Tallest Building In The World
They set out to build the tallest skyscraper in the world.
1. Tuntex Sky Tower Taiwan
This is an 85 floor skyscraper which is 347.5m (1,140ft) high. An antenna pushes the building height to 378m (1,240ft). The building was designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners and Hellmuth, Obata & assabaum.Tuntex Sky Tower, or the T & C Tower or 85 SKYTOWER is an 85 floor skyscraper located in Lingya District, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The structure is 347.5 m (1,140 ft) high. An antenna pushes the building height to 378 m (1,240 ft). Constructed from 1994 to 1997, it is the tallest skyscraper in Kaohsiung, and was the tallest in Taiwan until the completion of Taipei 101.The building was designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners and Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, and has an unusual prong design with two separate 39 floor sections, which merge into a single central tower rising to a spire. This unique design leaves a substantial space below the central part of the tower. The design was inspired by the Chinese character Kao meaning tall, and also the first character in the citys name. John W. Milton was Project Director on behalf of Turner International Inc (New York), a subsidiary of Turner Construction.
2. Elite Residence Dubai
Designed by Adnan Saffarini, the 380.5m building has 87 floors with 695 residential units. Construction of the building was completed in 2012.Elite Residence is a supertall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in the Dubai Marina district, overlooking one of the man made palm island, Palm Jumeirah. The building stands 380.5 metres (1,248 ft) tall and has 87 floors. Of the 91 floors 76 are for 695 apartments and the other 15 include amenities such as swimming pools, spas, reception areas, health clubs, a business center and a gymnasium.The skyscraper has 695 apartments, and 12 elevators Construction was completed in 2012. The tower is the third tallest residential building in the world. The handing over commenced from January, 2012.
3. Empire State Building USA
The Empire State Building is a 103 story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the worlds tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the original World Trade Centers North Tower in late 1970. Following the September 11 attacks in 2001, the Empire State Building was again the tallest building in New York (although it was no longer the tallest in the US or the world), until One World Trade Center reached a greater height on April 30, 2012.The Empire State Building is currently the fourth tallest completed skyscraper in the United States (after the One World Trade Center, the Willis Tower and Trump International Hotel and Tower, both in Chicago), and the 23rd tallest in the world (the tallest now is Burj Khalifa, located in Dubai). It is also the fifth tallest freestanding structure in the Americas.
4. Central Market Project Abu Dhabi
The tallest building of three in the complex, The Domain Tower, stands 381m (1,250ft) tall and contains 88 floors.The Central Market Project is a complex of three skyscrapers, one of which is a
5. Shun Hing Square China
Designed by K.Y. Cheung Design Associates, the 384m building began construction in 1993 and was completed in 1996.Shun Hing Square skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China.It is currently the second tallest in Shenzhen, 9th tallest building in mainland China, and the 17th tallest in the world. It was the tallest building in China from its completion in 1996 until CITIC Plaza in Guangzhou was completed in 1997. It was also the first skyscraper in China to be one of the ten tallest in the world (Bank of China Tower and Central Plaza, of Hong Kong, were constructed while Hong Kong was still a part of the British Empire). The building was built at the fast pace of four floors in nine days. The main tower has offices, while an accompanying 35 floor annex contains apartments, car park and shopping arcade complex which has 5 floors, four sets of escalators, five passenger lifts and two service lifts, and a floor area ranging from 3450 m2 to 4900 m2. On the top floor is the Meridian View Centre, an observation deck.
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