In modern world where science and technology operates everything. Constructing extremely large architecture is common every where. Tallest buildings are now a days commonly seen almost everywhere in the world, it is because of the advancement of technology and the improvement of machinery. Around 50 tallest skyscrapers in the world are located in Asia. Here we are listing top five tallest buildings in Asia.
Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest man made structure in the Asia as well as in world standing at 829.8 m height. Construction stared on 6th January 2004 and it is inaugurated on 4th January 2010. The tower’s architecture and engineering were operated by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, Adrian Smith is the chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The building consist of 163 floors and plus 46 maintenance levels in the spire. The building hold number records such as
- Tallest existing structure: 829.8 m
- Tallest structure ever built: 829.8 m
- Tallest freestanding structure: 829.8 m
- Tallest skyscraper (to top of spire): 829.8 m
- Tallest skyscraper to top of antenna: 829.8 m
- Building with most floors: 163
- Building with world’s highest occupied floor: 584.5 m
- World’s highest elevator installation
- World’s longest travel distance elevators: 504 m
- World’s highest observation deck:
- World’s highest nightclub
The Shanghai Tower is a mega tall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It is the second tallest building in Asia. The building has Designed by Gensler. The construction works started in November 2008. It is 632 metres (2,073 ft) high and has 121 floors, with a total floor area of 380,000 square meter. The tower can occupies 16,000 people on a daily basis. The building has nine indoor zones provide public space for visitors and each of these nine areas has its own atrium, featuring gardens, cafés, restaurants and retail spaces. the building will also have the fastest elevator in the world with a speed of 59 feet / second.
Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel
Makkah royal clock tower hotel is also known as Abraj Al-Bait Towers, it is a government-owned megatall building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The middle hotel building has the world’s largest clock face and it is the third tallest building and fourth tallest freestanding structure in the world with a height of 601 metres. It consists of 120 floors and it also has a large prayer room capable of holding more than 10,000 people. Saudi Binladin group is the developer and contractor of the complex. Towers consist of five-story shopping mall and a parking garage capable of holding over a 1000 vehicles.
Taipei 101 is a super tall skyscraper in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. Construction works started in 1999 and finished in 2004. It is designed to with stand typhoons and earthquakes. taipei 101 is the tallest and largest green building in the world, building was awarded the LEED platinum certification, the highest award according to the leadership in energy and environmental design rating system. Taipei 101 has 1,667 feet height and has 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground.
Shanghai World Financial Center
The Shanghai world financial center is fifth tallest skyscraper in Asia, located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. It was designed by Kohn pedersen fox and developed by the Mori building company. This 1,614.2 feet building consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls.