The Top Five Tallest Buildings in the World In 2022
There has been a trend among nations to construct the tallest buildings globally in recent years.
The trend has been on the rise in recent years because of the recent development of advanced building materials, higher technology types of equipment, and machinery that have all played a part in deeming extraordinary heights as possible.
In this article, we will discuss the five tallest buildings currently present on the face of this planet.
1. Jeddah Tower
The Jeddah Tower is currently the world’s largest building as of 2022. It is located in the city of Jeddah, which is in Saudi Arabia. The project is of a height of 1000 meters, and The Tower also consists of the world's highest observation deck, which is 2,178 feet (664 metres) above ground level and has a 5,382 square foot outdoor platform.
It recently became the World’s Largest Tower overtaking Burj Khalifa when it was constructed in the year 2020.
This tower will also feature five-star hotels and 97 affiliated serviced apartments, including seven duplexes.
The offices are on the seventh floor, where there will be four residential tyres containing 325 apartments.
The Elevator is capable of reaching a height of 600 metres. It also has a double-deck lift that takes passengers from level 1 to the sky observation deck.
2. Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa is situated in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It is a very huge building and a popular tourist attraction.
The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, standing 828 metres tall and containing more than 160 stories.
Burj Khalifa was completed in the year 2010, and till the beginning of 2020, it remained the tallest in the world.
Burj Khalifa still holds the following records:
1. The free-standing structure is taller than any other building in the world.
2. It has the highest number of stories in the world.
3. It has the tallest service elevator in the world.
4. The world's tallest outdoor observation deck.
5. It has the longest travel distance of any elevator in the world.
3. Wuhan Greenland Center
Wuhan Greenland Center in China consists of a 120-story, mixed-use tower that has 300,000 square meters of total floor area, which also includes 200,000 square meters of offices. The building was completed in 2018.
In the tower, 50,000 square meters of residential space are also available, and The 45,000 square meter Ritz Carlton Hotel is also located in the same building.
4. Shanghai Tower
The Shanghai Tower stands out from the other buildings on this list in that the tower has 200 wind turbines that continuously spin at the top of that tower. It was built in the year 2015.
It has the world’s tallest turbines and these turbines generate 10 per cent of the building's total energy.
The Shanghai tower also has other facilities like collecting rainwater and reusing wastewater, a combined heating and cooling system, and uses 40 different energy-saving features to help reduce the carbon footprint up to 34,000 metric tonnes of a carbon footprint per year.
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5. Merdeka PNB118
The Merdeka PNB is a tall building that is situated in the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was constructed in the year 2020.
The Merdeka PNB 118 has a total number of 118 floors, with 83 floors dedicated to top-notch office space, 17 floors dedicated to the five-star Park Hyatt hotel, four floors dedicated to South-East Asia's highest observation deck, and the remaining floors dedicated to mechanical and electrical systems and other mechanisms.