More than half of the world's top 10 tallest buildings are in China

While waiting for the record-breaking works to appear, let's take a look at the 10 tallest completed buildings in the world today.

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10. Taipei 101 (Taiwan, China): Taipei 101 holds the title of "highest" in the world from 2004 to 2010. Evokes the image of a temple, the symbol of Taipei city was built with the capacity to withstand strong earthquakes and typhoons. Height: 508 m. The number of floors: 101. Year of completion: 2004. Photo: Nans0410.
9. CITIC Tower (Beijing, China): Skyscraper No. 9 has a unique shape with a structure of the top and bottom wider than the middle floors. This shape is modeled after an ancient Chinese ritual. Height: 527.7 m. The number of floors: 109. Year of completion: 2018. Photo: KPF.
8. CTF Financial Center Tianjin (Tianjin, China): CTF Tianjin Financial Center surpasses rival CITIC tower only a few meters. The facade of the mixed-use building (offices, hotels and serviced apartments) has gentle undulating curves that minimize wind forces on the structure. Height: 530 m. The number of floors: 96. Year of completion: 2019. Photo: Visual China Group.
7. Guangzhou CTF Financial Center (Guangzhou, China): Located in the bustling port city of southern China, Guangzhou CTF Financial Center has the fastest elevator in the world. Height: 530 m. The number of floors: 112. Year of completion: 2016. Photo: Visual China Group.
6. One World Trade Center (New York, USA): One World Trade Center is a work to replace the Twin Towers destroyed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack in the United States. For the people of the flag and flower country, the One World Trade Center is a symbol. The height of 1,776 feet of the tower is not coincidental but symbolizes the year the United States Declaration of Independence was signed. Height: 541.3 m. The number of floors: 104. Year of completion: 2014. Photo: Aecom.

5. Lotte World Tower (Seoul, Korea): Lotte's design is inspired by traditional Korean art forms. The skyscraper has a concert hall and a rooftop cafe. It is also used as a launching pad for an impressive fireworks display. Height: 555 m. The number of floors: 123. Year of completion: 2017. Photo: Tim Griffith.
4. Ping An International Financial Center (Shenzhen, China): Shenzhen is a special economic zone city in southern China, marked with the Ping An International Financial Center. The building is very slim (width and height ratio is 1:10) with stainless steel and glass facade. Height: 599.1 m. The number of floors: 115. Year of completion: 2017. Photo: KPF.
3. Makkah royal clock tower (Mecca, Saudi Arabia): The Makkah royal clock tower is the most special structure in the top 10. Built in the bustling center of Mecca, next to the Grand Mosque, The tower is a place for Muslims to make a pilgrimage to Hajj. Height: 601 m. The number of floors: 120. Year of completion: 2012. Photo: Pinterest.

2. Shanghai Tower (Shanghai, China): While China dominates the list, it is not surprising that prosperous Shanghai has the country's tallest and second tallest building in the world. With a spiral facing the sky, the building is more wind-resistant than a traditional rectangular structure. Height: 632 m. The number of floors: 137. Year of completion: 2015. Photo: RexHsu.
1. Burj Khalifa (Dubai, UAE): Blending Islamic culture with modern features and saving energy, Burj Khalifa "redefines what is possible in the design and engineering of super-big buildings". Height: 828 m. The number of floors: 163. Year of completion: 2010. Photo: Tom Dulat.

More than half of the world's top 10 tallest buildings are in China More than half of the world's top 10 tallest buildings are in China Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on October 28, 2019 Rating: 5

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