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Top 10 Tallest Buildings In The World

Skyscrapers are called just that because it looks like the buildings are touching the sky but these marvelous structures are in another ball game. Here's a list of the top 10 tallest buildings in the world!

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Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

At 828-metres (2,717 ft), Burj Khalifa in Dubai has stayed the world's tallest building since 2008! The design of Burj Khalifa is derived from patterning systems embodied in Islamic architecture, incorporating cultural and historical elements particular to the region, such as in the Great Mosque of Samarra. It contains a total of 57 elevators and 8 escalators!

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Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower

The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre, 127-storey megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It has the world's highest observation deck within a building or structure and the world's fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 m/s (74 kph)!

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Makkah Royal Clock Tower

Makkah Royal Clock Tower

At the heart of the holiest Islamic city, Makkah Royal Clock Tower was developed as a component of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project and provides comfortable accommodations for devout Muslims that make the journey to the city every year during the Hajj period. It's height is 1,971 ft (601 m).

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Ping An Finance Centre

Ping An Finance Centre

Ping An International Finance Centre is a 115-storey megatall skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. KPF's design for the world's tallest office building creates an iconic presence for the China's second largest insurance company and a centerpiece to the burgeoning city of Shenzhen.
Height- 1,965 ft (599m)

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Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower is a 123-floor, 555-metre supertall skyscraper that finished external construction on March 17, 2016. The building's final 123rd floor was topped out on December 22, 2015. This megatall structure is in Seoul, South Korea and has a height of 1,819 ft (554.5 m).

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One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world.It's 1,776 ft (541.3 m) tall and has 104 floors.

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CTF Finance Centre

CTF Finance Centre

The Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre is a 1,739-foot tall mixed-use skyscraper in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, which was completed in October 2016.

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Taipei 101

Taipei 101

Taipei 101 – stylized as TAIPEI 101 and formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center – is a landmark supertall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. It's 1,667 (508 m) tall.

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Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center

The Shanghai World Financial Center is a supertall skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. It is a mixed-use skyscraper, consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls.
Height: 492 metres (1,614.2 ft)

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International Commerce Centre

International Commerce Centre

The International Commerce Centre is a 108-storey, 484 m commercial skyscraper completed in 2010 in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is a part of the Union Square project on top of Kowloon Station.