The Top 10 Astonishingly Tallest Buildings in the World

The Top 10 Astonishingly Tallest Buildings in the World

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When evaluating the placing of the structures there is usually a debate about whether a structure is really a building, or if the still unfinished structure should be in the list, or has it officially opened, if their below water height is included, what should be reckoned as tower or building or what is being measured, or if the guy rope maintained constructions should be counted.

There is no outright classification of what institutes a “tall building.” It is a building that shows some component of “tallness” in one or more of the following categories:

Height Qualified to Situation. Remember that it not always about the height but about the context.

Another is proportion. Again, it is always not about the height but the proportion too. There are several buildings that are not exceptionally tall but are slender which gives them the appearance of being tall.

Third are the building technologies. If the building has machineries which may be qualified as a product of “tall”, then this building can be categorized as a tall building.

Even though number of levels is a poor pointer of describing a tall building due to the varying floor to floor height in the middle of disparate buildings and functions, a building of possibly 14 or further stories or over 165 feet in height could imaginably be used as an edge for counting it as a tall building. Dear readers, we now present you the top ten tallest structures in the world that will totally blow you away.

1. BurjKhalifa


BurjKhalifa of Dubai, United Arab Emirates is a skyscraper which is known to be the tallest man made structure in the world. The assembly began on the 21st of September in 2004 and was completed on 1st of October in 2009 with the exterior structures. It was officially open to the public on January 4, 2010. The architecture and engineering were done by Skidmore, Owings and Chicago’s Merrill, with chief architect Adrian Smith, and chief operational engineer Bill Baker.

2. Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree

Broadcasting, restaurant and observation tower, Tokyo Skytree is located in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It was acknowledged as the tallest structure in Japan the tallest tower in the world replacing Canton tower and in 2010. It was completed on the 29th of February in 2012 and was officially open for public observatory on the 22nd of May in 2012.The tower’s design was based in 3 concepts: catalyst for revitalization of the city, fusion of revolutionary design and customary beauty of Japan, contribution to calamity anticipation safety and security. It is also said to be earthquake resistant since the tower has seismic proofing and can absorb up to 50 percent of the shock of the earthquake.

3. Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Central Tower or best known as Shanghai Tower is a skyscraper located at Luijazui Financial Center, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China. It was proposed on 2009. The construction began in 2009 and is going to be completed on 2014. On August 2013, the building was topped out becoming the tallest building in China and the second place in the world’s tallest building outshined by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The Shanghai Tower was designed by Gensler, an American architectural firm, with the design director, Peter Weingarten, as the project-managers-in-charge, Jun Xia and Andy Coren, and the lead technical architect Dick Fencl.

4. Canton Tower

Canton Tower

Guangzhou Tower commonly known as Canton Tower is located at Haizhu District Guangzho Guangdong, China. It is factually known as Kwangchow or simply Canton. It is a 2,000 ft high, versatile Chinese observation tower. The tower was completed in 2009 and began its operation on the 29th of September in 2010 for the 2010 Asian Games. The tower momentarily held the title of tallest tower in the world, topped by the CN Tower, before being outdone by the Tokyo Skytree in 2011. Today, it is the fourth tallest free-standing structure in the world not to mention, the tallest structure in China.

5. CN Tower

CN Tower

Situated in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CN tower is a 553.33 m-high concrete observation and communications tower. CN is originally mean Canadian National, the railway that constructed the tower. It was built on the former Railway Lands and was completed in 1976. It became the world’s tallest tower and also the world’s tallest free-standing structure at the time of completion in held of 34 years. Today, it remains the Western Hemisphere’s tallest free-standing structure. It was declared as one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 1995 by the American Society of Civil Engineers. In fact, it holds the Word Federation of Great Towers’ second place ranking.

6. One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, the famous Ground Zero skyscraper previously known as the Freedom Tower, became the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere by selected measures and the fourth tallest building in the world. It is located at New York City’s Lower Manhattan. The construction began on April 27, 2006 and was announced on March 30, 2009 that it would be known by its legal name, One World Center rather than the conversational name Freedom Tower. The said structure was designed by the master planner, Daniel Libeskind a decade ago.The tower’s scheme was brushed up by David Childs in May 2005 to address security reasons. In fact, there’s only one trace of the original design—the building’s height, a figurative 1,776 feet.

7. Ostankino Tower

Ostankino Tower

Ostankino Tower is a television and radio tower located in Moscow Russia. It is owned by Moscow branch of unitary initiative Russian TV and Radio Broadcasting Network. It was built on the 50th anniversary of the October revolution. Ostankino Tower was named after Ostankino district where it is situated. The construction started in 1963 and was finished in 1967. On the observation deck, you get a 360-degree view all over the tower and there are also fortified glass sections in the floor on which you can standpoint, except the vertigo gets to you, and look straight back down the structure to the ground. Some people can stand on it and get snapped and some can’t.

8. Willis Tower

Willis Tower

Commonly referred to as Sears Tower, Willis tower is a 110 complex skyscraper located at Chicago, Illinois. One of the tallest structures in the world and the tallest building in the United States of America, it is unbearable to miss when appreciating the skyline. It was started to be built in 1970 and was completed in 1973. On year 1974, the Sears Tower’s sky deck was officially opened to the public. Sears Roebuck and Company sold and left the building in 1988, but the Sears Tower tag stayed the same. It was retitled Willis Tower in 2009 after the Willis Group Holdings, the global insurance negotiator who fondly calls the Tower its Midwest home.

9. World Trade Center

World Trade Center

Situated at the Lower Manhattan, New York City, the World Trade Center is a multifaceted structure under construction replacing an earlier multilayered of 7 buildings with the same name on the same location. The original World Trade Center which was built on April 4, 1973 was shattered by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 along with 7 world Trade Center’s landmark. The place is being reconstructed with 5 skyscrapers and a memorial for those who were killed due to the said terrorist attack. As of today, only 1 skyscraper is completed while the other four is anticipated to be completed on 2020.

10. Taipei 101

Taipei 101

Formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, Taipei 101 is a breakthrough skyscraper situated at the Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. Taipei 101 has 101 levels above ground five floors underground. The structure was architecturally made as a representation of the development of technology and Asian customs. It is also planned to endure typhoons and earthquakes. Taipei 101 is possessed by the TFFC and managed by a Chicago based corporation, International Division of Urban Retail Properties Corporation. Taipei 101 is the first structure in the world to halt the half kilometer spot in height. It shows a number of technologically innovative features as it offers a center for business industry and recreation.