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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 2016
6
Lotte World Tower Seoul 123 1,823 ft 2017
7
One World Trade Center New York City 104 1,776 ft 2014
8
CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou 116 1,739 ft 2016
9
CTF Tianjin Tower Tianjin 96 1,739 ft 2017
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
Suzhou Supertower Suzhou 92 1,483 ft 2017
15
The Wharf IFS Tower 1 Changsha 88 1,483 ft 2017
16
Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 88 1,483 ft 1998
17
Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur 88 1,483 ft 1998
18
Zifeng Tower Nanjing 66 1,476 ft 2010
19
Willis Tower Chicago 108 1,451 ft 1974
20
KK100 Shenzhen 100 1,449 ft 2011
21
Wuhan Center Wuhan 88 1,437 ft 2017
22
Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou 103 1,435 ft 2010
23
Marina 101 Tower Dubai 101 1,417 ft 2017
24
432 Park Avenue New York City 96 1,398 ft 2015
25
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 98 1,388 ft 2009
26
Jin Mao Tower Shanghai 88 1,380 ft 1999
27
Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong 88 1,362 ft 2003
28
Princess Tower Dubai 101 1,356 ft 2012
29
Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City 80 1,352 ft 2011
30
China Resources Headquarters Main Tower Shenzhen 67 1,289 ft 2017
31
23 Marina Dubai 89 1,289 ft 2012
32
CITIC Plaza Guangzhou 80 1,283 ft 1997
33
Eton Place Dalian 1 Dalian 81 1,274 ft 2015
34
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 Shenzhen 80 1,273 ft 2018
35
Logan Century Center Nanning 80 1,266 ft 2017
36
The Capital Market Authority Tower Riyadh 77 1,263 ft 2017
37
Shun Hing Square Shenzhen 69 1,260 ft 1996
38
Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Abu Dhabi 92 1,253 ft 2014
39
Empire State Building New York City 102 1,250 ft 1931
40
Elite Residence Dubai 91 1,248 ft 2012
41
Central Plaza Hong Kong 78 1,227 ft 1992
42
Vostok Moscow 95 1,226 ft 2016
43
The Address The BLVD Dubai 72 1,207 ft 2017
44
Bank of China Tower Hong Kong 70 1,205 ft 1990
45
Bank of America Tower New York City 58 1,200 ft 2009
46
Almas Tower Dubai 68 1,191 ft 2009
47
The Pinnacle Guangzhou 60 1,181 ft 2012
48
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 2 Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2014
49
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 1 Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2012
50
Emirates Office Tower Dubai 54 1,163 ft 2000
51
OKO Apartment Tower Moscow 85 1,154 ft 2015
52
Forum 66 Tower 2 Shenyang 76 1,148 ft 2015
53
Hanking Center Shenzhen 73 1,148 ft 2017
54
Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung City 85 1,140 ft 1997
55
Shimao Hunan Center Changsha - 1,138 ft 2018
56
Aon Center Chicago 83 1,136 ft 1973
57
The Center Hong Kong 73 1,135 ft 1998
58
Xiamen International Center Xiamen 68 1,128 ft 2017
59
John Hancock Center Chicago 100 1,128 ft 1969
60
ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi 75 1,123 ft 2015
61
Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai 76 1,122 ft 2017
62
Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur 65 1,122 ft 2017
63
One Shenzhen Bay 7 Shenzhen 71 1,119 ft 2018
64
The Wharf Times Square Wuxi 68 1,112 ft 2014
65
Global Financial Building Chongqing 73 1,112 ft 2015
66
Mercury City Moscow 75 1,112 ft 2013
67
Modern City Tianjin 65 1,109 ft 2016
68
Tianjin Global Financial Center Tianjin 72 1,105 ft 2011
69
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi 72 1,102 ft 2012
70
DAMAC Residenze Dubai 86 1,099 ft 2017
71
Twin Towers Guiyang, West Tower Guiyang 74 1,099 ft 2017
72
Twin Towers Guiyang, East Tower Guiyang 74 1,099 ft 2017
73
Wilshire Grand Center Los Angeles 73 1,099 ft 2017
74
Wenzhou Trade Center Wenzhou 68 1,094 ft 2010
75
Rose Tower Dubai 72 1,093 ft 2007
76
Shimao International Plaza Shanghai 66 1,093 ft 2006
77
Modern Media Center Changzhou 57 1,089 ft 2013
78
Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan 68 1,087 ft 2007
79
Shizimen Convention Center Tower Zhuhai 67 1,083 ft 2016
80
Yuexiu Property Project Main Tower Wuhan 66 1,083 ft 2016
81
China World Trade Center Tower III Beijing 74 1,083 ft 2010
82
Suning Plaza Tower A Zhenjiang 77 1,082 ft 2016
83
Han Kwok City Center Shenzhen 80 1,081 ft 2016
84
Three World Trade Center New York City 71 1,079 ft 2018
85
The Index Dubai 80 1,076 ft 2010
86
Longxi International Hotel Jiangyin 74 1,076 ft 2011
87
Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai 72 1,076 ft 2013
88
Wuxi Suning Plaza Wuxi 68 1,076 ft 2014
89
Baoneng Center Shenzhen 65 1,074 ft 2018
90
Salesforce Tower San Francisco 61 1,070 ft 2018
91
The Landmark Abu Dhabi 72 1,063 ft 2013
92
Deji Plaza Phase II Nanjing 62 1,063 ft 2013
93
Shimao No.1 The Harbour Main Tower Yantai 57 1,060 ft 2016
94
Q1 Tower Gold Coast City 80 1,058 ft 2005
95
The Torch Dubai 86 1,055 ft 2011
96
Guangxi Finance Plaza Nanning 68 1,053 ft 2017
97
Burj Al Arab Dubai 60 1,053 ft 1999
98
Palais Royale Mumbai 75 1,050 ft 2017
99
Sinar Mas Center 1 Shanghai 66 1,048 ft 2017
100
Chrysler Building New York City 77 1,046 ft 1930
101
Teddy Tower Hong Kong 80 1,046 ft 2007
102
Global City Square Guangzhou 67 1,046 ft 2016
103
New York Times Tower New York City 52 1,046 ft 2007
104
Jiuzhou International Tower Nanning 71 1,043 ft 2017
105
Grand Hyatt Hotel Manila Taguig 66 1,043 ft 2016
106
HHHR Tower Dubai 72 1,040 ft 2010
107
The Wharf IFS T1 Chongqing 64 1,038 ft 2016
108
Youth Olympics Center Tower 1 Nanjing 68 1,033 ft 2014
109
MahaNakhon Bangkok 77 1,027 ft 2016
110
Bank of America Plaza Atlanta 55 1,023 ft 1992
111
Maoye Plaza 1 Shenyang 75 1,020 ft 2014
112
US Bank Tower Los Angeles 73 1,018 ft 1989
113
Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur 55 1,017 ft 2001
114
Ocean Heights Dubai 82 1,017 ft 2010
115
Pearl River Tower Guangzhou 71 1,016 ft 2012
116
Guangzhou Fortune Center Guangzhou 73 1,015 ft 2015
117
Poly Pazhou C2 Guangzhou 61 1,015 ft 2017
118
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai 56 1,014 ft 2000
119
Eurasia Tower Moscow 67 1,013 ft 2014
120
The Wharf IFS Tower 2 Changsha 65 1,011 ft 2017
121
Burj Rafal Riyadh 68 1,010 ft 2014
122
Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon 68 1,010 ft 2011
123
Guangfa Securities Headquarters Guangzhou 62 1,010 ft 2016
124
Cayan Tower Dubai 73 1,008 ft 2013
125
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 2 Kunming 67 1,007 ft 2016
126
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 1 Kunming 67 1,007 ft 2016
127
Franklin Center North Tower Chicago 60 1,007 ft 1989
128
One57 New York City 75 1,005 ft 2014
129
East Pacific Center Tower A Shenzhen 85 1,004 ft 2013
130
The Shard London 73 1,004 ft 2013
131
The Address Downtown Dubai Dubai 63 1,004 ft 2008
132
JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston 75 1,002 ft 1982
133
Etihad Tower 2 Abu Dhabi 79 1,002 ft 2011
134
Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre Shenzhen 68 997 ft 2016
135
Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok 85 997 ft 1997
136
Two Prudential Plaza Chicago 64 995 ft 1990
137
Diwang International Fortune Center Liuzhou 75 994 ft 2015
138
Wuxi Moi City Tower Wuxi 72 994 ft 2014
139
KAFD World Trade Center Riyadh 67 994 ft 2015
140
Heung Kong Tower Shenzhen 61 994 ft 2014
141
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 2 Nanchang 59 994 ft 2015
142
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 1 Nanchang 59 994 ft 2015
143
Leatop Plaza Guangzhou 65 993 ft 2012
144
Wells Fargo Plaza Houston 71 992 ft 1983
145
Kingdom Centre Riyadh 32 992 ft 2002
146
Gate to the East Suzhou 74 990 ft 2014
147
Capital City Moscow Tower Moscow 76 989 ft 2010
148
Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A Busan 80 988 ft 2011
149
Aspire Tower Doha 36 984 ft 2007
150
NBK Tower Kuwait City 70 984 ft 2017
151
Huachuang International Plaza Main Tower Changsha 66 984 ft 2017
152
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 2 Shenzhen 63 984 ft 2017
153
Gran Torre Santiago Santiago 60 984 ft 2014
154
Arraya Center Office Tower Kuwait City 60 984 ft 2009
155
Abeno Harukas Osaka 60 984 ft 2014
156
Jin Wan Plaza 1 Tianjin 66 984 ft 2017
157
One Island East Centre Hong Kong 69 979 ft 2008
158
First Canadian Place Toronto 72 978 ft 1976
159
Yujiapu Yinglan International Financial Center Tianjin 63 978 ft 2017
160
Shanghai Wheelock Square Shanghai 58 978 ft 2010
161
Eureka Tower Melbourne 91 975 ft 2006
162
Four World Trade Center New York City 72 975 ft 2014
163
Comcast Center Philadelphia 57 974 ft 2008
164
Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama 73 972 ft 1993
165
Emirates Crown Dubai 63 971 ft 2008
166
Xiamen Shimao Cross-Strait Plaza Tower B Xiamen 67 969 ft 2015
167
Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 Dubai 65 965 ft 2010
168
Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama City 68 961 ft 2011
169
Kingkey Xiasha Project Shenzhen 64 961 ft 2016
170
Ping An Finance Center South Shenzhen 51 961 ft -
171
311 South Wacker Chicago 65 961 ft 1990
172
Greenland Puli Center Jinan 61 960 ft 2015
173
Sky Tower Abu Dhabi 74 959 ft 2010
174
Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 2 Busan 72 958 ft 2011
175
SEG Plaza Shenzhen 70 957 ft 2000
176
220 Central Park South New York City 69 953 ft 2018
177
70 Pine Street New York City 66 952 ft 1932
178
Tanjong Pagar Centre Singapore 68 951 ft 2016
179
Concord International Centre Chongqing 64 951 ft 2016
180
Powerlong Office Tower Tianjin 59 951 ft 2017
181
Global Trade Plaza Dongguan 68 948 ft 2013
182
Busan International Finance Center Landmark Tower Busan 63 948 ft 2014
183
Key Tower Cleveland 57 947 ft 1991
184
Gama Tower Jakarta 63 947 ft 2016
185
China Chuneng Tower Shenzhen 62 947 ft 2016
186
R&F Yingkai Square Guangzhou 66 947 ft 2014
187
Plaza 66 Tower 1 Shanghai 66 945 ft 2001
188
One Liberty Place Philadelphia 61 945 ft 1987
189
Yingli Tower Chongqing 65 945 ft 2012
190
Shimao Didang New City Main Tower Shaoxing 56 945 ft 2012
191
Adress Fountain Views Tower 3 Dubai 70 945 ft 2017
192
Adress Fountain Views Tower 1 Dubai 70 945 ft 2017
193
Kaisa Center Huizhou 66 945 ft 2015
194
China World Trade Center Tower IIIB Beijing 58 945 ft 2017
195
Soochow International Plaza West Tower Huzhou 50 945 ft 2014
196
Soochow International Plaza East Tower Huzhou 50 945 ft 2014
197
United International Mansion Chongqing 67 942 ft 2013
198
ECCOM Center Shenzhen 60 938 ft 2017
199
Chongqing Poly International Tower Chongqing 56 938 ft 2013
200
30 Park Place New York City 67 937 ft 2016
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