10 Tallest Buildings in the world completing in 2018
The competition between the world countries to hold on their grounds the world’s tallest buildings has been on the rise in the recent years. New technologies and developed materials have deemed the extraordinary heights possible.
With the world’s tallest building now, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, rising 828 meters above ground, almost double the height of the Petronas towers, in Kuala Lumpur, which used to be the world’s tallest, no more than 20 years ago, you can quite tell the difference.
So, now let’s take a look at the top 10 towers from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s list of the 100 Tallest Under-Construction Buildings in the World, available on its Global Tall Building Database. Here starts the countdown:
Skyfame Center Landmark Tower (528m) – Nanning, China
China Zun Tower (528m) – Beijing, China
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre (530m) – Tianjin, China
Lotte World Tower (554.5m) – Seoul, South Korea
Global Financial Center Tower 1 (568m) – Shenyang, China
Goldin Finance 117 (596.5m) – Tianjin, China
Ping An Finance Center (599m) – Shenzhen, China
Merdeka PNB 18 (630m) – Kula Lumpur, Malaysia
Wuhan Greenland Center (636m) – Wuhan, China
Jeddah Tower (1000m) – Jeddah, Saudia Arabia
10 Things to Know About The World’s Tallest Building in 2020
Jeddah Tower: In an attempt to promote development and tourism in Saudi Arabia’s most liberal city, Jeddah, a mega-tall skyscraper is now in the processing to become the tallest building on the planet. The creator and sponsor of the project is Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the richest man in the Middle East and a member of the Saudi royal family.
The designing architect of the world’s first 1-kilometer high skyscraper is none other than Adrian Smith, from Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture. Smith was also the designer of the world’s current tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, and he is, generally, known for his soaring towers in the US, South Korea, and China.
The idea of this architectural marvel in Jeddah was not enthusiastically received all the way long, as some Saudis contemplate the possibility that it would have a negative financial effect on the kingdom. With a budget nearing $2 billion, its opening date was pushed till 2020 due to difficult economic circumstances in the country.
All of the world’s tallest statues are in Asia
EVEN if you haven’t been to any of the world’s most famous statues, you can probably name a few. The Statue of Liberty in New York, Christ The Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, and Nelson’s Column in London are all renowned for pulling in thousands of tourists a year.
Statues hold historical and cultural significance because let’s face it, you don’t get a statue erected of you for menial things. Some people visit famous landmarks to snap a picture and claim bragging rights. Others go to pay respect to the person or cause the statue was created for.
Whatever the reason, there’s no denying they play a big part in the tourism industry, and Asia is home to the world’s tallest. Some you may know, maybe even been to, others might be on your bucket list. Here are the ten tallest statues in the world, and they all happen to be in Asia: