Sears tower - chicago 5 The Willis Tower (until July 16, 2009, Sears Tower) is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois, USA. With a height of 442 meters and 108 floors. Its construction began in 1970 and ended in 1974. Its architect Bruce Graham and construction was in charge of the company Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for Sears stores Held the position for more than two decades, until the completion of the Petronas Towers in 1998.
Sears tower - chicago 5 The name change on July 16, 2009, when the tower called SEARS by the lease made by the insurance company based in London, Willis Group Holdings, which moved to the skyscrapers of its operations.
Petronas towers 4 Kuala lumpur Petronas Towers, located in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, were the tallest buildings in the world between 1998 and 2003, exceeded the October 17, 2003 by the Taipei 101 building in Taiwan. Were designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli and completed in 1998. With 88 floors, mostly concrete structure and glass, evoke Islamic art, true to the Islamic heritage of Malaysia.
Petronas towers 4 Kuala lumpur The towers are joined by a double height air bridge between floors 41 and 42, forming a portal. Is called the skybridge, is the highest point accessible to visitors. Tours are free, but limited to 1,200 people daily
Shangai world financial center 3 Shangai Shanghai World Financial Center is a skyscraper in Shanghai, China which is one of the highest in the world. Its final height is 492 meters and 101 floors. It is now the third tallest skyscraper in the world. SWFC design is unique in the world because it has an opening in the tip, like the tower Insignia of the City of Shanghai, this solution to wind pressure on the building. This opening was on the first circular design, but decided to change because the circle symbolizes the flag of their economic rival, Japan, so it was decided to be a trapezoid
Shangai world financial center 3 Shangai The excavation of the base of the building began in 1997, but the economic crisis in 1997 and 1998, the construction was halted until the end of 2003 when it resumed its construction. It has 101 floors, 33 escalators and 31 elevators.
Taipei 101-taiwan 2 The Taipei 101 is a building with 106 floors (5 floors underground and 101 above ground level), located in Taipei (Taiwan). The needle that crowns its 529 meters high building made him the world's tallest skyscraper, surpassing by 56 meters the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), However, the July 21, 2007 was surpassed in height by the Burj Khalifa.. The Taipei 101, like all spiral structures, use the symbolism of the axis mundi, a center of the world where the earth meets the sky and the four corners meet.
Taipei 101-taiwan 2 Like many buildings, the Taipei 101 will often change their lighting to remind us different events. Additionally, the building is illuminated in Christmas and has been used repeatedly to celebrate the New Year fireworks and festivities.
Burj dubai-dubai 1 It is the tallest structure built by man. Construction began on September 21, 2004, and was officially inaugurated on January 4, 2010. The architect is Adrian Smith, The shape of the base of the Burj Khalifa is based on the geometric of a flower, the white Hymenocallis withsix petals cultivated in the region of Dubai and India. The building, up to 828 meters, is made of reinforced concrete. From floor 156 (828 meters) and beyond, the plants are made of steel, making them lighter.
Burj dubai-dubai 1 The construction of the Burj Khalifa had a budget estimated at more than 4,000 billion, which increased to 20,000 million for the full development of the Downtown Burj Khalifa., Part of the cost of the building was funded by the family of Emir Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.