Did you know there is a special committee that analyses the tallest buildings on the globe so that they determine their exact height? Well, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, there are more than 3,400 buildings in the world over 150 meters tall. And if you are curious about which are the tallest buildings on earth, you should keep reading. Up next, we put up a list with some of the most impressive structures, according to CTBUH.
Al Hamra Tower – 80 floors
Al Hamra Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Kuwait. It has an interesting design and iconic structure, which attracts many tourists yearly. It creates an optical illusion, and you might even swear that it folds into itself when watched. It is used as a commercial hub, featuring a wide array of amenities, ranging from high-end shops to theatres.
Trump International Hotel & Tower – 58 floors
The Trump Tower stands out as one of the most prolific skyscrapers in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It has several purposes, including a residential one, as it houses on top levels a condominium specially designed for the owner of the building, U.S. President Donald Trump. The futuristic design of this building makes it stand out on Fifth Avenue, and some say it can become a landmark for the century we live in.
Guangzhou International Finance Centre – 103 floors
China is well-known on the globe due to its bold buildings, and the Guangzhou International Finance Centre is one of the most impressive. It is an award-winning skyscraper, with an interesting design. From afar, it seems like it is a huge spherical building, which might have trouble housing working spaces inside. But in fact, the impressive structure has an interesting system, which allows housing of guests and many more. Experts say this building is taller than St. Paul’s Cathedral in London or the Statue of Liberty in New York.
One World Trade Centre – 94 floors
One World Trade Center is positioned in the northern area of the World Trade Center site. Indeed, after the national disaster, the building stands out as a way to commemorate the fallen and look forward to the future. Anyhow, this building from New York is one of the most impressive in the world, being used for accommodation purposes and business offices. We do live its design, as the all-glass exterior leads to majestic sceneries throughout the day.
Burj Khalifa – 163 floors
Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building, being a masterpiece of several architects. It is the landmark of Dubai’s urban metropolis. An interesting fact about this building is that it features the fastest elevator on the globe, with an impressive 67 feet per second movement. And the building gained several prices, including one for the longest continuous run-up to its top. Mainly, Burj Khalifa is one of those buildings that is both beautiful and intriguing. And we can say for sure that it deserves all its rankings and prizes. It stands tall over Dubai’s most impressive sceneries.