Friday, May 10, 2013
These are the Top 10 Tallest Skyscraper in the World as of May 2013. Ranked by its structural height and highest point on the building.  The list only include the buildings that are occupied and completed.

Number 1: Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa known as Burj Dubai is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). The building has 163 floors plus 46 maintenance levels in the spire and 2 parking levels in the basement.

Number 10: Kingkey 100

The Kingkey 100 skyscraper is located in Shenzhen, Guangdong China. The building was completed in September 2011 and rises to 441.8 meters and has 100 floors for office space and hotel used. Of those 100 floors, 68 are used for 173,000 square meters of Class A office space, 22 stories for a 35,000 square meters, six-star business hotel and the top four floors of the skyscraper hold a garden and several restaurants.

Number 9: Willis Tower

The Willis Tower is located in Chicago , Illinois, United States. The building was completed in Year 1973 and rises to 442.1 meters. It has 108 floors plus 3 basement with 16 double decker elevators made by westinghouse and modernized by Schindler Group.

Number 8: Zifeng Tower

Zifeng Tower is a 450 meters skyscraper completed in year 2009. The building comprises 66 floors with 5 basement.

Number 7: The Petronas Tower

Petronas Towers, also known as  Petronas Twin Towers is a 451.9 meters Skyscraper located in Jalan ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1997.  The building comprises 88 floors with  5 basement. It was completed in April 1994 and renovated in January 1997.

Number 6: International Commerce Center

The International Commerce Centre is a 118-storey, 484 meters skyscraper completed in year 2010 in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It has 118 floor with 30 passenger lifts, 14 shuffle lifts and VIP lifts. The building also contains an observation deck on the 100th floor called Sky100 which opened to the public in April 2011. In  101st floor it was leased to a number of five-star restaurants.

Number 5: Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center  is a 492 meters skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The building has 101 stories with an area of 381,600 square meters.

Number 4: Taipei 101

Taipei 101 formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center is a 509 meters skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building has 101 floors, 5 basement,  61 Toshiba/Kone elevators including double-deck shuttles and 2 high speed observatory elevators.

Number 3: One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center is a  104-story  skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, occupying the location of what use to be the original 6 World Trade Center located in New York City, USA. With 104 floors plus 5 basement, the building rises to 541.3 meters above the ground.

Number 2: Mecca Royal Hotel Tower

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower is a 601 meters building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The building was opened in year 2012 and it has 120 Floors.

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