Scraping the Sky
When you’re a little kid, everything looks big. As you grow, things that once appeared big become smaller. The tree you used to rope swing off of doesn’t appear so daunting and that roller coaster ride you were afraid of is now child’s play. However, some objects in this world are big no matter what age you are. Let’s take a look at some of the colossal buildings that grace the tip tops of skylines across the world.
5. Goldin Finance 117 is under construction in Tianjin, China. The tower is expected to be 1,959 ft. Construction began in 2008, and the building was scheduled to be completed in 2014, becoming the second tallest building in China, surpassing the Shanghai World Financial Center. In late January 2010 it was announced that construction had been suspended. Construction resumed in 2011, with completion estimated in 2017. The top was supposed to be a fin like shape. Many years later, the fin like shape was replaced by a diamond.
4. Ping An International Finance Centre is a 115-story skyscraper under construction in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. The building was commissioned by Ping An Insurance and designed by the American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. It is expected to be completed in 2016, and will become the 4th tallest building in the world. In March 15, 2013 the construction process was temporarily halted, due to the suspected use of concrete made with unprocessed sea sand, which could corrode the steel structure. Construction resumed on the building after sample testing.
3. The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, is a government-owned building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The central hotel building has the world’s largest clock face and is the third tallest building and fourth tallest freestanding structure in the world. The complex was built after the demolition of the Ajyad Fortress, the 18th-century Ottoman citadel which stood atop a hill overlooking the Grand Mosque.
2. The Shanghai Tower is in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. The building is 2,073 ft high and has 128 stories, with a total floor area of 4,090,000 sq ft. Its tiered construction, designed for high energy efficiency, provides multiple separate zones for office, retail and leisure use. The Shanghai Tower was completed in the summer of 2015.
1. The Burj Khalifa is a located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest artificial structure in the world, standing at 2,722 ft. Construction of Burj Khalifa began in 2004, with the exterior completed in 2009. The primary structure is reinforced concrete. A total of 57 elevators and 8 escalators are installed, with the elevators having a capacity of 12 to 14 people per cabin. Maybe I won’t take the stairs…
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