The dream of all architects is to build something memorable that will last for centuries, buildings to be known by everyone, and how you can make yourself more famous than building the tallest building in the world. Thus, they seem to target the infinite with their skyscrapers.
Let’s see the highest buildings that are currently under construction worldwide, according to Business Insider.
Their average height is going to be more than 1,853 feet (or 565 meters).
China leads in this top with 6 buildings to be completed.
However, none of these buildings will not exceed Burj Khalifa, Dubai, the building that is for the moment, the tallest building in the world with 2716.54 feet (or 828 meters).
With is height Burj Khalifa is:
1| City Ranking: #1 tallest in Dubai;
2| National Ranking: #1 tallest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE);
3| Regional Ranking: #1 tallest in the Middle East;
4| Global Ranking: #1 tallest in the World.
The Burj Khalifa or Khalifa Tower skyscraper is perhaps one of the most famous world-class destination and the magnificent centerpiece of Dubai. Burj Khalifa is one of the world’s architectural jewel, surpassing expectations and limits. It rises gracefully from the desert heart and honours this Persian Gulf Emirate with a new glow. Burj Khalifa is at the heart of Dubai people.
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The World’s Tallest Buildings, Currently under Construction
1| Busan Lotte Town Tower – South Korea:
When this tower will be completed in 2016, it will have 1673 feet (510 meters) height. The construction site is situated on a prominent waterfront in Busan, South Korea.In fact, it will be a mixed building, hotel, condominiums, entertainment facilities, retail and underground parking. The mixed-use tower will add more than 6.3 million square feet to this South Korean port city. It will be indeed the gateway of East Asia.
2| Pentominiun – Dubai:
Trident International Holdings has created unique alliances with different premium brands from around the world for its brand new 516 meter-tall skyscraper that will be the ‘defined height of luxury’.
The top floors of the Pentominium will contain a Sky Pool, Sky Lounge, a private observation deck and Business Center along with health clubs, a banqueting hall, squash courts, private theater and a cigar lounge.
Every condominium unit will take up the complete floor level of the tower providing more than 6500 sq.ft. of living space.
In fact, Pentominium is defined as “height of luxury”. Why?
Because Pentominium Tower has taken the luxury living concept to an entirely new level.
The Pentominium will provide unique world class residential units.
3| Greenland Dalian Center – Dalian, Liaoning, China:
Dalian Greenland Center is an under construction building in Dalian, Liaoning, China, designed to be almost 1,700 feet (518.00 meters) height. It will be the tallest building in Northeast China. This tower, funded by Greenland Group, which is a leading developer in China, will cover a total area of 645,834.62 square feet(60,000 square meters) and a total building area of 6,178,484.5 square feet (574,000 square meters).
5| World Trade Center – New York:
One World Trade Center, ors 1 WTC is known as the Freedom Tower, and will be the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex in Manhattan, New York. The 104-story, almost 1775 feet (541 meters) tall tower will be constructed in the corner of the World Trade Center site, occupying exactly the location where once, the original World Trade Center stood.
7| Makkah Clock Royal Tower – Makkah, Saudi Arabia
The Makkah Royal Clock Tower, with its 76 floors and 1893 feet (577 meters) will be the the second tallest tower in the world. It will feature a 40 meters clock that will be more larger than Big Ben (more than five times).
The Clock will be bright lit and visible from 16 maybe 17 kilometers away at night and more than 10, 12 km during the day.
9| Ping An International Finance Center – Shenzhen, China
The Ping An International Finance Center Tower is a 2,126 feet (648 meters) and 115-stories super tall tower under construction in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. This building is expected to be completed in 2015. It is currently one of the the tallest building under construction.
The building has a total gross floor area of almost 4 millions square feet (378,600 square meters) plus a basement area of 968,752 square feet (90,000 square meters). This building will consist of supporting facilities, offices, parking and a conference center.
4| CTF Tower – Tianjin, China:
The 96-story-height CTF Tianjin Tower will become a bold monolithic architectural expression on the skyline outside Tianjin, China. This 1,740 feet (530 meters) height tower will contain 300 service apartments, offices and a 5-star hotel beneath its arched top.
6| Goldin Finance 117 – Tianjin, China:
Goldin Finance 117 will be part of Tianjin Goldin Metropolitan and is another skyscraper building under construction in China. Its construction began in 2009, and it and is estimated to be completed in 2015. the structural material is composite and it will have an utilization as hotel/office building.
Goldin Finance 117 will be a quite tall building with its 1957 feet (596.6 meters).
8| Shanghai Tower – Shanghai, China
The steel structure of this tower will rise to almost 2074 feet (632 meters) wrapped around a 1855.64 feet (565.6 meters) height central concrete core. In total Shanghai Tower will have 127 floors, an internal area of about 558,806 square meters. It will have an utilization as a luxury hotel, offices and retail.
Its construction has started in December 2008 with completion in 2014. Once finished it will be perhaps, China’s tallest building.
10| India Tower – Mumbai, India
India Tower is also well known as Dynamix Balwas Tower (DB Tower) and is a super tall building skyscraper currently under construction in Mumbai City, India. When completed, this skyscraper will be the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa.
It will reach a height of 2297 feet (700 meters) and it will have 125 floors.