Top 10 Tallest Building In The World 2020

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Top 10 Tallest Building In The World 2020

Nowadays, rising high and high has emerged as a symbol of urban style. But we don’t know how high we can reach the Top 10 Tallest Building In The World 2020 as there are no limits for technology. As we know Engineers and architects have started their experiments like shock-proof technology to deal with earthquakes, using super-strong material composites, and so on.

These are the Top 10 Tallest Building In The World 2020 while the record doesn’t break. We have researched and included all the top towers.

Let’s take a look towards it……Top 10 Tallest Building In The World 2020.

1.Burj Khalifa: 2,717 ft (828 m)

Burj Khalifa Top 10 Tallest Buildings In The World

Location:- Dubai

Height:- 2,717 ft (828 m)

Floors:- 163

Owned by:- Emaar Properties

Architects:- Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Completed:- 1, October 2009

Opened:- 4 January 2010

Cost:- US$1.5 billion

The Burj Khalifa is the highest skyscraper located in UAE. And Burj Khalifa is no 1 in our list of Top 10 Tallest Building In The World 2020. It was also known as the Burj Dubai before its inauguration in 2010. It has a total height of 829.8 m (2,722 ft) means over a half-mile. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure in the world from 2009. Burj Khalifa was a designer of The Wills Tower and One World Trade Centre, Adrian Smith.

What is special about Burj Khalifa?

Being not only the highest tower in the world, but it also has some other qualities like it has the highest number of stories in the world, it has the highest occupied floors, it has the highest observation deck, it has the longest elevator travel distance in the world, and the hotel Georgio Armani situated inside the tower has starting rates about $600 per night. The short-time rentals of apartments in Burj-Khalifa starts from Rs 99,715 a week.


2. Shanghai Tower: 2,073 ft (632 m)

Shanghai Tower Top 10 Tallest Buildings In The World

Location:- Shanghai

Floors:- 128

Owned by:- Shanghai Tower Construction and Development

Architects:- Gensler

Type:- Hotel, Offices

Construction started:- 21 November 2008

Completed:- 2 September 2014

Opening:- 2 February 2015

Cost:- CN¥15.7 billion

Shanghai Tower is the second-highest and the tallest skyscraper in the World in our list of Top 10 Tallest Building In The World 2020. It has a total height of 632m (2,073 ft). It is a 128-story building and shares a record of the World’s highest observation deck structure at 562m height. Shanghai tower owned by Shanghai City Government and designed by Global designer and Architecture firm Gensler.

What is special about the Shanghai Tower?

Shanghai Tower has Double Skin Facades technology which means it is composed of two layers, usually glass, in which air flows through the intermediate cavity. Isn’t it amazing? Comment below…. And this façade is covered by Vertical glass panels. The inner layers of these facades consist of floors. Shanghai Tower has the second-longest elevator travel distance in the World.


3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower: 1,972 ft (601 m)

Makkah Royal Clock Tower

Location:- Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Floors:- 120

Built by:-  Saudi Binladin Group

Architects:- Dar al-HandasahShair& Partners + SL Rasch

Type:- Mixed Use

Completion:- 2012

Construction started:- 2004

Opening:- 2012

Cost:- US$15 billion

Makkah Royal Clock Tower (mainly known as Abraj Al-Bait) is 3rd tallest and highest skyscraper in our list of Top 10 Tallest Building In The World 2020. It is situated in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is a Government-owned property. This was a part of the project of King of Saudi Arabia Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. This project aims to modernize the city in catering to its pilgrims. It is the world’s most expensive building with a cost of construction $15billion.

What is special about Makkah Royal Clock Tower?

Abraj Al-Bait has the World’s largest Clock face. It is also the 5th tallest freestanding structure in the World as we have mentioned in our research list, it is the 3rd tallest tower in the World. The Abraj Al-Bait is meters away from Islam’s sacred site and World’s largest mosque. The contractor as well as developer is of the Binladin Group Global Holding company known as Saudi Binladin Group.


4. Ping An Finance Center: 1,965 ft (599 m)

Ping An Finance Center

Location:- Shenzhen

Floors:- 115

Owned by:- Ping An Life Insurance Company of China

Architects:- Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

Type:- Office

Construction started:- 2010

Completed:- 2017

Cost:- $1.5 billion USD

The Ping An International Finance Center is an anonymously super-tall skyscraper situated in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It is a 599m (1965 ft) tall and 115-story building. This tower was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, an American architectural firm, and this tower was authorized and commissioned by a Chinese holding conglomerate company Ping An Insurance. According to our research, it is 2nd tallest building after Shanghai Tower in China itself and the 4th tallest skyscraper in The World.

What is special about Ping An Finance Centre?

This building is called the Finance center because it consists of offices, hotels, retail spaces, a conference center, and a high-end shopping mall. There is an observation deck named Free Sky at the top on the 116th floor. This building has a floor space of 495,520 square meters, isn’t it Amazing? Comment at the comment section below……..


5. Lotte World Tower: 1,819 ft (554.5 m)

Lotte World Tower Top 10 Tallest Buildings In The World

Location:- Seoul

Floors:- 123

Owned by:- Lotte Group

Architects:- Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

Type:- Hotel, Office, Residential, Retail

Construction started:- February 1, 2011

Completed:- December 22, 2016

Opening:- April 3, 2017

Cost:- $2.5 billion

Lotte World Tower is the tallest skyscraper situated in Seoul, South Africa. This tower is 1819ft (554.5m) tall and 123-story skyscraper. It was designed by the Korean Company Lotte Engineering and Construction and the architecture was Kohn Pedersen Fox. The floor area of this building is 3,273,100 sq ft. According to our research, Lotte World Tower is the largest tower in South Korea and 5th tallest skyscraper in the World.

What is special about the Lotte World Tower?

Lotte World Tower consists of a wide variety of spaces for different functions, including retail stores, offices, a luxury hotel, observation decks, and an “officetel”. This building’s construction totally cost $3.4billion. It is made from the Reinforced concrete composite core, Concrete encased steel floor columns and spanning steel.


6. One World Trade Center: 1,776 ft (541.3 m)

One World Trade Center

Location:- New York

Floors:- 94

Owner:- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Architects:- Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Type:- Office

Construction started:- April 27, 2006; 14 years ago

Topped-out:- May 10, 2013; 7 years ago

Opened:- November 3, 2014; 5 years ago

Cost:- US$3.9 billion

One World Trade Center is one of the tallest skyscrapers situated in the lower area of Manhattan, New York City. This tower has a total height of 1,776ft (541.3m), it consists of 104 floors and is covered by 325,279 m² floor space. The owner of One World Trade Centre is Larry Silverstein and the designers were Daniel Libeskind, T.J.Gottesdeiner, and David Childs. According to our research, One World Trade Centre tower is the tallest skyscraper in the USA, and the 6th tallest and highest skyscraper in the World.

What is special about the One World Trade Centre?

One World Trade Centre (One WTC) is extremely solid because it contains 40,000 metric tons of structural steel. The memorial inside the tower contains “49,000 cubic yards of concrete. The tower is obviously very safe because of high-strength concrete. The 71 elevators of this tower can travel as fast as 23 miles per hour.


7. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre: 1,739 ft (530 m)

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Location:- Guangzhou

Height:- 1,739 ft (530 m)

Floors:- 111

Owner:- Chow Tai Fook Enterprise

Architects:- Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

Type:- Hotel, Residential, Office

Construction started:- 29 September 2009

Opened:- October 2016

Cost:- US$1.5 billion

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is one of the tallest skyscrapers situated in Zhujiang East Road, China. This tower has a total height of 1,739ft (530m) with 111 floors and a total floor space of 5,464,633 square feet. The developer of this Tower is a subsidiary of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, New World Development, and the Architecture of this tower is Kohn Pedersen Fox. According to our research, Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is the third tallest tower in China itself and the 7th tallest skyscraper in the World.

What is the specialty of the Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre?

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre consists of houses, malls, hotels, and apartments. This tower has a feature of a skyscraper and eight-floor podium, that is connected to a skyscraper. This podium features 30m high atrium and a glass roof. This skyscraper has a support of a square core with sides of 105 feet and eight concrete mega columns on the sides.


8. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre: 1,740 ft (530 m)

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Location:- Tianjin

Floors:- 97

Owner:- Tianjin New World Huan Bo Hai Real Estate Development Co. Ltd.

Architects:- Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)

Type:- Hotel, Serviced Apartments, Office

Construction started:- 2011

Completed:- 2019

Cost:- n/a

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre is one of the tallest skyscraper situated in Tianjin, China. The total height of this tower is 1,740 ft (530m) and has 97 floors in total and floor space is ‎2,714,055 sq ft. According to our research, it is second-tallest in Tianjin after GoldinFinance 117, but its construction is not finished yet, and the 8th tallest skyscraper in the World.

 What is special about Tianjin CTF Finance Centre?

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre consists of 300 service apartments, and a five-star, 350-room hotel. It is a project of 389,980-square-meter. The tower’s aerodynamic shape and multi-story wind vents, make it reduce vortex shedding, which makes the tower very safe by minimizing wind forces.


9. CITIC Tower: 1,731 ft (527.7 m)

CITIC-Tower Top 10 Tallest Buildings In The World

Location:- Beijing

Height:- 1,731 ft (527.7 m)

Floors:- 109

Owner:- CITIC Limited

Architects:- Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (Design) + TFP Farrells (Land Bid Concept)

Type:- Office

Construction started:- 19 September 2011

Completed:- 2018

Cost:- US$3.8 billion

CITIC Tower is one of the tallest skyscrapers situated in Hong Kong, China. It has a total height of 1,731 ft (527.7 m) with 109 floors and a total floor space of ‎427,000 square meters. The Architect of CITIC Tower is Terry Farrell and the Developer is CITIC Real Estate and the structural engineer is Arup. According to our research, CITIC Tower is the 5th tallest skyscraper in China and also the 9th tallest and highest skyscraper in the World.

What is special about CITIC Tower?

The CITIC Tower features luxury apartments, a 300 room hotel, office space, and a rooftop garden/helipad. This tower is made of Concrete Encased Steel composite core and Concrete filled Steel floor column and Spanning steel.


10. Taipei 101: 1,667 ft (508 m)

Taipei Top 10 Tallest Buildings In The World

Location:- Taipei

Height:- 1,667 ft (508 m)

Floors:- 101

Owner:- Taipei Financial Center Corporation

Architects:- C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners

Type:- Offices

Construction started:- 31 July 1999

Completed:- 31 December 2004

Cost:- NT$58 billion USD1.895 billion

Taipei 101 (known as Taipei World Financial Centre) is the tallest skyscrapers situated in Taiwan. This tower has a total height of 1,667 ft (508m) with 101 floors and a total floor space of 4,440,100 sq ft. The Architects of Taipei 101 are Chu-yuan Lee and C.P. Wang. According to our research, Taipei 101 is the tallest tower in Taiwan itself and the 10th tallest skyscraper in the World.

What is special about Taipei 101?

Taipei 101 is using for Office purposes. The structure has been constructed using boxes of 80mm thick steel-plates, filled with concrete for stiffness, and it is known that only steel is used above the 62nd Floor. Taipei 101 has the ability to withstand earthquakes and the structure on the 80+ floor is an extensive and very clever robust design. This tower has an observation deck on the 88th and 89th floor, respectively. It has a 360-degree view which attracts numerous visitors daily.

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