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Tallest Buildings in The World

10. Trump International Hotel, Chicago, U.S.

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Trump International Hotel, Chicago, U.S

The Trump International Hotel and Tower, also known as Trump Tower Chicago and locally as the Trump Tower, is a skyscraper condo-hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The building, named after real estate developer Donald Trump, was designed by architect Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Bovis Lend Lease built the 98-story structure, which reached a height of 1,389 feet (423 m) including its spire, its roof topping out at 1,170 feet (360 m). It is adjacent to the main branch of the Chicago River, with a view of the entry to Lake Michigan beyond a series of bridges over the river.

9. The International Finance Centre, Hong Kong

nternational financial centre Top 10 Tallest Building in the World
International financial centre

Hong Kong’s tallest: Two International Finance Centre (415m/1,362f tall, 88 stories, 2003).
It will be Hong Kong’s tallest for at least four years until the 474m/1,555f, 111 stories tall Union Square Phase 7 will be completed (2007). This building will be built on Kowloon, and not on Hong Kong island, where Hong Kong’s five tallest buildings currently can be found. The building was built on reclaimed land and is part of a US$2.8 billion complex, which includes the shorter One IFC, the Four Seasons Hotel, a large luxury shopping mall and Hong Kong Station.

8. Jin Mao Building, Shanghai, China

shanghai jin mao building Top 10 Tallest Building in the World
jin mao building

Jinmao Tower stands at a height of 421 meters or 1,380 feet. It is located near the Lujiazui Metro station. It was built at a cost of US$530 million. Like the Petronas Twin Towers, the measurements of Jinmao Tower revolves around the number 8, which is considered auspicious to the Chinese.

7. Guangzhou West Tower, Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou West Tower China

Guangzhou Twin Towers West Tower is a 432 metre tall skyscraper with 103 floors under construction at Zhujiang Avenue West in Tianhe District at Guangzhou, China. It will be when completed used as conference centre, hotel and office building. The lowest 69 floors of Guangzhou Twin Towers West Tower are planned to be used as office, the floors 70 to 98 as hotel and in floor 99 and 100 there will be an observation deck. Construction of Guangzhou Twin Towers West Tower, which was designed by Wilkinson Eyre, started in 2005. It will be completed in 2009 and than together with its twin one of the tallest highrise buildings in Guangzhou and China.

6. Sears Tower, Chicago

Sears Tower Top 10 Tallest Building in the World
Sears Tower

Sears Tower stands tall, over 1,700 feet aloft, overlooking the west side of Chicago’s downtown Loop. Clad in bronze-tinted glass and stainless aluminum, rising with determination yet elegance from the depths of its grand foundations to the tips of its massive spires, luring tourists in daze, housing a workforce of thousands, the Big Store represents an era in Chicago of optimism and opportunity that will not be forgotten.

5. Greenland Financial Center, Nanjing, China

Nanjing Greenland Financial Center Top 10 Tallest Building in the World
Nanjing Greenland Financial Center

The building’s spire soars to a height of 458 meters, making Nanjing Greenland Financial Center one of China’s tallest structures. At night, the spire and tower atria will be lit and glow as a beacon in the Nanjing skyline, making the tower a radiant new landmark for the city.

4. Petronas Tower , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Towers KL Malaysia Top 10 Tallest Building in the World
Petronas Towers KL Malaysia

The Petronas Towers are some of the highest buildings in the world. They are  452 meters tall. The two towers are connected by a sky bridge. When you want to visit the towers, then the sky bridge is the highest point you can get. At this level is also a restaurant located.

3. World Financial Center, Shanghai, China

shanghai world financial center Top 10 Tallest Building in the World
shanghai world financial center

The Shanghai World Financial Centre, or Center, is a soaring glass skyscraper with a distinctive opening at the top. The original plans called for a 46 meter (151 foot) circular opening that would reduce wind pressure and also suggest Chinese symbolism for the moon. Many people protested that the design resembled the rising sun on the Japanese flag. Eventually the opening was changed from circular to a trapezoid shape.

2. Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan

taiwan taipei 101 Top 10 Tallest Building in the World
taiwan taipei 101

With a massive 60-foot spire inspired by Twaiwan’s native bamboo plant, Taipei 101 Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Its height above ground is 509.2 m. This includes the 60 m spire; the building also holds the record for the highest roof (440 m).

1. Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai), Dubai, The United Arab Emirates
Burj Dubai Top 10 Tallest Building in the World
Burj Dubai

Burj Khalifa, formerly known as Burj Dubai, is the tallest skyscraper in the world. Standing at a height of 828 meters (2,717 feet), it is also the tallest man-made structure ever built. Construction of the tower began on 21 September, 2004. On 21 July, 2007, Burj Dubai surpassed the 509.2m tall Taipei 101 as the tallest building on earth.