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(508 meters /1,667feet)
Includes a VIP Club on Level 101
The Taipei 101 tower opened in 2004 and the world largest building from its opening until 2009.
The architectural style combines traditional Asian aesthetics with modern industrial style.
The structure can withstand the Pacific Ring of Fire's earthquakes and regional storms.
Before the firework launches, all the lights of the building are turned off. Then, each of 8 stacked modules of the building will be lit with the numbers of 8 to 1 from the bottom up, which counts down the last 8 seconds of the year; after the countdown is over, the fireworks will be immediately displayed, the whole show generally lasts about 3 to 4 minutes.
527.7 m / 1,731 ft
Unusual shape related to wine
The highest occupied floor is at 515 meters off the ground
The tower rises from its 78-meter-wide base, gradually shrinks to a 54-meter-wide midsection, and expands to its 69-meter-wide crown at the top.
The nickname China Zun comes from the zun, an ancient Chinese wine vessel that inspired the building design, according to the developers, the CITIC Group.
530.4 m / 1,740 ft
Construction started in 2013 and was completed in 2019, the tower is the tallest in the world with fewer than 100 floors.
The crystalline-like curtain wall stretches from the suspended glass canopies at each of the lobbies to the dematerialized, megacolumn-looped crown and presents a bold expression of a comprehensive, integrated design on the Tianjin skyline.
Guangzhou, China: 530 m / 1,739 f
The fastest assembled skyscraper of the supertall variety in history
Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre was completed in 2016
The Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre consists of a skyscraper and an eight-floor podium, that is connected to the skyscraper. The podium features a 30 m (100 ft) high atrium with a glass roof.
The facade of the skyscraper is made out of glass and has vertical mullions, made out of white glazed terracotta. The mullions are projecting out from the windows to create shades
New York City, USA, 546.2 m / 1,792
The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
One World Trade Center is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex. It is also the tallest building in the United States
One World Trade (formerly known as the Freedom Tower) has become an architectural and emotional force in Lower Manhattan.
In addition to the many green features of the One World Trade Center tower—it was built from recycled construction debris and materials, and generates power internally—the entire site was specially constructed to collect rainwater to help care for the plaza’s greenery, cool the building, and replenish the memorial fountain
Seoul, South Korea (555.7 m / 1,823 ft)
Features the tallest & fastest double-decker elevator in the world.
Lotte World Tower is a landmark of Seoul and the first 100-story building in Korea. When it was complete
Lotte World has an artificial island called “Magic Island,” which is an outdoor park. It has 17 different rides along with one high-altitude free-fall thrill ride, the Gyro Drop.
With the largest water tank in Seoul, Lotte world’s aquarium contains more than 55,000 species of marine life.
Shenzhen, China (599.1 m / 1,965 ft)
The design of the building represents the history & achievements of the main tenant
At opennig in 2017, the tower also broke the record of having the highest observation deck in a building at 562 m
The Ping An Financial Center has been the subject of frequent rooftopping attempts. In January 2015, daredevil Malaysian photographer Keow Wee Loong climbed the then incomplete building and released video footage and a photo taken from a crane at the tower's top.
The structure was subsequently climbed during Chinese New Year on 19 February 2015 by two Russian and Ukrainian urban explorers, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov from Ontheroofs, who further climbed out to a crane above the under-construction tower and documented their ascent with video and photos.
Mecca, Saudi Arabia (601 m / 1,972 f)
Houses the tallest and largest clock tower in the world.
Also called the Makkah Royal Clock Tower
The building is topped by a four-faced clock, visible from 25 kilometres (16 miles) away. The clock is the highest in the world at over 400 m (1,300 ft) above the ground. The clock faces are the largest in the world, surpassing the Cevahir Mall clock in Istanbul.
The clock face illuminates at night by one million LED lights that give it its green and white beam.
Shanghai, China (632 m / 2,073 ft)
Holding the record for the furthest-travelling single elevator at 578.5 meters or 1,898 feet,
The tower cost an estimated $2.4 billion. It was funded by shareholders, bank loans, and Shanghai’s municipal government. In comparison, the Burj Khalifa cost an estimated $1.5 billion.
In February 2014, a pair of Russian climbers climbed all the way to the top of the tower. (See Video)
Dubai, UAE (828 m / 2,717 ft)
The tip of the Burj Khalifa can be seen from up to 95 km away on clear days! Full of records.... Swipe Up
The Burj Khalifa is also the tallest freestanding structure in the world, has the highest number of stories in the world, has the highest occupied floor in the world, has the highest outdoor observation deck in the world, has an elevator with the longest travel distance in the world, and has the tallest service elevator
The shape of the Burj Khalifa is inspired by traditional Islamic architecture and by the spider lily
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