Today we’ll discuss in this list the top 10 tallest skyscrapers/buildings in the world so far in the year 2019.
10. Shanghai World Financial Center
The Second highest building in Shanghai was built in 2008,
9. Taipei 101
The former tallest building in the world is located in the capital city Taipei, Taiwan, The construction of Taipei 101 has started back in 1999 and completed in 2004 with a cost of US $1.9 billion, This skyscraper is designed to resist the typhoon winds and earthquake that are common in that area, and with 508m in height and 101 floors Taipei 101 has managed to become the tallest skyscraper in the world from 2004 until 2010.
8. China Zun
The construction of China Zun (CITIC Tower) started in 2011 and it has just completed in a few months ago and the opening is expected to be in March 2019, However, The tower is situated in the Central business district and it’s going to be the highest building in Beijing with 528m in height and 108 floors.
7. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre
Number 7 on this list has a tie between Tianjin CTF and Guangzhou CTF, Let’s focus first on Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, this skyscraper is considered as a symbol of the Chinese city Tianjin, The construction started in 2013 and completed in 2018 with a height of 530m and 98 floors containing offices, luxury serviced apartments, and a hotel.
7. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre
Another number 7 on this list Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre Tower located in Guangzhou, China, This tower’s construction started in 2009 and completed in October 2016, it considered as the tallest building in Guangzhou and the third tallest building in China with a height of 530m and 111 floors, This skyscraper is a mixed-use building with apartments, offices, shopping malls, and a hotel. The tower belongs to Chow Tai Fook Entreprises and it cost around US$ 1.5 billion.
6. One World Trade Centre
The only U.S Tower on this list and the highest building in the United States and North America none other than One World Trade Center, It is located in Manhattan, New York City its construction started in 2006 and completed in 2014 with a cost of US$3.9 billion, this tall skyscraper’s height is 541.3 and it has 104 floors.
5. Lotte World Tower
This magnificent tower is Korea’s tallest building and the fifth in the world at this moment, Lotte world tower now is considered as a symbol of the Korean capital Seoul, the construction started back in 2011 and completed in late 2016, However, the building has opened doors to the public in April 2017, The tower’s height is 555 m and it has 124 floors containing an observation deck, private & prime offices, residence, and a 7-star luxury hotel.
4. Ping An Finance Centre
The second highest building in China situated in Shenzhen City, This Supertall skyscraper’s height is 599m and it contains 115 floors with retail spaces, offices, and a hotel, The owner of this tower is Ping An Life Insurance the tower has cost the Chinese company an estimated of USD$1.5 billion, The construction started in 2010 and completed in 2017 and it becomes the fourth tallest building in the world.
3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower
The world’s largest clock face and the third tallest building in the world, moreover, the construction of this building is considered as the most expensive in this list and it has cost USD$15 billion, the construction started in 2004 and completed in 2012, it has 120 floors containing restaurants, malls, and hotels, the clock has around 2 million LED lights that turn into green and white at night, the height of Abraj Al
2. Shanghai Tower
China’s highest and world’s second tallest building located in Shanghai city close to Shanghai world financial
1. Burj Khalifa
Here we are the highest building in the world with a height of 828 m and 163 floors, Burj Khalifa becomes a symbol of Dubai city and it attracts each year millions of tourists, the construction started in 2004 and completed in 2009, however, it was opened to public at 2010 at a cost of USD$ 1.5 billion by the owner EMAAR Properties, the burj contains more than 2900 parking spaces, 304 hotels including a five star Biltmore hotel suites, 400 apartments, Restaurants, Offices and more, Outside the tower there’s The Dubai Fountain and it considered as the world’s largest fountain.