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# Building, City, Height in meters, Height in feet, Floors, Year

  1. Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai), Dubai, 828 m, 2,717 ft, 163, 2010
  2. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, Mecca, 601 m, 1,972 ft, 120, 2012
  3. One World Trade Center, New York City, 541.3 m, 1,776 ft, 110, 2014
  4. Taipei 101, Taipei, 508 m, 1,667 ft, 101, 2004
  5. Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, 492 m, 1,614 ft, 101, 2008
  6. International Commerce Center, Hong Kong, 484 m, 1,588 ft, 108, 2010
  7. Petronas Tower 1, Kuala Lumpur, 452 m, 1,483 ft, 88, 1998
  8. Petronas Tower 2, Kuala Lumpur, 452 m, 1,483 ft, 88, 1998
  9. Zifeng Tower, Nanjing, 450 m, 1,476 ft, 66, 2010
  10. Sears Tower (Willis Tower), Chicago, 442 m, 1,451 ft, 108, 1974

New and interesting categorie blog, which contains a very important list of 10 world's tallest skyscraper updated 01/01/2014. An important directory constantly changing as each year are new skyscraper inaugurated in many parts of the world. We would have to go right back to the late IXX to know the origin of the first skyscrapers, since after the sad fire in Chicago in 1871 and devastated much of the city because most of the houses had been constructed in wood, motivated the architects and engineers of the first school in Chicago think of a new way of City Planning to rebuild the city through a new type of high-rise buildings, the skyscraper, the cast iron first, and then through the steel with the help of the great invention of the elevator, made this type of high-rise buildings.

The first tall building or history first skyscraper was the Home Insurance Building in Chicago, designed by William Le Baron Jenney, who with 10 storeys high, dates from 1885. The tallest skyscraper about concerns will move to New York City five years later in 1890, a date which corresponds to the opening of the World Building with 39 meters higher. Always in the same city, then get two separate world records the Manhattan Life Insurance Building in 1894 (+12 m.), The Park Row Building in 1899 (+13 m.), and in the early twentieth century in the Singer Building 1908 (+68 m.), the Metropolitan Life Insurance Building in 1909 (+26 m.) and the Woolworth Building in 1913 (+28 m.), all neo-Gothic style.

Later, at the end of the first third of the twentieth century, in the race to build the world's tallest skyscraper in New York, 40 Wall Street in 1930 —the first to reach the highest point in the world—, and then the Chrysler Building in 1930 and the Empire State Building in 1931, the last two Art Deco, entered history becoming the tallest skyscraper in the world with 319 meters and 381 meters respectively. In the mid-twentieth century skyscrapers were improved in the city through new major interventions such as Seagram Building international style design of Mies van der Rohe, who became the first building in the world to use glass panels from floor to ceiling, or the Citicorp Center postmodern style, that due to the oil crisis became the symbol of the city's economic recovery, Stubbins Associates work in partnership with Emery Roth & Sons.

In 1973 will change significantly the history of skyscrapers in terms of greater height is concerned, as it is in this year when splendid inaugurate the famous Twin Towers of the World Trade Center office towers constrastaron drastically cutting edge with respect to tall buildings and skyscrapers, mostly Gothic-style, which had been built in the Big Apple during the first third of the twentieth century. The modern works of 417 and 415 meters, respectively, retain the record for the highest altitude in the world for a year, until it was opened the Sears Tower in Chicago, which would exceed its architectural height 442 meters. The avant-garde building, built under the "Megamodule" with its distinctive facade of black anodized aluminum, designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), is considered one of the best skyscraper in the world, a symbol of the international style of The second school of Chicago.

In 1998 there was another major change in the global collective of skyscrapers, as the title of world's tallest skyscraper was moving from west to east. At the other end of the world, Asia, particularly in Malaysia, the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur Cesar Pelli design, with its 452 meters height, the managed to snatch the title of world's tallest skyscraper at the Sears Tower in Chicago, title that continue until the year 2004 when it opened the Taipei 101 tower in Taiwan, which will become the tallest skyscraper in the world with its 508 meters architecture. Its carefully designed by the prestigious architectural firm C. Y. Lee. & Partners, is inspired by traditional Chinese architecture and evokes the image of a pagoda 8 point, lucky number in this country. The enormous office building earthquake proof contains a huge counterweight ball on the ground 92, which gives the building the stability it needs to withstand earthquakes of up to 7 points on the Richter scale and winds of over 450 km / h .

Dubai, an exciting city in the desert, became part of the history of skyscrapers, and in 2010 opened the Burj Khalifa to 828 meters high architectural, currently ranked No. 1 in the list of the 10 skyscrapers highest in the world. The massive mixed-use building, designed by American architect Adrian Smith, while still working for the firm SOM-, overtook Taiwan's Taipei tower at 299 meters high, beating numerous brands, as the Council on Tall Buildings CTBUH and Urban Habitat awarded the tallest architectural records with 828 meters record with 163 plants and the highest occupied floor in the world, among others. The list of the 10 tallest skyscrapers in the world has changed considerably in the beginning of this century, and which new additions hybrid (mixed use) very interesting as the Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai for KPF Kohn Pedersen Fox, the Guangzhou IFC, Wilkinson Eyre design, or Shenzhen KK100 Development or Kingkey 100 work TFP Farrells, supplanting the list to iconic skyscrapers like the Empire State Building or the Chrysler Building in New York, Chicago Trump Tower also.

A priori, one can deduce architectural curiosities of this important list among other issues is that unless Chicago's Sears Tower, now called Willis Tower, 442 meters and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur of 452 meters, the rest skyscrapers have been completed in the XXI century. Further, because the tall buildings move largely reinforced concrete and as demonstrated both the core of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai such as the One World Trade Center in New York, is presented as the best material of the XXI century not only to gain much more height in the construction of tall buildings and skyscrapers, but also because it provides high stability and resistance to both vertical and horizontal loads caused by the strong wind.

Today, in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and as a symbol of wealth and power, they are building the Kingdom Tower (Tower of the Kingdom), which in 2018 will become the world's tallest skyscraper at snatching the title Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The great work of superhuman dimensions, design architecture firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, surprisingly overcome the barrier of 1 kilometer. What will be the next challenge of man in search of heaven? The major works of this directory are sorted by height.

List of the 10 tallest skyscrapers in the world:

Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2010 (828 m)

Client: Emaar Properties
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, SOM
Structural Engineer: Bill Baker (SOM)
Official Name: Burj Khalifa
Alternative name: Burj Dubai
Type: Skyscraper (Megatall) + 600 meters
Height: 828 meters (2717 feet)
Structure: concrete and steel superstructure
Area: 464,511 m²
Use: Mixed (Office, Residential, Hotel, Lookout Observation)
Plants: 163
Type: Hybrid Architecture
Architectural Style: Modern, High-tech

One World Trade Center
Manhattan, New York City, USA
2014 (541.3 m)

Client: PANYNJ Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Architect: David Childs | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Structural Engineer: WSP Cantor Seinuk
Official name: One World Trade Center
Alternative Names: 1 World Trade Center; Freedom Tower
Type: Skyscraper (Supertall + 300 m.)
Site Area: 75,000 m²
Tower Area: 325.279 m² / 3,501,274 ft ²
Plants: 104 and 5 below ground
Architectural height: 1776 feet (541.3 meters)
Structure: Mixed steel and concrete
Primary Use: Office
Plants: 110
Lifts: 73, level 10.16 m / s
Type: Hybrid Architecture
Architectural style: Sustainable Architecture, Postmodern,
Deconstructivism, High-tech | Eco-tech (high technology)

Taipei 101
Taipei, Taiwan
2004 (508 m)

Client: Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Architect: C. Y. Lee & Partners
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti, Evergreen Engineering
Category: Skyscraper (Super-Tall) + 300 meters
Architectural Height: 508 meters
Plants: 101
Area: 357.719 m²
Lifts: 61, speed 16.8 m / s
Use: Mixed
Type: Hybrid Architecture
Architectural style: Oriental Revivalism

Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai, China
2008 (492 m)

Client: Shanghai World Financial Center Corporation
Architect: KPF Kohn Pedersen Fox & Associates
Structural Engineer: LERA - Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Category: Skyscrapers (Super-Tall) + 300 meters
Height: 492 meters
Area: 381,600 m²
Use: Mixed
Plants: 101
Type: Hybrid Architecture
Architectural style: Postmodern

Petronas Towers
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1998 (452 m)

Client: KLCC Property Holdings Berhad
Architect: Cesar Pelli & Associates
Structural Engineer: Thornton-Tomasetti Engineers U.S.,
and Ranhill Bersekutu Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
Category: Skyscrapers (Super-Tall) + 300 meters
Height of tower: 452 meters
Area: 341,760 m²
Plants: 88
Use: Mixed, Office, Congress Center,
Auditorium, Library, Lookout Observation
Type: Hybrid Architecture
Architectural Style: Islamic Revivalism

Willis Tower (Sears Tower)
Chicago, Illinois, USA
1974 (442 m)

Client: Sears Roebuck & Co
Architect: Bruce Graham, (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, SOM)
Structural Engineer: Fazlur Khan (SOM Engineering)
Category: Skyscrapers (Super-Tall) +300 meters
Architectural Height: 442 meters
Plants: 110
Use: Mixed, Office, gazebo
observer called "Skydeck" and restaurant
Area: 416,000 m²
Former Name: Sears Tower
Architectural Style: International Style

down, other skyscrapers that became the highest in the world at some point in history or who achieved outstanding part of the list of the 10 highest:

KK100 Development
Shenzhen, China
TFP Farrells
2011 (442 m)

Guangzhou International Finance Centre
Guangzhou, China
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
2010 (439 m)

Trump Chicago Tower
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, SOM
2009 (423m)

The World Trade Center
Manhattan, New York, USA
Minoru Yamasaki & Associates
1973 (417 m)

Empire State Building
Manhattan, New York
Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates
1931 (381 m)

Bank of China Tower
Hong Kong, China
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
1990 (367 m)

Tuntex Sky Tower
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
C. Y Lee & Partners
1997 (348 m)

Chrysler Building
Manhattan, New York, USA
William van Alen
1930 (319 m)

American International Building
Manhattan, New York City
Clinton and Russell; Holton & George
1932 (290,17 m)

570 Lexington Avenue
Manhattan, New York
Cross & Cross
1931 (196 m.)

Flatiron Building
Manhattan, New York, USA
Daniel Burnham
1902 (86.87 m)

Home Insurance Building
Chicago, Illinois, USA
William Le Baron Jenney
1885 (55 m)

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