Burj Al Arab – Construction

23 02 2008

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Construction of Burj Al Arab began in 1994. It was built to resemble the sail of a dhow, a type of Arabian vessel. Two “wings” spread in a V to form a vast “mast”, while the space between them is enclosed in a massive atrium. Architect Tom Wright said “The client wanted a building that would become an iconic or symbolic statement for Dubai; this is very similar to Sydney with its Opera House, or Paris with the Eiffel Tower. It needed to be a building that would become synonymous with the name of the country.”
The architect and engineering consultant for the project was Atkins, the UK’s largest multidisciplinary consultancy. The hotel was built by South African construction contractor Murray & Roberts. The hotel cost $650 million to build.

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The tallest skyscrapers – Top 200!!!

9 02 2008

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Rank   Building   City   Country   Height   Floors   Built  
1 Taipei 101 Taipei Flag of the Republic of China Republic of China (Taiwan) 509 m 1,671 ft 101 2004
2 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 492 m 1,614 ft 101 2008[B]
3 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
4 Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
5 Sears Tower Chicago Flag of the United States United States 442 m 1,451 ft 108 1973
6 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 421 m 1,380 ft 88 1998
7 Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 415 m 1,362 ft 88 2003
8 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 391 m 1,283 ft 80 1997
9 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 384 m 1,260 ft 69 1996
10 Empire State Building New York City Flag of the United States United States 381 m 1,250 ft 102 1931
11 Central Plaza Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 374 m 1,227 ft 78 1992
12 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 367 m 1,205 ft 72 1990
13 Bank of America Tower New York City Flag of the United States United States 360 m 1,200 ft 54 2008[B]
14 Emirates Office Tower Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 355 m 1,163 ft 54 2000
15 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung Flag of the Republic of China Republic of China (Taiwan) 348 m 1,140 ft 85 1997
16 Aon Center Chicago Flag of the United States United States 346 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
17 The Center Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 346 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
18 John Hancock Center Chicago Flag of the United States United States 344 m 1,127 ft 100 1969
19= Rose Tower Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 333 m 1,093 ft 72 2007
19= Shimao International Plaza Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 333 m 1,093 ft 60 2006
21 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 331 m 1,087 ft 68 2007
22= Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang Flag of North Korea North Korea 330 m 1,083 ft 105 1992
22= China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 330 m 1,083 ft 74 2008[B]
24 Q1 Gold Coast Flag of Australia Australia 323 m 1,058 ft 78 2005
25 Burj Al Arab Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 321 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
26= Chrysler Building New York City Flag of the United States United States 319 m 1,046 ft 77 1930
26= Nina Tower I Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 319 m 1,046 ft 80 2006
26= New York Times Building New York City Flag of the United States United States 319 m 1,046 ft 52 2007
29 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta Flag of the United States United States 312 m 1,023 ft 55 1992
30 US Bank Tower Los Angeles Flag of the United States United States 310 m 1,018 ft 73 1990
31 Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 310 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
32 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 309 m 1,014 ft 56 2000
33 One Island East Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 308 m 1,011 ft 70 2008
34 AT&T Corporate Center Chicago Flag of the United States United States 307 m 1,007 ft 60 1989
35 JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston Flag of the United States United States 305 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
36 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok Flag of Thailand Thailand 304 m 997 ft 85 1997
37 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago Flag of the United States United States 303 m 995 ft 64 1990
38= Wells Fargo Plaza Houston Flag of the United States United States 302 m 992 ft 71 1983
38= Kingdom Centre Riyadh Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 302 m 992 ft 41 2002
40 First Canadian Place Toronto Flag of Canada Canada 298 m 978 ft 72 1976
41= Eureka Tower Melbourne Flag of Australia Australia 297 m 975 ft 91 2006
41= Comcast Center Philadelphia Flag of the United States United States 297 m 975 ft 57 2008[B]
43 Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama Flag of Japan Japan 296 m 972 ft 70 1993
44 Emirates Crown Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 296 m 971 ft 63 2008[B]
45 311 South Wacker Drive Chicago Flag of the United States United States 293 m 961 ft 65 1990
46 SEG Plaza Shenzhen Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 292 m 957 ft 70 2000
47 American International Building New York City Flag of the United States United States 290 m 952 ft 66 1932
48 Key Tower Cleveland Flag of the United States United States 289 m 947 ft 57 1991
49= Plaza 66 Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 288 m 945 ft 66 2001
49= One Liberty Place Philadelphia Flag of the United States United States 288 m 945 ft 61 1987
51 Columbia Center Seattle Flag of the United States United States 285 m 937 ft 76 1985
52 Millennium Tower Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 285 m 935 ft 60 2006
53 Tomorrow Square Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 285 m 934 ft 55 2003
54 Chongqing World Trade Center Chongqing Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 283 m 929 ft 60 2005
55 Cheung Kong Centre Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 283 m 928 ft 62 1999
56 The Trump Building New York City Flag of the United States United States 283 m 927 ft 70 1930
57 Bank of America Plaza Dallas Flag of the United States United States 281 m 921 ft 72 1985
58= UOB Plaza One Singapore Flag of Singapore Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1992
58= Republic Plaza Singapore Flag of Singapore Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1995
58= OUB Centre Singapore Flag of Singapore Singapore 280 m 919 ft 63 1986
61 Citigroup Center New York City Flag of the United States United States 279 m 915 ft 59 1977
62 Hong Kong New World Tower Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 278 m 913 ft 61 2002
63 Diwang International Commerce Center Nanning Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 276 m 906 ft 54 2006
64 Scotia Plaza Toronto Flag of Canada Canada 275 m 902 ft 68 1988
65 Williams Tower Houston Flag of the United States United States 275 m 901 ft 64 1983
66 Wuhan World Trade Tower Wuhan Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 273 m 896 ft 58 1998
67= Renaissance Tower Dallas Flag of the United States United States 270 m 886 ft 56 1974
67= The Cullinan North Tower Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 270 m 886 ft 68 2007
67= The Cullinan South Tower Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 270 m 886 ft 68 2007
70 China International Center Guangzhou Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 270 m 884 ft 62 2007
71 Dapeng International Plaza Guangzhou Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 269 m 884 ft 56 2004
72 21st Century Tower Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 269 m 883 ft 55 2003
73 Naberezhnaya Tower C Moscow Flag of Russia Russia 268 m 881 ft 61 2007
74 Al Faisaliyah Center Riyadh Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 267 m 876 ft 30 2000
75= 900 North Michigan Chicago Flag of the United States United States 265 m 871 ft 66 1989
75= Bank of America Corporate Center Charlotte Flag of the United States United States 265 m 871 ft 60 1992
75= SunTrust Plaza Atlanta Flag of the United States United States 265 m 871 ft 60 1992
78= Bocom Financial Towers Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 265 m 869 ft 52 2002
78= Al Kazim Tower 1 Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 265 m 869 ft 53 2008[B]
78= Al Kazim Tower 2 Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 265 m 869 ft 53 2008[B]
81= Triumph-Palace Moscow Flag of Russia Russia 264 m 866 ft 57 2005
81= Bluescope Steel Centre Melbourne Flag of Australia Australia 264 m 866 ft 52 1991
83 Samsung Tower Palace 3 – Tower G Seoul Flag of South Korea South Korea 264 m 865 ft 73 2004
84 Trump World Tower New York City Flag of the United States United States 262 m 861 ft 72 2001
85 Shenzhen Special Zone Press Tower Shenzhen Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 262 m 860 ft 48 1998
86= Water Tower Place Chicago Flag of the United States United States 262 m 859 ft 74 1976
86= Grand Gateway Shanghai I Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 262 m 859 ft 52 2005
86= Grand Gateway Shanghai II Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 262 m 859 ft 52 2005
89 Aon Center Los Angeles Flag of the United States United States 262 m 858 ft 62 1973
90= Hotel Panorama Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 261 m 856 ft 64 2007
90= TD Canada Trust Tower Toronto Flag of Canada Canada 261 m 856 ft 53 1990
92= Post & Telecommunication Hub Guangzhou Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 260 m 853 ft 66 2003
92= 101 Collins Street Melbourne Flag of Australia Australia 260 m 853 ft 50 1991
92= Transamerica Pyramid San Francisco Flag of the United States United States 260 m 853 ft 48 1972
92= Dual Tower 1 Manama Flag of Bahrain Bahrain 260 m 853 ft 53 2007
92= Dual Tower 2 Manama Flag of Bahrain Bahrain 260 m 853 ft 53 2007
92= Fortune Plaza[3][4] Beijing Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 260 m 835 ft 63 2008[B]
98= GE Building New York City Flag of the United States United States 259 m 850 ft 69 1933
98= Chase Tower Chicago Flag of the United States United States 259 m 850 ft 60 1969
98= Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt Flag of Germany Germany 259 m 850 ft 56 1997
101 PBCOM Tower Makati Flag of the Philippines Philippines 259 m 848 ft 55 2000
102 Two Liberty Place Philadelphia Flag of the United States United States 258 m 848 ft 58 1990
103= Lanko·Grand Hyatt Hotel[5][6] Chongqing Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 258 m 864 ft 60 2006
103= Grand Lisboa[7][8] Macau Flag of Macau Macau, China 258 m 846 ft 52 2008[B]
105 Park Tower Chicago Flag of the United States United States 257 m 844 ft 67 2000
106 MesseTurm Frankfurt Flag of Germany Germany 257 m 842 ft 55 1990
107= Sorrento 1 Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 256 m 841 ft 75 2003
107= U.S. Steel Tower Pittsburgh Flag of the United States United States 256 m 841 ft 64 1970
109= The Harbour Hotel & Residence Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 256 m 840 ft 59 2007
109= Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower Seoul Flag of South Korea South Korea 256 m 840 ft 69 2003
109= Rinku Gate Tower Building Izumisano Flag of Japan Japan 256 m 840 ft 56 1996
112= Langham Place Office Tower Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 255 m 837 ft 59 2004
112= New Century Plaza Tower A Nanjing Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 255 m 837 ft 48 2006
114 Capital Tower Singapore Flag of Singapore Singapore 254 m 833 ft 52 2000
115 Chase Tower Indianapolis Flag of the United States United States 253 m 829 ft 48 1990
116 Highcliff Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 252 m 828 ft 72 2003
117= Osaka World Trade Center Building Osaka Flag of Japan Japan 252 m 827 ft 55 1995
117= Bank of Shanghai Headquarters Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 252 m 827 ft 42 2005
119= The Harbourside Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 251 m 824 ft 73 2003
119= Rialto Towers Melbourne Flag of Australia Australia 251 m 824 ft 63 1986
121 Jiali Plaza Wuhan Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 251 m 823 ft 61 1997
122= Caja Madrid Tower Madrid Flag of Spain Spain 250 m 820 ft 45 2007
122= Beijing Yintai Centre Tower 2 Beijing Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 250 m 820 ft 63 2007
122= One Atlantic Center Atlanta Flag of the United States United States 250 m 820 ft 50 1987
122= Chelsea Tower Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 250 m 820 ft 49 2005
122= Wisma 46 Jakarta Flag of Indonesia Indonesia 250 m 820 ft 48 1996
122= Angsana Hotel & Suites 1 Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 250 m 820 ft 50 2007
128= Torre de Cristal Madrid Flag of Spain Spain 249 m 817 ft 45 2007
128= KLI 63 Building Seoul Flag of South Korea South Korea 249 m 817 ft 60 1985
128= Central Park Perth Flag of Australia Australia 249 m 817 ft 52 1992
131= CitySpire Center New York City Flag of the United States United States 248 m 814 ft 75 1989
131= Hangzhou No.2 Telecom Hub Hangzhou Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 248 m 814 ft 41 2003
133= One Chase Manhattan Plaza New York City Flag of the United States United States 248 m 813 ft 60 1961
133= Mid Town Tower Tokyo Flag of Japan Japan 248 m 813 ft 54 2007
135 State Tower Bangkok Flag of Thailand Thailand 247 m 811 ft 68 2001
136 Toyota-Mainichi Building Nagoya Flag of Japan Japan 247 m 810 ft 40 2006
137 Conde Nast Building New York City Flag of the United States United States 247 m 809 ft 48 1999
138 MetLife Building New York City Flag of the United States United States 246 m 808 ft 60 1963
139 Bloomberg Tower New York City Flag of the United States United States 246 m 806 ft 54 2005
140= JR Central Office Tower Nagoya Flag of Japan Japan 245 m 804 ft 51 2000
140= Al Fattan Tower Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 245 m 804 ft 51 2006
140= Oasis Beach Tower Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 245 m 804 ft 51 2006
140= One Raffles Quay North Tower Singapore Flag of Singapore Singapore 245 m 804 ft 50 2006
140= Shin Kong Life Tower Taipei Flag of the Republic of China Republic of China (Taiwan) 245 m 804 ft 51 1993
145= City Gate Ramat Gan Flag of Israel Israel 244 m 801 ft 68 2001
145= Chifley Tower Sydney Flag of Australia Australia 244 m 801 ft 50 1992
147= Menara Maybank Kuala Lumpur Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 243 m 799 ft 50 1988
147= Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, Tower I Tokyo Flag of Japan Japan 243 m 799 ft 48 1991
147= R&F Centre[9] Guangzhou Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 243 m 799 ft 54 2007
150= Citigroup Centre Sydney Flag of Australia Australia 243 m 797 ft 50 2000
150= Dalian Futures Square 1[10][11] Dalian Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 243 m 797 ft 53 2008[B]
152 The Tower Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 243 m 796 ft 54 2002
153 Federation Tower West Moscow Flag of Russia Russia 242 m 795 ft 62 2008[B]
154 Dalian World Trade Center Dalian Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 242 m 794 ft 50 2000
155= Woolworth Building New York City Flag of the United States United States 241 m 792 ft 57 1913
155= IDS Tower Minneapolis Flag of the United States United States 241 m 792 ft 55 1972
155= Maxdo Centre Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 241 m 792 ft 55 2002
155= Mellon Bank Center Philadelphia Flag of the United States United States 241 m 792 ft 54 1990
159 Bank of China Mansion Qingdao Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 241 m 791 ft 54 1999
160 Hancock Place Boston Flag of the United States United States 241 m 790 ft 60 1976
161= Four Seasons Hotel & Tower Miami Flag of the United States United States 240 m 789 ft 72 2003
161= Manulife Plaza Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 240 m 789 ft 52 1998
163= Comerica Bank Tower Dallas Flag of the United States United States 240 m 787 ft 60 1987
163= Sunshine 60 Building Tokyo Flag of Japan Japan 240 m 787 ft 60 1978
163= Panglin Plaza Shenzhen Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 240 m 787 ft 57 1999
163= Moscow State University Moscow Flag of Russia Russia 240 m 787 ft 36 1953
163= NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building Tokyo Flag of Japan Japan 240 m 787 ft 28 2000
163= Bahrain World Trade Centre 1 Manama Flag of Bahrain Bahrain 240 m 787 ft 50 2008[B]
163= Bahrain World Trade Centre 2 Manama Flag of Bahrain Bahrain 240 m 787 ft 50 2008[B]
163= Deutsche Bank Place Sydney Flag of Australia Australia 240 m 787 ft 39 2005
171 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower Seoul Flag of South Korea South Korea 239 m 785 ft 63 2003
172= Beijing TV Centre Beijing Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 239 m 784 ft 41 2006
172= Commerce Court West Toronto Flag of Canada Canada 239 m 784 ft 57 1972
174= Empire Tower Kuala Lumpur Flag of Malaysia Malaysia 238 m 781 ft 62 1994
174= Roppongi Hills Mori Tower Tokyo Flag of Japan Japan 238 m 781 ft 54 2003
174= Tianjin Xinda Plaza Tianjin Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 238 m 781 ft 51 2004
174= Goldman Sachs Tower Jersey City Flag of the United States United States 238 m 781 ft 42 2004
174= Cloud Nine Shanghai Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 238 m 781 ft 58 2006
174= New World Center Shenzhen Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 238 m 781 ft 53 2006
180 Bank of America Center Houston Flag of the United States United States 238 m 780 ft 56 1983
181 555 California Street San Francisco Flag of the United States United States 237 m 779 ft 52 1969
182 One Worldwide Plaza New York City Flag of the United States United States 237 m 778 ft 50 1989
183 225 South Sixth Minneapolis Flag of the United States United States 237 m 776 ft 56 1992
184= Wells Fargo Center Minneapolis Flag of the United States United States 236 m 774 ft 57 1988
184= Future International[12] Chongqing Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 236 m 774 ft 54 2007
186= Torre Espacio Madrid Flag of Spain Spain 236 m 773 ft 57 2007
186= Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso Madrid Flag of Spain Spain 236 m 773 ft 52 2007
186= Sorrento 2 Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 236 m 773 ft 66 2003
189 Washington Mutual Tower Seattle Flag of the United States United States 235 m 772 ft 55 1988
190 One Canada Square London Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom 235 m 771 ft 50 1991
191= Temasek Tower Singapore Flag of Singapore Singapore 235 m 770 ft 52 1986
191= 191 Peachtree Tower Atlanta Flag of the United States United States 235 m 770 ft 50 1990
193 Tokyo Opera City Tower Tokyo Flag of Japan Japan 234 m 769 ft 54 1997
194= Park Place Dubai Flag of the United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 234 m 768 ft 56 2007
194= CCTV Headquarters Beijing Flag of the People's Republic of China People’s Republic of China 234 m 768 ft 51 2008[B]
196= Tower Palace One, Tower B Seoul Flag of South Korea South Korea 234 m 767 ft 66 2002
196= Three First National Plaza Chicago Flag of the United States United States 234 m 767 ft 57 1981
198 Wachovia Financial Center Miami Flag of the United States United States 233 m 764 ft 55 1984
199= The Harbourfront Landmark Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China 233 m 763 ft 70 2001
199= Shinjuku Park Tower Tokyo Flag of Japan Japan 233 m 763 ft 52 1994




The Burj Dubai

28 12 2007

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Burj Dubai is a supertall skyscraper currently under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. When it is completed in late 2008, it is predicted to be the tallest man-made structure in the world, as well as the tallest building by any measure. Scheduled for occupancy in September 2009, the building is part of a 2 km² (0.8 sq mi) development called ‘Downtown Burj Dubai’ and is located at the “First Interchange” (aka “Defence Roundabout”) along Sheikh Zayed Road at Doha Street.

The building is being built mainly by South K orean company Samsung, along with the Belgian company Besix and the UAE company Arabtec. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) of Chicago is the lead architect, structural engineer and mechanical engineer of the Burj. George Efstathiou of SOM is the Managing Partner on the project, while Adrian Smith, formerly of SOM, was the Design Partner. Third Party Peer Review has been performed by CBM Engineers Inc. The total budget for the Burj Dubai project is about $4.1 billion US and for the entire new ‘Downtown Burj Dubai’, $20 billion US.

As of 27 December 2007, Burj Dubai has reached a height of 598.5 metres (1,964 feet), with 158 completed floors.

Current records

  • Tallest freestanding structure: 598.5 meters (1,964 ft) (previously CN Tower – 553.3 m (1,815 ft))
  • Building with most floors: 158 (previously Sears Tower / World Trade Center – 110)
  • Vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 601.0 m (1,972 ft) (previously Taipei 101 – 449.2 m (1,474 ft))
  • Vertical concrete pumping (for any construction): 601.0 m (1,972 ft) (previously Riva del Garda Hydroelectric Power Plant – 532 m (1,745 ft))

    





Projects under way

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The following skyscrapers are either proposed, approved or due to be completed in the near future:

  • Construction of the Burj Dubai is taking place in Dubai. Its exact future height is kept secret, but it is expected to become at least 800 m (2,625 ft) high, making it the tallest building in the world. The Burj Dubai is due to be completed in June 2009.
  • Construction is expected to start for the Shard London Bridge, also known as the Shard of Glass in the beginning of 2008. At 310m, is set to be the tallest building in the United Kingdom and the European union on its completion in 2011.
  • Standing at 492 m (1,614 ft) and scheduled to be completed in 2008, the Shanghai World Financial Center is a mixed used skyscraper; consisting of office space, hotel rooms and shopping zones at ground level. It will surpass Jin Mao Tower and will be the tallest skyscraper in Shanghai and in main land China.
  • Plans for a 358 m (1,175 ft). skyscraper in Boston have been confirmed[9], to be called Trans National Place. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2008 and be completed in 2011. If completed, it would be the tallest building in Boston and New England.
  • Construction has started for a 610 m (2,001 ft) skyscraper in Chicago to be completed in 2011, the Chicago Spire with 150 floors is a mixed use skyscraper, also tallest residential building. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, it will be North America’s tallest free-standing structure.




Tallest Buildings Timeline

27 12 2007

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New York World Building1890 New York World Building, New York City (309 feet, the number of stories is disputed, but figures range from 16 to 26)
 
Manhattan Life Insurance Building1894 Manhattan Life Insurance Building, New York City (348 feet, 18 stories)
 
Woolworth Building1913 Woolworth Building, New York City (792 feet, 60 stories)
 
Chrysler Building1930 Chrysler Building, New York City (1,046 feet, 77 stories)
 
The Empire State Building1931 The Empire State Building, New York City (1,250 feet, 102 stories)
 
The World Trade Center1972 The World Trade Center, New York City (1,368 feet, 110 stories)
 
The Sears Tower1974 The Sears Tower, Chicago (1,450 feet, 110 stories)
 
The Petronas Towers1998 The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1,483 feet, 88 stories)
 
Tapei 1012004 Taipei 101, Taiwan (1,670 feet, 101 stories)