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Highest building in the world: Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates’ tallest skyscraper, has been in place since 2010. It stands 828 meters high and boasts 163 floors. Burj Khalifa, one of Dubai’s most iconic buildings, is also a landmark. Kingdom Tower in Jeddah is the potential successor to Burj Khalifa. This ambitious construction project is a kilometer high and was begun in 2013. It is expected to surpass the current record holder.
Shanghai Tower is located in Shanghai, China, at the height of 632 meters. It is nearly 200m shorter than Burj Khalifa, Dubai. Shanghai Tower houses the fastest elevators in the World, capable of climbing the tower at 18 meters per second.
Makkah Clock Royal Tower is the third tallest building in the World. Its most notable feature is its clock tower. The clock face can be seen 25 km away from the clock tower because it is so large. Built-in Makkah in Saudi Arabia, the 601-meter tall building, is now complete.
The tallest building in 2016 is the Ping An Finance Centre, Shenzhen, China. It stands at 599 meters. The tower was designed by Kohn Pedersenfox and is fourth in the ranking. This 116-story office tower is the tallest in the World. It takes the title from One World Trade Center, New York.
The P&T Group designed the 597-meter high tower Goldin Finance 117. This diamond-shaped building, located in Tianjin in China, will be completed by 2020. It will house offices as well as a hotel. The Goldin Finance 117 is 2 meters shorter than the Ping An Financial Centre and so ranks 5 on the list of the World’s tallest buildings.