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The tallest buildings in the world

The World's Tallest Buildings

Dubai, Shanghai, New York City: All around the world, ever taller and ever more spectacular new skyscrapers are being planned and built. Read here which buildings are currently the ten tallest in the world, where they are located and what makes them stand out.
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1. Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa Since its completion in 2010, the world's tallest skyscraper has been Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building, which was designed by the architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, is a mighty 828 meters tall and has 163 floors. Burj Khalifa is one of Dubai's most famous buildings. Its potential successor, Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, is however already in the starting blocks: At a kilometer in height, this ambitious construction project, which was started in 2013, is due to surpass the current record holder by some distance.
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2. Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower At a height of 632 meters, Shanghai Tower, located in the Chinese city of Shanghai, is almost 200 meters shorter than Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Although the skyscraper is due to be completed during the course of 2014, it has already topped out (reached its final height) and thus garnered second place in the list of the world's tallest buildings. In addition, Shanghai Tower will be home to the world's fastest elevators, which will climb the tower at the speed of 18 meters per second.
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3. Makkah Clock Royal Tower

Makkah Clock Royal Tower The third-tallest building in the world is the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, whose most striking feature is its clock tower. The clock face is so large that the clock can be seen from 25 kilometers away. The 601-meter-tall building was completed in 2012 and is situated in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
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4. Ping An International Finance Center

Ping An International Finance Center With its 599 metres the Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen China will be the tallest building completing in 2016. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox the tower is to be found in fourth place in the ranking and once complete, the 116-storey skyscraper will be the world's tallest office building. It wil steal the title from One World Trade Center in New York.
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5. Goldin Finance 117

Goldin Finance 117 The Goldin Finance 117 tower is a 597-metre-high skyscraper designed by the P&T Group. Located in Tianjin, China this diamond-shaped building will be completed in 2016 and it will house offices and a hotel. The Goldin Finance 117 just measures 2 meters less than the Ping An Financial Centre, so it achieves position 5 in the list of the world's tallest buildings.
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6. Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower Also designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the Lotte World Tower reaches postion 6 with its 556 meteres. The Tower is located in Seoul and will be the tallest building in South Korea after completion 2016. The skyscraper surpasses the Northeast Asia Trade Tower by over 200 metres and will include a seven-star hotel.
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7. One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center 60 meters behind in fourth place follows One World Trade Center in New York City, which topped out at 541 meters on May 10, 2013, since when it has not only been the world's fourth-tallest building but also the tallest skyscraper in New York City. The building is being constructed on the site of the former World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Completion is due in late 2014.
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8. CTF Finance Centre

CTF Finance Centre Now the eighth-tallest skyscraper in the world after it topped out in July 2014, CTF Finance Centre, located in Guangzhou, is a mixed-use tower that will feature office space, a hotel, apartments and a shopping center in its podium. Due to complete in 2016, its 530 meters make it 21 meters taller than the next-tallest, Taipei 101.
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9. Taipei 101

Taipei 101 509 meters is the height of Taipei 101, which occupies ninth place in the list. The building was even the tallest in the world from 2004 to 2007 until it was surpassed by Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Taipei 101 is named for its location in Taiwan's capital Taipei and for the number of stories in the building – 101 in total. Its striking design won it the 2004 Emporis Skyscraper Award.
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10. Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center The Shanghai World Financial Center measures just 16 meters less than Taipei 101. The building, which due to its shape is also referred to as the "bottle-opener", is a direct neighbor of Shanghai Tower and was completed in 2008 from a design by Kohn Pedersen Fox.
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(As of: January 2016)

The following overview showcases the 200 tallest buildings in the world. It is verified and updated continuously and includes high-rise buildings which have been topped out or are completed. The list only considers a building's structural height.

# Building City Floors Height Year
1
Burj Khalifa Dubai 163 2,717 ft 2010
2
Shanghai Tower Shanghai 128 2,074 ft 2015
3
Makkah Clock Royal Tower Makkah 120 1,972 ft 2012
4
Ping An International Finance Center Shenzhen 116 1,965 ft 2017
5
Goldin Finance 117 Tianjin 117 1,959 ft 2019
6
Lotte World Tower Seoul 123 1,819 ft 2017
7
One World Trade Center New York City 104 1,776 ft 2014
8
CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou 111 1,739 ft 2016
9
CTF Tianjin Tower Tianjin 96 1,739 ft 2019
10
CITIC Tower Beijing 108 1,732 ft 2018
11
Taipei 101 Taipei 101 1,671 ft 2004
12
Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai 101 1,614 ft 2008
13
International Commerce Centre Hong Kong 118 1,588 ft 2010
14
Central Park Tower New York City 95 1,550 ft 2020
15
Lakhta Center St. Petersburg 87 1,516 ft 2018
16
Vincom Landmark 81 Ho Chi Minh City 81 1,513 ft 2018
17
The Wharf IFS Tower 1 Changsha 94 1,483 ft 2018
18
Suzhou IFS Suzhou 92 1,483 ft 2018
19
Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 88 1,483 ft 1998
20
Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur 88 1,483 ft 1998
21
Zifeng Tower Nanjing 66 1,476 ft 2010
22
The Exchange 106 Kuala Lumpur 96 1,462 ft 2019
23
Willis Tower Chicago 108 1,451 ft 1974
24
KK100 Shenzhen 100 1,449 ft 2011
25
Wuhan Center Wuhan 88 1,437 ft 2019
26
Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou 103 1,435 ft 2010
27
432 Park Avenue New York City 96 1,398 ft 2015
28
Marina 101 Tower Dubai 101 1,394 ft 2018
29
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 98 1,388 ft 2009
30
Jin Mao Tower Shanghai 88 1,380 ft 1999
31
Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong 88 1,362 ft 2003
32
Princess Tower Dubai 101 1,356 ft 2012
33
Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City 80 1,352 ft 2011
34
LCT Landmark Tower Busan 101 1,350 ft 2018
35
Nanning Resources Center Tower Nanning 85 1,321 ft 2019
36
30 Hudson Yards New York City 73 1,296 ft 2019
37
23 Marina Dubai 89 1,289 ft 2012
38
China Resources Headquarters Main Tower Shenzhen 67 1,288 ft 2018
39
CITIC Plaza Guangzhou 80 1,283 ft 1997
40
Eton Place Dalian 1 Dalian 81 1,274 ft 2015
41
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 Shenzhen 80 1,273 ft 2019
42
The Capital Market Authority Tower Riyadh 77 1,263 ft 2017
43
Shun Hing Square Shenzhen 69 1,260 ft 1996
44
Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Abu Dhabi 92 1,253 ft 2014
45
Logan Century Center Nanning 82 1,251 ft 2018
46
Empire State Building New York City 102 1,250 ft 1931
47
Elite Residence Dubai 91 1,248 ft 2012
48
Central Plaza Hong Kong 78 1,227 ft 1992
49
Vostok Moscow 95 1,226 ft 2016
50
Dalian International Trade Center Dalian 86 1,214 ft 2019
51
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower A Nanjing 76 1,207 ft 2019
52
The Address The BLVD Dubai 72 1,207 ft 2017
53
Bank of China Tower Hong Kong 70 1,205 ft 1990
54
Bank of America Tower New York City 58 1,200 ft 2009
55
Almas Tower Dubai 68 1,191 ft 2009
56
Vista Tower Chicago 95 1,191 ft 2020
57
The Pinnacle Guangzhou 60 1,181 ft 2012
58
Hanking Center Shenzhen 65 1,177 ft 2018
59
Gevora Hotel Dubai 75 1,169 ft 2017
60
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 2 Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2014
61
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 1 Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2012
62
Emirates Office Tower Dubai 54 1,163 ft 2000
63
Raffles City T4N Chongqing 79 1,163 ft 2019
64
Raffles City T3N Chongqing 79 1,163 ft 2019
65
OKO Apartment Tower Moscow 85 1,154 ft 2015
66
Forum 66 Tower 2 Shenyang 76 1,148 ft 2015
67
Xi An Glory International Financial Center Xian 75 1,148 ft 2019
68
Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung City 85 1,140 ft 1997
69
Shimao Hunan Center Changsha - 1,138 ft 2019
70
Aon Center Chicago 83 1,136 ft 1973
71
The Center Hong Kong 73 1,135 ft 1998
72
Neva Tower 1 Moscow 79 1,132 ft 2019
73
Xiamen International Center Xiamen 68 1,128 ft 2019
74
875 North Michigan Avenue Chicago 100 1,128 ft 1969
75
ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi 75 1,123 ft 2015
76
Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur 65 1,122 ft 2018
77
Comcast Innovation & Technology Center Philadelphia 59 1,122 ft 2018
78
One Shenzhen Bay 7 Shenzhen 71 1,120 ft 2018
79
LCT Residential Tower A Busan 85 1,113 ft 2018
80
The Wharf Times Square Wuxi 68 1,112 ft 2014
81
Global Financial Building Chongqing 73 1,112 ft 2015
82
Mercury City Moscow 75 1,112 ft 2013
83
Parc 1, Tower A Seoul 72 1,110 ft -
84
Modern City Tianjin 65 1,109 ft 2016
85
Hengqin IFC Zhuhai 69 1,106 ft 2019
86
Tianjin Global Financial Center Tianjin 72 1,105 ft 2011
87
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi 72 1,102 ft 2012
88
DAMAC Residenze Dubai 86 1,099 ft 2017
89
Twin Towers Guiyang, West Tower Guiyang 74 1,099 ft 2019
90
Twin Towers Guiyang, East Tower Guiyang 74 1,099 ft 2019
91
Wilshire Grand Center Los Angeles 73 1,099 ft 2017
92
Wenzhou Trade Center Wenzhou 68 1,094 ft 2010
93
LCT Residential Tower B Busan 85 1,093 ft 2018
94
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai 72 1,093 ft 2007
95
Shimao International Plaza Shanghai 66 1,093 ft 2006
96
Modern Media Center Changzhou 57 1,089 ft 2013
97
The Adress Fountain Views Tower 2 Dubai 77 1,087 ft 2019
98
Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan 68 1,087 ft 2007
99
Zhuhai Tower Zhuhai 67 1,083 ft 2017
100
Yuexiu Property Project Main Tower Wuhan 66 1,083 ft 2016
101
China World Trade Center Tower III Beijing 74 1,083 ft 2010
102
Suning Plaza Tower A Zhenjiang 77 1,082 ft 2016
103
Han Kwok City Center Shenzhen 80 1,081 ft 2016
104
Three World Trade Center New York City 71 1,079 ft 2018
105
The Index Dubai 80 1,076 ft 2010
106
Longxi International Hotel Jiangyin 74 1,076 ft 2011
107
Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai 72 1,076 ft 2013
108
Wuxi Suning Plaza Wuxi 68 1,076 ft 2014
109
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower B Nanjing 68 1,076 ft 2019
110
Baoneng Center Shenzhen 65 1,074 ft 2018
111
Salesforce Tower San Francisco 61 1,070 ft 2018
112
The Landmark Abu Dhabi 72 1,063 ft 2013
113
Deji Plaza Phase II Nanjing 62 1,063 ft 2013
114
Shimao No.1 The Harbour Main Tower Yantai 57 1,060 ft 2016
115
Q1 Tower Gold Coast City 80 1,058 ft 2005
116
The Torch Dubai 86 1,055 ft 2011
117
Guangxi Finance Plaza Nanning 68 1,053 ft 2017
118
Burj Al Arab Dubai 60 1,053 ft 1999
119
53W53 New York City 73 1,050 ft 2019
120
Sinar Mas Center 1 Shanghai 66 1,048 ft 2017
121
Chrysler Building New York City 77 1,046 ft 1930
122
Teddy Tower Hong Kong 80 1,046 ft 2007
123
Global City Square Guangzhou 67 1,046 ft 2016
124
New York Times Tower New York City 52 1,046 ft 2007
125
Jiuzhou International Tower Nanning 71 1,043 ft 2017
126
Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 1 Nanjing 68 1,043 ft 2019
127
Grand Hyatt Hotel Manila Taguig 66 1,043 ft 2016
128
Magnolias Waterfront Residences Bangkok 70 1,043 ft 2018
129
HHHR Tower Dubai 72 1,040 ft 2010
130
35 Hudson Yards New York City 72 1,039 ft 2019
131
The Wharf IFS T1 Chongqing 64 1,038 ft 2016
132
Youth Olympics Center Tower 1 Nanjing 68 1,033 ft 2014
133
The Wharf IFS Tower 2 Changsha 63 1,033 ft 2018
134
MahaNakhon Bangkok 77 1,031 ft 2016
135
Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village. Dubai 65 1,030 ft 2019
136
Honglou Times Square Lanzhou 56 1,027 ft 2018
137
Bank of America Plaza Atlanta 55 1,023 ft 1992
138
Maoye Plaza 1 Shenyang 75 1,020 ft 2014
139
Poly Pazhou C2 Guangzhou 61 1,020 ft 2017
140
Guangxi Wealth Financial Center Nanning 70 1,020 ft 2019
141
US Bank Tower Los Angeles 73 1,018 ft 1989
142
Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur 55 1,017 ft 2001
143
Ocean Heights Dubai 82 1,017 ft 2010
144
Pearl River Tower Guangzhou 71 1,016 ft 2012
145
Guangzhou Fortune Center Guangzhou 73 1,015 ft 2015
146
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai 56 1,014 ft 2000
147
Eurasia Tower Moscow 67 1,013 ft 2015
148
Burj Rafal Riyadh 68 1,010 ft 2014
149
Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon 68 1,010 ft 2011
150
Guangfa Securities Headquarters Guangzhou 62 1,010 ft 2018
151
Cayan Tower Dubai 73 1,008 ft 2013
152
Amna Tower Dubai 75 1,007 ft 2019
153
Noora Tower Dubai 75 1,007 ft 2019
154
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 2 Kunming 67 1,007 ft 2016
155
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 1 Kunming 67 1,007 ft 2016
156
Franklin Center North Tower Chicago 60 1,007 ft 1989
157
One57 New York City 75 1,005 ft 2014
158
East Pacific Center Tower A Shenzhen 85 1,004 ft 2013
159
The Shard London 73 1,004 ft 2013
160
The Address Downtown Dubai Dubai 63 1,004 ft 2008
161
JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston 75 1,002 ft 1982
162
Etihad Tower 2 Abu Dhabi 79 1,002 ft 2011
163
International Trade Center Zhongshan 65 1,001 ft 2019
164
Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre Shenzhen 68 997 ft 2016
165
Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok 85 997 ft 1997
166
Two Prudential Plaza Chicago 64 995 ft 1990
167
One Manhattan West New York City 69 995 ft 2019
168
Diwang International Fortune Center Liuzhou 75 994 ft 2015
169
Wuxi Moi City Tower Wuxi 72 994 ft 2014
170
KAFD World Trade Center Riyadh 67 994 ft 2019
171
Heung Kong Tower Shenzhen 61 994 ft 2014
172
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 2 Nanchang 59 994 ft 2015
173
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 1 Nanchang 59 994 ft 2015
174
Leatop Plaza Guangzhou 65 993 ft 2012
175
Wells Fargo Plaza Houston 71 992 ft 1983
176
Kingdom Centre Riyadh 32 992 ft 2002
177
Gate to the East Suzhou 74 990 ft 2014
178
Capital City Moscow Tower Moscow 76 989 ft 2010
179
International Commerce Financial Centre T1 Chongqing 65 988 ft 2019
180
Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A Busan 80 988 ft 2011
181
OCT Tower Shenzhen 65 988 ft 2019
182
Four Seasons Private Residence Bangkok 72 985 ft 2019
183
Aspire Tower Doha 36 984 ft 2007
184
NBK Tower Kuwait City 70 984 ft 2019
185
Huachuang International Plaza Main Tower Changsha 66 984 ft 2017
186
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 2 Shenzhen 63 984 ft 2017
187
Abeno Harukas Osaka 60 984 ft 2014
188
Gran Torre Santiago Santiago 60 984 ft 2014
189
Arraya Center Office Tower Kuwait City 60 984 ft 2009
190
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower C Nanjing 60 984 ft 2019
191
Thang Long Global Center Fuzhou 57 984 ft 2019
192
Jin Wan Plaza 1 Tianjin 66 984 ft 2017
193
One Island East Centre Hong Kong 69 979 ft 2008
194
First Canadian Place Toronto 72 978 ft 1976
195
Shanghai Wheelock Square Shanghai 58 978 ft 2010
196
Eureka Tower Melbourne 91 975 ft 2006
197
Four World Trade Center New York City 72 975 ft 2014
198
Dacheng Financial Business Center Tower A Kunming - 974 ft 2019
199
Comcast Center Philadelphia 57 974 ft 2008
200
Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama 73 972 ft 1993
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