Development of a country is known through the power of its economy and the revenues generated by the exports, local work force and the overseas nationals. Countries all over the world fight for power in every sector and one of them is in the form of building the tallest structures in the world. Some might have military applications while others are purely a symbol of success and strength for the world.
Having the tallest structure in the world goes to United Arab Emirates, when she made the Burj Khalifa open to the world in 2010. The skyscraper was built in Dubai and is 829.8 meters high.
The construction for this project was started in 2004 which was later on completed in 2009 at a cost of 1.5 billion dollars. It has a total of 163 floors all designed by Adrian Smith.The building holds not only the honor of being the highest but other numerous numbers of records as well. The tower serves as one of the best tourist spots and in just 2 years it was released that over 80 % of the available rooms were bought. The building is a part of the efforts made the UAE to make Dubai which is already a great travel destination, the best travel destination in the world.
Tokyo Sky Tree
When it comes to construction and world records the Japanese people are always trying to be the best. An example of this enthusiasm came in the form the Tokyo Sky Tree which was completed in 2012 after starting construction in 2008. It cost around 806 million dollars and stands 634 meters high. It is used by numerous numbers of radio and television broadcasters and also serves as a important tourist attraction.
A mast is a tall metallic structure which serves to transmit signals from one to another. Back in 1963 Blanchard, United States went into record books for having the tallest structure ever built in the form of KYLY-TV mast. The record was held for just 1 year and later on replaced by a taller mast named Warsaw radio mast. The mast is 628 meter tall and serves the purpose for both radio and television signal transmission. The tower is clearly visible from miles away making it a attraction for tourists and some daredevils even try to climb to its top. As far as the cost is concerned it was built at $ 500, 000.