PHOTOS: 5 of the world’s tallest buildings

Updated On Oct 27, 2018 04:47 PM IST

Alain Robert, popularly known as the French Spiderman was arrested on October 25 for scaling one London's tallest buildings, the 202-metre Salesforce Tower, without the aid of any safety equipment. While Robert keeps challenging himself by scaling buildings in different locations, we decided to take a look at the world’s tallest buildings. There is competition between cities as to which one shall have the tallest building, as it can increase the city’s tourism potential and put it on the world map. Previously most of the tallest skyscrapers would be found in North America, but now they are equally scattered over Asia and the Middle East. The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and it has held on to this title since 2010.

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Alain Robert, known as the French Spiderman was arrested on October 25 for scaling one London’s tallest buildings, without any safety equipment. While Robert keeps challenging himself by scaling buildings in different places, we decided to take a look at the world’s tallest buildings. While the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, the 75-storey Gevora Hotel (Pic above) is 356 metres, and is the world’s tallest hotel. (Twitter/Dubai Media Office)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 04:47 PM IST

Alain Robert, known as the French Spiderman was arrested on October 25 for scaling one London’s tallest buildings, without any safety equipment. While Robert keeps challenging himself by scaling buildings in different places, we decided to take a look at the world’s tallest buildings. While the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, the 75-storey Gevora Hotel (Pic above) is 356 metres, and is the world’s tallest hotel. (Twitter/Dubai Media Office)

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The Lotte World Tower is located in Seoul, South Korea and is the fifth tallest building in the world at 1,819 feet. The building was completed in 2016 and a total of 13 years went into the planning of the structure. The building has 123 floors, out of which six are underground. (Youtube)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 04:47 PM IST

The Lotte World Tower is located in Seoul, South Korea and is the fifth tallest building in the world at 1,819 feet. The building was completed in 2016 and a total of 13 years went into the planning of the structure. The building has 123 floors, out of which six are underground. (Youtube)

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Ping An International Finance Centre is located in Shenzhen, China, and is 1,965 feet tall. The fourth tallest building in the world, it has 33 double decker elevators for its 115 floors. (Youtube)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 04:47 PM IST

Ping An International Finance Centre is located in Shenzhen, China, and is 1,965 feet tall. The fourth tallest building in the world, it has 33 double decker elevators for its 115 floors. (Youtube)

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The third tallest building in the world, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower in Saudi Arabia is 1,972 feet and has 120 floors with a prayer room that can house 10,000 people. (Youtube)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 04:47 PM IST

The third tallest building in the world, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower in Saudi Arabia is 1,972 feet and has 120 floors with a prayer room that can house 10,000 people. (Youtube)

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The world’s second tallest building is the Shanghai Tower in China, which is 2073 feet and has 121 floors. It has 320 hotel rooms and 1,100 parking spaces. (Youtube)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 04:47 PM IST

The world’s second tallest building is the Shanghai Tower in China, which is 2073 feet and has 121 floors. It has 320 hotel rooms and 1,100 parking spaces. (Youtube)

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At 2,717 ft, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. The construction of the building was part of an initiative of the government to boost tourism. It has 30,000 residences, an artificial lake, a shopping mall and nine hotels. (Youtube)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 04:47 PM IST

At 2,717 ft, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. The construction of the building was part of an initiative of the government to boost tourism. It has 30,000 residences, an artificial lake, a shopping mall and nine hotels. (Youtube)

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