Magnificently designed, there is something about skyscrapers that entice us towards their build, height and shape. Even our ancestors took great pride in building huge and heighted monuments to depict their status in the society. Architecture is an art that has advanced dynamically over the years and you can see these changes in the newly built monuments and sky-high skyscrapers.
Engineers and architects have been experimenting with different super strong and also super light materials to make sustainable, stronger and magnificent buildings that become historic due to their height and shapes. No doubt, you will soon see the world’s first rotating building that rotates on its axis. So, here is a list of the World’s 7 tallest buildings that I am sure, you are unaware about.
#7. GUANGZHOU CTF FINANCE CENTRE
Height: 1,739 feet (530 meters)
Location: Guangzhou, China
Located in the beautiful southern port city of Guangzhou, the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is the seventh tallest building in the entire world. However, the building claims to have the world’s fastest elevator which is equally interesting. Built overlooking the mesmerising Pearl River, the building gives you a tantalizing look of the skylights and river.
#6. ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER
Height: 1,776 feet (541.3 meters)
Location: New York City
New York was once known as the skyscraper capital of the world, with its wide number of sky high buildings. However, after 9/11 attacks, the city lost its two tallest buildings, the Twin Trade Centres. Replacing them, the One World Trade Center was built on the same cubic base as the previous towers. The One World Trade Center is a symbol of resilience against the 9/11 terror attacks.
#5. LOTTE WORLD TOWER
Height: 1,821 feet (555 meters)
Designed and built from the inspiration of traditional Korean art forms, the Lotte World Tower includes almost everything, retail shops, luxury hotel, office space, apartments, a huge concert hall and a rooftop café for its visitors.
#4. PING AN FINANCE CENTER
Height: 1,965 feet (599.1 meters)
Location: Shenzhen (China)
Located near Hong Kong, Shenzhen is known as yet another most powerful city of China. And this makes Ping An Finance Center one of the most important buildings in the country.
The Ping An Finance Center is a beautifully designed and built slender building made out of stainless steel and glass. The exterior of the building gives you a notable expression of the structure, starting right from the base to the top.
#3. MAKKAH ROYAL CLOCK TOWER
Height: 1,972 feet (601 meters)
Location: Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
Built next to the Grand Mosque in the busy city of Mecca, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower is one of the two tallest buildings in the world, located in the Middle East. The building offers the Hajj pilgrims a place, making their journey memorable.
The building has four colossal clocks mounted at the top of the tower which rightly justifies the name of the building. Also, apart from being the third tallest building in the world, the clocks on the top also hold a record for being the world’s largest and highest clocks in the world.
#2. SHANGHAI TOWER
Height: 2,073 feet (632 meters)
Location: Shanghai (China)
Shanghai is one of the most important cities in China, and hence it does not come as a surprise when we mention that the second tallest building in the world is located in the mesmerizing city of Shanghai.
The Shanghai Tower is beautifully designed and captures you attention with its spiral shape as it touches the sky. The shape of the building is its most captivating feature, and is believed to help withstand strong winds as compared to the basic rectangular structures. The tower is home to retail shops, offices, restaurants and luxury hotels.
#1. BURJ KHALIFA
Height: 2,716 feet (828 meters)
The Burj Khalifa is a futuristic architectural specimen that is by far the best in the world. The 2,716 feet building is based on modern day architectural designs but also has a slight Islamic influence in it. The building has modern looks with energy-saving features and also connects with the Dubai transit system, making it not just practical but also a beautiful tower.