We live in an exciting epoch in history, and one of the things that truly make our time special in the history of humanity is the extreme architectural pieces that we have managed to erect. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the tallest buildings all over the world. This article is going to dwell on these grandest of architectural masterpieces and a little story around them. Enjoy this in the subsequent sections of the piece:
- Burj Khalifa: Few buildings have captured the attention of millions of people in the world like the Burj Khalifa. Rooted proudly in the sands of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, this is the tallest building in the world. Standing at almost 830 m, the mega tall skyscraper was formerly called Burj Dubai before it was opened to the world in 2010. Until the Jeddah Tower under construction in Saudi Arabia is complete, this giant is going to maintain the position.
- Shanghai Tower: China is presently making waves all over the world for its massive economic strides. If there is one excellent way China has made this statement very boldly, it will be in the construction of the Shanghai Tower. Standing at an incredible 632 meters, it is the second tallest country on earth. Located in Pudong, Shanghai, its twisted shape is one that baffles everyone. Construction lasted for seven years.
- Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower: The pride of the Saudis, this 601m monstrosity is the third tallest building in the world. Designed to accommodate the millions of pilgrims that visit Mecca annually, it actually consists of seven skyscraper hotels located in Mecca, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One of these towers has the most prominent clock face in the world. It is situated just next to the Great Mosque of Mecca. In terms of superlatives, this is one building that tops it. It is the costliest building on earth – the construction alone gulped $15 billion.
- Ping An International Finance Center: Another source of pride for the Chinese, the tallest building in the technology city of Shenzhen is the fourth tallest on the planet. The sum of $1.5 billion was splurged on this mighty achievement in architecture. It is owned by a Chinese insurance company.
- Lotte World Tower: A talk of the tallest buildings in the world cannot be complete without mentioning the Lotte World Tower. Standing at exactly 555 meters, this is the tallest building in all of South Korea, which itself is one of the most advanced nations on earth. Launched in 2017, the building has 123 floors and work for it started as far back as the late 1980s. It is often compared to The Shard in the United Kingdom. It is built to be resistant to earthquakes.