Humanity is driven to break new records and push the boundaries. In fact, our skylines have been defined by those in power at all times of history. At one time, churches left their mark, followed by public institutions. In the last few decades, commercial skyscrapers grew larger than ever. Many abandoned buildings are still in use in China’s Ghost Cities. China has amassed more than 300 buildings over the past ten years. Five out of ten are the tallest buildings in the world.
As the tallest of the five world’s most prominent towers, Burj Khalifa is Dubai’s new urban wonder. It is a 162-story, super-attractive building that rises to 2,717 feet. It is also the tallest building in the world, with the highest occupancy and highest observation decks, as well as the longest lift. It is part of the long-standing goal of the United Arab Emirates government to transform the economy from an oil-based one to one that focuses more on tourism. The geometries of the local desert flora have influenced the design of the tower. Retrograde patterns occur as the tower rises from its triangular-shaped foundation. This creates an upward spiral that decreases the building’s mass to the sky. Burj Kcalifa includes offices, retail areas, residential units and the Armani Hotel, which forms the heart of wide mixed development.
The Shanghai Tower, the second-tallest building in the world, is located in central Shanghai’s financial district Lujiazui. However, it was only completed in 2015. The American architect Gensler designed the building, while Jue Xia, a Chinese designer, designed it. The tower has a total of 325 hotel and commercial rooms, as well as cafes, restaurants, cafes, and gardens. It is made up of nine cylindrical buildings that stack on either side. It can be turned up to provide 360-degree views of the city from public places.
Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel
The Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel is a government-owned building that has a major significance for Saudi Arabia’s culture and society. Also known as Abraj al-Bait Towers, it is also a key part of Saudi Arabia’s society. It was built as part of an attempt to develop the city, and cater to pilgrims. It is just a stone’s throw from the most holy spot in Islam, Masjid al-Haram, which is the largest mosque in the world. It includes a number of apartments and hotel accommodations, as well as a conference centre, large prayer areas, a museum and a commercial mall. The clock face of the tower is impressive, making it the third largest structure in the world.
Ping An International Finance Centre
Although not yet completed, the Ping An International Finance Centre was completed in April 2015. It is China’s second-largest skyscraper, and fourth-largest structure in the world. A 60-meter antenna was originally planned to be placed at the top of this structure. It was intended to surpass the Shanghai Tower to become China’s largest building and to hinder flight patterns in 2015. It is located in Shenzhen’s central district. The structure has 115 floors and includes Ping An Insurance headquarters, hotel rooms, bureaux and retail areas.
Lotte World Tower
The Lotte World Tower, a skyscraper of 123 stories, is located in the Sincheon district on the Seoul Han River. The complex opened in 1989. It includes a movie theatre, a commercial center and a theme park. After thirteen years of planning, the tower was completed in 2015. All exterior construction was completed in March 2016. The interior is 123 stories high and contains retail shops, homes and a hotel of luxurious. There are also private offices rooms, top floors with public access and observation decks. The tower houses a magnificent viewing deck as well as the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The 9/11 Museum, which is located at the original World Trade Centre site, tells the story of this day of illusion with over 10,000 artifacts, interviews with 2,000 people, photos, and testimonials from family members.