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  1. World’s Tallest Buildings Darlene FerrerChristine Fernandez7th Period

  2. 10 of The World’s Tallest Buildings • BurjKhalifa • Abraj Al Bait Towers • Taipei 101 • Shanghai World Financial Tower • International Commerce Center • Petronas Tower • Zifeng Tower • Willis Towers (Sears Towers) • Kingkey100 • Guangzhou International Finance Center

  3. 10. Guangzhou International Finance Center Location- Guangzhou, China Construction started- December 2005 Completed- 2010 Opening- 2010 Height- -meter: 438.6 m -feet: 1,439 ft Floor Count- 103 floors (4 basements floors) Architect- Wilkinson Eyre

  4. 9. Kingkey 100 Location- Shenzhen, China Construction Started- 2007 Completed- September 2011 Opening- 2011 Height- -meter: 441.8 m-feet: 1,449 ft Floor Count- 100 floors Architect- Terry Farrell and Partners

  5. 8. Willis Towers Former Name- Sears Tower Location- Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Construction Started- 1970 Completed- 1973 Opening- 1973 Height- -meters: 442.1 m-feet: 1,450 ft Floor Count- 108 floors (+3 basement floors) Architect- Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (Fazlur Khan & Bruce Graham)

  6. 7. Zifeng Tower Location- Nanjing, China Construction Started- 2005 Completed- 2009 Opening- December 18, 2010 Height- -meter: 450 m-feet: 1,480 ft Floor Count- 66 (+5 basement floors) Architect- Adrian Smith at SOM

  7. 6. Petronas Towers Location- JalanAmpang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Construction Started- March 1, 1993 Completed- April 1, 1994 Renovated- January 1, 1997 Opening- August 1, 1999 Height- -meter: 451.9 m-feet: 1,483 ft Floor Count- 88 (+5 basement floors) Architect- Cesar Pelli

  8. 5. International Commerce Center Location- West Kowloon, Hong Kong Construction Started- 2002 Completed- 2010 Opening- 2010 Height- -meter: 484 m-feet: 1,587.9 ft Floor Count- 108 Architect- Kohn Pedersen Fox

  9. 4. Shanghai World Financial Center Location- Shanghai, China Construction Started- 1997 Completed- 2008 Opening- August 28, 2008 Height- -meter: 492 m-feet: 1,614.2 ft Floor Count- 101 Architect- Kohn Pedersen Fox

  10. 3. Taipei 101 Location- Taipei, Taiwan Construction Started- 1999 Completed- 2004 Opening- December 31, 2004 Height- -meter: 509m-feet: 1,669.9 ft Floor Count- 101 (+5 basement floors) Architect- C.Y. Lee and Partners

  11. 2. Abraj Al Bait Towers Location- Mecca, Saudi Arabia Construction Started- 2004 Completed- 2012 Opening- 2012 Height- -meter: 601 m-feet: 1,972 ft Floor Count- 120 Architect- Dar Al-Handasah Architects

  12. And for the tallest buildingin the whole wide world…..

  13. 1. BurjKhalifa Location- Dubai, United Arab Emirates Construction Started- January 2004 Completed- 2010 Opening-January 4, 2010 Height- -meter: 828 m-feet: 2,717 ft Floor Count- 163 floors Architect- Adrian Smith at SOM