The tallest buildings in the world

Worldwide each year thousands of new buildings including high-rise buildings and skyscrapers. Some of the constructions known worldwide, others are architectural masterpieces. The tallest buildings of the world are fascinating with its grandeur and novelty, let’s look at the most famous of them.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

This unusual attraction is located in Dubai. The height of Burj Khalifa – 828 meters, and the number of floors over 160.

Today the building has 9 hotels prestige class, you can also see the beautiful fountains created similar structures of Las Vegas.

The construction of the skyscraper cost about 4 billion US dollars. The project belongs to the architect Adrian Smith, who has vast experience in creating tall buildings.

The construction of Burj Khalifa began in 2004, in one week, workers managed to build 2 floors. First performed the concrete work, then build the spire from metal with a height of 180 meters.

The Grand opening of the skyscraper was held in January 2010.

The Warsaw radio tower

The Warsaw radio tower

The height of the radio mast 646,38 meters. Until 1991, the Warsaw radio tower was considered the tallest structure on Earth after the collapse of the palm behind the skyscraper to the moment has not yet appeared higher the skyscraper, which was mentioned above.

If the radio tower view in cross-section, you get an equilateral triangle, the length of the sides is 4.8 metres. The skyscraper is built of steel tubes with a diameter of 245 mm, pipe Thickness is dependent on the height and ranged from 8-34 mm. The construction consisted of 86 parts, each of which reached a height of 7.5 meters. Climb to the top of the mast on the built-in Elevator, at a maximum speed of 0.35 m/s for climb is half an hour. Mounted on a two-meter radio tower insulators that can withstand voltages up to 120 kV.

Tokyo sky tree

Tokyo sky tree

So-called tele-radio broadcasting tower, located in Sumida district. The decision of such an original name was adopted after carrying out sociological poll, all were invited to 19 thousand titles. A second possible title was «Tokyo Edo Tower».

Its even listed in the Guinness Book of records as one of the most high. The length of the tower more than 600 meters and is almost 300 times more than previously established.

The tower is used for digital TV broadcasting, telephone communications and satellite navigation systems. In addition, there are many places for recreation and entertainment: boutiques, theater, planetarium, restaurants, aquarium. The project was attended by 6 TV companies, which then rented the premises of the TV tower. Construction of the tower lasted from 2008 to 2012. Opening a New tree Tokyo » was held on 22 may 2012.

The Shanghai tower

The Shanghai tower

The name of the tower it becomes clear that it is located in Shanghai, in Pudong district. Near the tower erected two high-rise buildings: the famous financial center and Jinmao tower – the calling card of Shanghai.

The height of the building under the project will be 362 meters, and the total area of the tower will be 380 thousand square meters.

The Shanghai tower – a magnificent building of China, besides, it takes 4 place in the ranking of the tallest buildings in the world.

TV tower KVLY-TV

Televia KVLY-TV

Tower with a height of 576 feet built in North Dakota. Its main application is the transmission of digital and analog signals. Construction of the tower was completed in 1963, and for a long time it was the tallest building. The construction of this giant spent 0.5 million U.S. dollars.

It was only five tallest buildings in the world, because today there are many skyscrapers, take, for example, the Tower Abraj al-Bait towers, the Canton Tower or the world Trade center in new York.

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