The article discusses the five tallest buildings in the world as of 2021, including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the Shanghai Tower in China, the Abraj Al Bait Clock Tower in Saudi Arabia, the Ping An Finance Center in China, and the Lotte World Tower in South Korea.
The race to build the tallest building in the world has been ongoing for over a century, with various countries competing for the title. In 2021, there are five buildings that have taken the lead in this competition.
The first on the list is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Completed in 2010, it stands at a staggering height of 828 meters and has held the title of the world’s tallest building since its completion. It boasts over 160 floors and has a unique design inspired by Islamic architecture.
The second tallest building in the world is the Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China. Completed in 2015, it has a height of 632 meters and has over 120 floors. Its unique design includes an outer layer that twists as it rises, helping it to withstand wind pressure.
The third on the list is the Abraj Al Bait Clock Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It stands at 601 meters tall and has 120 floors. Its unique feature is its clock, which is the largest clock face in the world, with a diameter of 43 meters.
Fourth on the list is the Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen, China, completed in 2017. It stands at 599 meters and has 115 floors. Its unique feature is its triangular shape, which helps it to withstand strong winds.
The fifth on the list is the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea. It stands at 555 meters tall and has 123 floors. It was completed in 2017 and boasts a unique design that combines traditional Korean aesthetics with modern architecture.
These five buildings have pushed the limits of what is possible in modern architecture and engineering, showcasing the advancement of technology and human innovation. The race to build taller and more unique structures continues, and it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the world’s tallest buildings.