phenomenal progress of mankind over a period of time becomes evident from the development of infrastructure around the world. There are many skyscrapers around the world, which reach to a height beyond imagination, truly living up to the name and touching the sky.
Listed below are the top 10 tallest buildings in the world:
1. Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa in Dubai, is unquestionably the tallest building in the world. This magnificent skyscraper was built in the year 2010. It reaches an unbelievable height of 2717 feet and has 160 floors. The building is located in the main business district of Dubai and took nearly 5 years to be completed.
2. Makkah Royal Hotel Clock Tower
Featuring on number 2 in the list of tallest skyscrapers in the world is the Makkah Royal Hotel Clock Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a building reaching to a height of 1972 feet. This 120 floor building is the tallest hotel in the world, in addition to holding the record for having the largest clock face in the world.
3. One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center is a magnificent structure in the city of New York, which is also known by the name of Freedom Tower. The building, completed in 2013, reaches a height of 1776 feet, replicating the year of Independence of America. It has 104 floors in all.
4. Taipei 101
Standing proudly at number four in the list of top 10 tallest buildings in the world is Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan, which reaches to a height of 1671 feet. This building was completed in 2004 and has 101 floors. This is the venue for the grand fireworks display for national events of Taiwan.
5. Shanghai World Financial Center
Reaching a height of 1614 feet, the Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai, China is the next name to feature on this list. This towering skyscraper was built in 2007 and has 101 floors, including offices, shopping malls and observation decks, one of them located at a grand height of 1555 feet above the ground.
6. International Commerce Center
International Commerce Center in Hong Kong comes on the sixth spot among the tallest skyscrapers in the world, with a height of 1558 feet and 118 floors. This is the tallest building in Hong Kong, which ws completed in 2010.
7. Petronas Tower
Featuring next on this list is the famous Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, which stands at an outstanding height of 1483 feet and has 88 floors. The building was completed in 1998. These are the tallest twin towers in the world.
8. Zifeng Tower
Zifeng Tower in Nanjing, China follows next in this list, standing tall at a height of 1480 feet. Designed by Adrian Smith, this amazing tower was completed in 2008 and houses a large number of offices, retail centers, restaurants and a hotel.
9. Willis Tower
Willis Tower in Chicago comes on the ninth spot among the tallest buildings in the world. It stands at a height of 1451 feet and has 108 floors. Built in 1973, it was earlier called Sears Tower and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chicago.
10. Kingkey 100
Kingkey 100, a 1449 feet tall skyscraper follows closely in this list. Located in the Shenzhen financial district, this building has 100 floors and houses the famous St Regis hotel.
All these buildings are some of the most famous towers in the world, which catch attention with their great height.