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10. Shanghai World Financial Center
The Second tallest building in Shanghai was built in 2008. Shanghai World Financial Center’s construction started back in 1997 and it took 11 years until summer 2008 with a cost of USD $1.2 billion , The tower’s height is 492m and it has 101 mixed-use floors contains offices, shopping malls, dining spaces and hotels including the five-star Park Hyatt Hotel.
9. Taipei 101
The former tallest building in the world is located in the capital city Taipei in Taiwan. The construction of Taipei 101 has started back in 1999 and completed in 2004 with a cost of US $1.9 billion, Although its 508m in height and 101 floors, This building however is designed to resist the typhoon winds and earthquake that are pretty common in that area.
In fact from 2004 until 2010 Taipei 101 has managed to become the tallest building the world.
8. China Zun
The construction of China Zun (CITIC Tower) started in 2011 and completed in earlier 2019. the opening of CITIC Tower was in March 2019, However, The tower is located in the Central business district and it’s by far the tallest building in Beijing with a height of 528m and 108 floors, and has cost a total of US$3.8 billion.
7. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre
Number 7 on this list is a tie between Tianjin CTF and Guangzhou CTF. First let’s start with Tianjin CTF Finance Centre as this tower is considered as a symbol of the Chinese city Tianjin, It is the tallest building in the city and the most famous one, The construction started back in 2013 and completed in 2018 with a height of 530m and 98 floors containing offices, luxury serviced apartments, and a hotel.
7. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
Another number 7 on the list Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre which is located in Guangzhou, China.
The tower’s construction started in 2009 and was completed in October 2016 and it is considered as the tallest building in Guangzhou and the 3rd tallest building in China, with a height of 530m and 111 floors. This iconic tower is a mixed-use building with apartments, offices, shopping malls, and a hotel. The tower belongs to Chow Tai Fook Entreprises and it has cost around US$ 1.5 billion.
6. One World Trade Centre
The only U.S Tower on this list and the tallest building in the United States and North America, none other than One World Trade Center which is located in Manhattan, New York City, the construction started back in 2006 and completed in 2014, with a cost of US$3.9 billion One World Trade Cente’s height is 541.3 and it has 104 floors.
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5. Lotte World Tower
This magnificent tower is Korea’s tallest building and the fifth in the world at this moment. Lotte world tower now is considered as a symbol of the Korean capital Seoul, the construction started back in 2011 and completed in late 2016, However, the building has opened doors to the public in April 2017, The tower’s height is 555m and it has 124 floors containing an observation deck, private & prime offices, residence, and a 7-star luxury hotel.
4. Ping An Finance Centre
The second tallest building in China situated in Shenzhen City, with a height of 599m this supertall building contains 115 floors of retail spaces, offices, and a hotel, The owner of this tower is Ping An Life Insurance and costs the Chinese company an estimated of USD$1.5 billion. The construction started in 2010 and completed in 2017 which make it the fourth tallest building in the world.
3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower
The world’s largest clock face and the third tallest building in the world. However, with a cost of USD$15 billion, this building is considering as the most expensive on this list. the construction started in 2004 and completed in 2012 with 120 floors containing restaurants, malls, and hotels, the clock has around 2 million LED lights that turn into green and white at night which give it a brilliant view. the height of Abraj Al bait (Makkah Royal Clock Tower) is 601m and that is enough to make it the tallest building in Saudi Arabia and Second in the middle east.
2. Shanghai Tower
China’s tallest and world’s second tallest building located in Shanghai city close to Shanghai world financial centre and Jin Mao tower with a height of 632 m and 128 floors, the construction started in 2008 and completed in 2015 and was opened to visitors in 2016, Shanghai tower was designed by the American architectural “Ginsler” & the shanghainese architect “Jun Xia” and it cost around USD$2.4 billion, Shanghai tower considered as a mixed-use and the building offers Shops, restaurants, offices, and hotels.
1. Burj Khalifa
Here we are, the tallest building in the world with a height of 828m and 163 floors. Burj Khalifa becomes a symbol of Dubai city and it attracts each year millions of tourists, the construction started in 2004 and completed in 2009 by EMAAR, however, it was opened to public in 2010 at a cost of USD$ 1.5 billion by the owner EMAAR Properties, The burj contains more than 2900 parking spaces, 304 hotels including a five star Biltmore hotel suites, 400 apartments, Restaurants, Offices and more, Outside the tower there’s The Dubai Fountain and it considered as the world’s largest fountain.