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Feats of Architecture: The World’s Tallest Buildings (Pt 1)

We live in a world where we have created some absolutely outstanding architecture. Each country has its own individual style even when it comes to skyscrapers. As humans we have created some absolutely breathtaking buildings and the sheer size of them is incredibly impressive!

This is to be the first in a series of blogs that celebrates the feats of architecture and how it has changed throughout history. In this article we’re going to take a look at the world’s tallest buildings – believe us when we say, you’re certain to be impressed!

Burj Khalifa – Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Dubai, is the home to the tallest building in the world; the Burj Khalifa. Measuring a staggering 2,723ft, this building has a whopping 163 floors! Completed in 2009, it took 5 whole years to build.

Shanghai Tower – Shanghai, China

The Shanghai Tower measures a staggering 2,073ft, so it’s a good job that the architects of the building have invested in providing the world’s fastest elevators to this building. These elevators are the travel up the tower at a rocketing speed of 18 meters per second!

Makkah Clock Tower – Makkah, Saudi Arabia 

 

Located in Makkah, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel is actually classed as the tallest hotel in the world with 120 floors. Its main architectural purpose was to ‘modernise’ the holy city of Mecca. Measuring 1,972ft it is a stunning building – plus it is home to the largest clock face in the world!

One World Trade Centre – New York, USA 

 

The One World Trade Centre stands 60 meters from the location of where the Two Towers were situated, before the tragedy of 9/11. Measuring 1,776ft and has 104 floors. As the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, it certainly had to make an appearance on our list. The reason the building is 1,776ft is to represent the year of American Independence.

Taipei 101 – Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei 101 measures 1,669ft; it gets its name from its 101 floors above ground and has 5 floors underground. What is special about this building, apart from the obvious of course, is that it is the largest eco-friendly sky scraper in the entire world!

Imagine if these buildings had been created without the invention of passenger lifts – well, you’d have very large leg muscles to say the least! Of course, this is only a small selection of the world’s tallest buildings, there are many more and you can read all about it in part 2, so remember to visit our blog to find out more!

Axess2 is a leading supplier and designer of quality home lifts, we often work together with architects to come up with attractive, space saving and efficient solutions. We provide both commercial and domestic elevator solutions.

Call us on 01200 405005 for further information and to make an enquiry about your project.

 

 

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