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World's Tallest Skyscrapers

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Jacob McGuire

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World's Tallest Skyscrapers Burj Khalifa Height: 2,716 ft. Floors: 162 Year completed: 2010 City: Dubai Country: United Arab Emirates Used for commercial spaces, offices and hotels. Its also used for residential purposes and restaurants. It features double decker elevators. There are also excercise facilities. Internal safety rooms are also offered. Just one of Dubai's many famous towers. The rain water is recycled and there is a swimming pool. Taipei 101 Height: 1,671 ft. Floors: 101 Year complete: 2004 City: Taipei Country: Taiwan One of the few towers with double decker elevators. There are observation decks on the 89 and 91 floor. There is also a tuned mass damper to counter seismic and wind movements. There are commercial offices, restaurants, club houses and a shopping center available in Taipei 101. International Commerce Centre Shanghai World Financial Center Height: 1, 614 ft. Floors: 101 Year Completed: 2008 City: Shanghai Country: China Its main uses are for commercial offices, a hotel, shops, museum, resaurants, and mercantile There is an outdoor observation deck on the roof as well as an indoor observation deck. One of the cities famous buildings. City: Hong Kong Country: China Height: 1, 588 ft. Floors: 108 Year completed: 2010 Used for hotels, commercial offices and mercantile. The hotel will be the highest elevated hotel in the world. Petronas Twin Towers City: Kuala Lumpur Country: Malaysia Height: 1, 483 ft. Floors: 88 Year completed: 1998 Used entirely for commercial purposes. At night the buildings are lit with flood lights and there is a large skybridge connecting the two towers. Two International Finance Centre City: Hong Kong Country: China Height: 1, 362 ft. Floors: 88 Year completed: 2003 The whole tower is for commercial uses. Just one of Hong Kong's many towers. Jin Mao Tower Height: 1, 380 ft. Floors: 88 Year completed: 1999 City: Shanghai Country: China Used for commercial uses, hotels, and restaurants. The hotel occupies the top 38 floors with 555 rooms available Was the tallest tower in China until the Shanghai World Financial Center. Guangzhou International Finance Center Height: 1, 435 ft. Floors: 103 Year completed: 2010 City: Gaungzhou Country: China Its used for office and hotel space. Will soon be joined by another tower identical but possibly taller. Willis Tower You may know it as the sears tower. Height: 1, 451 ft. Floors: 108 Year complete: 1974 City: Chicago Country: United States of America Used for commercial purposes, parking, restaurants, shops, and. service branches. There are double decker elevators,an observation deck, and a skylobby. Was the tallest building in the world till the Petronas Twin Towers were finnished. Nanjing Greenland Financial Center Height: 1,476 ft. Floors: 66 Year completed: 2010 City: Nanjing Country: China Used for commercial spaces, hotels, and mercantile. Currently the tallest building in the world. Sources http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/st/tp/wo http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/engineering/architecture/4343115 thetoptenlist.net yesway.ru thewondrous.com dkimages.com visitusa.com southeastasia.org funnybest.com vincentloy.wordpress.com designboom.com random-lists.com deviantart.com zh.wikipedia.org travelpod.com ctbuh.org lensamson.deviantart.com greenprophet.com internationaloneshot.com
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