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Top 5 Tallest Buildings in Asia

1 Burj Khalifa | Dubai
Burj Khalifa - Tallest Buildings in Asia
Burj Khalifa, known prior to its inauguration as Burj Dubai, is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest man-made structure in the world with its humongous 2,722 feet height. The construction started on 21 September 2004, and the building was officially opened on 4 January 2010. The tower’s architecture and engineering were done by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago. Adrian Smith was the chief architect, and Bill Baker was the chief structural engineer of this project. It consists of 163 floors, plus 46 maintenance levels in the spire, and 2 parking levels in the basement. The highest residential floor in this mega structure is level 109. A major plot of Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol was filmed here.
2. Shanghai Tower | China
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Shanghai Tower, which is under construction in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, is in the race to be one of the tallest skyscrapers and the tallest buildings in China. The Shanghai Tower was designed by Marshall Strabala of the American architectural firm called Gensler. Construction work of this building began in November 2008. It is 2,073 feet in height with a total floor area of 380,000 square meters. This 121 storied building is estimated to be completed on 2015. This tower will accommodate as many as 16,000 people on a daily basis. Four Seasons Hotel with 320 rooms will be located between the 84th and 110th floors which will claim to be the tallest hotel in the world at the time of its completion. This building will have the fastest elevator in the world with a speed of 59 feet / second.
3. Abraj Al Bait | Saudi Arabia
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The Abraj Al-Bait also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is a government-owned building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia which was built under King Abdulaziz Endowment Project. This 1,972 feet building was built after the demolition of the Ajyad Fortress. This mega structure is just meters away from the world’s largest mosque and Islam’s most sacred site, the Masjid al-Haram which houses the Kaaba. It consists of 120 floors and also has a large prayer room capable of holding more than 10,000 people. This building was designed and developed under Saudi Binladin Group. It houses a 5-storey shopping mall and a clock tower which is the tallest clock tower in the world, and the largest clock face, as well, designed by the German architect, Mahmoud Bodo Rasch and his firm, SL Rasch GmbH.
4. Taipei 101 | Taiwan
Taipei 101_ Tallest Buildings in Asia
Taipei 101, also known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The design of this building is inspired by traditional Chinese architecture, with a shape resembling a pagoda, which was developed by C.Y. Lee & partners and constructed primarily by KTRT Joint Venture. Taipei 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground with its 1,667 feet height. In July 2011, the building was awarded LEED Platinum certification as the tallest and largest energy efficient building in the world. Taipei 101 features an Indoor Observation deck on 89th floor and an Outdoor Observation deck on its 91st floor. It is designed to withstand typhoon winds up to 216 km/hour, and it can also sustain the strongest earthquakes likely to occur in a 2,500-year cycle.
5. Shanghai World Financial Center | China
Tallest Buildings in Asia
Shanghai World Financial Center is a gigantic skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. This 1,614.2 feet building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Mori Building Company, with Leslie E. Robertson Associates as its structural engineer and China State Construction Engineering Corp and Shanghai Construction General Co. as its main contractor. This building is developed for various uses as it has offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls. It was bestowed with Asia & Australasia awards for Best Tallest Building from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. It also has Park Hyatt Shanghai Hotel between 79th to the 93rd floors.