The tallest artificial (building) structure in the world is located in Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates) and is called Burj Khalifa. It stands at 829.8 m (2,722 ft) tall and has the official title of “Tallest Building in the World”. When it opened for the first time on January 9th, 2010, it was also the tallest self-supported structure in the world. Here’s a fun fact, the world’s tallest tower, the Tokyo Skytree, is the second tallest self-supporting structure in the world. The tallest guyed structure is the KVLY-TV mast.
In order to be named “World’s Tallest”, an organization has to certify the building and makes sure that it meets all the qualifications. That organization is The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. A structure can be named “World’s Tallest Building” only if at least 50% of its height is made up of livable floor space. Structures that fail to meet this condition, such as the CN Tower, are defined as “towers”.
There are many television and radio towers which stand over 600 metres (about 2,000 ft) in height, but only the tallest are listed on public sources.
#25. Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid
The “Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid” is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi at the site of the old Central Market, a conventional crossroads and meeting point in the city. The central location of this building provides their residents with easy access to major points of interest that includes the nearby mall at the World Trade Center and the Corniche (waterfront promenade that runs along the coast). It is a part of the larger World Trade Center complex; the Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid is just one element of a 700,000-square-meter mixed-use development that includes an office building and a hotel. The site also includes a souk (bazaar) that is seven-stories high. The following information provides more details about the building:
Height Occupied 352.3 m / 1,156 ft
Height to the Tip 381.2 m / 1,251 ft
Architectural Height 381.2 m / 1,251 ft
Floors above the Ground 88
Floors below Ground floor 5
Total Numbers of Elevators 13
Top Elevator Speed 7 m/s
Total Number of Apartments 474