Skyscrapers: The Vertical City
  • Burj Khalifa, Dubai

    Since its completion in 2010, Burj Khalifa, in the heart of UAE, claims to be the world’s tallest skyscraper. It took around 22 million man hours to create the 830m high building that has 163 floors. The weight of the concrete is equivalent to 100,000 elephants.

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  • Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

    Completed in 2014, Shanghai Tower is 632m high, 127 storeys, China's tallest & world’s second tallest building. As of 2016, it is the world's tallest building by height with highest usable floors & the world’s fastest elevator at a top speed of 74 KPH.

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  • CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou

    Construction of the 111 storey & 530m high skyscraper in southern China was completed in October 2016. The mixed use urban complex has 4 major transition points at which its function changes from offices to apartments to hotel rooms.

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  • Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, Mecca

    At the heart of the holiest Islamic city, Abraj Al Bait brings an air of modernisation to the bustling historic centre of Mecca. 601m high, the 120 floor hotel in Saudi Arabia was constructed to provide comfortable accommodations for devout Muslims during the Hajj period.

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  • One World Trade Center, New York City

    After 9/11, a new World Trade Center was designed to become a statement, an emotional reaction & the centerpiece of the New York skyline. The 104 storey One World Trade Center currently stands 546m tall, and is the tallest building in the U.S.

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