Top 10 tallest buildings in the world
With Saudi Arabia announcing plans to start construction of the world’s tallest tower next week, The ListTenz takes a look at some of the world’s tallest buildings in the world …
10. ADNOC Headquarters in Abu Dhabi 1,122 feet (342 meters)
Global ranking upon completion: 62nd tallest
ADNOC Headquarters is a skyscraper office complex located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and is the corporate headquarters of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and it is, somewhat ironically, being built to LEED Gold green building certification.
9. Forum 66 Tower 2 in Shenyang— 1,150 feet (351 meters)
Global ranking upon completion: 56th tallest
Forum 66 is a twin tower complex in Shenyang, China. The complex consists of two supertall skyscrapers; Tower 1 is 384 m with 76 floors and Tower 2 is 351 m with 68 floors. The towers are expected to be completed in 2017. When fully complete, the 9.3 million-square-foot, multi-building complex will include a mall, hotel, office space, residential units and a subway. Tower 2, the office portion of the project, will be the tallest buildings in Shenyang.
8. OKO Tower in Moscow — 1,155 feet (352 meters)
Global ranking upon completion: 55th tallest
OKO Tower 1 is a skyscraper in Moscow, Russia. The OKO is a new skyscraper by Capital Group in MIBC Moscow City. The tower is part of Moscow’s thriving International Business Center, a mixed-use district centrally located within the Russian metropolis and loosely based on London’s Canary Wharf and Paris’s La Défense. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the same architecture firm behind One World Trade Center in New York City and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
7. Vostok Tower in Moscow — 1,224 feet (373 meters)
Global ranking upon completion: 43rd tallest
The Federation Tower is a complex of skyscrapers being built on the 13th lot of the Moscow International Business Center in Moscow, Russia. Like OKO, the Vostok Tower is also part of Moscow’s fast-growing business district. Once the building is topped off, it will be the tallest in Europe.
6. Eton Place Dalian Tower 1 in Dalian — 1,257 feet (383 meters)
Global ranking upon completion: 37th tallest
Eton Place Dalian Tower 1 is one of five skyscrapers in the Eton Place Dalian development, which also includes a 62-story building and four 42-story towers. Dalian Eton Center is a skyscraper complex in Dalian, China. The tallest buildings is 388 m high and has 81 floors. It was completed in 2015.
5. Capital Market Authority Tower in Riyadh — 1,263 feet (385 meters)
Global ranking upon completion: 34th tallest
The tower’s external layer of fins, gantries and perforated panels are there to shade the building from the unrelenting desert sun.
4. 432 Park Avenue in New York City — 1,397 feet (426 meters)
Global ranking upon completion: 22nd tallest
As it has already been topped off, 432 Park Avenue is the tallest buildings in the the Western Hemisphere. The building’s most expensive unit on the market, Penthouse 94, is a full-floor, 8,255-square-foot six-bedroom with a $82.5 million price tag. That’s $9,994 per square foot.432 Park Avenue is a supertall residential building in midtown Manhattan, New York City, with 104 condominium apartments. It was developed by CIM Group .
3. Marina 101 in Dubai — 1,399 feet (426 meters)
Global ranking upon completion: 21st tallest
Marina 101 is a 101 storey, 426.5 m (1,399 ft) tall skyscraper currently under construction in Dubai Marina, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Construction on Marina 101, Dubai’s second tallest tower, originally began in 2006 but was stalled due to the global financial crisis. The project will finally be completed in the early part of 2015.
2. Wuhan Center in Wuhan — 1,437 feet (438 meters)
Global ranking upon completion: 19th tallest
Wuhan Center is a super tall skyscraper under construction in Wuhan, China. This skyscraper has been under construction since 2009, and is due to be completed by 2016. The tower was topped out on April.16, 2015.
1. Shanghai Tower in Shanghai — 2,073 feet (632 meters)
Global ranking upon completion: 3rd tallest
The topped off construction site is a favorite target of so-called “roof toppers,” daredevils who scale tallest buildings without safety equipment for fun.Designed by Gensler and owned by a consortium of Chinese state-owned companies.