Yesterday I took some pictures of a tall trio of buildings.
Two of them are currently in the top 10 and the third is in the top 20 of tallest buildings in the world. However, they will soon be slipping down the list as even taller buildings are under construction.
Can you tell which of these buildings is the tallest? They do look pretty close in height from this angle.
The buildings are from left to right: Shanghai World Financial Center, Jin Mao Tower and Shanghai Tower
Here are the tops of Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. In this picture Jin Mao looks a little bit taller. However, it is the shortest of the three. It was built first and at the time of completion was the third tallest in the world behind the Petronas Towers and Sears Tower.
The Shanghai Tower is currently the second tallest building in the world and is a staggering 2,073 feet tall.
Here is a view from further away. The picture is taken from the opposite bank of the river and you can see the relative height of the buildings. The Shanghai World Financial Center is only 1,614 feet tall and Jin Mao is 1,380 feet tall. They are dwarfed by the Shanghai Tower at 2,073 feet tall.
In this picture you also see the Oriental Pearl Tower on the left. It is considered a structure instead of a building so is not included in the rankings of tallest buildings. However, it is the third tallest structure in this picture at 1,535 feet tall.
Here is one last shot that shows the relative height of the buildings. You can definitely see that the Shanghai Tower is much taller.
What is the tallest building you have seen?
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