Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World

2. Taipei 101, Taiwan

The building marks the identity of  Taiwan. It is located in Xinji District,taipei,Taiwan. Due to the remarkable engineering it was ranked as Seven New Wonders of the World (by Newsweek magazine 2006) and seven Wonders of Engineering (by Discovery Channel). The design of the building reflects the evolution of technology and local culture and traditions. Its was the tallest building in the world from 2004 to 2010. It also received Emprois Skyscraper Award. It is also design to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. It is a mixed used tower offering offices, fitness centers,  restaurants.

  • Height: 509.2 m (1,670.6 ft)
  • Roof height: 449.2 m (1,473.8 ft)
  • Floors: 101
  • Completion: 2004
  • Elevators: 61
  • Floor area: 412,500 m sq (4,440,100 sq ft)
  • Estimated cost: USD  $ 1.8 billion
  • Designed by: C.Y. Lee & partners

1.Burj Khalifa, UAE

The tallest man made structure sit in the heart of UAE, Dubai. Its former name was Burj Dubai but was changed when the president of Abu Dhabi (Khalifa Bin Zayed) loaned Dubai $ 10 billion since Dubai has been drastically effected by the recession. The name was changed in his honor. Getting and office would set you back a staggering $ 43000 per sq m.

  • Height: 828 m (2,717 ft)
  • Floors: 160
  • Completion: 2010
  • Floor area: 464,511 m sq
  • Estimated cost: USD $ 1.5 billion
  • Designed by: Adrian Smith