Top 5 Tallest Buildings in the World 

The world is surrounded by skyscrapers and vertical developments. Each has its own unique features and designs.  Real estate in Pakistan has also seen a growing trend of high-rise buildings in Pakistan. However today, we will discuss 5 tallest buildings in the world, their height, unit types, and unique architecture.

Burj Khalifa – One of the Tallest Buildings in the World

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Burj Khalifa is known as the tallest building in the world to date. This state-of-the-art highrise is located in Dubai. Burj Khalifa was owned and developed by Emaar Properties in 2010. Its height is 829.8 meters (2,717 feet) and it has 163 floors. Its architecture was by Skidmore, Owings Merrill LLP. It is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world, with its Observation Deck as the most-visited spot by adventurers. 

Merdeka 118

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Merdeka 118 is located in Kaula Lampur. It is the 2nd tallest building in the world and as the name suggests, it has 118 floors. The height of this innovative masterpiece is 678.9 meters. Merdeka 118 was built in 2024 and has observation decks of 517 and 566 meters. It is the tallest highrise in Southeast Asia, with a unique diamond-shaped facade. Merdeka 118 is a mixed-used tower having units ranging from hotels, offices, observation, shopping centers, and residences. 

Shanghai Tower 

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Shanghai Tower is the world’s third tallest building with a height of 632 meters. It was built in 2015 in Shanghai and is recognized as the tallest building in China, having 128 floors. The tower has 128 floors and unit types include; offices, retail outlets, museums, and hotels, and an observation deck that is 522 meters long. The design of the tower is spiral by Skidmore, Owings Merrill LLP, featuring an all-glass facade to consume maximum sunlight. Thus, reducing dependence on electricity and minimizing carbon emissions. 

Royal Clock Tower Mecca

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This magnificent tower is located in Mecca and its height is 601 meters, one of the tallest buildings in the world. Royal Clock Tower, the forth tallest building, was built in 2012 and has 120 floors. Each side of the tower has a clock with a size of 43m x 43m, the largest clock face in the world to date. The Royal Clock Tower has shopping centers, retail shops, and hotels. As part of King Abdula Aziz’s city endowment program, the tower was developed to create a modernized look and provide luxury accommodation to the visitors of Mecca. 

Ping An International Finance Centre

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Ping An International Finance Centre was built in Shenzhen China in 2016. The building is named after the world’s biggest investment company, Ping An Insurance Company of China. It is also included in the list of the tallest buildings in the world, securing the fifth position. The height of this tower is 599 meters and its observation deck is 541 meters long. The aperture of the building’s peak is a trapezoidal shape that looks like a bottle opener. Its exclusive architecture attracts tourists from around the world.

The infrastructure and real estate developments are impacted by continuous innovation and tech advancements. However, with the growing innovation, builders, and developers must also consider green energy utilization and buildings that are not only safe for humans but for the earth as well.

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