Sky is the Limit – Best of the awe-Inspiring structures ever constructed

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The saying Sky is the limit comes to your mind when you see the tall astounding buildings man has created so far. Structural engineering companies are developing astounding buildings in every corner of the world.

Some of the Astounding buildings around the world are,

Burj Khalifa

The pride of Dubai, The Burj Khalifa, is at the height of 2,717 feet. This massive structure has 162 floors, and it costs around $1.5 billion. It can house 30000 flats, 19 towers, nine beautiful hotels, and other recreational areas. It is the most famous among the astounding buildings that the structural engineering companies around the world have ever constructed.

Tokyo sky tree

As the name suggests, Tokyo is the home to Tokyo Sky Tree, which is 2080 feet high. It is a broadcasting and observation tower. Tokyo Sky tree is also home to famous restaurants. As well as, it is well known for its earthquake resistance. The construction got over on 29 February 2012.

Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China

Shanghai Tower is the tallest skyscraper in China. The initial schedule was to open it to all by June 2015. However, this has not happened, and most of the buildings are still not open. The tower has an observation deck, which was opened on 1 July 2016. This is the world’s highest observation deck at 561.25 m. The estimated cost of construction was US$2.4 billion.

Guangzhou TV and sightseeing tower or canton tower

Guangzhou TV Astronomical and Sightseeing Tower is the former name of The Canton Tower. At 2001 feet, this gigantic structure is a multipurpose observation tower located in the Haizhu District of Guangzhou. The 2010 Asian Games were held here following its inauguration on 29 September 2010. The tower is famous for its twisted shape or in other words, hyperboloid structure.

Abraj Al-Bait towers

Situated in Saudi Arabia with a height of 1,972 feet, the Abraj Al-Bait Towers is an excellent source of pride for the country. This is a complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca. The Government of Saudi Arabia owns this.  The construction of these astounding buildings had international issues as they replaced Ajyad Fortress, the 18th-century Ottoman citadel. Above all, this is now the tallest building in Saudi Arabia.

CN tower

Built by the Canadian National Railways in 1976, this 1,815 feet high structure is a piece of art in itself. It is a public company under Canada Lands Company (CLC) Limited, a crown corporation. The total construction cost came to $63 million. The tower was completed on 22 February 1974, and it took 1,537 workers to bring up this structure. The broadcasting facilities include UHF, VHF television, fixed-mobile systems, FM Radio, and microwave transmissions.

Ostankino tower

This tower situated in Moscow was the tallest free-standing structure in the whole world until 2003. It has a height of 1,772 feet. The tower caught fire on 27 August 2000. It killed three people and disrupted both television and radio signals. However, due to efficient construction and planning, the evacuation was done in 90 minutes.

Taipei 101

Located in Taiwan, Taipei is 1,667 feet high. It is a 101 storeyed skyscraper. It also houses one of the world’s fastest elevator. Moreover, the building is resistant to earthquakes and typhoons. In addition to that, there is a mall that includes a supermarket at the bottom, which is a favorite place for visitors.

International commerce center

Hong Kong is proud of its world-famous skyscraper. Because,The International Commerce Centre is 1.588 feet tall and houses a shopping mall, the highest hotel in the world: Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, as well as a 101st-floor restaurant.  Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) (the American architectural firm) along with Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd, the tower has 108 floors above ground and four underground.

Oriental pearl tower

The Oriental Pearl Tower is located at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district in China. It is 1,535 feet tall and is a famous TV tower. In 2007, it gained popularity by hosting the Chinese Live Earth concert. With 15 observatory levels, this tower also includes exhibition facilities, a small shopping center, and even a 20-room hotel called the Space Hotel.

These are some of these excellent construction works done by structural engineering companies around the world. Don’t forget to visit these places if you ever have the chance to.

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