Architecture is an art which depicts the deepest corners of mankind’s imaginations. The contours, the dimensions, the design and the aesthetics all contribute in creations so magnificent and mesmerizing that they are breath taking. In the same context, man has outperformed his wildest dreams by constructing mega structures which talk to clouds and heavens. These tallest buildings compete with one another by their heights. Following are the ten tallest structures in this regard around the globe:
1. Burj Khalifa
Finished in year 2010, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE stands as the “Tallest Building in the World”. It is also known as Khalifa Tower in Arabic and has 900 apartments currently in its vicinity. With 162 floors and 2,716 ft in height, it is the tallest man made structure in the history.
2. Two International Finance Centre
Completed back in 2003, Two IFC is a 415 m tall building, the second largest building in Hong Kong. It is said to have more than 88 floors and is considered to be one of the tallest sky scrapers in the world.
3. Taipei 101
In the country of Taiwan, stands what’s considered to be the second tallest building called Taipei 101. 1,671 ft in height with 101 floors, it was completed in 2004. It was initially symbolized as the evolution of technology and Asian culture.
4. PETRONAS Towers
Both towers with heights of 1,483 ft each, containing 88 floors were completed in the year 1998 at Kuala Lumpur. Before Taipei 101 in 2004, these twin towers of Malaysia were ranked as the tallest towers of the world.
5. Jin Mao Tower
A 1,380 ft beast stands high and mighty in Shanghai called the Jin Mao Tower.
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The Sears Towers is the world’s fifth tallest building. They have been renamed the Willis Tower in 2003 after the previous name expired. These Towers are the tallest structure in Chicago surpassing the previous World Trade Center Towers and the Empire State building in Manhatten. These towers are one of the most popular attractions of the city and people are often very curious to visit them.
History of Sears Towers
Sears Towers most significant portion open to public is the Sky Deck. It is located on the 103rd floor of the Towers. It was first opened to public on 22nd of June 1974 and is 1,353 feet (412 m) above ground level. It is primary tourist attractions in the City of Chicago where many people come and can easily view the entire City and its landscape. This observatory is accessible to common people via lift system. These lifts can take you to the top floor in less then sixty seconds.
What Makes It So Distinct
The Sky Deck is visited by more then 1 million people annually. These Balconies are made up of glass and they are not for people with height fears. These Balconies of glass can bear weight of 4.5 metric tones. These balconies are also famous for people attempting to climb upto them with bare hands and feet. Most famous of them was Alan the Spiderman from France. He attempted to climb up them in 1999. Read the full story