Saturday, August 6, 2011

World's tallest buildings, List of Tallest buildings in the World, World's Tallest Skyscrapers, World's top 10 tallest buildings, Saudi Kingdom Tower


The Clock Tower Office building at 5 Madison Avenue is seen in New York City. Built in 1909 for use by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company after Venice's Campanile di San Marco, the building became the tallest building in the world at 700 feet until 1913 when the Woolworth building in New York was built.

A crescent moon is seen beside the Woolworth Building in New York's lower Manhattan. he 57-storey Woolworth Building was the world's tallest building from 1913 to 1930.

The Shard London Bridge is seen on the skyline in London April 12, 2011. When completed in 2012, it is expected to become the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the world.

The China World Trade Center Tower III (C), the tallest building in Beijing, consists of 81 floors and 30 elevators in Beijing, China. The exterior of the building is based on similar lines to that of the now defunct World Trade Center in New York.

A general view shows the Milad telecommunications tower in Tehran. Standing at 435 meters (1,427 ft.) from the base to the tip of the antenna, the building is the fourth tallest tower in the world, according to a media release.

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur are twin skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world before they were dethroned by Taipei 101, but remain the tallest twin towers in the world. The spires on the Petronas Towers are included in the height as they are not considered as antenna masts.

An exterior view of the 118-floor International Commerce Centre (ICC), the world's fourth tallest building, where the Ritz-Carlton Hotel is located, in Hong Kong. The hotel, which occupies floors 102 to 118 inside the ICC, staged its opening ceremony in early May, becoming the world's highest hotel.

Solar panels are placed on the sixth floor of the Taipei 101 building. owered by solar energy generated on its roof, Taipei 101, the world's tallest completed building, is not only a leader for its breathtaking height but also for its eco-friendly features. Finished in 2004, the skyscraper is a rare example of green design in Asia, a region with the world's busiest construction sector yet one of the poorest records for eco-friendly building.

An undated handout rendering shows the Chicago Spire (tallest building, background). The planned 150-story Chicago Spire would be 2,000 feet tall (610 m) if it gets built atop its completed foundation, ranking the tower the tallest in the Western Hemisphere and the sixth-tallest among the world's planned skyscrapers.

A view of the entrance to Burj Khalifa tower in downtown Dubai. Currently the tallest structure in the world, Burj Khalifa stands at a massive 828 metres (2,717 feet). It also holds the distinction of being the first world's tallest structure in history to include residential space.

Kingdom Tower is a skyscraper approved to be construced in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and will be the centre attraction of Kingdom City. The height of this structure is said to be at least 1,000 metres (3,300 ft). Once completed this will be the tallest building in the world by a long shot.
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