Comparing the world’s tallest buildings you cannot help but marvel at the feat of engineering and construction in the production of these man made wonders. Coupled with this there are also the enormous budgets and long time line factors in situ to get these complete.
Opening in 2010 the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world’s tallest building in the world standing at a staggering 829.8 meters or 2,722 feet and boasting 163 floors. It took six years to build at a cost of $1.5Billion. The building due to its height is extremely popular with base jumpers. It is the highlight of a large-scale development constructed to attract tourists and put Dubai on the world stage. Dubai has many records of being the world’s tallest buildings. Earlier in the series of world’s tallest buildings, this record was occupied by Burj Al Arab which is also situated in Dubai.
Also listed is the new One World Trade Centre in New York set to open at the end of 2014. It’s 541 meters or 1,776 feet tall. It also comes in the list of world’s tallest buildings in the world. Standing as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth tallest in the world, it boasts 109 floors. The original twin towers stood at over 410 meters or 1,350 feet tall with 110 floors. One World Trade Centre will have taken 8 years to complete at a cost of $4billion.
Finally some quirky facts are noted as in it taking a period of 1 month to clean each of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.These are the few world’s tallest buildings but in infographic you find more about it with the height.
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