Top 5 Tallest buildings in the world

The top 5 tallest building in the world.

It is no news that civil Engineers are making the world proud with the structures they errect. Today we are going to list the top 5 tallest building in the world, built by civil Engineers.

1. Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa, known as the Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration in 2010, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. With a total height of 829.8 m and a roof height of 828 m, the Burj Khalifa has been the tallest structure and building in the world since its topping out in 2009.

Address: 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Floors: 163
Height: 828 m, 830 m to tip CTBUH
Top floor: 584.5 m (1,918 ft)
Did you know: Burj Khalifa has 2957 parking spaces, 304 hotels and 900 apartments!

2. The Shanghai Tower

The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre, 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It shares the record of having the world’s highest observation deck within a building or structure at 562 m, and the 2nd world’s fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 metres per second.

Address: 501 Yincheng Middle Rd, LuJiaZui, Lujiazui Residential District, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Height: 632 m CTBUH
Floors: 128
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Cost: 15.7 billion CNY
Top floor: 587.4 m (1,927 ft) (Level 127)
Did you know: Shanghai Tower is the tallest building in Shanghai.

3 The Abraj Al-Bait Towers

The tallest tower in the complex is the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, with a height of 601 metres (1,972 feet). Currently it is the fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world, surpassing the Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen, China but shorter than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.

Status Complete
Type Mixed use:
Hotel, Residential
Architectural style Postmodern
Location Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates 21°25′08″N 39°49′35″ECoordinates: 21°25′08″N 39°49′35″E
Construction started 2004
Completed 2011
Opening 2011
Height
Architectural 601 m (1,972 ft)
Tip 601 m (1,972 ft)
Antenna spire 601 metres (1,972 feet)
Roof 530 m (1,740 ft)
Top floor 494 m (1,621 ft)
Observatory 484.4 m (1,589 ft)

4 Ping An Finance Centre

Ping An International Finance Centre is a 115-storey supertall skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong. The building was commissioned by Ping An Insurance and designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Address: Futian CBD, Futian, Shenzhen, China, 518048
Height: 555 m, 599 m to tip CTBUH
Floors: 115
Construction started: 2010
Province: Guangdong Province
Top floor: 555.1 m (1,821 ft)
Did you know: Ping An Finance Centre is the second-tallest building in China at 599 m (1,965 ft).

5 Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower is a 123-floor, 555-metre supertall skyscraper located in Seoul, South Korea. It opened to the public on April 11, 2017 and is currently the tallest building in South Korea, and is the 5th tallest building in the world

Address: 300 Olympic-ro, Jamsil 6(yuk)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Height: 555 m
Floors: 123
Construction started: 2011
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Did you know: Construction has reached the 100th floor on Lotte World Tower, surpassing the height of 414 meters four years after it began construction in 2011
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