Top 7 Tallest Buildings of the World in 2013

Top 7 Tallest Buildings of the World in 2013

Back in 2010 when we first published the Top 7 Tallest Buildings of the World in 2010, we thought that the list would not last for the whole year, according to the number of buildings under construction at that time. It seems that the Real Estate crisis is also affecting this market, since the list just had one change after three years.

7. Nanjing Greenland Financial Complex

Nanjing Greenland Financial Center

Height: 450 m (1 476 ft)

Location: Nanjing, China

Year Opened: 2010

Number of floors: 89

Use: Mixed use

6. Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers Night

Height: 452 m (1 483 ft)

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Year Opened: 1998

Number of floors: 88

Use: Offices

5. International Commerce Center

The new Kowloon skyline and Hong Kong's tallest under construction building, The International Commerce Center ICC that will have the third highest roof in the world, Hong Kong, China.

Height: 484 m (4 869 ft)

Location: Hong Kong, China

Year Opened: 2010

Number of floors: 108

Use: Mixed use

4. Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center

Height: 492 m (1 614 ft)

Location: Shanghai, China

Year Opened: 2008

Number of floors: 101

Use: Mixed use

3. Taipei 101

taipei 101

Height: 508 m (1 667 ft)

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Year Opened: 2004

Number of floors: 101

Use: Office

2. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel

Royal Makkah Clock Tower

Height: 601 m (1 972 ft)

Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Year Opened: 2012

Number of floors: 120

Use: Hotel

 1. Burj Khalifa

burj_khalifa

Height: 828 m (2 717 ft)

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Year Opened: 2010

Number of floors: 163

Use: Mixed use

Source: skyscraperpage
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Top 7 Largest Crane Vessels

I’m now living in Madeira Island, Portugal, and at the beginning of this week (Monday, January 10th) we all woke up with the beautiful view, south of the Funchal coast and close to the cruise port, of the Saipem 7000, the second biggest crane vessel in the world. As usual, this brought to me the curiosity to check the Top 7 Biggest Crane Vessels:

1. Thialf

Company: Heerema Marine Contractors

Capacity: 14 200 Tons (2 x 7 100)

Type: Semi-submersible

2. Saipem 7000

Company: Saipem Italy

Capacity: 14 000 Tons (2 x 7 000)

Type: Semi-submersible

3. Svanen

Company: Ballast Nedam

Capacity: 8 700 Tons

Type: Catamaran

4. Hermod

Company: Heerema Marine Contractors

Capacity: 8 165 Tons (1 x 4 536 + 1 x 3 629)

Type: Semi-submersible

5. Lan Jing

Company: CNOOC

Capacity: 7 500 Tons

Type: Monohull

6. Balder

Company: Heerema Marine Contractors

Capacity: 6 350 Tons (1 x 3 629 + 1 x 2 722)

Type: Semi-submersible

7. Borealis

Company: Acergy

Capacity: 5 000 Tons

Type: Monohull

Source: Wikipedia, cranevessels.com
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Top 7 Biggest Cruise Ships

Last five years were crazy for Royal Caribbean, since they made (for 2 times!) the biggest cruise ship in the world. At this point it would be nice to check which are the Top7 cruise ships in the world:

1. Allure of the Seas (tie)

Year: 2010

Cruise line: Royal Caribbean

Gross Tonnage: 220 000 GT

Length: 1 187 ft (361.8 mt)

Beam: 208 ft (63.4 mt)

Capacity: 6 296 passengers

1. Oasis of the Seas (tie)

Year: 2009

Cruise line: Royal Caribbean

Gross Tonnage: 220 000 GT

Length: 1 187 ft (361.8 mt)

Beam: 208 ft (63.4 mt)

Capacity: 6 296 passengers

3. Independence of the Seas (tie)

Year: 2008

Cruise line: Royal Caribbean

Gross Tonnage:  154 407 GT

Length: 1 111.9 ft (338.9 mt)

Beam: 184 ft (56.1 mt)

Capacity: 4 370 passengers

3. Liberty of the Seas (tie)

Year: 2007

Cruise line: Royal Caribbean

Gross Tonnage:  154 407 GT

Length: 1 111.9 ft (338.9 mt)

Beam: 184 ft (56.1 mt)

Capacity: 4 370 passengers

3. Freedom of the Seas (tie)

Year: 2006

Cruise line: Royal Caribbean

Gross Tonnage:  154 407 GT

Length: 1 111.9 ft (338.9 mt)

Beam: 184 ft (56.1 mt)

Capacity: 4 370 passengers

6. Norwegian Epic

Year: 2010

Cruise line: Norwegian Cruise Line

Gross Tonnage:  153 000 GT

Length: 1 081 ft (329.5 mt)

Beam: 133 ft (40.5 mt)

Capacity: 4 200 passengers

7. Queen Mary 2

Year: 2003

Cruise line: Cunard Line

Gross Tonnage:  151 400 GT

Length: 1 132 ft (345 mt)

Beam: 147.5 ft (44.9 mt)

Capacity: 3 056 passengers

Source: Cruise Line Sites, Wikipedia
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Top 7 Tallest Buildings of the World in 2010

In January this year was opened in Dubai, UAE, the world’s tallest building. This event presents me an excellent opportunity to see which the “Top 7” of the world’s tallest buildings are. It is amazing that since I first published this list (back in February 2010), two new buildings entered it. We’ll see how long this one will be kept actualized…

7. Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)

Willis Tower

Height: 442 m (1 451 ft)

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Year Opened: 1974

Number of floors: 108

Use: office

6. Nanjing Greenland Financial Complex

Nanjing Greenland Financial Center

Height: 450 m (1 476 ft)

Location: Nanjing, China

Year Opened: 2010

Number of floors: 89

Use: Mixed use

5. Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers Night

Height: 452 m (1 483 ft)

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Year Opened: 1998

Number of floors: 88

Use: Offices

4. International Commerce Center

The new Kowloon skyline and Hong Kong's tallest under construction building, The International Commerce Center ICC that will have the third highest roof in the world, Hong Kong, China.

Height: 484 m (4 869 ft)

Location: Hong Kong, China

Year Opened: 2010

Number of floors: 108

Use: Mixed use

3. Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center

Height: 492 m (1 614 ft)

Location: Shanghai, China

Year Opened: 2008

Number of floors: 101

Use: Mixed use

2. Taipei 101

taipei 101

Height: 508 m (1 667 ft)

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Year Opened: 2004

Number of floors: 101

Use: Office

 1. Burj Khalifa

burj_khalifa

Height: 828 m (2 717 ft)

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Year Opened: 2010

Number of floors: 163

Use: Mixed use

Source: skyscraperpage
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