The 10 highest buildings in the world

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The 10 highest buildings in the world by Mind Map: The 10 highest buildings in the world

1. 1. Dubai

1.1. Khalifa in Dubai

1.1.1. 830 meters high

1.1.1.1. The constructional work started in 2004. It officially opened on 4th of January 2010

1.1.1.1.1. The tower's architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with Adrian Smith as chief architect, and Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. The primary contractor was Samsung C&T of South Korea

2. 2. Japan

2.1. Tokyo Sky Tree

2.1.1. 634 meters high

2.1.1.1. 2008 start of construction. 22nd of May 2012 was public opening

2.1.1.1.1. Led by Tobu Railway and a group of six terrestrial broadcasters headed by Japan Broadcasting Corporation

2.1.2. The height of 634 m (2,080 ft) was selected to be easily remembered. The figures 6 (mu), 3 (sa), 4 (shi) stand for "Musashi" an old name of the region where the Tokyo Skytree stands

3. 3. Saudi Arabia

3.1. Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower

3.1.1. 601 meters high

3.1.1.1. Building was planned to be 485 meters tall in 2006. In 2009, it was published that the final height will be 601 meters

3.1.1.1.1. The tallest tower in the complex also contains a five-star hotel

3.1.1.1.2. Nehas a five-story shopping mall and a parking garage capable of holding over a thousand vehicles

3.1.1.1.3. In total, up to 100,000 people could be housed inside the towers

3.1.1.1.4. The clock faces are 43 × 43 m (141 × 141 ft), the largest in the world.

3.1.1.2. Beginning of constructions was in 2004 and was finished in 2011

4. 4. China

4.1. Canton Tower in Guangzhou

4.1.1. 600 meters high

4.1.1.1. TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower

4.1.1.1.1. The tower is designed by the Dutch architects Mark Hemel and Barbara Kuit of Information Based Architecture together with Arup, the international design, engineering and business consulting firm headquartered in London

5. 5. Canada

5.1. CN Tower in Toronto

5.1.1. 553.33 meters

5.1.1.1. It is a communication and observation tower in Downtown Toronto

5.1.1.1.1. The idea originated when the 1968 Canadian National Railway had a desire to build a large TV and radio communication platform

5.1.1.1.2. Construction began in 1973

5.1.1.1.3. It was completed in 1976, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure and world's tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years

6. 6. Russia

6.1. Ostankino TV-Turm in Moscow

6.1.1. 540.1 meters high

6.1.1.1. Free-standing television and radio tower

6.1.1.1.1. Construction began in 1963 and was completed in 1967

7. 7.USA

7.1. Willis Tower in Chicago

7.1.1. Total high: 527.3 m

7.1.1.1. It is a 108-story skyscraper

7.1.1.1.1. Construction lasts: 1970–1974

8. 8. Taiwan

8.1. Taipei 101 in Taipeh

8.1.1. It is 508 meters high

8.1.1.1. Commercial office tower, skyscraper, shopping center. It has 101 floors, as the name says

8.1.1.1.1. It is a landmark skyscraper

8.1.1.1.2. It comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground

8.1.1.1.3. A multi-level shopping mall adjoining the tower houses hundreds of fashionable stores, restaurants and clubs

8.1.1.1.4. The elevator speed: designed to be 1010 meters per minute, which is 16.83 m/s. This is one of the few buildings in the world equipped with double-deck elevators. The costs for each elevator is over $US 2 million

8.1.1.1.5. designed to withstand the typhoon winds and earthquake tremors common in its area of the Asia-Pacific

8.1.1.1.6. Two restaurants have opened on the 85th floor

9. 9. China

9.1. Shanghai World Financial Center

9.1.1. The total high is 492 meters

9.1.1.1. Constructions were planned in 1997, but work was temporarily interrupted by the Asian Financial Crisis

9.1.1.1.1. It is a mixed use skyscraper which consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the ground floors

9.1.1.2. It opened in August 2008

10. 10. China

10.1. International Commerce Centre in Hongkong

10.1.1. High of 484 meters

10.1.1.1. Construction began in 2002 and ended in 2010

10.1.1.1.1. A five-star hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong occupies floors 102 to 118

10.1.1.1.2. Express elevators take guests 425 meters above the ground in 50 seconds to the main lobby on the 103rd floor

10.1.1.1.3. The 101st floor is leased to a number of five-star restaurants

10.1.1.1.4. 118 storey