Towering above the ground, skyscrapers are the most impressive structures in modern cities. Our site presents the Top 10 tallest skyscrapers.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (829.8 m.)
In the first place in the Top 10 skyscrapers for the seventh year, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest skyscraper in the world, has been held. Burj Khalifa, seven hectares of parks and 163 floors, houses more than 30,000 apartments, nine hotels, a shopping center and a superb artificial lake. Burj Khalifa was built at the initiative of the government of the United Arab Emirates to transform the economy from an oil-based commodity to a more modern tourism-based industry.
|Burj Khalifa, Dubai|
Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China (632 m.)
It took the builders of the Shanghai Tower eight years to build the second tallest building in the world. It was completed in 2015, although it was only opened to the public a year later, all this year the world’s leading designers have been working on the interiors of the Shanghai Tower.
|Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China|
Abraj Al-Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia (601 m)
The honorable third place in the Top 10 skyscrapers is occupied by a complex of buildings called Abraj al-Bait, which is owned by the government of Saudi Arabia, it is of great importance for the culture and society of this Islamic country. Located just a few steps from the most sacred site in Islam, the world’s largest Masjid al-Haram, the complex was built as part of an initiative to modernize the city and expand the hotel room for pilgrims.
|Abraj Al-Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia|
Ping’an International Financial Center, Shenzhen, China (599 m.)
The tower is not yet completed, but this year the builders promise to hand it over, already now the skyscraper in Shenzhen is the 4th highest in the world and the second in China. The Ping’an International Financial Center was originally expected to be taller than Shanghai Tower in Shanghai and become the tallest building in China, but the architects had to abandon the 60-meter antenna as it interfered with aircraft landing at the local airfield. The building is located in the central business district of Shenzhen. (more…)