A tall storey…

08 May

Or, rather, many of them although some are still under construction and others have been put on hold. Browsing the database of the CTBUH (the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the organization that determines the title of the “World’s Tallest Building”) is quite informative and I am gobsmacked by some of the ongoing projects.

The official Top 10 of the tallest is:

  1. The Burj Dubai, Dubai
  2. Taipei 101, Taipei
  3. Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai
  4. The Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
  5. The Sears Tower, Chicago
  6. Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai
  7. Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong
  8. The Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago
  9. The Empire State Building, New York City
  10. Central Plaza, Hong Kong

Per continent, the tallest buildings are :

Carlton Centre Name: Carlton Centre
City: Johannesburg, South Africa
Completion: 1973
Storeys: 50
Metres: 222
Q1 Name: Q1
City: Gold Coast, Australia
Completion: 2005
Storeys: 78
Metres: 323
475px-101.tall.altonthompson Name: Taipei 101
City: Taipei, Taiwan
Completion: 2004
Storeys: 101
Metres: 509
800px-Burj_dubai_3.11.08 Name: Burj Dubai
City: Dubai, U.A.E.
Completion: 2009
Storeys: 160+
Metres: 800+
Two_Capitals_Tower Name: Capital City Moscow Tower
City: Moscow, Russia
Completion: 2009
Storeys: 73
Metres: 286>
Sears_Tower_ss Name: Sears Tower
City: Chicago, United States
Completion: 1974
Storeys: 108
Metres: 442
Parque_Central_tower2 Name: Parque Central Complex
City: Caracas, Venezuela
Completion: 1978
Storeys: 56
Metres: 221

Naturally these statistics are subject to change as and when ongoing projects are completed; nevertheless they are great structures which remain well-worth visiting.

Tallest Building in the World

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