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Friday, May 1, 2009

World's Tallest Buildings!

yea still holiday mood currently, even for the next 2 months,
training was good but still not enough, talking about 8 to 10km jog per day but actual race is 21km though.. Worship Leading tomorrow! God is moving!

was looking through Businessweek Magazine Website.
And yea so didn't expect such a site to have World's tallest Buildings page,
And it is quite updated and full linked irrefutable information,
and the reason why i am posting up the following post, is just for my future knowledge =)
ENJOY!

Presenting our very own Country's Pride
Petronas Twin Tower (1998) 1483 feet
Architect Ceaser Pelli


No. 3: Pentominium

Location: Dubai Completion Year: 2012 Stories: 120 Height: 2,028 ft.
The name of this luxury development blends the words "penthouse" and "condominium." Not surprising perhaps, given that the building will provide some of the most luxurious real estate in the world. The tower was designed by architecture firm Aedas.


No. 1: Nakheel Tower

Location: Dubai Completion Year: 2020 Stories: 1,000-plus Height: 3,281 ft.-plus
This mixed-use tower could potentially top out as the world's tallest building, though plans have gone through multiple permutations since the project was first proposed five years ago. The current project is being designed by architects Woods Bagot.



No. 4: Russia Tower

Location: Moscow Completion Year: 2012 Stories: 118 Height: 2,009 ft.
Created by the British architects Foster + Partners, the triangular shape of this mixed-use tower evokes the ancient pyramids. The development will comprise a city within a building, providing homes, shopping, and offices for some 250,000 people.


No. 5: Chicago Spire

Location: Chicago Completion Year: 2012 Stories: 150 Height: 2,000 ft.The Chicago Spire was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, who took cues for its look from nature, and says that inspiration for the residential building's shape came from the spiral forms smoke takes when rising into the air.


No. 2: Burj Dubai

Location: Dubai Completion Year: 2009 Stories: 160-plus Height: 2,600 ft.-plus
The final height of this—already the world's tallest building—has yet to be finalized. The $1.4 billion project is intended to anchor the rapid development of downtown Dubai. Inside, the tower's developers promise a number of gee-whiz features including an Armani-designed luxury hotel and the world's fastest elevator.


No. 6: Makkah Clock Royal Tower 

Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia Completion Year: 2010 Stories: 76 Height: 1,893

The clock affixed to the top of this tower in the Muslim holy city will be some five times larger than Big Ben in London. The majority of the structure will be occupied by a luxury hotel aimed at serving pilgrims with deep pockets.


No. 10: Burj Al Alam

Location: Dubai Completion Year: 2011 Stories: 108 Height: 1,674 ft. Designed by Japanese architects Nikken Sekkei, this tower's name translates into English as "World Tower." The building's "crown" top will contain gardens with views and an indoor Turkish bath.


No. 7: China 117 Tower

Location: Tianjin, China Completion Year: 2013 Stories: 117 Height: 1,870 ft. This mixed-use tower will be China's tallest when it is completed. The structure, which is being developed by Chinese firm Matsunichi Hi-Tech, features a striking and ornate crown shape at its top.


No. 8: Doha Convention Center Tower

Location: Doha, Qatar Completion Year: 2012 Stories: 112 Height: 1,808 ft.

Attached to a 936,000-square-foot convention center, this tower is being developed by the real estate firm Qatari Diar to offer spectacular views of the booming city of Doha.


No. 9: World Trade Center One

Location: New York Completion Year: 2013 Stories: 82 Height: 1,776 ft. The "Freedom Tower" was designed by American architect David Childs. The spire is intended to echo the Statue of Liberty's raised arm. The building's height makes reference to the year the U.S. declared its independence.


No. 12: International Commerce Center

Location: Hong Kong Completion Year: 2010 Stories: 106 Height: 1,588 ft. The intended height of this office and hotel complex had to be scrapped to meet local regulations that do not permit buildings to reach higher than surrounding mountains. Still, when the building, designed by the New York-based architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, is completed in 2010, it will be the tallest building on Hong Kong Island.


No. 11: Busan Lotte Tower

Location: Busan, South Korea  Completion Year: 2013  Stories: 107 Height: 1,674 ft. This tower, designed by Korean firm Baum Architects, is at the heart of a new economic development zone in the port of Busan. The tower will primarily be composed of office and hotel space.


No. 13: Nanjing Greenland Financial Center

Location: Nanjing, China  Completion Year: 2009  Stories: 69  Height: 1,476 ft.

The interlocking forms at the center of this rising tower are intended to evoke China's traditional dancing dragon. The shape of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-created structure is also designed to maximize the building's views of surrounding mountains.


No. 16: Dubai Towers Doha

Location: Doha, Qatar Completion Year: 2010 Stories: 84 Height: 1,434 ft. Designed by the British architecture firm RMJM, this $620 million mixed-use project will include a shopping mall, a five-star hotel on 13 floors, as well as office and residential space


No. 14: Kingkey Finance Tower

Location: Shenzhen, China Completion Year: 2011 Stories: 97 Height: 1,440 ft. Created by the Britain-based architects Terry Farrell & Partners, this gleaming tower will feature mixed office and hotel space. The top floor will feature a glass-enclosed garden


No. 12: International Commerce Center

Location: Hong Kong Completion Year: 2010 Stories: 106 Height: 1,588 ft.

The intended height of this office and hotel complex had to be scrapped to meet local regulations that do not permit buildings to reach higher than surrounding mountains. Still, when the building, designed by the New York-based architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, is completed in 2010, it will be the tallest building on Hong Kong Island.As its name suggests, the estimated $300 million Marina 101 will feature 101 floors of mixed hotel and residential space when it is finished. It was designed by the Dubai-based architecture firm National Engineering Bureau


No. 17: Trump International Hotel & Tower

Location: Chicago Completion Year: 2009 Stories: 96 Height: 1,362 ft.Named after the American businessman, the Trump Tower Chicago was created by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The architects and Donald Trump initially proclaimed that the $650 million tower would become the world's tallest, but plans were scaled back after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.


No. 18: Princess Tower

Location: Dubai
Completion Year: 2009 Stories: 101 Height: 1,358 ft.
The Princess Tower, being built by the Dubai-based developer Tameer, is an over-the-top, ultraluxury residence. Its lobby, for instance, will be ornamented with white gold.

2 comments:

  1. wow.. I realise there are a lot of impressive (future)skyscrapers in Dubai. And China, too. That reminds me of how China is the rising dragon of Asia. Haha, that's how the western calls it =)

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  2. hahah but will see la, they are still on sketch, but burj dubai is nearly on complete... so yea wait la until our country come up the other one, we cannot compare petronas towers cause they are done by 1998! can say tallest for the 20th century... lol

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