Ten Extreme Skyscrapers And Their Super Fast Elevators

It seems that skyscrapers are getting taller and taller. Here is a look at 10 skyscrapers which are scheduled to grace skylines around the world by 2020 or before (some are already complete). With each picture is a breakdown of the number of elevators each building is designed to feature, along with their projected speed. For more information and more buildings, see this very informative post from Discovery News.

1. KINGDOM TOWER, JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA

http://nomad.sleepout.com/jeddah-saudi-arabia-to-host-the-worlds-tallest-building/

Height to tip: 3,281

Number of elevators: 59

Top elevator speed: 10 meters/sec

Completion scheduled for 2019

BURJ KHALIFA, DUBAI, UAE

http://www.viahouse.com/2012/09/dubai-buildings/burj-khalifa-in-dubai-united-arab-emirates3/

Height to tip: 2,723

Number of elevators: 58

Top elevator speed: 10 meters/sec

Completed 2010

PING AN FINANCE CENTER, SHENZEN, CHINA

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/slideshows/infrastructure/10-tallest-skyscrapers-of-the-future/2-ping-an-international-finance-center-china/slideshow/22065697.cms

Height to tip: 2,165

Number of elevators: 76

Top elevator speed: 10 meters/sec

Completion scheduled for 2016

SEOUL LIGHT DMC TOWER, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

http://skyscrapercenter.com/building/seoul-light-dmc-tower/55

 

Height to tip: 2,101

Number of elevators: 43

Top elevator speed: unknown

Completion date not scheduled

SIGNATURE TOWER, JAKARTA, INDONESIA

http://www.srssa.com/Signature_Tower/dgallery.html

Height to tip: 2,093

Number of elevators: unknown

Top elevator speed: unknown

Completion scheduled for 2020

SHANGHAI TOWER, SHANGHAI, CHINA

Source: http://www.dexigner.com/news/image/17776/Shanghai_Tower_01

Height to tip: 2,073

Number of elevators: 106

Top elevator speed: 18 meters/sec

Completion scheduled for 2015

WUHAN GREENLAND CENTER, WUHAN, CHINA

Source: http://smithgill.com/work/wuhan_greenland_center/

 

Height to tip: 2,087

Number of elevators: 84

Top elevator speed: 12.5 meters/sec

Completion scheduled for 2017

 MAKKAH ROYAL CLOCK TOWER HOTEL, MECCA, SAUDI ARABIA

Source: http://www.e-architect.co.uk/worlds-tallest-hotel-buildings

Height to tip: 1,972

Number of elevators: 96

Top elevator speed: 6 meters/sec

Completed 2012

GOLDIN FINANCE 117, TIANJIN, CHINA

Source: http://rothseye.org/?p=250

Height to tip: 1,957

Number of elevators: unlisted

Top elevator speed: unknown

Completion scheduled for 2016

LOTTE WORLD TOWER, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

Source: http://www.worldofarchi.com/2012/09/skyscrapers-lotte-world-tower-seoul.html

Height to tip: 1,824

Number of elevators: 58

Top elevator speed: 10 meters/sec

Completion scheduled for 2016

Bonus Factoid: “In 2000, the average height of the tallest buildings was 1,230 feet. By 2010, that average rose to 1,440 feet and by 2020, the average height is expected to reach 1,962.”

Source: http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/20-mega-tall-buildings-by-2020-140427.htm