Which of the world’s largest towers will be number one? Read on to see if it made the list! In order to create this list, we’ve considered the overall height, structural shape and materials used to build these structures, and how much each tower costs and how many years it took to build. We’ve also taken into account how these towers will continue to be used in the future, as well as their proximity to tourist attractions and major cities around the world. Without further ado, here are the top 10 tallest towers in the world today!
At 2,717 ft (828m) tall and 160 floors, Burj Khalifa has been named one of the world’s tallest towers. It was completed in 2010, and is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Burj Khalifa is designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 216km/h (134mph). Built on a man-made island, it has enough space inside for 20 football fields.
Shanghai Tower, completed in 2015 and standing at 2,073 feet (632 meters) tall, is not only the tallest building in China, but also in the world. The tower was designed by Gensler as a spiraling skyscraper with 120 floors of offices and retail space. It features a glass-covered crown that provides 360-degree panoramic views from its observation deck.
Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower.
Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower is a skyscraper located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the world’s tallest clock tower and one of the largest building in the world. The tower stands at 601 meters (1,972 feet) tall with a total floor area of 230,000 square meters (2.4 million square feet). The structure has four floors for prayer and eleven floors above ground for residential apartments and commercial spaces.
Ping An International Finance Centre.
Located in Shenzhen, Ping An International Finance Centre is one of the world’s tallest buildings. The building has a total height of 1,588 feet and is home to an observation deck on its 118th floor with views over Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macau. It is also the third-tallest skyscraper in China. Ping An International Finance Centre was designed by local firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, which also designed Two International Finance Centre (KPF).
Lotte World Tower.
Lotte World Tower, located in Seoul, South Korea, is currently the tallest tower in the world. It stands at 555 meters high and boasts 123 floors. The construction of this tower began in 1992 and was completed in 2016, costing over $3 billion USD.
One World Trade Center.
At 1,776 feet, One World Trade Center is the tallest building in New York City and the second-tallest building in America. The tower is located at the site of the former Twin Towers, which were destroyed during September 11th terrorist attacks. The first section was opened to tenants on November 3rd, 2014 while construction continues up to its final height of 1,776 feet and 105 floors.
Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre.
Guangzhou, China is home to some of the largest towers in the world, including Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre. The construction of this tower started in 2008 and was completed by 2010. It stands at 2,073 feet (636 meters) and has 72 floors. This tower has an interesting history as it was originally planned to be built on Nanjing Road West but moved because of concerns about its height blocking out light for surrounding buildings.
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre.
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre is a tower in Tianjin, China. It was completed in 2017 and has an official height of 2,073 feet tall. The building has 91 stories that can hold offices, residential units, and retail spaces. The building cost $2 billion to construct.
Known as the King of Towers, this is the tallest tower in Asia and was completed in 2009. It stands at 2,073 feet and contains office spaces, a hotel, restaurants and observation decks. The design of China Zun is based on Dazhi Tower in Dazhi Park, Xian which is a replica of Beijing’s old Tian’anmen Tower with modifications to allow for high-speed elevator access.
Taipei 101 is the tallest building in both Taiwan and the world. Its construction began in 1999, and it was completed on time for its opening on New Year’s Eve in 2004. At 508 meters tall, it has 101 stories–hence its name–and took five years to construct. The design for Taipei 101 took inspiration from bamboo shoots, symbolizing hope for a prosperous future.