The modern world prides itself in landmarks; high bridges, under the sea tunnels, high-speed trains and also skyscrapers. These exuberant and lush structures are often so appealing to the eye. Skyscrapers are on one too many occasions associated with cities and towns as they are the solution to limited spaces in these commercial centers.
Which is the tallest building in the world?
A design process would often draw its inspiration from its surrounding.
The Burj Khalifa, internationally Burj Dubai, holds the record of the tallest building in the world. Towering at an astounding 828 meters, it took the world’s record in height in 2008 after a 4-year construction. The previous holder was the Taipei 101 in Taiwan which is dwarfed at 509 meters.
Officially opened for occupancy in 2010 with 163 floors, the design structure draws its inspiration from the Islamic culture. It is named to is the ruler of Abu Dhabi Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Africa on its part is not left behind with the dawn of the millennia opening the run for more skyscraping towers.
South Africa’s Carlton center has led the continent since its construction in 1973 to date. It has 50 floors and towers at 223 meters with Kenya’s Britam Tower following closely at 200 meters.
The tallest building in Ghana.
Ghana is not left behind in the run for the skies.
The Villagio vistas, a trio of residential buildings located in the suburbs at the Tetteh Quarshie holds the country’s title for a sky landmark. It comprises Aqua; with a green painting, Azure; the red tower and Alto; the yellow tower.
These luxury apartments feature residential spaces, office spaces, and a gym. Included is a swimming pool on its roof which the designers claim to aid in the cooling of this structure in the hot tropical heat.
It overlooks the beautiful environment and has one too any amenities next to it. The airport, international schools, and the Accra mall are just but a few.
The Villagio Vistas was built and is managed by the Trasacco Estates Development Company. They drew the inspiration for the building from the traditional Ghanaian Kente weaving.
The 71 meter Alto which is the tallest building in Ghana, opened in 2011 has 27 floors to it. It holds the record of the tallest building in not only Ghana but entire West Africa, putting Ghana as a major landmark in the continent. Its junior Azure coming at position 2 has 18 floors and the smallest Aqua at 12 floors.
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