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The World's Tallest Buildings According To Type

HereÂ’s a list of the worldÂ’s tallest buildings according to their type.

The world’s tallest building is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with a stunning height of 825 meters. This manmade structure surpassed all existing records of the world tallest. Here’s a list of the world’s tallest buildings according to their type.

Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower – World’s Tallest Reinforced Concrete Building

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Name/s:

Abraj Al-Bait Towers

Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower

Location:

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Distinctions:

It is the world’s tallest reinforced concrete building

It will be the tallest building in Saudi Arabia.

It will have the world’s largest floor area of any structure with 1,500,000 m2.

It will be the world’s tallest and largest hotel upon completion in 2011.

It will have a large prayer room capable of holding nearly ten thousand people.

Up to 100,000 people could be housed inside the towers.

It will use clock faces measuring 43 × 43 m and will be the world’s largest.

The clocks will be the most elevated architectural clocks in the world.

The building will be the world’s second highest building next to Burj Khalifa.

Height:

601 meters tall

Stories

95 stories

The Center – World’s Tallest Building with Narrow Base

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Name:

The Center

Location:

Hong Kong, China

Distinctions:

World’s tallest building with narrow base

Hong Kong’s 5th tallest skyscraper

Entirely steel-structured with no reinforced concrete core

Height:

346 meters

Stories:

73 stories

8 Shenton Way – World’s Tallest Cylindrical Building

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Name/s:

8 Shenton Way

The Treasury

Temasek Tower

Location:

8 Shenton Way, Singapore

Distinctions:

It is the world’s tallest cylindrical building.

It is Singapore’s the 6th tallest skyscraper.

Height:

235 meters tall

Stories:

52 stories

Shanghai World Financial Center – World’s Tallest Building with a Hole

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Name:

Shanghai World Financial Center

Location:

Pudong, Shanghai, China

Distinctions:

It is the tallest building with a hole.

It is the highest hotel in the world.

It has the world's tallest observation deck.

It is the world’s third tallest building in the world.

It is the tallest structure in the People's Republic of China.

It also had the highest occupied floor.

It has the highest height to roof.

Height:

492 meters tall

Stories:

101 stories

Tokyo Sky Tower – World’s Tallest Telecommunication Tower

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Name:

Tokyo Sky Tree

Location:

Sumida ward, Tokyo, Japan

Distinctions:

It is Japan’s tallest artificial structure.

It is a broadcasting, restaurant and observation tower.

Height:

634 meters tall

Gateway Arch – World’s Tallest Monument

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Name/s:

Gateway Arch

Gateway to the West

Location:

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Distinctions:

It is the world’s tallest arch monument.

It is the tallest monument in the United States.

It is the tallest habitable structure in Missouri.

Height:

192 meters tall

Width:

192 meters at its base

GRES-2 Power Station – World’s Tallest Chimney

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Name/s:

GRES-2 Power Station

Power Station Ekibastuz

Nickname:

The Cigarette Lighter

Location:

Ekibastuiz, Kazakhstan

Distinctions:

It is the world’s tallest chimney ever built.

It and has the world's tallest flue gas stack at 419.7 meters.

It uses the highest transmission voltage in the world - 1,150 kV.

Height:

Chimney – 38 meters tall

* Si Du River Bridge – World’s Highest Bridge

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Name/s:

Si Du River Bridge

Siduhe Bridge

Location:

Badong County, Hubei, China

Distinctions:

It is the highest bridge in the world.

Height:

500 meters

Length:

1,222 meters long

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Comments (6)

Nicely done. Very informative.

very nice collection.

Great architectures... wonderful pics! Liked it!

Ranked #11 in Architecture

Thumbs up Sir Nobert!

Ranked #1 in Architecture

Nice work.

These are really tall buildings. Re tweeted, SUd,posted at FB and dug ( may acct na ulit ako sa digg he he)

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