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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 2018
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 2018
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 Supertower Suzhou 92 1,483 ft 2017
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
Logan Century Center Nanning 80 1,266 ft 2018
41
The Capital Market Authority Tower Riyadh 77 1,263 ft 2018
42
Shun Hing Square Shenzhen 69 1,260 ft 1996
43
Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Abu Dhabi 92 1,253 ft 2014
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
Almas Tower Dubai 68 1,191 ft 2009
53
The Pinnacle Guangzhou 60 1,181 ft 2012
54
Gevora Hotel Dubai 75 1,169 ft 2017
55
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 2 Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2014
56
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 1 Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2012
57
Emirates Office Tower Dubai 54 1,163 ft 2000
58
Raffles City T4N Chongqing 79 1,163 ft 2019
59
Raffles City T3N Chongqing 79 1,163 ft 2019
60
OKO Apartment Tower Moscow 85 1,154 ft 2015
61
Forum 66 Tower 2 Shenyang 76 1,148 ft 2015
62
Hanking Center Shenzhen 73 1,148 ft 2018
63
Xi An Glory International Financial Center Xian 75 1,148 ft 2019
64
Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung City 85 1,140 ft 1997
65
Shimao Hunan Center Changsha - 1,138 ft 2018
66
Aon Center Chicago 83 1,136 ft 1973
67
The Center Hong Kong 73 1,135 ft 1998
68
Neva Tower 1 Moscow 79 1,132 ft 2019
69
Xiamen International Center Xiamen 68 1,128 ft 2017
70
875 North Michigan Avenue Chicago 100 1,128 ft 1969
71
ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi 75 1,123 ft 2015
72
Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur 65 1,122 ft 2018
73
Comcast Innovation & Technology Center Philadelphia 59 1,122 ft 2018
74
One Shenzhen Bay 7 Shenzhen 71 1,120 ft 2018
75
The Wharf Times Square Wuxi 68 1,112 ft 2014
76
Global Financial Building Chongqing 73 1,112 ft 2015
77
Mercury City Moscow 75 1,112 ft 2013
78
Modern City Tianjin 65 1,109 ft 2016
79
Tianjin Global Financial Center Tianjin 72 1,105 ft 2011
80
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi 72 1,102 ft 2012
81
DAMAC Residenze Dubai 86 1,099 ft 2017
82
Twin Towers Guiyang, West Tower Guiyang 74 1,099 ft 2018
83
Twin Towers Guiyang, East Tower Guiyang 74 1,099 ft 2018
84
Wilshire Grand Center Los Angeles 73 1,099 ft 2017
85
Wenzhou Trade Center Wenzhou 68 1,094 ft 2010
86
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai 72 1,093 ft 2007
87
Shimao International Plaza Shanghai 66 1,093 ft 2006
88
Modern Media Center Changzhou 57 1,089 ft 2013
89
The Adress Fountain Views Tower 2 Dubai 77 1,087 ft 2018
90
Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan 68 1,087 ft 2007
91
Zhuhai Tower Zhuhai 67 1,083 ft 2017
92
Yuexiu Property Project Main Tower Wuhan 66 1,083 ft 2016
93
China World Trade Center Tower III Beijing 74 1,083 ft 2010
94
Suning Plaza Tower A Zhenjiang 77 1,082 ft 2016
95
Han Kwok City Center Shenzhen 80 1,081 ft 2016
96
Three World Trade Center New York City 71 1,079 ft 2018
97
The Index Dubai 80 1,076 ft 2010
98
Longxi International Hotel Jiangyin 74 1,076 ft 2011
99
Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai 72 1,076 ft 2013
100
Wuxi Suning Plaza Wuxi 68 1,076 ft 2014
101
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower B Nanjing 68 1,076 ft 2019
102
Baoneng Center Shenzhen 65 1,074 ft 2018
103
Salesforce Tower San Francisco 61 1,070 ft 2018
104
The Landmark Abu Dhabi 72 1,063 ft 2013
105
Deji Plaza Phase II Nanjing 62 1,063 ft 2013
106
Shimao No.1 The Harbour Main Tower Yantai 57 1,060 ft 2016
107
Q1 Tower Gold Coast City 80 1,058 ft 2005
108
The Torch Dubai 86 1,055 ft 2011
109
Guangxi Finance Plaza Nanning 68 1,053 ft 2017
110
Burj Al Arab Dubai 60 1,053 ft 1999
111
53W53 New York City 73 1,050 ft 2018
112
Palais Royale Mumbai 75 1,050 ft 2018
113
Sinar Mas Center 1 Shanghai 66 1,048 ft 2017
114
Chrysler Building New York City 77 1,046 ft 1930
115
Teddy Tower Hong Kong 80 1,046 ft 2007
116
Global City Square Guangzhou 67 1,046 ft 2016
117
New York Times Tower New York City 52 1,046 ft 2007
118
Jiuzhou International Tower Nanning 71 1,043 ft 2017
119
Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 1 Nanjing 68 1,043 ft 2019
120
Grand Hyatt Hotel Manila Taguig 66 1,043 ft 2016
121
Magnolias Waterfront Residences Bangkok 70 1,043 ft 2018
122
HHHR Tower Dubai 72 1,040 ft 2010
123
35 Hudson Yards New York City 72 1,039 ft 2019
124
The Wharf IFS T1 Chongqing 64 1,038 ft 2016
125
Youth Olympics Center Tower 1 Nanjing 68 1,033 ft 2014
126
The Wharf IFS Tower 2 Changsha 63 1,033 ft 2018
127
MahaNakhon Bangkok 77 1,031 ft 2016
128
Bank of America Plaza Atlanta 55 1,023 ft 1992
129
Maoye Plaza 1 Shenyang 75 1,020 ft 2014
130
Poly Pazhou C2 Guangzhou 61 1,020 ft 2017
131
Guangxi Wealth Financial Center Nanning 70 1,020 ft 2019
132
US Bank Tower Los Angeles 73 1,018 ft 1989
133
Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur 55 1,017 ft 2001
134
Ocean Heights Dubai 82 1,017 ft 2010
135
Pearl River Tower Guangzhou 71 1,016 ft 2012
136
Guangzhou Fortune Center Guangzhou 73 1,015 ft 2015
137
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai 56 1,014 ft 2000
138
Eurasia Tower Moscow 67 1,013 ft 2015
139
Burj Rafal Riyadh 68 1,010 ft 2014
140
Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon 68 1,010 ft 2011
141
Guangfa Securities Headquarters Guangzhou 62 1,010 ft 2018
142
Cayan Tower Dubai 73 1,008 ft 2013
143
Amna Tower Dubai 75 1,007 ft 2018
144
Noora Tower Dubai 75 1,007 ft 2018
145
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 2 Kunming 67 1,007 ft 2016
146
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 1 Kunming 67 1,007 ft 2016
147
Franklin Center North Tower Chicago 60 1,007 ft 1989
148
One57 New York City 75 1,005 ft 2014
149
East Pacific Center Tower A Shenzhen 85 1,004 ft 2013
150
The Shard London 73 1,004 ft 2013
151
The Address Downtown Dubai Dubai 63 1,004 ft 2008
152
JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston 75 1,002 ft 1982
153
Etihad Tower 2 Abu Dhabi 79 1,002 ft 2011
154
Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre Shenzhen 68 997 ft 2016
155
Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok 85 997 ft 1997
156
Two Prudential Plaza Chicago 64 995 ft 1990
157
Diwang International Fortune Center Liuzhou 75 994 ft 2015
158
Wuxi Moi City Tower Wuxi 72 994 ft 2014
159
KAFD World Trade Center Riyadh 67 994 ft 2015
160
Heung Kong Tower Shenzhen 61 994 ft 2014
161
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 2 Nanchang 59 994 ft 2015
162
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 1 Nanchang 59 994 ft 2015
163
Leatop Plaza Guangzhou 65 993 ft 2012
164
Wells Fargo Plaza Houston 71 992 ft 1983
165
Kingdom Centre Riyadh 32 992 ft 2002
166
Gate to the East Suzhou 74 990 ft 2014
167
Capital City Moscow Tower Moscow 76 989 ft 2010
168
International Commerce Financial Centre T1 Chongqing 65 988 ft 2018
169
Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A Busan 80 988 ft 2011
170
OCT Tower Shenzhen 65 988 ft 2018
171
Four Seasons Private Residence Bangkok 72 985 ft 2018
172
Aspire Tower Doha 36 984 ft 2007
173
NBK Tower Kuwait City 70 984 ft 2017
174
Huachuang International Plaza Main Tower Changsha 66 984 ft 2017
175
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 2 Shenzhen 63 984 ft 2017
176
Abeno Harukas Osaka 60 984 ft 2014
177
Gran Torre Santiago Santiago 60 984 ft 2014
178
Arraya Center Office Tower Kuwait City 60 984 ft 2009
179
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower C Nanjing 60 984 ft 2019
180
Jin Wan Plaza 1 Tianjin 66 984 ft 2017
181
One Island East Centre Hong Kong 69 979 ft 2008
182
First Canadian Place Toronto 72 978 ft 1976
183
Yujiapu Yinglan International Financial Center Tianjin 63 978 ft 2017
184
Shanghai Wheelock Square Shanghai 58 978 ft 2010
185
Eureka Tower Melbourne 91 975 ft 2006
186
Four World Trade Center New York City 72 975 ft 2014
187
Comcast Center Philadelphia 57 974 ft 2008
188
Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama 73 972 ft 1993
189
Emirates Crown Dubai 63 971 ft 2008
190
Xiamen Shimao Cross-Strait Plaza Tower B Xiamen 67 969 ft 2015
191
Shimao Qianhai Project 1 Shenzhen 65 968 ft 2018
192
Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 Dubai 65 965 ft 2010
193
The Bahia Grand Panama Panama City 68 961 ft 2011
194
Kingkey Xiasha Project Shenzhen 64 961 ft 2016
195
Ping An Finance Center South Shenzhen 51 961 ft 2018
196
311 South Wacker Chicago 65 961 ft 1990
197
Greenland Puli Center Jinan 61 960 ft 2015
198
Sky Tower Abu Dhabi 74 959 ft 2010
199
Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 2 Busan 72 958 ft 2011
200
SEG Plaza Shenzhen 70 957 ft 2000
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