The Buildings that Marked Our Age (Part 1)

Saudi Arabia announced the construction of the new tallest building in the world that is predicted to be 1.000m tall and beat the current record, held by Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is 828m tall. Take a look at the other world record bearers.

The Tallest Structure made by Man
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the proud bearer of this record. It is 828m tall and it has 163 floors. It was supposed to be named Burj Dubai, but after discovering the financial meltdown of the main contractor, the building was renamed to Burj Khalifa.

Burj Khalifa-01-3 via vietdecoration

The Tallest Pool in the World

The tallest pool in the world is at a height of 490m, and is part of the luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel in Hong Kong. It was opened in March 2011, and the ceiling is covered with LED screens so the visitors can enjoy watching the coral reef of Victoria Port while swimming.

Ritz Carlton Hong Kong Pool-02 via guidespas

The Tallest Clock-Tower in the World

The Abraj Al Bait Tower in Mecca is a complex of buildings, consisting of a hotel, a residential part and a shopping center. This architectural wonder was opened in 2012, and it holds the tallest clock-tower in the world. The clock-tower resembles the Westminster clock in London, and supposedly you can see it from a distance of 25km.

Abraj Al Bait Tower, Mecca-03-2 via hottrip

World’s Largest Ferris Wheel in the World

Started in 2005 and finished in 2009, the Singapore Flyer is the most impressive of its kind. With a height of 164m, the Singapore Flyer is 5m taller than the Star of Nanchang in China, and 3m taller than the London Eye in the UK. A ride in one of the capsules will cost you around 25 dollars. Despite its popularity, you should be cautious: since its opening the wheel has broken four times; in one case, 173 passengers remained stuck in the cabins for 6 hours.

Singapore Flyer-04-6 via luxurylifedesign

 

 

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