Top 20 tallest Buildings in the World


This world is full of amazing things like one of topic today we are going to discuss is ” Top 20 tallest Buildings in the World“. Welcome again at YOGNUT. Human nature is curious about doing great things like to build tallest buildings, biggest dam, a big playground and many more thing like he want to build everything is as big /tall as possible. Human is fascinating about shape and size from ancient time. He shapes buildings as tall as possible according to the availability and capacity of that age. Due to improvement in technology today human has created many structures which are just unbelievable.

In this topic we are going to discuss about world’s top 20 tallest building. Along with the picture we are going to describe about everything where it is located? who made it? how much time and money total spend? everything about these buildings. So ,

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here are top 20 tallest buildings in the world

1. Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa holds the honor in the tallest building of the world. It is 828 meters in height and located in Dubai. The construction of this skyscraper starts in 2004 and get completed in 2009 but it open’s for people in 2010. It was designed by Adrian Smith and a total cost of about $1.5 billion. Its name was Burj Dubai but then change to Burj Khalifa in honor of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of UAE.

This building holds several world records. This building has 30,000 homes, 9 hotels, 3 hectares of parkland, 19 residential skyscrapers, and 163 floors (World’s record). It contains a total of 57 elevators and 8 escalators.


2. Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree is the world’s 3rd tallest tower with a height of 634 meters. It is a broadcasting and observation building located in Sumida, Tokyo. Its construction was completed in 2011 but open for the public on 22 May 2012.


3. Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower holds the record of the World’s 3rd tallest building with a height of 632 meters. It has 128 floors and located in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. Its construction starts in 2013 and considered complete fully in September 2015 with a total cost of 4.2 billion.

It holds the World record of the highest observation deck at 562 m. This building was designed by the American architectural firm Gensler. This tower can accommodate 16,000 people. Shanghai city government owns this building.


4. Canton Tower

The Canton Tower is the World’s 4th tallest building with a height of 604 meters located in the Haizhu district of Guangzhou, China. It is a multipurpose observation tower which completed by 2009 and becomes operational in 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games.

This building is designed by Information Based Architecture and Arup. The interior of this building is subdivided into several zones for various functions, observatory deck, revolving restaurants, computer gaming, exhibition space, conference room, shops, and 4D cinemas. This building holds the record of the highest and longest open-air staircase in the world.


5. Makkah Royal Clock Tower

 Abraj Al-Bait also known as Makkah Royal Clock Tower is the World’s 5th tallest building with a height of 601 meters. This building is own by the government and one of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca. According to the Saudi Ministry of Religious Endowments, the total cost of this building is about $15 billion and completed by 2011.

The main attraction of this building along with its beauty is a clock face on all the four sides of the tower is visible from 25 km away. It also holds the record of the world’s highest clock tower. The top 4 floors of this building contain a Clock Tower Museum with clock faces.


6. Ping An Finance Tower

The Ping An Finance Tower is the 2nd tallest building of China and the world’s 6th tallest building with a height of 599 meters. It is located in the Central Business District of Shenzhen in Futian. The Foundation of this building was started in 2009 and completed by 2017 with total cost spends was about $1.5 billion.

This building was designed by American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. It contains an office, hotel, and retail spaces, a conference center, and a high-end shopping mall.


7. Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower with 127 floors and 555.7 meters height is the world’s 7th tallest building. This skyscraper is located in Seoul, South Korea. Its construction was started in 2010 and completed by 2016 with total cost of $3.4 billion and open for the public in 2017. The design of this building is quite similar to the Shard of England.

Lotte tower is landmark in Seoul and it is first 100 story building in the South Korea. This building contains observation deck, private office, Lotte hostel, residence, prime office, podium, and parking lot.


8. One World Trade Centre

One World Trade Center is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center in Lower Manhatten, New York City. The height of this building is 541 meters that makes it the 8th tallest buildings of the world and tallest buildings of the USA. This building was destroyed after a terrorist attack in 2001 then rebuilt and open for the public in 2014.

This building was designed by the same architect David Childs and his group who also designed Burj Khalifa and Wills Tower. The total cost of this structure is $3.9 billion. This building is beautifully designed from interior and exterior with strong security protection. You can take a view of Manhatten city and Statue of Liberty from this tower.


9. Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre

The Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Center is the 9th tallest building of the world with a height of 530 meters and located in Guangzhou, Guangdong. It is the 3rd tallest building of China that open for the public by 2016. To build this skyscraper total budget was estimated at $1.5 billion.

The main interesting fact about this building is the world’s fastest elevators, with speed of 21 m/s.


10. Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre

Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Finance Center holds the rank of 10th tallest building of the world with a height of 530 meters. It is located in Tianjin, China. Construction of this building was started in 2013 and complete by 2018. The building is designed as the softly curving glass skin integrates eight sloping mega columns.


11. China Zun

CITIC Tower popularly names as China Zun is the 11th tallest building of the world with a height of 528 meters. It is located in the Central Business district of Beijing. This building was completed in 2018 finally and the cost of this construction was $3.8 billion. The name of building Zun is taken from an ancient Chinese wine vessel which shape is the same as the building.

This tower is a mixed-use building, with 60-floor office space, 20 floors for luxury apartments, 20 floors of hotels with 300 rooms with a rooftop garden at 524 m height.


12. Taipei 101

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Taipei 101 formerly known As Taipei World Finance Center is holding the rank of 12th tallest building of the world with a height of 509.2 meters. It is located in Xinyi, Taipei, Taiwan. This skyscraper was designed by C.Y. Lee and C.P. Wang and total costing of $1.9 billion. The construction of this building was started in 2000 and completed and open in 2004 and was the tallest building of the world for 6 years until Burj Khalifa surpassed it.

One interesting thing about this building is from 6:00 to 10:00 each evening the tower displays one of seven colors in the spectrum of visible light. According to the website top, the 101st floor is home to a VIP club named Summit 101.


13. Shanghai World Financial Centre

Shanghai World Financial Center is the 13th tallest building of the world which holds a height of 492 meters. This tower is located in the Pudong district of Shanghai. The construction of this building was started in late 1990 but due to certain problems, it stoped and again started in 2003 then finally open for the public in 2008.

This building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Mori Building Company with a total budget of $1.2 billion. The structure of this building is like “the bottle opener“.


14. International Commerce Centre

International Commerce Center with a height of 484 meters holds the rank of 14th tallest building of the world. This tower is located in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. This building was completed in 2010 with a total cost of $1.5 billion.

MTR Corporation Limited and Sun Hung Kai Properties were responsible for the construction of this tower. This building contains a swimming pool, guest rooms, dining restaurants, observatory, an office floor, and shopping mall. It holds the Guinness world record for “largest light and sound show in a single building” with an area of 50,000 square meters on two facades.


15. Lakhta Centre

Lakhta Center is an 87-story skyscraper with a height of 462 meters gains the rank of 15th in the tallest buildings of the world. This building is located in the neighborhood of Lakhta, Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is the tallest building in Europe and Russia.

The construction of this tower was started in 2012 and completed by 2018 with a total cost of $1.77 billion. It holds one of the top five most eco-friendly skyscrapers in the world.


16. Landmark 81

Landmark 81 is the 16th tallest building with a height of 461.5 meters. This super-tall tower is located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This beautiful building is the tallest building of Vietnam built on the western bank of the Saigon River.

The total cost of this project was $1.5 billion. This building contains mixed luxury apartments, high-end retail shops, restaurants, bars, and high-end observatory deck.


17. Changsha IFS Tower T1

Changsha IFS Tower T1 is the world’s 17th tallest building with a height of 452 meters. It is located in Changsha, Hunan, China. The construction was started in 2013 and completed by 2017.

This building consist of a retail mall, among the largest in Changsha and Central China, offers amenities spanning entertainment, lifestyle, culture, and dining.


18. Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Tower is twin skyscrapers with a height of 451.9 meters is the 18th tallest building of the world. This building is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These buildings are landmarks of Kuala Lampur and the tallest building of Malaysia.

The construction of this building was started in 1994 and completed by 1996 but open for the public in 1999. The total cost spends to construct this tower is $1.6 billion. Tower one is fully occupied by Petronas while the second tower is available for lease. Many big companies have office space in it. There is a two-story sky-bridge between both building at 41st and 42nd floors.


19. Zifeng Tower

Zifeng Tower formally Nanjing Greenland Financial Tower is the world’s 19th tallest building with a height of 450 meters. This skyscraper is located in Nanjing, Jiangsu. This building was completed by 2010 with a total cost of $747.5 million.

This building was designed by Adrian Smith. This 89-story building contains retail and office space, hotels, restaurants, a public observatory, and many more.


20. Suzhou International Finance Square

Suzhou International Finance Square hold’s the 20th rank in tallest buildings of the world with a height of 452 meters. This skyscraper was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. It is located to the east of Jinji Lake. It finally gets completed out by 2019 with a cost of $1.2 billion. This building contains apartments, hotels, and offices.


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Conclusion:

These all above buildings are the top 20 tallest buildings of the world. Due to presence of excellent quality of materials, machines and brilliant engineers these type of miracle can be happen. These buildings are also symbol of development and proud for many countries. I wish you enjoyed this article and let us know in comment box on which topic you want next article.


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