Only 200 years ago, the world was expanding horizontally – people were taking up more and more space, occupying more and more land, and found many new places to live. At one point, however, it turned out that this could not go on forever, technology advanced even more, and humans finally consciously raised their head, realizing that the new opportunities offer a way up there.
No, we’re not talking about a travel to the stars, we’re talking about skyscrapers that are spreading everywhere all over the world. Knowing the Eastern cultures and their large population, especially in China, we can not ignore the fact that in the countries of East Asia are many of the tallest buildings in the world. That’s why in today’s post we will show you the five tallest skyscrapers that chase the clouds of East Asian countries.
#1: Shanghai Tower
The Shanghai Tower (上海中心大厦) is the tallest building in East Asia and the second tallest in the world after the Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates. It rises to the incredible 632 meters and in addition to being the tallest building in East Asia, it is also the tallest skyscraper that has a twist in its structure.
The tower was completed in September 2014, and only 5 months later it was officially opened. There are shopping malls, restaurants, residential area and more – the 133 inhabited floors are not a small area to settle. An interesting fact is that during the first 5 years of its opening, the building is difficult to be inhabited – due to its height and certain restrictions, as well as the price, of course, not everyone can afford to live there. However, this cannot tarnish its fame of one of the tallest buildings in the world.
#2: Ping An Finance Center
The second tallest building in East Asian countries is the Ping An Finance Center (平安国际金融中心). It rises 599 meters from the ground, and its construction was completed in 2017. The skyscraper is named after the owners of the land on which it was built – Ping An Group – and is the tallest building in Shenzhen and the second tallest building in China.
The 115 floors of the building house offices, a hotel, a shopping center, as well as the offices of the main owner of the building, Ping An Insurance. The building is also famous for its highest observatory, located 562.2 meters above the ground.
#3: Lotte World Tower
Third in our list, but first in South Korea – this is the Lotte World Tower (롯데월드타워). Located in Seoul and 556 meters high, the building is the tallest skyscraper on the Korean Peninsula.
Although completed in 2017, the idea for the building was formed in 1990, and the first designs appeared in 1994. After many changes, the final design was ready in 2009, so that nowadays it can be home to a large number of offices, hotels and, of course, the residential area of the building. The observatory, which is located on 7 floors (from 117th to 123rd) is called Seoul Sky, and from it everyone can fully enjoy the breathtaking view of the metropolis of Seoul.
#4: Guangzhou CTF Finance Center
Guangzhou CTF Finance Center (广州周大福中心) is the tallest building in Guangzhou, China and the fourth skyscraper on our list. Located at an altitude of 530 meters above the ground, it was completed in 2016 and is owned by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises.
The 111 floors of the tower are home to several hotels, residential area, a shopping center and offices of companies, as well as the main owner of the building. The tower is the third tallest skyscraper in China and the seventh tallest in the world.
#5: Tianjin CTF Finance Center
The last skyscraper on our list today is the Tianjin CTF Finance Center (天津周大福濱海中心). It rises 530 meters above the ground – just as much as the financial center in Guangzhou. Apart from being similar in height, the two towers have the same owner – Chow Tai Fook Enterprises.
The tower in Tianjin was completed in 2019 and has 97 floors, which currently house residential apartments and a hotel. Completed only last year, the building awaits its new occupants, and the fact that it is the eighth tallest building in the world will definitely help it to be inhabited soon.
Do you like tall buildings? If so, which of the above would you like to visit?