Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Fame: World's tallest office buildings.
- The Petronas Twin Towers earned the much-coveted "Tallest Office Building(s) in the World" title in 1996, when they eclipsed the previous record-holder, the Sears Tower in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- Number of storeys: 88.
- Overall height: 451.9 metres from street level.
- Height of superstructure (without pinnacle): 378 metres.
- Tip of longest pile to tip of pinnacle mast: 592.4 metres.
- Location of Skybridge: Levels 41 and 42.
Location: Tokyo Japan.
Fame: World's largest indoor ski area*.
Fame: World's longest suspension bridge.
Location: Osaka, Japan.
Fame: World's first airport built entirely on reclaimed land.
Location: Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei, China.
Fame: World's largest hydroelectric dam.
- Dam Height: 181m.
- Dam Width: 2km.
- Reservoir Capacity: 2 billion cubic metres.
- Power Generation Capacity: 18.2 million kilowatts (26 x 700MW generators).
- Construction Period: 1993 to 2009.
- Expected Cost: US$24.65 Billion.
- Length of Skybridge: 58.4 metres.
- Height of Skybridge: 170 metres from street level.
- Vertical transportation: 29 Double-deck high speed passenger lifts in each tower.
- Number of escalators: 10 in each tower.
- Stainless steel cladding: 77,000 square metres.
- Vision glass: 65,000 square metres.
- Concrete (various strengths up to grade 80): 160,000 cubic metres in the superstructure.
- Steel: 36,910 tonnes of beam, trusses and reinforcement.
- Foundation: 4.5 metre (15 feet) thick raft containing 13,200 cubic metres of grade 60 concrete, weighing approximately 32,550 tonnes under each tower, supported by 104 barrette piles from 60 to 115 metres in length.
- Height: 296m (70 floors).
- Land Area: 38,061.51m^2.
- Total Floor Space: 392,791m^2.
- Office floors: 1-48.
- Hotel floors: 49-70 (603 guest rooms).
- Observation floor: "Sky-garden" on the 69th floor.
- Completion: July, 1993.
Location: Yokohama, Japan.
Fame: Japan's tallest office building.
- Height: 80m.
- Area: 42,000 m^2.
- Construction Cost: US$301,000,000.
- Ski Runs: 2. Lifts: 2.
- Other Information: Earthquake-proof, built on reclaimed land.
- Completion: Summer, 1993. *Closed: 2001. Demolished: 2004.
- Tower Height: 282.8m.
- Type: Gravity-anchored Suspension Bridge.
- Main Span: 1991m.
- Entire Length: 3.8km.
- Other Information: Each tower contains tuned mass dampers to minimize vibrations.
- Completion: 1998.
Location: Taipei, Taiwan.
Fame: World's tallest building (as at 2004).
- Height: 509m (1671 ft.).
- Stories: 101.
- An 800-ton tuned mass damper system is located in an exposed spherical structure near the top of the building, between the restaurant level and the observation deck.
- Taipei 101 is the first and currently only building in the world that breaks the half-kilometer mark in height.
- Holds 3 of the World's Tallest Building titles: Tallest to structural top, Tallest to roof and Highest occupied floor.
- The world's two fastest double-decker elevators, which run at a top speed of 1,010 meters per minute (63 km/h or 37.5 mph), take visitors from the main floor to the observatory on the 89th floor in under 39 seconds.
- Construction: Started: 1999, Finished: 2004.
Location: Beijing, China.
Fame: World's largest steel structure.
- Total land surface: 258,000 square metres.
- Cost: US$423 million.
- Seating: Post-Olympics: 80,000 (11,000 temporary seats were added for the duration of the games).
- 110,000 tons of steel were used in its construction. All steel was manufactured in China.
- Volume: 3,000,000 cubic metres.
- Height: 69.2metres above field level.
- The stadium actually consists of two concentric structures separated by a 15-metre gap. The external 'nest' comprises the stadium's frame. The internal concrete seating bowl resides inside the frame.
- Width: 294 metres from west to east.
- Length: 333 metres from north to south.
- Construction: Broke ground: December 24, 2003; Opened: June 28, 2008.