6. Taipei 101 (Taipei, Taiwan)
Formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, the sixth spot goes to the Taipei 101 with a height of 509 meters. The building used to be the world’s tallest in 2004, until it was dethroned when the Burj Khalifa opened in 2010. Named because of its location and the number of stories in the building – 101 in total – the Taipei 101 continues to serve as an icon of modern Taiwan ever since it’s opening
5. CTF Finance Centre (Guangzhou, China)
The fifth tallest structure in the world goes out to the CTF Finance Center in Guangzhou, China. Topping out in July 10, 2014, the skyscraper is expected to have a final height of 530 meters or 1,740 feet. Designed to be a mixed-use tower, the CTF Finance Centre, will feature office spaces, a hotel, apartments and a shopping center in its podium. The tower also holds the record for being the fastest assembled skyscraper in modern history, and is expected to be completed by 2016.
4. One World Trade Center (New York City, USA)
Topping out at 1,776 feet tall, the One World Trade Center was designed after 9/11 to be the voice that cries out the tragedy that occurred. The building, with total costs of around $3.9 billion and taking more or less 8 years to build, is the centerpiece of the New York skyline and is currently the tallest building in the United States of America. Credits for the design goes to David M. Childs of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, the 104-story tower includes an office space as well as an observation deck giving a breathtaking view of Manhattan.