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The 10 tallest buildings in the world

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The war architectural for having the tallest building in the world continues its March. The Council for tall buildings and human Habitat (CTBUH) has given this list, at least until today, tomorrow perhaps has changed:
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The building that tops this list is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. The Tower has 828 metres high. The project was designed by architect Adrian Smith. It has 163 apartments, 53 elevators considered the fastest in the world, and it can be seen from 95 km. away.
The construction is of reinforced concrete and steel. The front of the building is covered by glass panels. It has a 5 star hotel, 700 departments of luxury, a viewpoint, an Observatory, offices and commercial premises.
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The second place the Abraj Al - Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower, a complex in Makkah - Saudi Arabia, 601 meters and 120 plants. The complex is a few meters from the largest mosque in the world and the most sacred in the Islamic world.
The complex was built after the demolition of Ajyad fortress, century 18 Ottoman Citadel that stood on a hill overlooking the Grand Mosque.
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The building Taipei 101 in Taiwanranks third, with height of 508 m. The project was developed by the architect C. y. Lee, and was inspired by traditional elements of Chinese culture.
It was built between the years 1997 and 2004. It has 67 elevators and 106 flats, of which 101 are above ground and 5 underground level. Its structure is ready to withstand earthquakes and strong winds.
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In fourth place is located the Shanghai World Financial Center, which displays 492 m high distributed in 101 plants. Built between 1997 and 2008, by Architect Kohn Pederson Fox.
Its design has an opening on its Summit, which serves to resist high winds. It has a mixed structure of steel and concrete. It has 31 elevators.
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The fifth International Commerce Centre, is with an altitude of 484 metres and 118 plants. This skyscraper is in Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is part of the Union Square complex and the formal name of the skyscraper is Union Square Phase 7. Its completion was in the year 2010, time in which he became the second tallest skyscraper in China.
Featuring a luxurious hotel of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel chain in the last 15 plants, being the tallest hotel in the world.
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Sixth place occupy The Torres Petronas Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia. Each of the twin towers have a height of 452 m. They were built between 1992 and 1998, by the Argentine architect César Pelli.
Its design is based on Islamic culture. The structure is of concrete, has 88 floors, and a steel and glass facade. The is a suspension bridge of double-height floors connecting buildings between 41 and 42 floors.
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Occupies seventh place the Nanjing Greenland Financial Center, which was completed in 2010, and has a height of 450 meters and owns 89 plants. Inside work in a hotel, retail space, offices, restautamtes and a public observatory at the top.
From the 72 floor observation platform, you get a panoramic view of Nanjing and the nearby Yangtze River, two lakes and the mountain range Ningzheng.
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Eighth place sets the Chicago's Willis Tower, formerly called Sears. Its construction began in 1970 and was inaugurated in 1974. The building measures 442 m. height and has 108 flats. Its architect was the Colombian Bruce Graham.
It has a few new viewpoints on the floor 103, and they are based on a new and innovative technology aimed to use glass as a charging stand.
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The ninth is the Kingkey 100, formerly known as Kingkey Finance Center Plaza, located in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, in the area that can be described as the financial district.
The building has a height of 441,8 metres and 100 plants containing Shenzhen, Guangdong, andspace for offices and a hotel. Of 100 plants, 68 are used for class A Office, 22 plants for a six-star hotel, the St. Regis Hotel, and the four upper floors House a garden and several restaurants. The lower floors of the building include the Mall KK, which contains shops of brands of luxury, restaurants and a supermarket.
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Which occupies the tenth place is the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, United States, also known as the Trump Tower Chicago 96 apartments and 423 meters. height. The composite concrete construction was designed by the American architect Adrian Smith. Houses a hotel and residences.
Via: visitandoelmundo

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