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10 Tallest Buildings in the World
On a cloudy day, we feel like flying up to the sky and touching the clouds. Well that might not be so impossible to do anymore! You can just go and stand on the top floor of one of these skyscrapers. From Burj Khalifa to Kingkey 100, here is the latest list of the Tallest Skyscapers in the World!
10) Kingkey 100 (442m)
Formerly known as the Kingkey Finance Center Plaza, this skyscraper is located in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. It contains 100 floors which are used for office space and a hotel. The building’s lower floors also contain a mall which houses all the luxury brands, restaurants and a supermarket.
9) Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) (442m)
The Sears Tower, a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, has been the tallest building in North America since 1973. This 108 storey building is also the 7th tallest freestanding structure in the world. It surpassed the World Trade Center, which itself had surpassed the Empire State Building only a year earlier. Commissioned by Sears, Roebuck and Company, it was designed by chief architect Bruce Graham and structural engineer Fazlur Khan of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
8) Zifeng Tower (450m)
The Zifeng tower is also known as Greenland Center-Zifeng Tower or Greenland Square Zifeng Tower. It measures 450 meter in height and was completed in 2009 in Nanjing, China. This 89-storey building is divided into two sections-the lower section which consists of retail and office space and the upper section which has restaurants, hotel and a public observatory. Zifeng tower was designed by the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
6) & 7) Petronas Tower 1 & 2 (452m)
The Petronas Twin Towers (also known as the Petronas Towers or Twin Towers), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were the world's tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004, before being surpassed by the Taipei 101. However, the towers are still the tallest twin buildings. Tower 1 was built by Hazama Corporation and Tower 2 by Samsung Engineering & Construction and Kukdong Engineering & Construction (both of South Korea). They were the world's tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004 if measured from the level of the main entrance to the structural top, the original height reference used by the US-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat from 1969.
5) International Commerce Center (484m)
This 108 floor skyscraper is located in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was completed in phases from 2007 to 2010. The tower itself opened in 2011. It is a part of the Union Square project built on top of Kowloon station. The International commerce center is the World’s second tallest building by floors and is jointly developed and owned by MTR corporation limited who is Hong Kong’s metro operator and Sun Hung Properties, the largest property developer.
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