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Top 12 Tallest Buildings in The World | Famous Skyscrapers to Wonder

The tallest Buildings are the most evident signs of a nation’s progress. Even most cities all over the world are often recognized by their skyscrapers. The word skyscrapers is popular in the late 19th century after a tall building built in the Newyork and Chicago. Architects, from all over the world are continuously devising unique structures that will break records as the tallest and most famous skyscrapers (building) in the world. Like temples and towers in the past now a days skyscrapers are the symbols of the city’s economic power.

Mankind always had a weird fetish for what he can achieve the most. It can be the greatest Empire, Greatest State, Unlimited resources, or simply a Giant creation. No not the creation of God but the creation of Mankind himself.

Some freakish and majestic buildings beyond the globe will make you amazed by their unbelievable skyline and structure. Here is a modified list of the famous skyscrapers with record breaking heights and tallest buildings in the world for 2022.

List Of 12 Tallest Building In The World

Tallest Building In The World; famous skyscrapers; Top 10 tallest Building In The World Infographic

12. Empire State Building [1454 feet]

Empire State Building; Tallest Building in The World ; Famous Skyscrapers
Empire State Building: 12th Tallest Building In The World

This building was designed by the American architect William F. Lamb. And its rising height is about 443.2 m(1,454 ft). The Empire State Building became one of the most famous skyscrapers because it was the tallest building in the world to be completed in 1931.

Spectacular Skyscrapers in New York and is for the famous Skyscrapers all over the world. It is a New York City landmark and added to both the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and the U.S. National Historic Landmarks.

Empire State Building is One of the main representations of New York City, this architecture is denominated one of the seven wonders of the Modern World. It was the world’s tallest building and famous skyscraper from 1931-to 1970. It’s one of the few popular skyscrapers that offer wedding ceremonies at its observatory.

Empire State Building Facts

  • Build Time: This Building took only one year to build 1930 to 1931
  • Built: 1931
  • Address: W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
  • Height: 443.2 m, 380 m
  • The cost to build: $41 million
  • Use: Office
  • Hours: Observatory open daily, 8 a.m-2 a.m.
  • Tickets: Tickets from $27/adult, $21/child (6-12)
  • Floor: 102
  • If any coin is dropped above the Empire State Building, it will travel at approximately 65 miles per hour as it hits the ground. This is not enough fast to kill someone or harm the people.
  • Visit: You can visit the Empire State building every day of the week including holidays
  • It has 6500 windows and 73 elevators.
  • The building is so big it even has its very own zip code or you can say postal code. Empire State Building has appeared in many films over many years.

11. Willis tower [1729 feet]

Willis Tower: 11th Tallest Building in the world
Willis Tower: 11th Tallest Building in the world

The Willis tower is mainly known by the name of Sears Tower until 2009. It is the second-highest skyscraper in North America and the third tallest in the United States and is one of the most famous skyscrapers around the world. This tower has 108 floors and in 1974 it surpassed the world trade center (New York) and became the tallest building in the world. 

Every year around one million people visit its observation deck. It has a total height of 443 meters and from the tip, it is 527 meters for access, It has 16 double-decker elevators.

This building was the tallest building in the world until the Petronas tower surpassed it in 1996. It took $150 million and three years to build it. The observation deck on the 103rd floor is four feet extended which gives an unmatchable experience to the viewer. 

Willis Tower Facts

  • Build Time: It took three years to build from 1970 to 1973.
  • Built: 1973.
  • Address: 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606, USA.
  • Height: 442 meters.
  • The cost to build: $150 million.
  • Use: Office, observation, communication.
  • Hours: The observatory is open Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm. and on weekends 9 am-10 pm.
  • Tickets: Observatory Adult $28-35 per person, and Adolescent $22-26.
  • Floor: 108 floors.
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week.

10. Petronas Tower [1483 feet]

Petronas Tower Superstructure: 9th Tallest Building In The World; Famous Skyscrapers
Petronas Tower Superstructure: 10th Tallest Building In The World

The Petronas Towers are the Petronas Twin Towers or also is known as twin skyscrapers. It was the tallest building and Famous Skyscraper in the world from 1998 to 2004 and it remains the tallest twin building in the world.

The buildings have a sky bridge between the towers on the 41st and 42nd floors and it is one of the top 10 tallest buildings in the world. And they are the landmarks of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, the tower design highlights the Malaysian culture inspiration through traditional fabrics and all.

It’s also the tallest sky bridge in the world and is open to visitors. Tickets are limited to less than 1,000 people a day. and tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. There is various movie shooting in this building.

Petronas Tower Facts

  • Build Time: It took three years to build from 1993 to 1996
  • Built: 1996
  • Address: Concourse Level, Lower Ground, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Height: 452 meters
  • The cost to build: $1.6 billion
  • Use: Office, Observation, Retail
  • Hours: The observatory is open from 9.00 am – 9.00 pm
  • Tickets: € 25.08 per person
  • Floor: 88 floors
  • Visit: Tuesdays to Sundays Closed every Monday

9. Shanghai world financial center [1614 feet]

Shanghai world financial center: 9th Tallest Building in the World
Shanghai world financial center: 9th Tallest Building in the World

Shanghai World financial center is one of the most famous towers in the world and is a marvelous example of engineering which is situated in Pudong New Area, Shanghai. It is a combination of Offices, Observation decks, Hotels, Conference Rooms, and Shopping malls on the ground floors.

The total height of the tower is 492 meters and 494 at the tip which total has 101 floors the construction was started in 1997 and it was completed in stages because of the Asian recession and was opened in 2008. 

Currently, it has the third-highest hotel in the world. and the reason behind the hole at the top of the tower is because it gives strength to the tower and gives better aerodynamics. 

  • Build Time: It took eleven years to build 1997 to 2008
  • Built: 2008
  • Address: Lu Jia Zui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China
  • Height: 492 meters
  • The cost to build: $1.20 billion
  • Use: Offices, Observation decks, Hotels, Conference Rooms, and Shopping malls
  • Hours: Observatory open 8 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
  • Tickets: Observatory ¥180 ($27.84) per person, and on your birthday you don’t need to pay for the observation deck.
  • Floor: 101 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week.

8. Taipei 101 [1667 feet]

Taipei 101 | Tallest building
Taipei 101 High Rise View: 8th Tallest Building in the World

Taiwan city doesn’t have many tallest buildings and Famous Skyscrapers but Taipei 101 makes history and it is one of the top 10 high rise buildings in the world which is among the 8 tallest buildings and Famous Skyscrapers in the world. It also claims to be the fastest passenger elevator in the world can be.

This is designed to withstand winds and earthquakes. This is one of the tall buildings that has been awarded as the world’s tallest and largest green building by the Environmental Design and Leadership in Energy.

New Year’s Eve is a perfect time to visit this international milestone because the structure fireworks displays the structure. In 2004 it won the Emporis Skyscraper Award also.

Must Read: Places to Visit In Taiwan

Taipei 101 Facts

  • Build Time: It took five years to build from 1999 to 2004
  • Built: 2004
  • Address: Xinyi Special District, Xinyi District; Taipei
  • Height: 508 meters
  • The cost to build: $1.8 billion
  • Use: Office, Observation, Retail, Communication, Library
  • Hours: Observatory open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
  • Tickets: Observatory NT$500 ($16.50) per person, children under 12 pay NT$450
  • Floor: 101 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week.

7. CTF Finance Centre [1739 feet]

CTF Finance Centre; Famous Skyscrapers; Tallest building In The World
CTF Finance Centre: 7th Tallest Building in the World

CTF Finance Centre is the world’s 7th tallest building. This tower is another entry to our list from China after Taipei 101 and followed by mega tall building Ping An Finance Centre and Shanghai Tower.

With 111 floors it is one of the most famous tall buildings in the world which is situated in the heart of Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre. This superstructure is a marvelous creation of Kohn Pedersen Fox. This tower is mostly famous for its unique 2 tower structure. one is known as East tower and another is known as West Tower.

Famous for its hotels and elevators, this tower has the tallest hotel in the world. It is a showcase of 21st-century engineering and the amazing skyscrapers of China.

CTF Finance Centre Facts

  • Build Time: It took six years to build from 2010 to 2016
  • Built: 2016
  • Address: China, Guangdong, Guangzhou, Tianhe, Huacheng Ave
  • Height: 530 m
  • The cost to build: $1.8 billion
  • Use: Office, Observation, Retail, Communication, Library
  • Hours: Observatory open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
  • Tickets: Observatory NT$500 ($16.50) per person, children under 12 pay NT$450
  • Floor: 111 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week.

6. One World Trade Center [1776 feet]

One World Trade Center; Tallest Building In The World; Famous Skyscrapers
One World Trade Center: 6th Tallest Building in the World

One World Trade Center also popularly known as the Freedom Tower was reconstructed in Lower Manhattan, New York City after the original was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The symbolic foundation of One World Trade Center was laid in a ceremony on July 4, 2004, in memory of lives- lost in the 09/11 attack. However, the construction of the new building began on April 27, 2006, and was completed in July 2013. The building opened for visitors on November 3, 2014.

This symbol of hope and courage of humanity stands at a massive height of 1,776 feet (541 meters). This cubic base skyscraper is the world’s 6th tallest building. With a total of floors 104, this is the heart of Manhattan and a new civil icon.

One World Trade Center Facts

  • Build Time: It took seven years to build from 2006 to 2013
  • Built: 2013
  • Address: 285 Fulton St, New York, NY 10007, United States
  • Height: 541 m, 546 m to tip
  • The cost to build: $3.8 billion
  • Use: Office, Observation, Retail, Communication, Library
  • Hours: Observatory open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
  • Tickets: Observatory $35 per person with 360° Stunning Views, $45 Priority Lane: Security, Elevator, and Exit, and many more offers.
  • Floor: 104 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week.

5. Lotte World Tower [1821 feet]

Lotte World Tower; Famous Skyscrapers
Lotte World Tower: 5th Tallest Building In The World

Lotte World Tower is a supertall skyscraper in Seoul, South Korea. The tower is known as the tallest building in Korea. Below are facts about the Lotte World Tower and some related information. Lotte World Tower is located in Shinchon-Dong, Songpa-Ku, Seoul, South Korea.

The tower is built in close proximity to the Lotte World Park and near the bank of the Han River. Lotte World Tower stands 555 meters tall, the tower doesn’t contain a spire, but the uppermost part is composed of a barrier, the highest occupied floor is 497 meters.

Lotte World Tower Facts

  • Build Time: It took six years to build from 2011 to 2017
  • Built: 2017
  • Address: 300 Olympic-or, Jamsil 6(yuk)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Height: 555 m
  • The cost to build: 3.4 billion USD
  • Use: Office, Observation, Retail, Communication, Library
  • Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10 am to 10 pm and Friday to Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm.
  • Floor: 123 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week.

4. Ping An Finance Centre [1821 feet]

Ping An Finance Centre; Famous Skyscrapers
Ping An Finance Centre: 4th Tallest Building in the World

This is another entry of the super-structure towers from China to our list of skyscrapers. With 115 floors it secures its position as the 4th tallest building in the world. Popular as the heart of Shenzhen’s Futian District, China. The tower is sized 4,183,752 sq. feet.

This 599 m tall building is used as a multiple-use infrastructure. It is now officially the second tallest building in China after the Shanghai Tower and the fourth tallest in the world after the Burj Khalifa, Shanghai Tower, and Makkah Royal Clock Tower.

Completed in 2017, Ping An Finance Centre stands as a stone and glass tower on the northeast corner of its central site. Its unique architecture is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (famous American Architects). This multiple-use superstructure is the headquarters for Ping An Insurance Company, the city’s central business hub.

Ping An Finance Centre Facts

  • Build Time: It took seven years to build from 2000 to 2017
  • Built: 2017
  • Address:  Futian CBD, Futian, Shenzhen, China
  • Height: 599 meters
  • The cost to build: 150 crores USD
  • Use: Office, Observation, Retail, Communication, Library, Malls
  • Hours: Observatory open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
  • Tickets: Observatory NT$500 ($16.50) per person, children under 12 pay NT$450
  • Floor: 115 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week.

3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower [1972 feet]

Makkah Royal Clock Tower; Famous Skyscrapers
Makkah Royal Clock Tower:3rd Tallest Building In The World

You may also know this building as the Abraj Al-Bait of Mecca. It is the tall clock tower in the world. The Makkah Royal Clock Tower is currently the third tallest building in the world, standing at 1,972 feet, or 601 meters.

This building has plenty of things inside such as a conference center, an Islamic museum, two prayer rooms with a capacity of 10,000 people, a five-story shopping mall and departmental store, and a Lunar Observation Centre, which is used to watch the moon during the Holy Month, especially at Eid ul Fitr.

The giant clock on the building also holds the title of the largest clock face in the world. That is all that makes this wonderful skyscraper to be on the list.

Makkah Royal Clock Tower Facts

  • Build Time: Took eight years to complete
  • Built: 2012
  • Address: AL HAJLAH MAKKAH CR ABRAJ AL-BAIT MALL, Mecca Saudi Arabia
  • Height: 601meter
  • The cost to build: $ 15 Billion
  • Use: Office, Observation, Hotel, Book store, Malls, Museum, Conference center
  • Hours: Observatory open 8:30 am to 10:00 pm last entry 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: 160rmb per person
  • Floor: 120 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the tower every day of the week.

2. Shanghai Tower [2073 feet]

Shanghai Tower: World second tallest building
Shanghai Tower: World second tallest building

This tower is located in China, and China has most of the tallest and most world-famous skyscrapers in the world. The tower has 5 floors below ground level and 128 floors above ground.

The tower is officially opened in June 2015. It has a very unique design feature views from both inside and out, the tower is one of three huge skyscrapers in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai.

It has the world’s 2nd fastest elevators speed of 20.5m per second. This is one of the best places to watch a glimpse of sunrise from the top of the tower.

Shanghai Tower Facts

  • Build Time: Eight years to complete
  • Built: 2014
  • Address: 501 Yincheng Middle Rd, Lujiazui, Lujiazui Residential
  • Height: 632 meters
  • The cost to build: $1.2 billion
  • Use: Office, Observation, Hotel, Book store, Museum
  • Hours: Observatory open 8:30 am to 10:00 pm last entry 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: 160rmb per person
  • Floor: 128 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the tower every day of the week.

1. Burj Khalifa [2717 feet]

Burj khalifa; Tallest Building In The World; Famous Skyscrapers
Prestige Burj Khalifa: Tallest Building In The World

Burj Khalifa is the tallest building and Famous Skyscrapers in the world which is situated in Dubai, UAE. The Burj Khalifa seems like touches the clouds and also offers the world’s highest restaurant, nightclub, and observation deck.

It was built in 2010 and now’s the tallest man-made structure in the world and also a famous Skyscraper. It is the heart of downtown Dubai it has 163 floors and it makes the Burj khalifa the most popular building in the world

Building development with a large-scale, mixed-use, including 30 acres of a man-made lake, 30,000 residences, nine hotels in seven acres of parkland, 19 residential towers, and a shopping mall. There are various Hotels and malls also and they offer luxurious suites with amazing views which makes Burj Khalifa the most famous building in the world.

Burj Khalifa Facts

  • Build Time: Five years to build
  • Built: 2009
  • Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Height: 828 m
  • The cost to build: $1.5 billion
  • Use: Office, residential, hotel, Observation
  • Hours: The observatory opens daily from 10 a.m.-to 1 a.m.
  • Tickets: The observatory deck cost AED125 ($34) and immediate entry cost AED400
  • Floor: 163
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week
  • It has 6500 windows and 73 elevators.

Final Words

If you are looking for an extraordinary adventure on your next trip, then we personally recommend you to experience the thrill of being at the top of the world.!!!

Here is our list of the top 10 tallest skyscrapers (buildings) in the world. All the buildings are marvelous with unbelievable architecture. These skylines will make you surprised with their structures.

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