Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Which are the world’s tallest skyscrapers?

executive summary by darmansjah

Chicago is the spiritual home of the skyscraper, but for up-and-coming giants, look east. The US has 28 buildings in the top 100, mainland China has 22 with more on the way. In the UK, One Canada Square (236 metres) has been our tallest buildings since 1991, but the shard at London Bridge should overtake it when it reaches 306 metres in 2012.

Burj Kahlifa, Dubai 828 metres. Dubai’s burj Khalifa took six years to complete

Taipei 101, Taiwan 508 metres

Shanghai World Financial Center, China 492 metres

International Commerce Centre, Hongkong 484 metres

Petronas Towers, Malaysia 452 metres

Nanjing Greenland Financial  Center, China 450 metres

Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), USA 442 metres

Guangzhou International Finance Centre, China 438 metres

Trump International Hotel & Tower, USA 423 metres

Jin Mao Building, China 421 metres

Source: Council on Tall Buildings and  Urban Habitat ( TV and communication towers not included

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