Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World

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6. The Petronas Towers – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Petronas Towers

The Twin Towers of South East, designed by Cesar Pelli with a post modern architectural style. These Towers stand high at an height of 451 meters with 93 storeys with a spacious floor area of 4,252,000 sq ft. Occupied with various companies, Tower 1 is occupied by Petronas and its sister companies and the Tower 2 to various other MNC’s. It also has been a home to a sky bridge, a retail market and a park. The tower’s Sky Bridge has been one of the greatest attractions for tourist from all over the world.


7. Nanjing Greenland Financial Center – Nanjing, China

Nanjing Greenland Financial Center

Also christened as “The Zifeng tower” with 66 storeys and standing at a height of 450 meters. The design is triangular as it was meant to provide a full view of the surroundings. The building is encircled with two “dancing dragons” as in Chinese iconography designed by architect J. Eduardo Segundo Hernandez. The tower houses an office space, a 500-room intercontinental hotel, and retail spaces.


8. Willis Tower – Chicago, USA

Willis tower

One of the most impressive office spaces in Chicago, at 108 storeys at a height of 442 meters. This building was previously referred to as The Sears Tower. Constructed in 1974, it surpassed the Twin Tower World Trade Center by 25 meters. The most common attraction of this building is the observation deck on the top of the building that has attracted crowds yearly. With an International architecture, this building had Fazlur Khan and Bruce Graham as its architects.


9. Trump International Hotel & Tower – Chicago, USA

trump international hotel & tower

Also named as the TRUMP TOWER, is a skyscraper hotel in the downtown Chicago built at a cost of 847 million USD. This building was constructed by the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, with 93 storeys and scales a height of 423 meters. Named after the famous real estate developer Donald Trump. It is a house to a five star hotel, restaurants and spas.


10. Jin Mao Tower – Shanghai, China

Jin Mao Tower

The 10th tallest skyscraper in the world with 93 storeys scaling a height of 420.5 meters situated in Shanghai. The building’s name literally means “Gold Luxuriance tower”. Constructed and designed in the Chinese architecture in 1999 by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. It has the tiered design of a pagoda built at an estimated cost of 530 million USD. Designed to accommodate offices, shopping centres, and a hotel. It houses the Shanghai Grand Hyatt.


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