10 tallest buildings of the world

4. Shanghai Tower



The construction of this building, located in the Pudong District of Shanghai (China), was almost completed at the end of last year. At least, as of August 2014 it was fully completed the construction of the outer structure of the tower, and continued work on the interior design. To date, probably will finish the building completely. His height — 632 meters, and the total area — 380 000 m2.

The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre, 127-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. As of 2015, it is the world’s tallest building, by height to highest usable floor. It also has the world’s highest observation deck within a building or structure, and the world’s fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 m/s (74 km/h). It is the world’s second-tallest building by height to architectural top and the world’s third-tallest structure.

Designed by international design firm Gensler and owned by the Shanghai city government, it is the tallest of the world’s first triple-adjacent super-tall buildings in Pudong, the other two being the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. Its tiered construction, designed for high energy efficiency, provides nine separate zones divided between office, retail and leisure use.