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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
Zhongguo Zun 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
Lakhta Center St. Petersburg 87 1,516 ft 2018
15
Vincom Landmark 81 Ho Chi Minh City 81 1,513 ft 2018
16
The Wharf IFS Tower 1 Changsha 94 1,483 ft 2018
17
Suzhou IFS Suzhou 92 1,483 ft 2018
18
Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 88 1,483 ft 1998
19
Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur 88 1,483 ft 1998
20
Zifeng Tower Nanjing 66 1,476 ft 2010
21
The Exchange 106 Kuala Lumpur 96 1,462 ft 2019
22
Willis Tower Chicago 108 1,451 ft 1974
23
KK100 Shenzhen 100 1,449 ft 2011
24
Wuhan Center Wuhan 88 1,437 ft 2017
25
Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou 103 1,435 ft 2010
26
432 Park Avenue New York City 96 1,398 ft 2015
27
Marina 101 Tower Dubai 101 1,394 ft 2018
28
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 98 1,388 ft 2009
29
Jin Mao Tower Shanghai 88 1,380 ft 1999
30
Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong 88 1,362 ft 2003
31
Princess Tower Dubai 101 1,356 ft 2012
32
Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City 80 1,352 ft 2011
33
Nanning Resources Center Tower Nanning 85 1,321 ft 2019
34
30 Hudson Yards New York City 73 1,296 ft 2019
35
23 Marina Dubai 89 1,289 ft 2012
36
China Resources Headquarters Main Tower Shenzhen 67 1,288 ft 2018
37
CITIC Plaza Guangzhou 80 1,283 ft 1997
38
Eton Place Dalian 1 Dalian 81 1,274 ft 2015
39
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 Shenzhen 80 1,273 ft 2018
40
The Capital Market Authority Tower Riyadh 77 1,263 ft 2019
41
Shun Hing Square Shenzhen 69 1,260 ft 1996
42
Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Abu Dhabi 92 1,253 ft 2014
43
Logan Century Center Nanning 82 1,251 ft 2018
44
Empire State Building New York City 102 1,250 ft 1931
45
Elite Residence Dubai 91 1,248 ft 2012
46
Central Plaza Hong Kong 78 1,227 ft 1992
47
Vostok Moscow 95 1,226 ft 2016
48
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower A Nanjing 76 1,207 ft 2019
49
The Address The BLVD Dubai 72 1,207 ft 2017
50
Bank of China Tower Hong Kong 70 1,205 ft 1990
51
Bank of America Tower New York City 58 1,200 ft 2009
52
Vista Tower Chicago 95 1,198 ft 2020
53
Almas Tower Dubai 68 1,191 ft 2009
54
The Pinnacle Guangzhou 60 1,181 ft 2012
55
Hanking Center Shenzhen 65 1,177 ft 2018
56
Gevora Hotel Dubai 75 1,169 ft 2017
57
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 2 Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2014
58
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 1 Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2012
59
Emirates Office Tower Dubai 54 1,163 ft 2000
60
Raffles City T4N Chongqing 79 1,163 ft 2019
61
Raffles City T3N Chongqing 79 1,163 ft 2019
62
OKO Apartment Tower Moscow 85 1,154 ft 2015
63
Forum 66 Tower 2 Shenyang 76 1,148 ft 2015
64
Xi An Glory International Financial Center Xian 75 1,148 ft 2019
65
Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung City 85 1,140 ft 1997
66
Shimao Hunan Center Changsha - 1,138 ft 2019
67
Aon Center Chicago 83 1,136 ft 1973
68
The Center Hong Kong 73 1,135 ft 1998
69
Neva Tower 1 Moscow 79 1,132 ft 2019
70
Xiamen International Center Xiamen 68 1,128 ft 2017
71
875 North Michigan Avenue Chicago 100 1,128 ft 1969
72
ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi 75 1,123 ft 2015
73
Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur 65 1,122 ft 2018
74
Comcast Innovation & Technology Center Philadelphia 59 1,122 ft 2018
75
One Shenzhen Bay 7 Shenzhen 71 1,120 ft 2018
76
The Wharf Times Square Wuxi 68 1,112 ft 2014
77
Global Financial Building Chongqing 73 1,112 ft 2015
78
Mercury City Moscow 75 1,112 ft 2013
79
Modern City Tianjin 65 1,109 ft 2016
80
Tianjin Global Financial Center Tianjin 72 1,105 ft 2011
81
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi 72 1,102 ft 2012
82
DAMAC Residenze Dubai 86 1,099 ft 2017
83
Twin Towers Guiyang, West Tower Guiyang 74 1,099 ft 2019
84
Twin Towers Guiyang, East Tower Guiyang 74 1,099 ft 2019
85
Wilshire Grand Center Los Angeles 73 1,099 ft 2017
86
Wenzhou Trade Center Wenzhou 68 1,094 ft 2010
87
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai 72 1,093 ft 2007
88
Shimao International Plaza Shanghai 66 1,093 ft 2006
89
Modern Media Center Changzhou 57 1,089 ft 2013
90
The Adress Fountain Views Tower 2 Dubai 77 1,087 ft 2019
91
Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan 68 1,087 ft 2007
92
Zhuhai Tower Zhuhai 67 1,083 ft 2017
93
Yuexiu Property Project Main Tower Wuhan 66 1,083 ft 2016
94
China World Trade Center Tower III Beijing 74 1,083 ft 2010
95
Suning Plaza Tower A Zhenjiang 77 1,082 ft 2016
96
Han Kwok City Center Shenzhen 80 1,081 ft 2016
97
Three World Trade Center New York City 71 1,079 ft 2018
98
The Index Dubai 80 1,076 ft 2010
99
Longxi International Hotel Jiangyin 74 1,076 ft 2011
100
Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai 72 1,076 ft 2013
101
Wuxi Suning Plaza Wuxi 68 1,076 ft 2014
102
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower B Nanjing 68 1,076 ft 2019
103
Baoneng Center Shenzhen 65 1,074 ft 2018
104
Salesforce Tower San Francisco 61 1,070 ft 2018
105
The Landmark Abu Dhabi 72 1,063 ft 2013
106
Deji Plaza Phase II Nanjing 62 1,063 ft 2013
107
Shimao No.1 The Harbour Main Tower Yantai 57 1,060 ft 2016
108
Q1 Tower Gold Coast City 80 1,058 ft 2005
109
The Torch Dubai 86 1,055 ft 2011
110
Guangxi Finance Plaza Nanning 68 1,053 ft 2017
111
Burj Al Arab Dubai 60 1,053 ft 1999
112
53W53 New York City 73 1,050 ft 2019
113
Palais Royale Mumbai 75 1,050 ft 2018
114
Sinar Mas Center 1 Shanghai 66 1,048 ft 2017
115
Chrysler Building New York City 77 1,046 ft 1930
116
Teddy Tower Hong Kong 80 1,046 ft 2007
117
Global City Square Guangzhou 67 1,046 ft 2016
118
New York Times Tower New York City 52 1,046 ft 2007
119
Jiuzhou International Tower Nanning 71 1,043 ft 2017
120
Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 1 Nanjing 68 1,043 ft 2019
121
Grand Hyatt Hotel Manila Taguig 66 1,043 ft 2016
122
Magnolias Waterfront Residences Bangkok 70 1,043 ft 2018
123
HHHR Tower Dubai 72 1,040 ft 2010
124
35 Hudson Yards New York City 72 1,039 ft 2019
125
The Wharf IFS T1 Chongqing 64 1,038 ft 2016
126
Youth Olympics Center Tower 1 Nanjing 68 1,033 ft 2014
127
The Wharf IFS Tower 2 Changsha 63 1,033 ft 2018
128
MahaNakhon Bangkok 77 1,031 ft 2016
129
Honglou Times Square Lanzhou 56 1,027 ft 2018
130
Bank of America Plaza Atlanta 55 1,023 ft 1992
131
Maoye Plaza 1 Shenyang 75 1,020 ft 2014
132
Poly Pazhou C2 Guangzhou 61 1,020 ft 2017
133
Guangxi Wealth Financial Center Nanning 70 1,020 ft 2019
134
US Bank Tower Los Angeles 73 1,018 ft 1989
135
Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur 55 1,017 ft 2001
136
Ocean Heights Dubai 82 1,017 ft 2010
137
Pearl River Tower Guangzhou 71 1,016 ft 2012
138
Guangzhou Fortune Center Guangzhou 73 1,015 ft 2015
139
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai 56 1,014 ft 2000
140
Eurasia Tower Moscow 67 1,013 ft 2015
141
Burj Rafal Riyadh 68 1,010 ft 2014
142
Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon 68 1,010 ft 2011
143
Guangfa Securities Headquarters Guangzhou 62 1,010 ft 2018
144
Cayan Tower Dubai 73 1,008 ft 2013
145
Amna Tower Dubai 75 1,007 ft 2019
146
Noora Tower Dubai 75 1,007 ft 2019
147
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 2 Kunming 67 1,007 ft 2016
148
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 1 Kunming 67 1,007 ft 2016
149
Franklin Center North Tower Chicago 60 1,007 ft 1989
150
One57 New York City 75 1,005 ft 2014
151
East Pacific Center Tower A Shenzhen 85 1,004 ft 2013
152
The Shard London 73 1,004 ft 2013
153
The Address Downtown Dubai Dubai 63 1,004 ft 2008
154
JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston 75 1,002 ft 1982
155
Etihad Tower 2 Abu Dhabi 79 1,002 ft 2011
156
Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre Shenzhen 68 997 ft 2016
157
Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok 85 997 ft 1997
158
Two Prudential Plaza Chicago 64 995 ft 1990
159
One Manhattan West New York City 69 995 ft 2019
160
Diwang International Fortune Center Liuzhou 75 994 ft 2015
161
Wuxi Moi City Tower Wuxi 72 994 ft 2014
162
KAFD World Trade Center Riyadh 67 994 ft 2015
163
Heung Kong Tower Shenzhen 61 994 ft 2014
164
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 2 Nanchang 59 994 ft 2015
165
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 1 Nanchang 59 994 ft 2015
166
Leatop Plaza Guangzhou 65 993 ft 2012
167
Wells Fargo Plaza Houston 71 992 ft 1983
168
Kingdom Centre Riyadh 32 992 ft 2002
169
Gate to the East Suzhou 74 990 ft 2014
170
Capital City Moscow Tower Moscow 76 989 ft 2010
171
International Commerce Financial Centre T1 Chongqing 65 988 ft 2018
172
Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A Busan 80 988 ft 2011
173
OCT Tower Shenzhen 65 988 ft 2018
174
Four Seasons Private Residence Bangkok 72 985 ft 2019
175
Aspire Tower Doha 36 984 ft 2007
176
NBK Tower Kuwait City 70 984 ft 2017
177
Huachuang International Plaza Main Tower Changsha 66 984 ft 2017
178
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 2 Shenzhen 63 984 ft 2017
179
Abeno Harukas Osaka 60 984 ft 2014
180
Gran Torre Santiago Santiago 60 984 ft 2014
181
Arraya Center Office Tower Kuwait City 60 984 ft 2009
182
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower C Nanjing 60 984 ft 2019
183
Jin Wan Plaza 1 Tianjin 66 984 ft 2017
184
One Island East Centre Hong Kong 69 979 ft 2008
185
First Canadian Place Toronto 72 978 ft 1976
186
Shanghai Wheelock Square Shanghai 58 978 ft 2010
187
Eureka Tower Melbourne 91 975 ft 2006
188
Four World Trade Center New York City 72 975 ft 2014
189
Comcast Center Philadelphia 57 974 ft 2008
190
Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama 73 972 ft 1993
191
Emirates Crown Dubai 63 971 ft 2008
192
Xiamen Shimao Cross-Strait Plaza Tower B Xiamen 67 969 ft 2015
193
Shimao Qianhai Project 1 Shenzhen 65 968 ft 2018
194
Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 Dubai 65 965 ft 2010
195
The Bahia Grand Panama Panama City 68 961 ft 2011
196
Kingkey Xiasha Project Shenzhen 64 961 ft 2016
197
Ping An Finance Center South Shenzhen 51 961 ft 2018
198
311 South Wacker Chicago 65 961 ft 1990
199
Greenland Puli Center Jinan 61 960 ft 2015
200
Sky Tower Abu Dhabi 74 959 ft 2010
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