No other structure in the world stands witness to man’s greatness than a skyscraper. Ever since mankind crawled out of the slime, humanity has been at odds with the harshness of mother nature. Over time, we have conquered most of our planet’s land and we claimed its resources as our own. Destined for great deeds, we left the caves that served as homes, and climbed towards the sky above as soon as it was possible.
It is maybe because of our might that we build structures as tall as the eye can see, or maybe because it is in our very nature to constantly challenge ourselves. The tallest buildings in the world today, are the result of ingenuity, well-being, and financial prowess. There is really no telling of what ‘tall enough’ could be, as every year a new skyscraper is designed to overtake the already existing ones in both size and technology.
10Guangzhou International Finance Center – 440 m / 1443 ft
As the world’s fastest growing economy, China can afford to build some very impressive structures, and they do. The Guangzhou International Finance Center is the perfect example of what you can achieve when you have the necessary manpower and resources. The building of this 440m skyscraper started in 2005 and took almost 5 years to be completed. The impressive 103-story building is a conference centre, hotel, and office building at the same time.