The World’s Tallest Buildings

Architects who dare to create monumental structures like the below-listed buildings are what inspire Design Scape Architects to push the boundaries in our own way. If you’ve been lucky enough to view these buildings with your own eyes, count yourself lucky!

Burj Khalifa

Also known as the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Dubai has held the title of the world’s tallest building since 2009. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this architectural gem stands at a whopping 828 metres into the air. The talent behind it belongs to Adrian Smith of the firm Skidmore, Owings & Merril, who also designed the One World Trade Centre after the tragic 9/11 attack in New York City in 2001. The Burj Khalifa took six years to complete and has been the centrepiece of a massive developmental project to develop “Downtown Dubai” that would see 30,000 homes built and a whole new urban-living community.

burj khalifa

Shanghai Tower

Standing in the centre of Pudong, Shanghai, this building gets its admirers to look 632 metres up into the air. Construction began in 2008 and completed in 2013. Although the Tower holds the record for being one the world’s tallest buildings, it holds another record for having some of the fastest moving elevators. The lifts move at a rate of 20.5 metres per second or 74 km’s per hour over 128 stories!

shanghai tower

Lotte World Tower

This super skyscraper in Seoul, South Korea stands at 555 metres tall and holds the record for being the tallest building in South Korea and the 5th tallest in the world. It took the building’s planners 13 years to finalise things before construction even began! After six years of construction, it finally opened in 2016 to the public.

lotte world building

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