Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Asia
Mankind always dreams to build something megalithic if we follow the history of this planet. Starting from the Great Pyramid of Giza built by the pharaohs, to the Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was built by the Ptolemaic Kingdom, ancient architectures throughout the world are found to support the evidence of the efforts to construct something challenging.
In the modern world where science and technology dominates everything, a culture of constructing humongous architecture again boomed during late 90s. It is not only the race to build mega structures, but also a fascinating journey to the greenest buildings mankind has ever seen. UAE, China, India, Malaysia and many different countries of Asia are all in this race. So, here is the list of Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Asia.
1 Burj Khalifa | Dubai
Burj Khalifa, known prior to its inauguration as Burj Dubai, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest man-made structure in the world with its humongous 2,722 feet height. The construction started on 21 September 2004, and the building was officially opened on 4 January 2010.
2. Shanghai Tower | China
Shanghai Tower, which is under construction in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, is in the race to be one of the tallest skyscrapers and the tallest buildings in China. The Shanghai Tower was designed by Marshall Strabala of the American architectural firm called Gensler.
3. Abraj Al Bait | Saudi Arabia
The Abraj Al-Bait also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is a government-owned building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia which was built under King Abdulaziz Endowment Project. This 1,972 feet building was built after the demolition of the Ajyad Fortress.
4. Taipei 101 | Taiwan
Taipei 101, also known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The design of this building is inspired by traditional Chinese architecture, with a shape resembling a pagoda, which was developed by C.Y. Lee & partners and constructed primarily by KTRT Joint Venture.
5. Shanghai World Financial Center | China
Shanghai World Financial Center is a gigantic skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. This 1,614.2 feet building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Mori Building Company, with Leslie E.
6. International Commerce Centre | Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre also known as Union Square is a commercial skyscraper located in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. The height of this commercial tower is approximately 1,588 feet.
Petronas twin Tower is the tallest twin towers in the world located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This 1,483 feet tower complex was officially opened by the Prime Minister of Malaysia’s Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad on 1 August 1999.
8. Zifeng Tower | China
Zifeng Tower, also known as Greenland Center or Greenland Square Zifeng Tower, is a super-tall skyscraper located in in Nanjing, China.
9. Kingkey 100 | China
Kingkey 100 also known as KK 100 and Kingkey Finance Center Plaza is a skyscraper in Shenzhen Luohu District, Guangdong province, China. The construction of this skyscraper started in 2007 and opened for public in 2011. It is the 4th tallest building in Chinese territory. This mega building complex is 1,449 feet tall as it contains 100 levels which are also reflected in its name.
10. Guangzhou International Finance Center | China
Guangzhou International Finance Centre, also known as Guangzhou West Tower, is a skyscraper located in Zhujiang Avenue West in the Tianhe District of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China. This 1,439 feet tall building was designed by Wilkinson Eyre.