A tallest building, also known as a skyscraper, is a very tall building that has multiple floors and is designed to be used for commercial, residential or other purposes.
The exact definition of a tallest building can vary, but generally, a building is considered to be a skyscraper if it has at least 40 or 50 floors and is taller than 150 meters (492 feet).
However, there is no set height requirement for a building to be classified as a skyscraper, and the term “tallest building” is usually used to refer to the building that has the highest number of floors or the greatest height above ground level.
Tallest buildings are made using a combination of architectural design, engineering, and construction techniques that allow for the building to be built to great heights while maintaining structural stability and safety.
The construction process for a tall building typically involves the following steps:
Site preparation: The construction site is prepared by excavating the ground and laying a foundation.
Structural design: The building’s structural design is created by engineers, taking into account factors such as wind loads, seismic activity, and other environmental factors.
Materials selection: Materials such as steel, concrete, and glass are selected based on their strength, durability, and other properties.
Building systems: Systems such as elevators, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing are designed to accommodate the building’s height.
Construction: The building is constructed using a combination of techniques such as concrete pouring, steel framing, and prefabrication.
Safety measures: Safety measures such as fire protection systems, emergency exits, and evacuation plans are installed to ensure the safety of occupants in case of emergency.
Final touches: Once construction is complete, the building is finished with interior and exterior finishes, landscaping, and other decorative elements.
Here are the top 10 tallest buildings in India as of 2021:
- World One – Mumbai (442 meters)
- Lodha Bellissimo A & B – Mumbai (222 meters)
- The Imperial – Mumbai (254 meters)
- Ahuja Towers – Mumbai (248 meters)
- Palais Royale – Mumbai (320 meters)
- The 42 – Kolkata (268 meters)
- World Crest – Mumbai (223 meters)
- Piramal Tower – Mumbai (233 meters)
- Omkar 1973 – Mumbai (268 meters)
- One Avighna Park – Mumbai (266 meters)