1. Burj Khalifa
Height: 828 m / 2717 ft
Year built: 2010
Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Currently the tallest building in the world (828 m), and will probably remain for a very long time, unless someone is willing to spend close to 2 billion dollars on a building. The skyscraper is much taller than KVLY-TV Tower in North Dakota, the previous tallest structure ever built, which rises 628.81 metres.
The Burj Dubai had its name officially changed to Burj Khalifa during its grand opening in honor of the president of the U.A.E. H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan.
Although the building’s shape resembles the bundled tube concept of the Willis Tower, it is structurally very different and is technically not a tube structure.
A subtle reference to the onion domes of Islamic architecture can be found in the building’s silhouette when looking up at the lobes from near the base.
The triple-lobed footprint of the building is based on an abstracted desert flower native to the region.
Fantastic structure and an engineering marvel for sure!
The tower was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.
The top of the building contains a public observation deck and a private club above that.
Burj Dubai features sky lobbies on levels 43, 76 and 123. These spaces offer fitness and spa facilities. The lobbies on levels 43 and 76 each have a swimming pool and a recreational room for receptions and other gatherings
A few current records:
▪ Tallest structure ever built: 829.84 m (2,723 ft)
▪ Building with most floors: 160
▪ Building with world’s highest occupied floor
▪ World’s fastest elevators: 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s)
▪ First world’s tallest structure in history to include residential space
▪ World’s highest outdoor observation deck: 124th floor at 452 m (1,483 ft)
▪ World’s highest mosque: 158th floor
▪ World’s highest nightclub: 144th floor
▪ World’s highest restaurant (At.mosphere): 122nd floor at 442 m (1,450 ft)
2. Princess Tower
Height: 414 m /1358 ft
Year built: 2012
It is considered the tallest residential tower in the world (currently being registered with Guiness Book & Records). This tower occupies an area of 37,410 square feet in the Marina area, which is known to be one of the most exceptional and prestigious parts of Dubai. It directly looks on the sea and Palm Island in Jumairah.
The tower is 107 floors high and contains a combination of luxury apartments, offices, sales outlets, car parking spaces, sports and recreational clubs and hotel suites. It is considered the highest residential tower in the world. The tower houses a large selection of luxury residential apartments consisting of either two three or four bedrooms, duplex villas and high-end penthouses. It also includes offices, swimming pools, a gymnasium, a children’s day care nursery, a sauna club, a prayers area and a private car parking area for each resident in addition to a luxurious reception area.
3. 23 Marina
Height: 395 m / 1296 ft
Year built: 2012
Each duplex in this tower is equipped with a private elevator.
The duplex rooms include an independent plunge pool.
The tower include two and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes.
The lobby at 23 Marina include a 6-storey high entrance hall.
4. Elite Residence
Height: 380 m / 1247 ft
Year built: 2012
The 76 of the 91 floors are for 695 apartments and the other 15 include amenities such as swimming pools, spas, reception areas, health clubs, a business center and a gymnasium.
The AED1.7 billion tower will be home to around 1,500 residents.
The tower is the third tallest residential building in the world.
5. Almas Tower
Height: 363 m / 1191 ft
Year built: 2009
The’ almas tower‘ or diamond tower is a 363 meter skyscraper in dubai’s jumeirah lake owners development, it will have 68 floors mostly commercial space with 4 service levels.
Almas Tower is located on its own island within the Jumeirah Lake Towers development.
The ground floor is 3 metres above the sidewalk level of the main entrance.