This article gives us useful insight into amazing architectural masterpieces in the world. Only the best could have constructed these buildings that have been carefully selected as the top 10 most astonishing constructions in the world.
The world we live in is characterized by a good number of breathtaking structures that makes you wonder what paradise would look like. There are buildings with terrific designs that tells a lot about the artistry and ingenuity of the professionals who turn an idea on paper to a masterpiece in reality. Here are the top 10 most astonishing constructions in the world.
1. Regatta Hotel – Indonesia
The Impressive Regatta Hotel Jakarta was designed by Atelier Enam, based on the nautical theme, where the centre-piece is an aerodynamically shaped hotel bound to be one of the most striking landscape features overlooking the Java Sea.
The Regatta Hotel Jakarta is a five-star hotel that offers an Aqua Park in a complex spawning over 11 hectares of reclaimed land.
2. Burj Khalifa – UAE
Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 2,722 ft. Burj Khalifa was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that would include 30,000 homes, nine hotels, 3 hectares of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare man-made Burj Khalifa Lake.
3. Mecca Royal Clock Tower – Saudi Arabia
Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is a building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project that strives to modernize the holy city in catering to the pilgrims. The complex holds several world records, such as the tallest hotel in the world, the tallest clock tower in the world, the world’s largest clock face and the building with the world’s largest floor area.
The complex’s hotel tower became the second tallest building in the world in 2012, surpassed only by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The building complex is meters away from the world’s largest mosque and Islam’s most sacred site, the Masjid al Haram. The complex will be able to house 100,000 people and span over 2,171 feet.
4. One World Trade Tower – USA
WTC is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex Located in Lower Manhattan, New York City at the same location as the September 11, 2001 attacks destroyed former World Trade Center. The Construction was started on April 27, 2006 and will be completed in 2013. The 104-story skyscraper will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third-tallest building in the world. The building occupying 16-acre and will stand 1,776 feet high.
5. World One – Mumbai, India
World One is a residential skyscraper under construction in Mumbai India is set to be complete in 2014. Once complete it will be the tallest residential skyscraper in the world. The project will cost $399 million to build and will span over 1,450-feet having 117 floors, 18 elevators, 300 apartments. One of India’s top builders, the Lodha group, is undertaking the construction of this project.
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6. Shanghai Tower of Shanghai – China
Shanghai Tower is a supertall skyscraper under construction in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The tower will be 121 stories, and span over 2073ft. Upon its completion in 2014 the Shanghai Tower will be the tallest building in China, and the 3rd-tallest in the world, surpassed by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and Mecca Royal Clock Tower in Saudi Arbia. The project will cost $2.2 Billion and is being Designed by Gensler inc.
7. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge – Hong Kong
The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge is an ongoing construction project which consist of a series of bridges and tunnels that will connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai, three major cities on the Pearl River Delta in East Asia. The proposed 50 km link is expected to cost US$10.7 billion. With its length, it would become one of the landmarks within the area. The longest bridge section will be 22.8 km long and will include three cable-stayed spans between 280 m (920 ft) and 460 m (1,510 ft). The project is expected to completed in 2016.
8. Russia Tower – Moscow Russia
The Russia Tower Located in Moscow, is a skyscraper planned for Moscow International Business Centre of Moscow, Russia. Construction began in September 2007 and is expected to be completed around 2016. The tower will stand 1,180 ft and would contain 118 floors, 101 elevators, and underground parking that can accommodate 3,680 cars. The buildings capacity is 30,000, the base of the building will be retail shops. The maximum people capacity of the building was projected to be around 30,000.
9. Songjiang Hotel – China
The Songiang Sustainable Hotel Located in the city of Shanghai in the Songjiang district, China. The 400-bed resort will be located in a 100-meter-deep quarry located in the province and will contain restaurants, cafes, sport facilities, and even underwater public areas and guestrooms facing a ten-metre deep aquarium full of aquatic life.
10. CCTV Headquarters – China
The CCTV Headquarters is a skyscraper in the Beijing Central Business District. The building is the headquarters of China Central Television. Groundbreaking took place on September 22, 2004 and the building’s facade was completed in Jun 2008. Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren of OMA were the architects in charge for the building, while Arup provided the complex engineering design. It stands at 234 meters (768 ft) tall and has 54 floors.