10 tallest buildings in the world

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10 tallest buildings in the world
10 tallest buildings in the world
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The tallest buildings in the world are the Ostankino TV Tower, Burj Khalifa, World Trade Center-1, etc.

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10th place: Ostankino tower

The height of the television and radio broadcasting tower located in Moscow is 540 m. The building is considered the tallest in Europe and is a full member of the International Federation of Great Towers. The chief designer of the tower, Nikolai Nikitin, came up with its project literally overnight. An inverted lily flower became the prototype of the future "Ostankino". The coverage area of ​​the TV tower transmitters covers an area with a population of over 15 million people.

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9th place: World Trade Center

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It is also called the Freedom Tower, the correct name is the World Trade Center. A new building has been rebuilt in the northwest part of the site where the infamous twin towers of the World Trade Center, destroyed on September 11, 2001, stood. The design height of the building is 541 meters, it is the tallest in the United States. Interestingly, when the construction of the tower was just beginning, a large emblem of the American flag and the inscription: Freedom Tower ("Freedom Tower") were glued to the first steel column at the base of the building. However, during the installation ceremony of the column on December 19, 2006, it turned out that the blue field with stars is on the right, and according to federal laws it should be on the left in any position of the flag. The emblem had to be urgently removed and replaced with a new one. A curiosity also occurred with the idea of ​​making the base of the tower from reinforced concrete. Some then called the building the Tower of Fear, not the Tower of Freedom. Nikolai Urusov, architecture critic for The New York Times, called the finishing of the base "an absurd attempt to hide the underlying paranoia."

8th place: CN Tower

The height of this building, which is also a TV tower, is 553 m. The building is located in Toronto (Canada). From 1975 to 2007, the CN Tower was considered the tallest free-standing building in the world. Today it is so only in the Western Hemisphere. An interesting fact: the CN Tower elevators move at a speed of 22 km / h, reaching the observation deck and the restaurant at the top of the tower in 58 and 61 seconds, respectively.

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7th place: Guangzhou TV Tower

The height of the tower is 600 m. It is located in the city of Guangzhou (PRC) and was built for the 2010 Asian Games.

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6th place: Abraj al-Bait Towers

This complex of high-rise buildings, built in Mecca (Saudi Arabia), overtook the TV tower in Guangzhou by only 1 m: the height of its tallest tower - the Royal Clock Tower Hotel - is 601 m. heavy "structure in the world and the tallest in Saudi Arabia. The towers are named after different persons, places and terms from Islamic history.

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5th place: TV and radio tower KVLY-TV

Despite the fact that this TV and radio tower, located in Blanchard (North Dakota, USA), is not a building, we still included it on our list. Its height is 638.8 m. And from 1963 to 1974 it was considered the tallest structure in the history of mankind.

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4th place: Shanghai Tower

The building is located in the Pudong area of ​​Shanghai (China). Its construction was almost completed at the end of last year. At least, according to information as of August 2014, the erection of the external structure of the tower was fully completed and work on the interior decoration continued. As of today, the building is probably completed completely. Its height is 632 m, and the total area is 380 thousand square meters. m.

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3rd place: Tokyo sky tree

Or Tokyo Skytree. This famous TV tower is located in one of the districts of Tokyo (Japan) and is considered the tallest TV tower in the world. Together with the antenna, its height is 634 m.The amazing Japanese chose the height of their tower not for economic reasons, but so that the name of the numbers was consonant with the word "Musashi" - a toponym designating the historical region where modern Tokyo is located. So, the number 6 in Japanese sounds like "mu", 3 - "sa", and 4 - "si".

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2nd place: Warsaw radio mast

It is located in Poland, and its height is 646, 38 m. Until the collapse in 1991, this structure was considered the tallest in the world, and then, formally, it remained so until 2008. After the collapse, the Poles jokingly called their mast the longest structure in the world.

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1st place: Burj Khalifa

This 163-storey skyscraper is known to many, it is located in Dubai (UAE). The height of the building is equal to a record 828 m. The opening ceremony took place on January 4, 2010. The Burj Khalifa is considered the tallest building ever built in the world and the tallest structure to date. The total cost of the skyscraper was about $ 1.5 billion. The building also houses the world's fastest elevator, with a speed of 10 m / s.

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