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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 163 828 m 2010
2
Shanghai Tower Shanghai 121 632 m 2015
3
Makkah Clock Royal Tower Makkah 120 601 m 2012
4
Ping An International Finance Center Shenzhen 116 599 m 2016
5
Goldin Finance 117 Tianjin 117 597 m 2016
6
Lotte World Tower Seoul 123 556 m 2016
7
One World Trade Center New York City 104 541 m 2014
8
CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou 116 530 m 2016
9
Taipei 101 Taipei 101 509 m 2004
10
Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai 101 492 m 2008
11
International Commerce Centre Hong Kong 118 484 m 2010
12
Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 88 452 m 1998
13
Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur 88 452 m 1998
14
Zifeng Tower Nanjing 66 450 m 2010
15
Willis Tower Chicago 108 442 m 1974
16
KK100 Shenzhen 100 442 m 2011
17
Wuhan Center Wuhan 88 438 m 2017
18
Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou 103 438 m 2010
19
Marina 101 Tower Dubai 101 432 m 2016
20
432 Park Avenue New York City 96 426 m 2016
21
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 98 423 m 2009
22
Jin Mao Tower Shanghai 88 421 m 1999
23
Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong 88 415 m 2003
24
Princess Tower Dubai 101 413 m 2012
25
Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City 80 412 m 2011
26
23 Marina Dubai 89 393 m 2012
27
CITIC Plaza Guangzhou 80 391 m 1997
28
Eton Place Dalian 1 Dalian 81 388 m 2015
29
Capital Market Authority Headquarters Riyadh 77 385 m -
30
Shun Hing Square Shenzhen 69 384 m 1996
31
Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Abu Dhabi 92 382 m 2014
32
Empire State Building New York City 102 381 m 1931
33
Wilshire Grand Tower Los Angeles 73 381 m 2017
34
Elite Residence Dubai 91 380 m 2012
35
Central Plaza Hong Kong 78 374 m 1992
36
Vostok Moscow 95 374 m 2016
37
Dalian International Trade Center Dalian 86 370 m 2016
38
The Address The BLVD Dubai 72 370 m 2016
39
Bank of China Tower Hong Kong 70 367 m 1990
40
Bank of America Tower New York City 58 366 m 2009
41
Almas Tower Dubai 68 363 m 2009
42
The Pinnacle Guangzhou 60 360 m 2012
43
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 2 Dubai 77 355 m 2014
44
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 1 Dubai 77 355 m 2012
45
Emirates Office Tower Dubai 54 355 m 2000
46
OKO Apartment Tower Moscow 85 352 m 2015
47
Forum 66 Tower 2 Shenyang 76 350 m 2015
48
Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung City 85 348 m 1997
49
Aon Center Chicago 83 346 m 1973
50
The Center Hong Kong 73 346 m 1998
51
Xiamen International Center Xiamen 68 344 m 2017
52
John Hancock Center Chicago 100 344 m 1969
53
ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi 75 342 m 2015
54
Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai 76 342 m 2016
55
The Wharf Times Square Wuxi 68 339 m 2014
56
Global Financial Building Chongqing 73 339 m 2015
57
Mercury City Moscow 75 339 m 2013
58
Modern City Tianjin 65 338 m 2016
59
Tianjin Global Financial Center Tianjin 72 337 m 2011
60
The Torch Dubai 79 337 m 2011
61
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi 72 336 m 2012
62
Twin Towers Guiyang, West Tower Guiyang 74 335 m 2017
63
Twin Towers Guiyang, East Tower Guiyang 74 335 m 2017
64
Wenzhou Trade Center Wenzhou 68 333 m 2010
65
Rose Tower Dubai 72 333 m 2007
66
Shimao International Plaza Shanghai 66 333 m 2006
67
Modern Media Center Changzhou 57 332 m 2013
68
Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan 68 331 m 2007
69
Shizimen Convention Center Tower Zhuhai 67 330 m 2016
70
Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang 105 330 m 2013
71
Yuexiu Property Project Main Tower Wuhan 66 330 m 2016
72
China World Trade Center Tower III Beijing 74 330 m 2010
73
Han Kwok City Center Shenzhen 80 329 m 2016
74
Three World Trade Center New York City 71 329 m 2017
75
The Index Dubai 80 328 m 2010
76
Longxi International Hotel Jiangyin 74 328 m 2011
77
Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai 72 328 m 2013
78
Wuxi Suning Plaza Wuxi 68 328 m 2014
79
The Landmark Abu Dhabi 72 324 m 2013
80
Deji Plaza Phase II Nanjing 62 324 m 2013
81
Shimao No.1 The Harbour Main Tower Yantai 57 323 m 2015
82
Q1 Tower Gold Coast City 80 322 m 2005
83
Guangxi Finance Plaza Nanning 68 321 m 2016
84
Burj Al Arab Dubai 60 321 m 1999
85
Palais Royale Mumbai 75 320 m 2016
86
Sinar Mas Center 1 Shanghai 66 320 m 2016
87
Chrysler Building New York City 77 319 m 1930
88
Teddy Tower Hong Kong 80 319 m 2007
89
Global City Square Guangzhou 67 319 m 2015
90
New York Times Tower New York City 52 319 m 2007
91
Jiuzhou International Tower Nanning 71 318 m 2016
92
HHHR Tower Dubai 72 317 m 2010
93
The Wharf IFS T1 Chongqing 64 316 m 2016
94
China World Trade Center Tower IIIB Beijing 59 316 m -
95
Youth Olympics Center Tower 1 Nanjing 68 315 m 2014
96
MahaNakhon Bangkok 77 313 m 2016
97
Bank of America Plaza Atlanta 55 312 m 1992
98
Maoye Plaza 1 Shenyang 75 311 m 2014
99
US Bank Tower Los Angeles 73 310 m 1989
100
Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur 55 310 m 2001
101
Ocean Heights Dubai 82 310 m 2010
102
Sky Tower Abu Dhabi 74 310 m 2010
103
Pearl River Tower Guangzhou 71 310 m 2012
104
Guangzhou Fortune Center Guangzhou 73 309 m 2015
105
Poly Pazhou C2 Guangzhou 61 309 m 2017
106
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai 56 309 m 2000
107
Eurasia Tower Moscow 67 309 m 2014
108
The Wharf IFS Tower 2 Changsha 65 308 m 2017
109
Burj Rafal Riyadh 68 308 m 2014
110
Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon 68 308 m 2011
111
Cayan Tower Dubai 73 307 m 2013
112
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 2 Kunming 67 307 m 2016
113
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 1 Kunming 67 307 m 2016
114
Franklin Center North Tower Chicago 60 307 m 1989
115
One57 New York City 75 306 m 2014
116
East Pacific Center Tower A Shenzhen 85 306 m 2013
117
The Shard London 73 306 m 2013
118
The Address Downtown Dubai Dubai 63 306 m 2008
119
JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston 75 305 m 1982
120
Etihad Tower 2 Abu Dhabi 79 305 m 2011
121
Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre Shenzhen 68 304 m 2016
122
Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok 85 304 m 1997
123
Two Prudential Plaza Chicago 64 303 m 1990
124
Diwang International Fortune Center Liuzhou 75 303 m 2015
125
Wuxi Moi City Tower Wuxi 72 303 m 2014
126
KAFD World Trade Center Riyadh 67 303 m 2015
127
Heung Kong Tower Shenzhen 61 303 m 2014
128
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 2 Nanchang 59 303 m 2015
129
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 1 Nanchang 59 303 m 2015
130
Leatop Plaza Guangzhou 65 303 m 2012
131
Wells Fargo Plaza Houston 71 302 m 1983
132
Kingdom Centre Riyadh 32 302 m 2002
133
Gate to the East Suzhou 74 302 m 2014
134
Capital City Moscow Tower Moscow 76 302 m 2010
135
Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A Busan 80 301 m 2011
136
Aspire Tower Doha 36 300 m 2007
137
Huachuang International Plaza Main Tower Changsha 66 300 m 2016
138
Gran Torre Santiago Santiago 60 300 m 2014
139
Arraya Center Office Tower Kuwait City 60 300 m 2009
140
Abeno Harukas Osaka 60 300 m 2014
141
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 2 Shenzhen - 300 m 2017
142
One Island East Centre Hong Kong 69 298 m 2008
143
First Canadian Place Toronto 72 298 m 1976
144
Shanghai Wheelock Square Shanghai 58 298 m 2010
145
Eureka Tower Melbourne 91 297 m 2006
146
Four World Trade Center New York City 72 297 m 2014
147
Comcast Center Philadelphia 57 297 m 2008
148
Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama 73 296 m 1993
149
Emirates Crown Dubai 63 296 m 2008
150
Xiamen Shimao Cross-Strait Plaza Tower B Xiamen 67 295 m 2015
151
Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 Dubai 65 294 m 2010
152
Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama City 68 293 m 2011
153
Kingkey Xiasha Project Shenzhen 64 293 m 2016
154
311 South Wacker Chicago 65 293 m 1990
155
Greenland Puli Center Jinan 61 293 m 2015
156
Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 2 Busan 72 292 m 2011
157
SEG Plaza Shenzhen 70 292 m 2000
158
70 Pine Street New York City 66 290 m 1932
159
Concord International Centre Chongqing 64 290 m 2016
160
Powerlong Office Tower Tianjin 59 290 m 2017
161
Zhengzhou Eastern Center South Tower Zhengzhou 78 289 m 2016
162
Zhengzhou Eastern Center North Tower Zhengzhou 78 289 m 2016
163
Global Trade Plaza Dongguan 68 289 m 2013
164
Busan International Finance Center Landmark Tower Busan 63 289 m 2014
165
Key Tower Cleveland 57 289 m 1991
166
Gama Tower Jakarta 63 289 m 2016
167
China Chuneng Tower Shenzhen 62 289 m 2016
168
R&F Yingkai Square Guangzhou 66 288 m 2014
169
Plaza 66 Tower 1 Shanghai 66 288 m 2001
170
One Liberty Place Philadelphia 61 288 m 1987
171
Yingli Tower Chongqing 65 288 m 2012
172
Kaisa Center Huizhou 66 288 m 2015
173
Soochow International Plaza West Tower Huzhou 50 288 m 2014
174
Soochow International Plaza East Tower Huzhou 50 288 m 2014
175
United International Mansion Chongqing 67 287 m 2013
176
Chongqing Poly International Tower Chongqing 56 286 m 2013
177
30 Park Place New York City 67 286 m 2016
178
Columbia Center Seattle 76 285 m 1985
179
Millennium Tower Dubai 60 285 m 2006
180
Sulafa Tower Dubai 75 285 m 2010
181
Tomorrow Square Shanghai 55 285 m 2003
182
D1 Tower Dubai 80 284 m 2015
183
Chongqing World Trade Center Chongqing 60 283 m 2005
184
Cheung Kong Centre Hong Kong 62 283 m 1999
185
The Trump Building New York City 70 283 m 1930
186
Addax Tower Abu Dhabi 62 282 m 2015
187
Al Hekma Tower Dubai 62 282 m 2015
188
SPG Global Tower A Suzhou 54 282 m 2010
189
Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower B Busan 75 282 m 2011
190
Excellence Century Center Tower 1 Qingdao 57 281 m 2016
191
Bank of America Plaza Dallas 72 281 m 1985
192
Torre Vitri Panama City 75 281 m 2012
193
Marina Pinnacle Dubai 73 280 m 2011
194
Republic Plaza Singapore 66 280 m 1996
195
Excellence Century Plaza Tower 1 Shenzhen 60 280 m 2010
196
Trump Tower at Century City Makati 58 280 m 2016
197
Shimao Didang New City Main Tower Shaoxing 56 280 m 2012
198
Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza Zhengzhou 56 280 m 2012
199
China Resources Center 1 Hefei 55 280 m 2016
200
GT Land Landmark Plaza South Tower Guangzhou 47 280 m 2014
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