Top Ten Tallest Buildings in the World By 2016
In 2001 Malaysia’s twin Petronas Towers tied each other for the honor of the tallest building in the world. By the middle of this decade they will no longer crack the top 10. Buildings currently under construction are expected to take spots two through seven on the world’s tallest list (for the time being the Burj Khalifa remains in a class of its own), another indicator that the world’s appetite for statement-making skyscrapers shows no sign of waning. Here are some contemporary the most grand and masterpiece construction of the which depict the skill and mastery of their designers as well as the peak stage of human mind. Their grandeur not only wonders the viewers but also make them praise them. Lets ook at Top Ten Tallest Buildings in the World By 2016.
1. Burj Khalifa (DUBAI, UAE)
Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest manmade structure in the world, at 2,722 ft. Burj Khalifa was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that would include 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 3 hectares of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare man-made Burj Khalifa Lake. Its construction was started in the year 2004, September and was completed in the year 2009 October. But this building was officially opened in the year 2010. It is known as the world’s tallest man-made buildings. Its height is 828 meters or 2717 feet tall. It has 163 floors above the ground level and 1 floor below the ground level. The developer of this building or the owner of this building is Emaar. It will remain on the top in the list of tallest buildings by 2016. It is for shopping, residential and also for commercial usage. Every year New Year in Dubai is celebrated at Burj Khalifa building and they display the world’s highest New Year fireworks from this building.
2. India Tower (MUMBAI, INDIA)
India Tower (previously known as the Park Hyatt Tower; also known as the Dynamix Balwas Tower or DB Tower) is a 126-storey, 718-metre (2,356 ft) supertall skyscraper that began construction in the city of Mumbai, India, in 2010. The tower was originally planned for completion in 2016, but construction work was put on hold in 2011 due to a dispute between the tower’s developers and Mumbai’s civic authorities. The Dynamix Balwas realtor Group first proposed the project, under the name of Park Hyatt Tower, in 2008. The Dynamix Balwas proposal would have been an 85-storey tower with a height of 301.1 metres (988 ft). The project was subsequently dropped, before being revived and amended in 2010. In January 2010, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation authorised the tower’s construction on a site located at Charni Road in Girgaon, southern Mumbai, just north of Mumbai’s historical CBD (Central Business District). Site preparation work commenced in late 2010. However, in May 2011 Mumbai’s civic building proposals department issued a stop-work order due to a payment dispute with the developers, halting the tower’s construction indefinitely.
3. Shanghai Tower (SHANGHAI, CHINA)
Shanghai Tower is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The tower will be 121 stories, and span over 2073ft. Upon its completion in 2014 the Shanghai Tower will be the tallest building in China, and the 3rd-tallest in the world, surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Mecca Royal Clock Tower in Saudi Arbia. The project will cost $2.2 Billion and is being Designed by Gensler inc. Its total height is 632 meters or 2073 feet tall. It has 128 floors above the ground level and 5 floors below the ground level. It is for hotel or office purpose.
4. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel (MAKKAH, SAUDI ARABIA)
The Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel is placed in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Its construction was started in 2004 and was completed in 2014. The building has 601 meter height or 1972 feet tall and packed with 12 floors above the ground level and 3 floors below the ground level. Owner of this huge and tallest building is Saudi Laden Group. It will be one among the tallest building by 2016.
5. Ping an International Finance Tower Center 1 (SHENZHEN, CHINA)
Ping, an International Finance Tower Center 1 is located in Shenzhen, China. Its construction was started in 2010 and expected to be completed by 2016 and will be rated one among the tallest buildings by 2016. Its height is 660 meters or 2165 feet tall. It has 115 floors above the ground level and 5 floors below the ground level. designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. The owner of this property is Ping An Life Insurance Company of China.
6. Goldin Finance 117 (TIANJIN, CHINA)
Goldin finance 117 also known as China 117 is located in Tianjin, China. Building construction was began in 2009, also hopes to complete in 2015 and be in the list of tallest building by 2016, its height is 579 meter or 1959 feet tall and has 128 floors above the ground and 4-floor below the ground and becomes second tallest building in china designed by P & T Group ECADI. In late January 2010 it was announced that construction had been suspended. Construction resumed in 2011, with completion estimated in 2017.
7. Freedom Tower (New York City)
One World Trade Center (also known as 1 World Trade Center, One WTC and 1 WTC; the current building was dubbed the “Freedom Tower” during initial basework) refers to the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, and the fifth-tallest in the world. The 104-story supertall structure shares a numeric name with the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre (6.5 ha) World Trade Center site, on the site of the original 6 World Trade Center. The building is bounded by West Street to the west, Vesey Street to the north, Fulton Street to the south, and Washington Street to the east.
8. Chow Tai Fook Center (GUANGZHOU, CHINA)
Chow Tai Fook Centre is located in Guangzhou, China. Construction of this building was commenced 2012 and expected to finish in 2016, fastest growing skyscraper in modern history. This East tower have packed with 111 floors above ground level,5 floors under the ground level ,height of this tallest building is 530 meters or 1740 feet tall use for hotel, Residential, Commercial offices. The CTF Guangzhou has designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox.
9. Pentominium – DUBAI
The Supertall Pentominium tower is under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was designed by Andrew Bromberg of architect’s ideas and funded by Trident International Holdings. It is a building of 122floors and height of this building is 516 meter or it is 1692 feet tall. This skyscraper is going to be the tallest residential tower in this world.
10. Taipei 101 Mall – TAIWAN
509 meters (1,670 ft) and 101 floors. Opened in 2004 and located in the city of Taipei. The building ranked officially as the world’s tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010
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