10.International Commerce Centre (484 m)

International Commerce Centre holds some of the most financial institutions in a world. It is routinely recognized as a model of proper management, from environmental, commercial & community point of view.

STATS

  • Type – Hotel
  • Location – Hong Kong
  • Construction started – 2002
  • Construction completed – 2010
  • Floor count – 108(above), 4(below)
  • Floor area – 274.068 m²
  • Lifts – 83
  • Total cost – $1.5 billion
  • Developer – Sun Hung Kai Properties

9.Shanghai World Financial Center (492 m)

Shanghai World Financial Center
#9 Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center is the symbol of culture & commerce that speaks Shanghai’s emergence as the global capital. Experts have very positively received the design of the building.

STATS

  • Type – Hotel/Office
  • Location – Shanghai, China
  • Construction started – 1997
  • Construction completed – 2009
  • Floor count – 101(above), 3(below)
  • Floor area – 381,600 m²
  • Lifts – 91
  • Total cost – $1.20 billion
  • Developer – Mori Building Co.

8. Taipei 101 (508 m)

Taipei 101
#8 Taipei 101

Taipei 101 is also recognized as Taipei World Financial Centre. Taipei 101 is the tallest & largest green building in the world. It has worlds fastest elevator which travels at speed at 60 km/hr and which can transport passengers from 5th to 89th floor in just 37 seconds.

STATS

  • Type – Commercial Office
  • Location – Taipei, Taiwan
  • Construction started – 1999
  • Construction completed – 2004
  • Floor count – 101(above), 5(below)
  • Floor area – 412,500 m²
  • Lifts – 61
  • Total cost – $1.93 billion
  • Developer – Samsung C&T

7. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre (530 m)

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
#7 Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is 1739(530) tall mixed-use building which is located in Guangzhou, China. Its design is derived from the efficient synthesis of its multiple uses. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre houses the offices, shopping mall, hotel & apartment.

STATS

  • Type – Hotel/residential/office
  • Location – Guangzhou, China
  • Construction started – 29 September 2009
  • Construction completed – October 2016
  • Floor count – 111(above), 5(below)
  • Floor area – 507,681 m²
  • Lifts – 86
  • Total cost – $3.1 billion
  • Developer – New World Development

6. One World Trade Centre (541.3 m)

One World Trade Centre
#6 One World Trade Centre

One World Trade Centre is also known as Freedom Tower. It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere & 6th tallest in the world. It becomes the tallest skyscraper in New York on April 27, 2012, when it surpassed the height of the Empire State Building.

STATS

  • Type – office/observation/communication
  • Location – Manhattan, New York City
  • Construction started – April 27, 2006
  • Construction completed – July 2013
  • Floor count – 104(above), 5(below)
  • Floor area – 325,242 m²
  • Lifts – 73
  • Total cost – $3.9 billion
  • Developer – Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

5.Lotte World Tower (554.5 m)

Lotte World Tower
#5 Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower is 1821ft (555 meters) supertall skyscraper located in Seol, South Korea. It houses shopping malls, hotels, offices & apartment. It is tallest building in the OECD, & 5th tallest building in the world.

STATS

  • Type – Mixed-Use
  • Location – Seol, South Korea
  • Construction started – February 1, 2011
  • Construction completed – December 22, 2016
  • Floor count – 123(above), 6(below)
  • Floor area – 304,081 m²
  • Lifts – 58
  • Total cost – $3.4 billion
  • Developer – Lotte Engineering & Construction

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4.Ping An Finance Centre (599 m)

Ping An Finance Centre
#4 Ping An Finance Centre

Ping An Finance Centre 599 meter tall skyscraper located in the city’s Futian & represents a new generation of the prototypical Asian skyscraper: very dense, very tall & hyper connected.

STATS

  • Type – Office & retail
  • Location – Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
  • Construction started – 2010
  • Construction completed –2017
  • Floor count – 115(above), 4(below)
  • Floor area – 385,918 m²
  • Lifts – 80
  • Total cost – $680 million
  • Developer – Ping An Life Insurance Company of China

3.Abraj Al Bait (601 m)

Abraj Al Bait
#3 Abraj Al Bait

Abraj Al Bait is the government-owned super mega tall complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Its construction was started in 2004 and opened in 2011. The building is topped by a four-faced clock, which can be seen from 25 km away.

STATS

  • Type – Mixed-Use
  • Location – Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Construction started – 2004
  • Construction completed – 2011
  • Floor count – 120
  • Floor area – 310,600m²
  • Lifts – 96
  • Total cost – $15 billion
  • Developer – Saudi Binladin Group

2.Shanghai Tower (632 m)

Shanghai Tower
#2 Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower is one of the most sustainable, reliable supertall skyscraper in the world. It takes the form of nine cylindrical structures stacked atop each other, totaling 127 floors all enclosed by an inner layer of the glass window.

STATS

  • Type – Mixed-Use
  • Location – Shanghai, China
  • Construction started – 29 November 2008
  • Construction completed – 6 September 2014
  • Floor count – 128(above), 5(below)
  • Floor area – 380,000 m²
  • Lifts – 106
  • Total cost – $2.4 billion
  • Developer – Shanghai Construction Group

1.Burj Khalifa (828 m)

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#1 Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa has redefined what is possible in the engineering & design of supertall skyscrapers. It is currently the tallest building in the world with total height 829.9 meters. Its construction began in 2004 which completed five years later in 2009.

STATS

  • Type – Mixed-Use
  • Location – Dubai, UAE
  • Construction started – 6 January 2004
  • Construction completed – September 2008
  • Floor count – 163(above) 2(below)
  • Floor area – 309,473 m²
  • Lifts – 57
  • Total cost – $1.5 billion
  • Developer – Emmar Properties

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