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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
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre Tianjin 97 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
The Exchange 106 Kuala Lumpur 96 1,614 ft 2020
14
International Commerce Centre Hong Kong 118 1,588 ft 2010
15
Central Park Tower New York City 95 1,550 ft 2020
16
Lakhta Center St. Petersburg 87 1,516 ft 2018
17
Vincom Landmark 81 Ho Chi Minh City 81 1,513 ft 2018
18
The Wharf IFS Tower 1 Changsha 94 1,483 ft 2018
19
Suzhou IFS Suzhou 92 1,483 ft 2018
20
Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 88 1,483 ft 1998
21
Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur 88 1,483 ft 1998
22
Zifeng Tower Nanjing 66 1,476 ft 2010
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
One Vanderbilt Place New York City 58 1,401 ft 2020
28
432 Park Avenue New York City 96 1,398 ft 2015
29
Marina 101 Tower Dubai 101 1,394 ft 2018
30
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 98 1,388 ft 2009
31
Jin Mao Tower Shanghai 88 1,380 ft 1999
32
Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong 88 1,362 ft 2003
33
Princess Tower Dubai 101 1,356 ft 2012
34
Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City 80 1,352 ft 2011
35
LCT Landmark Tower Busan 101 1,350 ft 2019
36
111 West 57th Street New York City 74 1,350 ft 2020
37
Nanning Resources Center Tower Nanning 85 1,321 ft 2019
38
30 Hudson Yards New York City 73 1,296 ft 2019
39
23 Marina Dubai 89 1,289 ft 2012
40
China Resources Headquarters Main Tower Shenzhen 67 1,288 ft 2018
41
CITIC Plaza Guangzhou 80 1,283 ft 1997
42
Eton Place Dalian 1 Dalian 81 1,274 ft 2015
43
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 Shenzhen 80 1,273 ft 2019
44
The Capital Market Authority Tower Riyadh 77 1,263 ft 2017
45
Shun Hing Square Shenzhen 69 1,260 ft 1996
46
Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Abu Dhabi 92 1,253 ft 2014
47
Abu Dhabi Plaza Residential Tower Nur-Sultan 88 1,253 ft 2020
48
Logan Century Center Nanning 82 1,251 ft 2018
49
Empire State Building New York City 102 1,250 ft 1931
50
Elite Residence Dubai 91 1,248 ft 2012
51
Central Plaza Hong Kong 78 1,227 ft 1992
52
Vostok Moscow 95 1,226 ft 2016
53
Dalian International Trade Center Dalian 86 1,214 ft 2019
54
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower A Nanjing 76 1,207 ft 2019
55
The Address The BLVD Dubai 72 1,207 ft 2017
56
Bank of China Tower Hong Kong 70 1,205 ft 1990
57
Bank of America Tower New York City 58 1,200 ft 2009
58
Almas Tower Dubai 68 1,191 ft 2009
59
Vista Tower Chicago 95 1,191 ft 2020
60
The Pinnacle Guangzhou 60 1,181 ft 2012
61
Hanking Center Shenzhen 65 1,177 ft 2018
62
Gevora Hotel Dubai 75 1,169 ft 2017
63
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 2 Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2014
64
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 1 Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2012
65
Emirates Office Tower Dubai 54 1,163 ft 2000
66
Raffles City T4N Chongqing 79 1,163 ft 2019
67
Raffles City T3N Chongqing 79 1,163 ft 2019
68
OKO Apartment Tower Moscow 85 1,154 ft 2015
69
Forum 66 Tower 2 Shenyang 76 1,148 ft 2015
70
Xi An Glory International Financial Center Xian 75 1,148 ft 2019
71
Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung City 85 1,140 ft 1997
72
Shimao Hunan Center Changsha - 1,138 ft 2019
73
Aon Center Chicago 83 1,136 ft 1973
74
The Center Hong Kong 73 1,135 ft 1998
75
Neva Tower 1 Moscow 79 1,132 ft 2019
76
Xiamen International Center Xiamen 68 1,128 ft 2019
77
875 North Michigan Avenue Chicago 100 1,128 ft 1969
78
ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi 75 1,123 ft 2015
79
Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur 65 1,122 ft 2018
80
Comcast Innovation & Technology Center Philadelphia 59 1,122 ft 2018
81
One Shenzhen Bay 7 Shenzhen 71 1,120 ft 2018
82
LCT Residential Tower A Busan 85 1,113 ft 2019
83
The Wharf Times Square Wuxi 68 1,112 ft 2014
84
Global Financial Building Chongqing 73 1,112 ft 2015
85
Mercury City Moscow 75 1,112 ft 2013
86
Parc 1, Tower A Seoul 72 1,110 ft 2020
87
Modern City Tianjin 65 1,109 ft 2016
88
Hengqin IFC Zhuhai 69 1,106 ft 2019
89
Tianjin Global Financial Center Tianjin 72 1,105 ft 2011
90
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi 72 1,102 ft 2012
91
Wilshire Grand Center Los Angeles 73 1,100 ft 2017
92
DAMAC Residenze Dubai 86 1,099 ft 2017
93
Twin Towers Guiyang, West Tower Guiyang 74 1,099 ft 2019
94
Twin Towers Guiyang, East Tower Guiyang 74 1,099 ft 2019
95
Wenzhou Trade Center Wenzhou 68 1,094 ft 2010
96
LCT Residential Tower B Busan 85 1,093 ft 2019
97
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai 72 1,093 ft 2007
98
Shimao International Plaza Shanghai 66 1,093 ft 2006
99
Han Yu Finance Business Center A5-3 Jinan 69 1,093 ft 2020
100
Modern Media Center Changzhou 57 1,089 ft 2013
101
The Adress Fountain Views Tower 2 Dubai 77 1,087 ft 2019
102
Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan 68 1,087 ft 2007
103
Zhuhai Tower Zhuhai 67 1,083 ft 2017
104
Yuexiu Property Project Main Tower Wuhan 66 1,083 ft 2016
105
China World Trade Center Tower III Beijing 74 1,083 ft 2010
106
Suning Plaza Tower A Zhenjiang 77 1,082 ft 2016
107
Han Kwok City Center Shenzhen 80 1,081 ft 2016
108
Three World Trade Center New York City 71 1,079 ft 2018
109
The Index Dubai 80 1,076 ft 2010
110
Longxi International Hotel Jiangyin 74 1,076 ft 2011
111
Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai 72 1,076 ft 2013
112
Wuxi Suning Plaza Wuxi 68 1,076 ft 2014
113
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower B Nanjing 68 1,076 ft 2019
114
Baoneng Center Shenzhen 65 1,074 ft 2018
115
Salesforce Tower San Francisco 61 1,070 ft 2018
116
The Landmark Abu Dhabi 72 1,063 ft 2013
117
Deji Plaza Phase II Nanjing 62 1,063 ft 2013
118
Shimao No.1 The Harbour Main Tower Yantai 57 1,060 ft 2016
119
Q1 Tower Gold Coast City 80 1,058 ft 2005
120
The Torch Dubai 86 1,055 ft 2011
121
Guangxi Finance Plaza Nanning 68 1,053 ft 2017
122
Burj Al Arab Dubai 60 1,053 ft 1999
123
53W53 New York City 73 1,050 ft 2019
124
Sinar Mas Center 1 Shanghai 66 1,048 ft 2017
125
Chrysler Building New York City 77 1,046 ft 1930
126
Teddy Tower Hong Kong 80 1,046 ft 2007
127
Global City Square Guangzhou 67 1,046 ft 2016
128
New York Times Tower New York City 52 1,046 ft 2007
129
Jiuzhou International Tower Nanning 71 1,043 ft 2017
130
Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 1 Nanjing 68 1,043 ft 2019
131
Grand Hyatt Hotel Manila Taguig 66 1,043 ft 2016
132
Magnolias Waterfront Residences Bangkok 70 1,043 ft 2018
133
HHHR Tower Dubai 72 1,040 ft 2010
134
35 Hudson Yards New York City 72 1,039 ft 2019
135
The Wharf IFS T1 Chongqing 64 1,038 ft 2016
136
Youth Olympics Center Tower 1 Nanjing 68 1,033 ft 2014
137
The Wharf IFS Tower 2 Changsha 63 1,033 ft 2018
138
MahaNakhon Bangkok 77 1,031 ft 2016
139
Honglou Times Square Lanzhou 56 1,027 ft 2018
140
Bank of America Plaza Atlanta 55 1,023 ft 1992
141
Maoye Plaza 1 Shenyang 75 1,020 ft 2014
142
Poly Pazhou C2 Guangzhou 61 1,020 ft 2017
143
Guangxi Wealth Financial Center Nanning 70 1,020 ft 2019
144
US Bank Tower Los Angeles 73 1,018 ft 1989
145
Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur 55 1,017 ft 2001
146
Ocean Heights Dubai 82 1,017 ft 2010
147
Pearl River Tower Guangzhou 71 1,016 ft 2012
148
Guangzhou Fortune Center Guangzhou 73 1,015 ft 2015
149
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai 56 1,014 ft 2000
150
Eurasia Tower Moscow 67 1,013 ft 2015
151
Burj Rafal Riyadh 68 1,010 ft 2014
152
Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon 68 1,010 ft 2011
153
Guangfa Securities Headquarters Guangzhou 62 1,010 ft 2018
154
Cayan Tower Dubai 73 1,008 ft 2013
155
Amna Tower Dubai 75 1,007 ft 2019
156
Noora Tower Dubai 75 1,007 ft 2019
157
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 2 Kunming 67 1,007 ft 2016
158
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 1 Kunming 67 1,007 ft 2016
159
Franklin Center North Tower Chicago 60 1,007 ft 1989
160
One57 New York City 75 1,005 ft 2014
161
East Pacific Center Tower A Shenzhen 85 1,004 ft 2013
162
The Shard London 73 1,004 ft 2013
163
The Address Downtown Dubai Dubai 63 1,004 ft 2008
164
600 Travis Houston 75 1,002 ft 1982
165
Etihad Tower 2 Abu Dhabi 79 1,002 ft 2011
166
International Trade Center Zhongshan 65 1,001 ft 2019
167
T.OP Torre 2 Monterrey 61 1,000 ft 2020
168
Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre Shenzhen 68 997 ft 2016
169
Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok 85 997 ft 1997
170
Two Prudential Plaza Chicago 64 995 ft 1990
171
One Manhattan West New York City 69 995 ft 2019
172
Diwang International Fortune Center Liuzhou 75 994 ft 2015
173
Wuxi Moi City Tower Wuxi 72 994 ft 2014
174
KAFD World Trade Center Riyadh 67 994 ft 2019
175
Heung Kong Tower Shenzhen 61 994 ft 2014
176
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 2 Nanchang 59 994 ft 2015
177
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 1 Nanchang 59 994 ft 2015
178
Leatop Plaza Guangzhou 65 993 ft 2012
179
Wells Fargo Plaza Houston 71 992 ft 1983
180
Kingdom Centre Riyadh 32 992 ft 2002
181
Gate to the East Suzhou 74 990 ft 2014
182
Capital City Moscow Tower Moscow 76 989 ft 2010
183
International Commerce Financial Centre T1 Chongqing 65 988 ft 2019
184
Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A Busan 80 988 ft 2011
185
OCT Tower Shenzhen 65 988 ft 2019
186
Four Seasons Private Residence Bangkok 72 985 ft 2019
187
Aspire Tower Doha 36 984 ft 2007
188
NBK Tower Kuwait City 70 984 ft 2019
189
Huachuang International Plaza Main Tower Changsha 66 984 ft 2017
190
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 2 Shenzhen 63 984 ft 2017
191
Abeno Harukas Osaka 60 984 ft 2014
192
Gran Torre Santiago Santiago 60 984 ft 2014
193
Arraya Center Office Tower Kuwait City 60 984 ft 2009
194
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower C Nanjing 60 984 ft 2019
195
Thang Long Global Center Fuzhou 57 984 ft 2019
196
Jin Wan Plaza 1 Tianjin 66 984 ft 2017
197
One Island East Centre Hong Kong 69 979 ft 2008
198
First Canadian Place Toronto 72 978 ft 1976
199
Shanghai Wheelock Square Shanghai 58 978 ft 2010
200
Eureka Tower Melbourne 91 975 ft 2006
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