There may have been a point in time when the Eiffel Tower was the tallest structure ever built. However, it is no longer true! Modern architecture has surpassed the Eiffel tower by more than a thousand feet! The following is a list of the top 15 tallest buildings in the world.
1) CHANGSHA IFS TOWER T1, CHANGSHA, CHINA – 1,483 FEET
This is the fifteenth tallest building in the world. China’s Changsha IFS Tower T1 is majorly an office building. However, it even includes a mall on its lower floors. The mall subsequently happens to be the largest in the city.
2) LANDMARK 81, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM – 1,513 FEET
Vietnam can rightfully brag about possessing the world’s fourteenth tallest building. Landmark 81 is just three feet shorter than Russia’s Lakhta Center. Landmark 81 was completed quite recently in July of 2018. The building serves as residential homes and hotel spaces. It is a livable space combined with bars, pools and many high-end restaurants.
3) LAKHTA CENTER, ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – 1,516 FEET
The Lakhta Center is regarded as the tallest building in Russia. It stands at an incredible 1,516 feet. The building is mostly a mixed-use tower. Ths space is used for retail, exhibition areas, offices, and restaurants. Its main use, however, is for business. The building even comes with a control system that regulates the temperature of the façade!
4) INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE CENTRE, HONG KONG, CHINA – 1,588 FEET
This is Hong Kong’s tallest tower. A stunning 1,588 feet makes it the twelfth tallest in the world. The International Commerce Centre is an office building. Additionally, it also has the famous five star Ritz Carlton on its top sixteen floors. At the very top of the hotel is the world’s highest swimming pool and bar, on the 118th floor.
5) SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER, SHANGHAI, CHINA – 1,614 FEET
Shanghai is the only city with two buildings in the list of top fifteen tallest in the world buildings in the world. The Shanghai World Financial Center is 1,614 feet tall.
6) TAIPEI 101, TAIPEI, TAIWAN – 1,667 FEET
Taipei 101 held the record as the tallest building for only six years before being surpassed. The tower shot to fame for its remarkable style which was a nod to Asian art. The building combined historic and traditional designs of Taiwanese culture and modern architecture beautifully.
7) CHINA ZUN, BEIJING, CHINA – 1,732 FEET
At 1,732 feet, China Zun is the tallest building in Beijing. However, it is only the fifth tallest in China and the ninth tallest in the world. More than half the building is occupied by offices. The remaining area is mostly residential homes and hotel rooms. The top floor comprises of a stunning rooftop garden.
8) TIANJIN CTF FINANCE CENTRE, TIANJIN, CHINA – 1,739 FEET
Admittedly this building is not quite complete yet. However, it is already at 1,739 feet. The tower is located in the city of Tianjin, China.
9) GUANGZHOU CTF FINANCE CENTER, GUANGZHOU, CHINA – 1,739 FEET
The Guangzhou CTF Finance Center is at a tie for the seventh tallest tower in the world and the third tallest in China.
10) ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER, NEW YORK CITY, USA – 1,776 FEET
New York City’s Freedom Tower is a part of the World Trade Center complex that is being built to replace the original twin towers that went down on September 11 of 2001. At 1,776 feet, it is at a symbolic number, marking the year of the United States’ independence.
11) LOTTE WORLD TOWER, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – 1,819 FEET
Yet another contribution from Asia on the list of world’s tallest building. South Korea’s Lotte World stands at an astounding 1,819 feet. The tower is multipurpose and sectioned into different uses such as office space, some residential apartments, a hotel and some private offices.
12) PING AN FINANCE CENTRE, SHENZHEN, CHINA – 1,966 FEET
Completed just two years ago, China’s Ping An Finance Centre fell short of just six feet at passing Saudi Arabia’s Clock Tower for the third tallest in the world. Ping An Finance Centre stands at still impressive 1,966 feet.
13) ABRAJ AL-BAIT CLOCK TOWER, MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA – 1,971 FEET
Saudi Arabia’s Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower is a wonder in itself. At nearly 2,000 feet, it is definitely the third tallest tower in the world. Additionally, if this wasn’t enough it also has the largest clock in the world at a whopping 141 feet across.
14) SHANGHAI TOWER, SHANGHAI, CHINA – 2,073 FEET
Shanghai Tower stands at a whopping 2,073 feet. You could nearly stack two Eiffel Towers on top of one another to equate to the height of this tower! The building also has the fastest elevators in the world. It has a speed that goes at 46 miles per hour. Additionally, it is the highest observation deck as well.
15) BURJ KHALIFA, DUBAI, UAE – 2,717 FEET
Built just in 2010, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. This has been the case for nearly a decade. It is literally 650 feet taller than the building listed at number two this just proves how tall the Burj Khalifa truly is at 2,717 feet.