Architectural Marvels: Exploring The World's Tallest Skyscrapers

OT Staff

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

The Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building since 2010. It serves various purposes like hotels, offices, restaurants, and observation decks. Its innovative design, resembling a flower, helps it withstand strong winds as it gets taller.

Height: 2,716.5 feet 

Burj Khalifa | Shutterstock

Merdeka 118, Malaysia

Merdeka 118, previously known as KL 118, is Malaysia's tallest tower and the second tallest in the world. It has 118 stories and is located near Stadium Merdeka. 

Height: 2,230′ feet

Merdeka 118 | Shutterstock

Tokyo Skytree, Japan

Tokyo Skytree in Japan is one of the tallest freestanding towers. It has a unique design with a white lattice exterior. The tower combines modern and traditional Japanese design and is earthquake-resistant.

Height: 2,080 feet

Skytree | Shutterstock

Shanghai Tower, China

The Shanghai Tower is China's tallest skyscraper and one of the world's top ten buildings. The tower serves various purposes, including offices, hotels, cultural spaces, and observation decks. 

Height: 2,073 feet

A view of Pudong from The Bund | Shutterstock

Canton Tower, China

The Canton Tower is a versatile structure designed by Dutch architects. It's the fifth tallest freestanding tower globally and has a unique twisted shape. People call it the "Super Model" due to its slender and sleek design.

Height: 1968.5 feet

Canton Tower | Shutterstock

Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia

The Makkah Royal Clock Tower, also known as the Abraj Al-Bait Tower, is a massive building in Mecca. It's part of a complex with seven towers on a fifteen-story base next to the Grand Mosque. 

Height: 1,972 feet

Makkah Royal Clock Tower | Shutterstock

Ping An Finance Center, China

This skyscraper in Shenzhen, China, has 115 floors and includes hotels, luxury shopping, offices, retail, and conference spaces. It connects commercial and residential areas in Shenzhen's bustling business district. 

Height: 1965.55 feet

Ping An Finance Center | Shutterstock

Lotte World Tower, South Korea

The Lotte World Tower is a 123-story skyscraper. It takes inspiration from traditional Korean pottery for its unique structure. The building is engineered to handle strong winds and earthquakes.

Height: 1820 feet

Lotte World Mall | Shutterstock

World Trade Center, United States

World Trade Center in New York City is an iconic building that stands out in the skyline, commemorating the fallen towers in the area. The skyscraper has a unique design of eight triangles, giving it a prism-like shape. 

Height: 1791.34 feet

World Trade Center, US | Shutterstock