World’s Tallest Tower

5 Jan

Until yesterday the Taipei 101 tower was the tallest building in the world. It stands 509 meters (1,670 feet) high.

The "Taipei 101" (509 meters tall)

Next year, the 「東京スカイツリー」 (Tokyo Sky Tree) tower is scheduled to be completed and will stand 634 meters (2,080 feet) tall which would make it the world’s tallest tower.

The "Tokyo Sky Tree" will stand 634 meters high.

Click here to read a post that I wrote about the 「東京スカイツリー」 (Tokyo Sky Tree)…and click here to see another post with some photos I took of the construction of the tower.

But now the 「東京スカイツリー」 (Tokyo Sky Tree) will be the world’s second tallest tower, because the “Burj Khalifa” tower officially opened yesterday (2010 January 4) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The “Burj Khalifa” tower stands at an amazing 828 meters (2,717 feet) tall! Which makes it not only the world’s tallest tower, but it’s the tallest man-made structure in the world!

The "Burj Khalifa" tower stands at 828 meters tall.

4 Responses to “World’s Tallest Tower”

  1. Tornadoes28 January 6, 2010 at 1:25 am #

    Too bad the Burj will be largely empty.


    • tokyo5 January 6, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

      Actually I was thinking that it must be hard to fill all those floors when that giant tower is in the desert.


  2. bartman905 January 5, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    We went to Taipei 101 during our recent visit to Taiwan during Christmas break. Rode the world’s fastest elevator (maybe not anymore now) to observatory on the top of the building – pretty impressive, especially when there no other tall buildings around.


    • tokyo5 January 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm #

      But the “Tokyo Sky Tree” will be 125 meters taller than the Taipei 101.


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