Burj Khalifa (828m) opened on 4 January 2010

From the earth to the sky : Aspiration and achievement – a shining symbol of what Dubai strives for and what we can accomplish

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BurjKhalifaBurj Khalifa
(828m)

Burj Khalifa (برج خليفة‎), known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m. Construction began on 21 September 2004, with the exterior of the structure completed on 1 October 2009. The building officially opened on 4 January 2010,and is part of the new 2 km2 development called Downtown Dubai at the ‘First Interchange’ along Sheikh Zayed Road

Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower
(601m)

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is a building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project that strives to modernize the holy city in catering to the pilgrims. The complex holds several world records, the tallest clock tower in the world, the world’s largest clock face and the building with the world’s largest floor area.

CNCN Tower
(553.33m)

The CN Tower (Tour CN) is a communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Standing 553.33 metres tall, it was completed in 1976, becoming the world’s tallest free-standing structure and world’s tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years until the completion of Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower in 2010

Freedom Tower
(541m)

One World Trade Center, more simply known as 1 WTC and commonly known by its previous name Freedom Tower, is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The 104-story supertall skyscraper is being constructed between April 27, 2006 and March 30, 2009.

TaipeiTaipei 101
(508m)

Taipei 101 (台北101/臺北101), formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Republic of China. The building ranked officially as the world’s tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010

Shanghai World Financial Centre
(492m)

The Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC; 上海环球金融中心) is a skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. It was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Japanese Mori Building Company. It is a mixed-use skyscraper, consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls.

PetronasTowerPetronas Tower
(452m)

The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers (雙峰塔, or 国油双塔) are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the CTBUH’s official definition and ranking, they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101

WillisSearsTowersWillis (Sears) Tower
(442m)

Willis Tower (formerly named and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower) is a 108-story, 442 m skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois.At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and it held this rank for nearly 25 years

JinMaoTowerJin Mao Tower
(420.5m)

The Jin Mao Tower (金茂大厦 ; 金茂大廈 ; “Golden Prosperity Building”) is an 88-story landmark skyscraper in the Lujiazui area of the Pudong district of Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. It contains offices and the Shanghai Grand Hyatt hotel. Until 2007 it was the tallest building in the PRC, the fifth tallest in the world by roof height and the seventh tallest by pinnacle height.

InternationalFinanceCenterInternational Finance Centre
(413.8m)

The International Finance Centre (branded as “ifc”) is an integrated commercial development on the waterfront of Hong Kong’s Central District. A prominent landmark on Hong Kong Island, IFC consists of two skyscrapers, the IFC Mall, and the 55-storey Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. Tower 2 is the second tallest building in Hong Kong, behind the International Commerce Centre in West Kowloon.

CiticPlazaCITIC Plaza
(391m)

CITIC Plaza (中信廣場) is a skyscraper built in Tianhe District, Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China. Its structural height is 391 m 80 stories including two tall antenna-like spires on the top. Completed in 1997

ShunHingSquareShun Hing Square
(384m)

Shun Hing Square (信兴广场), also named “Diwang Buliding” (地王大厦), is a 384m tall skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. 9th tallest building in mainland China, and the 17th tallest in the world. The building was built at the fast pace of four floors in nine days.

EmpireStateBuildingEmpire State Building
(381m)

The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It has a roof height of (381 meters), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of (443.2 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest building for 40 years, from its completion in 1931 until construction of the World Trade Center’s North Tower was completed in 1972. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York

CentralPlazaCentral Plaza
(374m)

Central Plaza is a 78-storey, 374 m skyscraper completed in August 1995 at 18 Harbour Road, in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong, China. It is the third tallest tower in the city after 2 IFC in Central and the ICC in West Kowloon. It was the tallest building in Asia from 1992 to 1996

Eiffel Tower
(324m)

The Eiffel Tower (La Tour Eiffel) is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. Erected in 1889, it has become both a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world. The tower is the tallest structure in Paris and the most-visited paid monument in the world; The third level observatory’s upper platform is at 279.11 m the highest accessible to public in the European Union.

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