Compilation of the tallest office buildings in the world - led by Burj Khalifa at 828 meters, followed by Shanghai Tower at 632 meters and at third, the Abraj Al-Bait Makkah Royal Clock Tower at 601 meters.
How long does it take to get to work at the top of the Burj Khalifa? It takes only one minute as Burj Khalifa's elevators, designed by elevator firm Otis, can climb at speeds of 10 meters per second (among the fastest in the world).
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Completed in 2010, Burj Khalifa has since stood on the throne of the tallest building in the world at a height 828 meters (2,717 feet) and 160 storeys. In terms of office space, it is the 13th largest office building in the world, with a floor area of 309,473m2.
Located in the city of Dubai and built at a cost of US$1.5 billion, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burj Khalifa was designed by Adrian Smith, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, whose firm designed the Willis Tower and One World Trade Center, which are the 5th and 9th largest office buildings in the world respectively.
Shanghai Tower. Located in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai, the Shanghai Tower is an impressive towering sight across the Shanghai bund, looming at a height of 632 meters (world's second tallest building by height to its architectural top). It has a large floor area of 380,000m2 and features an observation deck at the height of 562 meters.
Abraj Al-Bait Makkah Royal Clock Tower. Located near the world's largest mosque, the Great Mosque of Mecca, is a building with the world's largest clock face, the Abraj Al Bait Makkah Royal Clock Tower. Completed in 2012 at high construction budget of US$15 billion, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower stands at 601 meters at the highest, spread over 120 floors. The entire clock tower has a floor area of 310,638m2.
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