The largest buildings in the world.
The Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai (UAE) is on the 1st place (today) by a large margin-828 m, opened in 2010. The main idea of the project was to build a “city within a city”, with its own boulevards, parks and lawns, as well as hotels, office space, and residential apartments. On the 124th floor of the building, you will get to the highest observation deck in the world with stunning views.
2nd place-Tokyo Sky Tree TV Tower, 634 m, located in Japan, opened in 2012.
3rd place-KVLY-TV 629 m TV tower, located in the United States, in Blanchard, North Dakota.
4th place — Guangzhou TV Tower, 610 m, built in China for the Asian Games in 2010.
5th place-The Abraj al-Bayit Towers, 601 m, built in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 2011. A complex of buildings, which is considered the largest structure by mass in the world. The tallest tower of this complex is designed to accommodate the pilgrims who visit Mecca every year.
6th place-CN Tower, 553 m-Sky Tower, located in Toronto, Canada. The observation deck of this tower has a glass floor, you have the opportunity to feel yourself in flight.
7th place-Of course, one of the tallest buildings is also proud of Russia, which in 1967 opened the Ostankino Tower — 540.1 m. In addition to visiting the observation deck, concert hall, restaurants, you can take part in a race up the stairs to a height of 337 meters.
8th place-Willis Tower, 527.3 m-a skyscraper built in Chicago, USA, in 1974. The building has a slope to the west of 10 cm due to the asymmetric design, creating an unequal load on the foundation.
9th place-Taipei 101 — 509.2 m-located in Taipei, a city in the Republic of China. Opened in 2003, this skyscraper is a building made of glass, steel and aluminum with a high – speed elevator-60.6 km/h. In addition to the 101 aboveground floors, the skyscraper has 5 more underground floors with restaurants and entertainment centers.
10th place-Shanghai World Financial Center — 492 m. It was built in Shanghai in 2008. During the construction, the shortcomings of other skyscrapers were taken into account – there are three options for saving people: descending by elevators located on the sides of the buildings, protected stairs in the middle of the building, as well as protected floors.
Every day the possibilities of man expand, and the flight of his thoughts knows no bounds. There is no doubt that more grandiose projects will soon be realized than these tallest buildings in the world and one day they will seem too squat.