Why we build tall buildings? Because we can! By seeing those sky-touching buildings and towers, we cherish the ability that God has given to us. Those magnificent constructions show human ability and engineering. Here are the tallest skyscrapers in the world you will wish to see before you die.
Tallest Skyscrapers in the World
From all across the globe, we have compiled the list of world’s tallest skyscrapers that will glorify the feats of engineering marvels.
Burj Khalifa, UAE
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has kept the title of the tallest building in the world since 2010 when it was built as part of the shopping and recreation district of Downtown Dubai. At 2,717 feet tall, the structure also has the highest number of floors, 163. The Burj Khalifa largely houses a hotel and luxury apartments, but visitors can tour many observation decks and a couch on floor 154. Tickets to visit the highest view deck in the world, on floor 148, start at about $103. But the Burj Khalifa is expected to be surpassed as the tallest skyscraper in the world when the 3,281-foot Jeddah Tower, currently under construction in Saudi Arabia, is completed in 2021. Also check out the best hotel pools in the world.
Shanghai Tower, China
Known as the tallest building in China and the second tallest in the world, Shanghai Tower was inaugurated in 2017. Along with Jin Mao Tower (#23 tallest) and Shanghai World Financial Center (#10 tallest), the three marvelous structures are the backbone of the city’s financial district. For one of the most populated cities on the earth and still growing, Shanghai may help by expanding upwards. At 2,073 and 128 floors, this “upward city” is a mix of offices, malls, dining, an observatory located on the 118th floor, and even a museum. Prices to go up to start at around $27. Also checkout the amazing street photography of China.
Mecca Clock Tower, KSA
The four clock faces of the Mecca Royal Clock Tower illuminated by LED lights are the greatest and highest in the world. At 1,972 feet and 120 floors, this grand clock tower looks like it’s been there for ages, but it was just built in 2012. Located in the famous center of the holy city of Mecca (Markka), Saudi Arabia, near the Grand Mosque, the third-tallest skyscraper houses a hotel that caters to the many Muslims making pilgrimages to the city, with six smaller constructions surrounding it also offering similar services. Talking of historical city, also check out these heritage sites in the world.
Ping An Financial Center, China
The 1,965-foot, 115-story office building is the backbone of the fast-growing Chinese city of Shenzhen. Named for Chinese insurance company Ping An and built in 2017, the office structure easily combines with the city’s metro and business and residential estates throughout the burgeoning city, which was China’s first Special Economic Zone. In the building’s podium, an amphitheater-like space highlights retail and dining choices. The observation deck at the top offers 360-degree views: Tickets cost around $29.
Lotte World Tower, South Korea
The Lotte World Tower quite literally mounts over the rest of the skyline of Seoul, South Korea. It is the tallest building in the city, and the country as well. At 1,819 feet tall, it has more concrete floors (123) than Ping An. The construction, completed in 2017, supports many purposes: office place, luxury lodge, apartments, and conference rooms; next door is the famous indoor-outdoor amusement parks of Lotte World as well as the shopping and recreation of Lotte World Mall. Visitors can go up to the observation deck, café, and more stuff on floor 123 for about $22.
One World Trade Center, USA
New York City’s One World Trade Center is both a memorial to the Twin Towers, which were destroyed on the 9/11 attack and an affirmation of the business district’s continued life. Its emblematic 1,776 feet revives the year of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. With 94 floors topped by a 408-foot spire, the office building inaugurated in 2014 next to the 9/11 Memorial. Also called Freedom Tower, it’s currently the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. Visitors can take in the 360-degree views from the lookout at the top, which also highlights carnivals and restaurants. Tickets start at $35. Also check out places to visit in different states of the USA.
Guangzhou CTF Finance Center, China
The tallest building in the classical city of Guangzhou, also called Canton, is the CTF Finance Center (not to be mixed with the International Finance Center). Guangzhou’s financial courage is on full show with its collection of skyscrapers, led by this structure at 1,739 feet and 111 floors, completed in 2016. Comprising a hotel, apartments, and offices, the building’s observation deck has a striking view of the city and Canton Tower. For travelers, here are the best islands to visit in the world.
CITIC Tower, China
The curve of the tallest building in Beijing was inspired by Chinese zun wine vessels, thus its nickname, “China Zun.” Recently completed in 2018, the office tower was built as the heart of the city’s new central business district. At 1,731 feet and 109 floors, visitors can ride up in double-decker elevators to the observation deck at the top of this beautiful addition to the Beijing skyscrapers.