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10 Tallest Buildings in the World

General Knowledge | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod

List of Tallest Man Made Structures in the World

1. The Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

The tallest building in Dubai, Burj Khalifa, is 2710 feet tall (3 times the Eiffel Tower), and was inspired from a desert flower. It took 22 million hours to build, with 26,000 panels of glass; and uses 250,000 gallons of water everyday to clean and 360,000 100 watt bubs used to light it. It is not just the tallest building in Dubai, but also the highest building in the world! Whenever you are asked what is the tallest building in the world, you will know the answer!

2. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

This modern skyscraper, amidst religious buildings, with clocks on each face stands 1972 feet and has a 75 feet tall gold crescent top.

3. One World Trade Center, New York, USA

The Freedom Tower, as it is popularly dubbed as, is 1776 feet high, is among the tallest buildings in the world! It is made with 40,000 tons of solid steel, and recycled materials; and filled with historic artifacts from the World Trade Centers.

4. Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei 101, made of environmentally friendly products, at 1669 feet; has the fastest elevator (49 seconds to reach ground from 89th floor) and is built in a super active earthquake zone.

5. Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China

The Shanghai World Financial Center stands at an enormous height of 1614 feet with the highest observation deck at the time of completion, this building has has made it to the list of the world’s tallest buildings! It has an open sky lighted ceiling show and when you walk on the Sky Walk (made of glass), you feel like you are treading on air.

6. International Commerce Center, Hong Kong, China

International Commerce Center, at 1588 feet, highest swimming pool in Hong Kong, with exceedingly expensive restaurants (no fast food joints) and stores; and has the dazzling Symphony of Lights show.

7. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lampur, Malaysia

These twin towers, standing at 1483 feet, were built by the Japanese and Koreans respectively, and the former’s tower tilts by 25 millimetres. They are octagonal in their cross section to respect Islam. Robert Alain, the French Spiderman, had climbed them twice without any help.

8. Zifeng Tower, Nanjing, China

The Zifeng Tower, 1480 feet tall skyscraper made of steel and concrete, has 89 floors of hotels and offices, which are marvelously separated by the stair like structures. Its top resembles two Chinese dragons dancing. One gets stunning views of the Yangtze River, the Ningzheng Ridge Mountains, and Xuanwu Lake.

9. Willis Tower, Chicago, USA

The Willis Tower is home to one million tourists every year, as it offers breathtaking views from its Sky deck (80 kilometers) of the states Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. It took only 2000 workers and a time span of three years to build this gigantic 1451 feet high sky scraper with an area of 100 football fields, with 6 robots that clean its 16,100 windows.

10. Kingkey 100, Shenzhen, China.

The Kingkey 100 is a glossy, slender and extremely tall skyscraper that stands at 1449 feet with 100 floors devoted to financial offices and a couple of hotels. The glass structure which blatantly protrudes out amidst the small buildings has an egg shaped pod at the top and illuminates at night.