Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Asia in 2017. Asia is a very popular continent on earth. In fact, it is the largest continent with a lot of very prosperous nations such as Singapore, China and Qatar. China is one of the most powerful nations in the world and has built so many skyscrapers which are among the tallest buildings in the world. The United Arab Emirates is also a very popular country which has built some of the largest and well developed skyscrapers. The most developed city, Dubai, is also located in UAE, Asia. Other well developed cities with great buildings in Asia include Shanghai, Beijing, Mumbai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok and so many more. Generally, Asia now a greatly developed continent which has most of the tallest buildings in the world. The following is the ranking list of the top ten tallest buildings in Asia.
List of Top 10 Tallest Buildings in Asia 2017
10. Guangzhou International Finance Center, China.
This is a skyscraper found in Guangdong, China which is also called Guangzhou West Tower. It has a height of 1439 feet, that is 438.6 meters tall. It was designed by a person called Wilkinson Eyre. Its construction commenced on the year 2005. In 2010 it was fully completed and opened. This building won the RIBA Lubetkin Awards in 2012. This building has 103 floors all which are mainly used as centers for conferences, restaurants and offices.
9. KingKey 100, China
This is a skyscraper found in the District called Shenzhen Louhu, in China. It is also known by the name KK 100. Its construction began in 2007 and was opened when it was fully constructed in 2011. The Complex has a height of 1449 feet. It contains one hundred floors hence its name, KK 100 and it is the fourth tallest building in China. A large space of about 68 stories of KK 100 is used for office purpose and there is a 22 stories five-star hotel.
8. Zifeng Tower, China
This is skyscraper in Nanjing, China. It was previously known to be called Nanjing Greenland. It has sixty-eight floors. This mega complex construction project commenced in 2005 and was completed and ready for opening in 2011. The building is approximately 1480 feet tall. It basically comprises of hotels, restaurants, offices, conference and retail centers.
7. Petronas Twin Towers, Malaysia
This tower is found in Kuala Lumpur, in the nation of Malaysia. This tower complex is 1483 feet tall and was designed by an America architect called Cesar Pelli. It was officially opened for use by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia on 1st August 1999. It consists of two towers each with 88 floors. There is a sky-bridge connecting the two on the 42nd and 41st floors. Associate companies majorly occupy Tower one while Multinational companies occupy Tower two.
6. International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong
This is a skyscraper found in West Kowloon, Hong Kong which is also known as The Union Square. It has a height of 1588 feet approximately and it was designed by an Architectural firm from America. It serves as the gateway of some harbors of the city like the Victoria Harbor. It consists of 118 floors only. The Ritz Carlton Hotel is found in this building at the top levels.
5. Shanghai World Financial Centre
It is a very gigantic skyscraper which is approximately 1614.2 feet tall. It was designed by Pedersen Fox then developed by Mori Company. It is considered as the fifth tallest building in Asia. It was constructed to be used for various purposes like shopping malls, restaurants, offices and much more.
4. Taipei 101, Taiwan
It is a landmark Building found in Xinyi District in Taiwan. This Skyscraper is 1667 feet tall and represents Chinese Traditional Architecture truly. It has 101 floors hence its name. It can withstand even the ugliest earthquakes likely to occur near it. It was considered as the skyscraper with the most energy efficiency.
3. Abraj Al Bait
It is 1972 feet tall and owned by the government of Saudi Arabia. It is located in Mecca, a few meters away from the Muslims’ Capital mosque and the most sacred place to all Muslims. It has 120 floors and was designed then developed by Saudi Binladin Group. There is a 5-storey shopping mall and the tallest clock tower in it.
2. Shanghai Tower
It is the hugest and tallest skyscraper in Shanghai which is 2073 feet tall. It has a floor surface area of 380000 meters square and 121 floor levels. Its construction began in 2008 and was estimated to have been completed on 2015. It can accommodate approximately 16000 people. It houses Four seasons five-star hotel.
1. Burj Khalifa
This is the tallest construction in Asia located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This is also the tallest building in the world which is 2722 feet tall. Its construction commenced on 2004 and ended on 2010 and the building was officially opened. This skyscraper was designed by Owings, Merrill and Skidmore from Chicago. It has 163 floors, 46 levels of maintenance and 2 levels for parking. Movies have been filmed in this mega Complex.
The above are the top ten tallest skyscrapers in Asia.