Top 10 Most Astonishing Constructions in the World
10 CCTV Headquarters
In Beijing’s Central Business District, the CCTV Headquarters is a skyscraper. China Central Television’s headquarters are housed in this structure. The building’s facade was finished in June 2008, after the groundbreaking on September 22, 2004. The building’s architects were OMA’s Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren, with Arup providing the intricate engineering design. It has 54 storeys and is 234 metres (768 feet) tall.
9 Songjiang Hotel
The Songiang Sustainable Hotel is located in the Songjiang area of Shanghai, China. The 400-bed resort will be built in a 100-meter-deep quarry in the province, and will have restaurants, cafés, sports facilities, and even underwater public spaces and staterooms with views of a ten-meter-deep aquarium teeming with aquatic life.
8 Russia Tower
The Russia Tower is a skyscraper in Moscow, Russia, that is proposed for the Moscow International Business Centre. Construction on the project began in September 2007 and was scheduled to be finished in 2016. The skyscraper will be 1,180 feet tall and will have 118 stories, 101 elevators, and 3,680 parking spaces beneath. The structure has a capacity of 30,000 people and will include retail outlets at its base. The building’s maximum capacity was estimated to be roughly 30,000 people. It was started, but because to the financial crisis of 2008, it was subsequently cancelled.
7 Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge
The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge is an ongoing construction project that will connect Hong Kong, Macau, and Zhuhai, three important cities on the Pearl River Delta in East Asia, via a series of bridges and tunnels. The estimated cost of the proposed 50-kilometer connection is US$10.7 billion. It would become one of the area’s landmarks due of its length. The longest bridge portion will be 29.6 kilometres long, with three cable-stayed spans ranging from 280 metres to 460 metres (1,510 ft). In 2016, the last bridge tower was built, and the 4860 metre long immersed tunnel’s final straighted-element was fitted.
6 Shanghai Tower
Shanghai Tower is a supertall skyscraper in Shanghai, China’s Pudong neighbourhood. The building will have 128 floors and a height of 2073 feet. The Shanghai Tower is the highest skyscraper in China and the second-tallest structure in the world by height to architectural top as of 2015, having been overtaken by the Burj Khalifa. It is the third-tallest building on the planet. The total cost of the project was $2.2 billion.
5 World One
World One is a residential skyscraper in Mumbai that is currently under development. India is expected to be finished in 2018. It will be the world’s highest residential tower once completed. The complex will cost $399 million to construct and will have 117 storeys, 18 elevators, and 300 units. The Lodha company, one of India’s premier builders, is in charge of the project’s construction.
4 One World Trade Tower
1 WTC is the main structure of the new World Trade Center complex, which is located in Lower Manhattan, New York City, near where the original World Trade Center was demolished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The project began on April 27, 2006, and was finished in 2013. The 104-story skyscraper will be the Western Hemisphere’s highest structure and the world’s third tallest structure. The structure would be 16 acres in size and will be 1,776 feet tall.
3 Mecca Royal Clock Tower
In Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower is a building complex. These structures are part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project, which aims to renovate the holy city and improve pilgrim services. The complex holds multiple world records, including the world’s tallest hotel, the world’s tallest clock tower, the world’s biggest clock face, and the world’s largest floor area structure. In 2012, the hotel tower in the complex became the world’s second tallest skyscraper, trailing only Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The Masjid al Haram, the world’s biggest mosque and Islam’s holiest shrine, is just metres from from the construction site.
2 Burj Khalifa
In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the Burj Khalifa is a skyscraper. At 2,722 feet, it is the world’s highest man-made building. The Burj Khalifa was envisioned as the centrepiece of a massive mixed-use development that would comprise 30,000 dwellings, nine hotels, 3 hectares of parks, at least 19 residential buildings, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare man-made Burj Khalifa Lake.
1 Regatta Hotel
Atelier Enam created the impressive Regatta Hotel in Jakarta. Based on a nautical motif, with an aerodynamically curved hotel as the centrepiece, this is sure to be one of the most spectacular landscape features overlooking the Java Sea. The Regatta Hotel Jakarta is a five-star hotel with an Aqua Park set on an 11-hectare reclaimed land complex.