Tallest Buildings In The World
Here are the five tallest buildings in the world. People have a fascination with these epic skyscrapers. They’re often more symbols of wealth and power then they are useful, but every inch of space is well used in the majority. They often boast observation decks, offices, even hotels.
- Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Built in 2010 with 162 stories it reaches 2,717 feet, this is the tallest building in the world. Burj Khalifa sits in downtown Dubai and boasts an Observation Deck, business offices, apartments, and the Armani Hotel. This building also holds the records for tallest free-standing structure in the world, highest number of stories in the world, highest occupied floor in the world, highest outdoor observation deck in the world, elevator with the longest travel distance in the world, and tallest service elevator in the world.
- Taipei 101 Tower in Taipei, Taiwan – It was built in 2004 and stands at 1,670 feet with 101 stories. Taipei 101 is one of the tallest buildings in the world. This tower is the largest engineering project in the history of Taiwan. It’s an office building that’s home to many multinational businesses as well as the Taipei 101 Mall. The elevators in this building broke the Guinness Record for high-speed pressurized elevators in 2004. They travel at a speed of 1010 meters per minute and it only takes 37 seconds to make it from the first floor to the 89th.
- Shanghai World Financial Center in China – This 1,614 foot tall building was built in 2008 and has 101 floors making it one of the tallest buildings in the world. Like many other record holding building the SWFC is home to many attractions. There are shops and restaurants in its lower levels, forums, offices, a media center, sky lobby, the Park Hyatt Shanghai, the Sky Arena, and an Observatory.
- Petronas Towers 1 + 2 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Built in 1998 it has 88 floors and stands at 1,483 feet. One of Malaysia’s most well know landmarks as well as one of the tallest buildings in the world, it’s also known as KLCC in its native city. The Petronas Towers are joined by a Skybridge that people can purchase tickets to visit. The towers are owned by Petroliam Nasional Bhd, an international oil and gas company and a Fortune 500 company.
- Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois – Formerly known as the Sears Tower, it was built in 1974, stands at 1,450 feet tall, and boasts 110 stories. Willis Tower is the tallest building on North America and one of the tallest buildings in the world. It sits in the midst of Chicago’s famed West Loop. It’s a business building for the most part, including a conference center, fitness facility, skydeck, and a world-famous broadcasting platform.