Buildings are man-made creatures that fascinate and inspires for the beauty and ingenuity of their architectural design. The majesty and grandeur of buildings attracts millions of tourists to visit and applause the human’s architectural skills and brilliant ideas of structural design.
Following is the top ten of tallest buildings of the world in year 2012.
1. BURJ KHALIFA, DUBAI
Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper at the heart of Dubai. It represents a state-of-the-art in building design. It is a magnificent masterpiece in architecture. The building was inaugurated officially on 4 January 2010. It stands at the height of 828 m. it has 160 floors, residential areas, offices, hotels, restaurants and malls. Dubai Mall offers a massive shopping experience. It includes more than 1200 stores which offers famous fashion brands in the world. Here you can experience the unprecedented shopping, dining, and luxurious lifestyles.
2. TAIPEI 101, TAIWAN
The building is such designed that it is secured from two most destructive events: Earthquake and Typhoons. Building design reflects two parts of Taiwanese culture, the pagoda and bamboo. It stands to the height of 509m. major attractions are night markets, restaurants, clubs, coffee shops and shopping malls. It has many underground malls. Taipei night markets are famous for outdoor dining. Here you can enjoy a variety of foods. Choices range from seafood to Italian food like pizza and spaghetti noddles.
3. SHANGHAI WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER, CHINA
This building reaches a height of 492m. It comprises of conference center, office facilities for financial companies, halls for exhibitions, hotels, restaurants, cafes, massive shopping malls. Visitors can catch a sightseeing view of Shanghai along the Huangpu River from Sky Arena.
4. GUANGZHOU WEST TOWER, CHINA
This giant super tall building, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, stands at a height of 432m. The Tower presents an observational view at night by glowing and emit light based on LED technology. Lightening makes the tower look so elegant and truly a radiant landmark for the city.
5. GREENLAND FINANCIAL CENTRE NANJING, CHINA
The super high rise tower reaches to a height of 450m. it has 66 floors above ground and 5 floors below ground. The building features space allocation for offices and hotels. Top roof provides a perfect inspiring view of the nearby mountains, lake and buildings.
6. PETRONAS TOWERS, KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA
PETRONAS Towers are twin skyscrapers measuring a height of 452meters and cover 88 stories. The Towers are connected through Sky Bridge.
7. THE TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL, CHICAGO
The grandest building rises to an impressive height of 415m. it offers a stunning breathtaking view of the lake Michigan. It features world class spa, swimming pools and luxurious hotel suites.
8. WILLIS TOWER, CHICAGO
Willis Tower exemplified the modern architecture and offers an excellent building site in Chicago. It measures a height of 442m and composed of black Aluminum.
9. TWO INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CENTRE, HONGKONG
It reflects the country’s phenomenal progress and modernization in architectural design. The building was built to cover 88 floors. It is a global icon for business development. It features a lavish Four Seasons hotel accommodation where you can spend a vacation. The building was featured in a Hollywood movie Tomb Raider 2.
10. THE JINMAO BUILDING, SHANGAI CHINA
This marvelous building houses Grand Hyatt hotel, exhibition halls, recreation areas, office space, banquet halls. Elevators are used to reach different floors. This building is a mixture of traditional Chinese culture and modern architectural design. The tourists are mesmerized with stunning topside views of Oriental Pearl Tower from JINMAO Tower.