3. Abraj Al-Bait
This postmodern styled building is located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia just close to Masjid Al Haram. After opening in 2012 it has used in multiple usage both as Resistance hotel.Its construction cost was $15 billion USD and it is the world most expensive building. Dar Al-Handasah designed this and he also acted as engineer of this building under construction group “ Saudi Binladin Group”. The tower has 2 heliports, 5 story shopping mall, worlds largest clock face and large conference center. This 601 meter structure is 3rd in the list of tallest buildings.
2. Shanghai Tower
It was opened in November, 2015 with a former name Shanghai Center and is a multipurpose building. After a construction cost of $2.4 billion USD it has established in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, China. Following by the design of Gensler; American architectural firm and Chinese architectJun Xia , Shanghai Construction Group construction this 682 meter structure. The tower was preceded by Taipei 101, Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai World Financial Center. It is the 2nd tallest artificial structure existing on earth.
It is the tallest building in the world since 2009 and is a Neo-futurism architectural styled building. Located in 1Sheikh Muhammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and it is an example of modern architecture. Adrian Smith is the architect of Burj Khalifa and the construction began on 6 January, 2004. The exterior is the building completed on 1 October, 2009 and officially opened on 4 January, 2010.The building was designed for hotel and residential usage. Burj Khalifais included many facilities with 8 elevators and 57 escalators. Having a height of 829.8m, it is the tallest skyscraper in the world. (m.c)