The world has seen a massive transformation in the construction industry over the past couple of years. Nowadays major cities in the world are literally being known for their skylines. From the historic Great Pyramids of Giza which held the position for world’s tallest structures over 3800 years to Burj khalifa now in the early 21st century, the transformation is just unbelievable.
Building such a supermassive tall structure is not an easy task, but engineers around the globe find a way to amaze us somehow. In this article, we will take a look at some of the tallest buildings in the world and compare all the aspects like height, number of floors, cost of the building.
So without a further ado lets dive in.
Inaugurated in 2010 Burj Khalifa became the tallest building in the world with a height of almost 1km(829.8m) defining and beautifying the skyline of Dubai, UAE. The tallest building in the world has 161 stories and 829.8m height.
There is no any doubt that building this supermassive supertall structure costed over a billion US dollars i.e. about 1.5 Billion dollars. Initially after consuming so much time and resources Burj khalifa predicted to be a failure but due to its world record and promising safety parameters it managed to become a big success.
Burj Khalifa has offices, retail shops, shopping area, restaurants, hotels and also residence. Burj khalifa offers a bird’s eye view from a height of 555m of the beautiful city of Dubai.
Height: 829.8 m
Cost: US$1.5 Billion
Moving further we have a Chinese Skyscraper in our list at number two place that is Shanghai tower. A 632m high tower has 128 stories and also a worlds highest observation deck at about 562m.
Construction of the tallest building in China began in November 2008 and completed in September 2015. The supertall structure costed around 2.4 Billion USD to built.
Shanghai tower became a massive failure due to loads of problems some of them are too much expensive, and fire safety. It is known widely that 70% of the tower remains unoccupied till the date.
Height: 632 m
Cost: USD 2.4 Billion
Third in our list is Abraj Al Bait multitower skyscrapers consisting of 7 skyscrapers located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. This beautiful complex is a hotel part of a endowment project.
Abraj Al Bait a 601m high tower has something around 120 stories and costed about 15 billion USD much more than what we have top in this list. It is owned by government of Saudi Arabia.
Along with Hotel Abraj Al Bait consist of a 5 story shopping mall, permanent residence, helipads, conference halls, a thousand vehicle parking garage, and also a beautiful clock face on each side of the building.
Abraj Al Bait with 601m height is third tallest building in the world.
Height: 601 m
Country: Saudi Arabia
Cost: US$15 Billion
The fourth tallest building in the world is Ping An International Finance Center located Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. A 599m supertall skyscraper has about 115 stories and costed around 1.5 Billion USD.
The building is owned by Ping An Insurance and this beautiful structure designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Association. The supertall structure looks even beautiful in sunset must witness if you somehow went there.
Ping international finance center a home to the headquarters of Ping An Insurance also leased out other floors to other businesses. It also has a 541 m high observation deck giving the breathtaking view of Schenzhen.
Height: 599 m
Cost: US$1.5 Billion
China is dominating the construction industry by building some architectural wonders but despite of successfully building them most of the times china failed to take out what they have invested. Here we have one of the beautiful architectures and also commercial failure, fifth tallest building in the world that is Goldin Finance, China.
Located in Tianjin, China the Goldin finance remained unfinished till the date and because of that unoccupied. The construction of the tower began in 2008 and stopped two times. As of now, construction of 596.6m has been completed making it the fifth tallest building in the world.
Costing is not available yet cause the construction is still on but halted, but as of now Goldin finance has 132 stories or floors.
Height: 596.6 m
Cost: US$ Billion
On sixth position, we have East Asia located skyscraper that is Lotte World Tower exactly in the heart of the capital city of South Korea. The beautiful supertall structure is about 555.7m high and consist of 123 stories.
Lotte World Tower has retail spaces, office areas, residential area, hotel and also a top class observation deck. A 10 story shopping mall is one of the main attractions of the skyscraper.
Construction of Lotte World Tower was completed in April 11 2017 and costed around 3.4 Billion USD to built.
Height: 555.7 m
Country: South Korea
Cost: US$3.4 Billion
We have our first listing from superpower USA that is One World Trade Center located in lower Manhattan, New York City, USA. One world trade center is tallest building in USA and seventh tallest in the world.
After the deadly attack of 9/11 the redeveloped building named as One world trade center with even beautiful design and more height defines the New York’s skyline.
With height of 546.2m one world trade center has 94 floors and costed around 3.9 Billion USD for construction.
Height: 546.2 m
Cost: US$3.9 Billion
Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre is a Chinese skyscraper located in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. With 530m height, the building is having 111 stories and costed around to construct.
Chau Tai Fook Finance Centre is eighth tallest building in the world and fourth tallest building in the China.
Height: 530 m
Cost: US$1.5 Billion
Back to China, we have our ninth listing again from china that is Tianjin Finance Center, Tianjin, China. Tianjin Finance Center is 530m tall and has 97 floors and costed around 1.5 Billion USD.
It is ninth tallest building in the world and second building tallest in Tianjin. The 530m tall structure accommodate offices, hotels, apartment, and shopping areas.
Height: 530 m
Cost: 1.5 Billion USD
Tenth tallest building in the world as of now is China Zun located in Beijing, China. With beautiful architecture China Zun is 528m high and has about 109 stories with construction cost about 3.8 Billion USD.
China Zun is tenth tallest building in the world and tallest building in the capital city of China, Beijing. The tower width at base is 78m reducing in middle to 54m and again increases to 69m at top as you can see in the pictures above.
Height: 528 m
Cost: US$3.8 Billion
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Burj Khalifa the tallest building in the world is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Burj Khalifa, 161 floors.
Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world with a height of 829.8m and 161 floors.
About four peoples lost their lives during the construction of the supertall structure of Burj Khalifa
Adrien Smith, Bill Baker
Burj Khalifa the tallest buildings in the world was aesthetically designed by an architect named Adrien Smith and structurally designed by a structural engineer named Bill Baker.