Tuesday, October 18, 2011

20 of the world's most iconic skyscrapers

1. Empire State Building, New York, United States
Height: 437 meters
Cost to build: US$41 million
Completion date: May 1, 1931

2. China Central Television Headquarters, Beijing, China
Height: 234 meters
Cost to build: US$600 million
Completion date: January 2008

3. Commerzbank Headquarters, Frankfurt, Germany
Height: 300.1 meters
Cost to build: US$414 million
Completion date: 1997

4. Elephant Tower, Bangkok, Thailand
Height: 102 meters
Cost to build: NA
Completion date: 1997

5. Bitexco Financial Tower, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Height: 262 meters
Cost to build: US$96 million
Completion date: October 31, 2010

6. Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco, United States
Height: 260 meters
Cost to build: US$32 million
Completion date: 1972

7. Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong
Height: 305 meters
Cost to build: NA
Completion date: May 1990

8. Kingdom Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Height: 302 meters
Cost to build: US$458 million
Completion date: 2002

9. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Height: 452 meters
Cost to build: US$1.6 billion
Completion date: June 1996

10. Tokyo Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower, Tokyo, Japan
Height: 204 meters
Cost to build: NA
Completion date: October 2008

11. Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China
Height: 492 meters
Cost to build: US$1.2 billion
Completion date: August 2008

12. Hotel & Casino Grand Lisboa, Macau
Height: 261 meters
Cost to build: US$385 million
Completion date: 2008

13. Bahrain World Trade Center, Manama, Bahrain
Height: 240 meters
Cost to build: US$150 million
Completion date: 2008

14. Two International Finance Center, Hong Kong
Height: 415 meters
Cost to build: US$2.5 billion
Completion date: August 2008

15. Burj al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Height: 321 meters
Cost to build: US$650 million
Completion date: December 1999

16. Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan
Height: 508 meters
Cost to build: US$1.8 billion
Completion date: 2004

17. Torre Agbar, Barcelona, Spain
Height: 142 meters
Cost to build: US$130 million
Completion date: 2004

18. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Height: 828 meters
Cost to build: US$1.5 billion
Completion date: January 2009

19. 30 St. Mary Axe, London, England
Height: 180 meters
Cost to build: US$212 million
Completion date: 2003

20. Turning Torso, Malmo, Sweden
Height: 190 meters
Cost to build: US$80 million
Completion date: 2005

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errr...i wud choose Burj al Arab, Dubai, United Arab Emirates as my iconic building..di kenali ramai..tinggi..cantik..hebat..and wat abt yours??

2 comments:

bubbles182 said...

I went to burj al arab. sangat cantik. luar & dalam. and seafood restoran dia sgt cantik. aquarium besar sgt mcm duk makan dlm laut. :)

Azie.Fauzi said...

untung la dah p sana,,i ni bila la leh p..tp mmg cantik kan...suka tgk the building..