Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Reaching for the Skies: Tallest buildings in the World!

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Construction remains  a promising industry,  that is developing faster and faster each year. Millions  of residential buildings, office skyscrapers, metro stations, highways are being built every day. A popular saying, that size does not matter, certainly does not apply  to the height of modern buildings.Man's first attempt  to reach  the sky  was the Tower  of Babel. These attempts continue nowadays.  Until the 19th century,the taller building meant the  thicker walls, in order to  withstand the  weight of the structure. The  invention of elevators  and steel frames untied the  hands of architects  and engineers, allowing them to design and build taller and taller buildings.  If you are  not going to build a skyscraper, but a regular house and you watch your budget, you should consider buying building materials on https://jiji.ng/building-materials as this marketplace has proven to offer best materials for every budget.  

Meanwhile, check these  3 tallest  buildings that amaze the  world with their grandeur and  technical novelty.  


The  Willis Tower,  Chicago, USA 


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  The Willis  Tower or often referred to as Sears Tower was the tallest building in the world in 1973. This 108-story 443.2 metres skyscraper was designed, conceived and constructed between 1969 and 1973.

 A Chicago icon building  has an observation deck, that is opened to  public and located  on the 103rd floor  (412.4 m). United  Airline is  the largest tenant in  the building occupying 20 floors. 


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 The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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This gorgeous 452-metres tall,  88-story building  was designed by Argentinian architect Cesar Pelli and Associates and opened on 1st of  August in  1998.

The Petronas towers are co-joined by a  58 metre Sky  Bridge at the 41st and 42nd floors. The construction process turned out to  be a multinational effort. The  structural design  was developed by american engineers, while the wind-tunnel consultants and elevator design engineers worked out from Canada. The Twins fully comply with local safety construction  rules, and  are able to withstand 105 km/h winds.


The Taipei 101, Taiwan  
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Construction on the 101-story 501.2 metres tower started in 1999 and the official opening took place on November 17, 2003, and was put into operation on December 31, 2003. The tower was officially classified as the tallest building in the world right until 2009.

The Taipei 101 uses the world's fastest elevators they can reach 89th floor in 39 seconds. The building is one of the main symbols of modern Taipei and all of Taiwan. It has 101 overground and 5 underground floors. Its architectural style was inspired by the spirit of postmodernism combined with modern traditions and ancient Chinese architecture.

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