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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. Shanghai Tower is home to the world's fastest elevators, which 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 599 meters, the Ping An Finance Centre in Shenzhen China is the tallest building completed in 2016. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox the tower is to be found in fourth place in the ranking. The 116-storey skyscraper is the world's tallest office building. It steals 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 2020 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 position 6 with its 554 meters. The Tower is located in Seoul and it is the tallest building in South Korea after its completion in 2016. The skyscraper surpasses the Northeast Asia Trade Tower by over 200 meters and includes a seven-star hotel.
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7. One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center 13 meters behind in seventh 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 seventh-tallest building but also the tallest skyscraper in New York City. The building was constructed on the site of the former World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
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8. CTF Finance Centre

CTF Finance Centre Now the eighth-tallest skyscraper in the world after it was completed in 2016, CTF Finance Centre, located in Guangzhou, is a mixed-use tower that features office space, a hotel, apartments and a shopping center in its podium. Its 530 meters make it exactly as high as than the next-tallest, Tianjin CTF Finance Centre.
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9. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre The construction of Tianjin CTF Finance Centre was completed in 2019.The tower is located in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), outside Tianjin and it is the second tallest building in the city after Goldin Finance 117. The tall skyscraper houses offices, 300 service apartments, and a five-star hotel.
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10. CITIC Tower

CITIC Tower The CITIC Tower is the tallest building in Beijing. The design of the skyscraper is inspired by an ancient Chinese wine vessel called the “zun”. At the top, the outer shell becomes more transparent and offers a better view of the inner core, which lights up at night and is visible throughout the city.
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(As of: January 2020)

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 115 1,965 ft 2017
5
Goldin Finance 117 Tianjin 117 1,959 ft 2020
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
International Commerce Centre Hong Kong 118 1,588 ft 2010
14
Central Park Tower New York City 95 1,550 ft 2020
15
Lakhta Center St. Petersburg 87 1,516 ft 2019
16
Vincom Landmark 81 Ho Chi Minh City 81 1,513 ft 2018
17
The Wharf IFS Tower 1 Changsha 94 1,483 ft 2018
18
Suzhou IFS Suzhou 92 1,483 ft 2019
19
Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 88 1,483 ft 1998
20
Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur 88 1,483 ft 1998
21
Zifeng Tower Nanjing 66 1,476 ft 2010
22
The Exchange 106 Kuala Lumpur 96 1,462 ft 2019
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
111 West 57th Street New York City 84 1,428 ft 2020
28
Greenland Shandong International Financial Center Jinan 88 1,404 ft 2021
29
One Vanderbilt Place New York City 58 1,401 ft 2020
30
Dongguan International Trade Center A Dongguan 88 1,401 ft 2021
31
432 Park Avenue New York City 96 1,398 ft 2015
32
Marina 101 Tower Dubai 101 1,394 ft 2018
33
Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago 98 1,388 ft 2009
34
Jin Mao Tower Shanghai 88 1,380 ft 1999
35
Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong 88 1,362 ft 2003
36
Princess Tower Dubai 101 1,356 ft 2012
37
Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City 80 1,354 ft 2011
38
Guiyang Financial Center 1 Guiyang 79 1,352 ft 2020
39
LCT Landmark Tower Busan 101 1,350 ft 2019
40
Nanning Resources Center Tower Nanning 85 1,321 ft 2020
41
23 Marina Dubai 89 1,289 ft 2012
42
China Resources Headquarters Main Tower Shenzhen 67 1,288 ft 2018
43
CITIC Plaza Guangzhou 80 1,283 ft 1997
44
Eton Place Dalian 1 Dalian 81 1,274 ft 2015
45
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 Shenzhen 80 1,273 ft 2020
46
30 Hudson Yards New York City 73 1,270 ft 2019
47
The Capital Market Authority Tower Riyadh 77 1,263 ft 2017
48
Shun Hing Square Shenzhen 69 1,260 ft 1996
49
Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Abu Dhabi 92 1,253 ft 2014
50
Logan Century Center Nanning 82 1,251 ft 2018
51
Empire State Building New York City 102 1,250 ft 1931
52
Elite Residence Dubai 91 1,248 ft 2012
53
Guiyang World Trade Center Landmark Tower Guiyang - 1,247 ft 2021
54
Shenzhen Center 1 Shenzhen 80 1,234 ft 2020
55
Central Plaza Hong Kong 78 1,227 ft 1992
56
Vostok Moscow 95 1,226 ft 2016
57
Dalian International Trade Center Dalian 86 1,214 ft 2019
58
Hai Tian Center Tower 1 Qingdao 75 1,211 ft 2020
59
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower A Nanjing 76 1,207 ft 2020
60
The Address The BLVD Dubai 72 1,207 ft 2017
61
Bank of China Tower Hong Kong 70 1,205 ft 1990
62
Bank of America Tower New York City 54 1,200 ft 2009
63
Almas Tower Dubai 68 1,191 ft 2009
64
Vista Tower Chicago 95 1,191 ft 2020
65
The Pinnacle Guangzhou 60 1,181 ft 2012
66
Hanking Center Shenzhen 65 1,177 ft 2018
67
Greenland Group Suzhou Center Wujiang 77 1,175 ft 2021
68
Gevora Hotel Dubai 75 1,169 ft 2017
69
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 2 Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2014
70
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 1 Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2012
71
Emirates Office Tower Dubai 54 1,163 ft 2000
72
Raffles City T4N Chongqing 79 1,163 ft 2019
73
Raffles City T3N Chongqing 79 1,163 ft 2019
74
OKO Apartment Tower Moscow 90 1,162 ft 2015
75
Forum 66 Tower 2 Shenyang 76 1,148 ft 2015
76
Xi An Glory International Financial Center Xian 75 1,148 ft 2020
77
Spring City 66 Office Tower Kunming 61 1,145 ft 2020
78
Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung City 85 1,140 ft 1997
79
Shimao Hunan Center Changsha 69 1,138 ft 2019
80
Aon Center Chicago 83 1,136 ft 1973
81
The Center Hong Kong 73 1,135 ft 1998
82
Neva Tower 1 Moscow 79 1,132 ft 2019
83
Xiamen International Center Xiamen 68 1,128 ft 2019
84
875 North Michigan Avenue Chicago 100 1,128 ft 1969
85
ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi 75 1,123 ft 2015
86
Four Seasons Place Kuala Lumpur 65 1,122 ft 2018
87
One Shenzhen Bay 7 Shenzhen 71 1,120 ft 2018
88
LCT Residential Tower A Busan 85 1,113 ft 2019
89
Comcast Innovation & Technology Center Philadelphia 59 1,113 ft 2018
90
The Wharf Times Square Wuxi 68 1,112 ft 2014
91
Heartland 66 Wuhan 60 1,112 ft 2020
92
Global Financial Building Chongqing 72 1,112 ft 2015
93
Mercury City Moscow 75 1,112 ft 2013
94
Parc 1, Tower A Seoul 72 1,110 ft 2020
95
Modern City Tianjin 65 1,109 ft 2016
96
Hengqin IFC Zhuhai 69 1,106 ft 2020
97
Tianjin Global Financial Center Tianjin 72 1,105 ft 2011
98
WOW Hotel and Hotel Apartments Dubai 79 1,102 ft 2020
99
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi 72 1,102 ft 2012
100
Wilshire Grand Center Los Angeles 73 1,100 ft 2017
101
DAMAC Residenze Dubai 86 1,099 ft 2017
102
Twin Towers Guiyang, West Tower Guiyang 74 1,099 ft 2020
103
Twin Towers Guiyang, East Tower Guiyang 74 1,099 ft 2020
104
Shengjing Finance Plaza T2 Shenyang 68 1,097 ft 2020
105
Wenzhou Trade Center Wenzhou 68 1,094 ft 2010
106
LCT Residential Tower B Busan 85 1,093 ft 2019
107
Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai 72 1,093 ft 2007
108
Shimao International Plaza Shanghai 66 1,093 ft 2006
109
Han Yu Finance Business Center A5-3 Jinan 69 1,093 ft 2020
110
AMA Tower Dubai 62 1,093 ft 2021
111
Modern Media Center Changzhou 57 1,089 ft 2013
112
The Adress Fountain Views Tower 2 Dubai 77 1,087 ft 2019
113
Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan 68 1,087 ft 2007
114
Zhuhai Tower Zhuhai 67 1,083 ft 2017
115
Yuexiu Property Project Main Tower Wuhan 66 1,083 ft 2016
116
Wuhan Yangtze River Shipping Center Wuhan 65 1,083 ft 2020
117
Huaguoyuan Zone D Guiyang - 1,083 ft 2021
118
Huaguoyuan Zone N Guiyang - 1,083 ft 2021
119
China World Trade Center Tower III Beijing 74 1,083 ft 2010
120
Suning Plaza Tower A Zhenjiang 77 1,082 ft 2016
121
Han Kwok City Center Shenzhen 80 1,081 ft 2016
122
Three World Trade Center New York City 71 1,079 ft 2018
123
The Index Dubai 80 1,076 ft 2010
124
Longxi International Hotel Jiangyin 74 1,076 ft 2011
125
Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai 72 1,076 ft 2013
126
Wuxi Suning Plaza Wuxi 68 1,076 ft 2014
127
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower B Nanjing 68 1,076 ft 2020
128
Baoneng Center Shenzhen 65 1,074 ft 2018
129
Salesforce Tower San Francisco 61 1,070 ft 2018
130
The Landmark Abu Dhabi 72 1,063 ft 2013
131
Deji Plaza Phase II Nanjing 62 1,063 ft 2013
132
Shimao No.1 The Harbour Main Tower Yantai 57 1,060 ft 2016
133
Q1 Tower Gold Coast City 80 1,058 ft 2005
134
The Torch Dubai 86 1,055 ft 2011
135
Guangxi Finance Plaza Nanning 68 1,053 ft 2017
136
Burj Al Arab Dubai 60 1,053 ft 1999
137
53W53 New York City 77 1,050 ft 2019
138
Shenzhen Bay Innovation and Technology Centre Tower 1 Shenzhen 71 1,050 ft 2020
139
Sinar Mas Center 1 Shanghai 65 1,050 ft 2017
140
Chrysler Building New York City 77 1,046 ft 1930
141
Teddy Tower Hong Kong 80 1,046 ft 2007
142
Global City Square Guangzhou 67 1,046 ft 2016
143
New York Times Tower New York City 52 1,046 ft 2007
144
Yangzhou Jinao Center Yangzhou 72 1,043 ft 2021
145
Jiuzhou International Tower Nanning 71 1,043 ft 2017
146
Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 1 Nanjing 68 1,043 ft 2020
147
Grand Hyatt Hotel Manila Taguig 66 1,043 ft 2016
148
Magnolias Waterfront Residences Bangkok 70 1,043 ft 2018
149
HHHR Tower Dubai 72 1,040 ft 2010
150
Australia 108 Melbourne 100 1,039 ft 2020
151
35 Hudson Yards New York City 72 1,039 ft 2019
152
The Wharf IFS T1 Chongqing 64 1,038 ft 2016
153
Youth Olympics Center Tower 1 Nanjing 68 1,033 ft 2014
154
The Wharf IFS Tower 2 Changsha 63 1,033 ft 2018
155
MahaNakhon Bangkok 77 1,031 ft 2016
156
Honglou Times Square Lanzhou 56 1,027 ft 2018
157
Bank of America Plaza Atlanta 55 1,023 ft 1992
158
Maoye Plaza 1 Shenyang 75 1,020 ft 2014
159
Poly Pazhou C2 Guangzhou 65 1,020 ft 2017
160
Abu Dhabi Plaza Residential Tower Nur-Sultan 75 1,020 ft 2020
161
Guangxi Wealth Financial Center Nanning 70 1,020 ft 2019
162
US Bank Tower Los Angeles 73 1,018 ft 1989
163
Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur 55 1,017 ft 2001
164
Ocean Heights Dubai 82 1,017 ft 2010
165
Greenland Center 2 Hangzhou 67 1,017 ft 2021
166
Greenland Center 1 Hangzhou 67 1,017 ft 2021
167
CCCC Southern Financial Investment Building Zhuhai 65 1,017 ft 2020
168
Pearl River Tower Guangzhou 71 1,016 ft 2012
169
Guangzhou Fortune Center Guangzhou 73 1,015 ft 2015
170
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai 56 1,014 ft 2000
171
Eurasia Tower Moscow 67 1,013 ft 2015
172
Burj Rafal Riyadh 68 1,010 ft 2014
173
Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon 68 1,010 ft 2011
174
Guangfa Securities Headquarters Guangzhou 62 1,010 ft 2018
175
Amna Tower Dubai 75 1,007 ft 2020
176
Noora Tower Dubai 75 1,007 ft 2019
177
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 2 Kunming 67 1,007 ft 2016
178
Wanda Plaza Main Tower 1 Kunming 67 1,007 ft 2016
179
Franklin Center North Tower Chicago 60 1,007 ft 1989
180
One57 New York City 75 1,005 ft 2014
181
Cayan Tower Dubai 73 1,005 ft 2013
182
East Pacific Center Tower A Shenzhen 85 1,004 ft 2013
183
The Shard London 73 1,004 ft 2013
184
The Address Downtown Dubai Dubai 63 1,004 ft 2008
185
600 Travis Houston 75 1,002 ft 1982
186
Etihad Tower 2 Abu Dhabi 79 1,002 ft 2011
187
International Trade Center Zhongshan 65 1,001 ft 2019
188
T.OP Torre 1 Monterrey 61 1,000 ft 2020
189
Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre Shenzhen 68 997 ft 2016
190
Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok 85 997 ft 1997
191
Two Prudential Plaza Chicago 64 995 ft 1990
192
One Manhattan West New York City 69 995 ft 2019
193
Diwang International Fortune Center Liuzhou 75 994 ft 2015
194
The Address Jumeirah Resort & Spa at JBR Dubai 74 994 ft 2020
195
Wuxi Moi City Tower Wuxi 72 994 ft 2014
196
KAFD World Trade Center Riyadh 67 994 ft 2020
197
Greenland Puli Center Jinan 61 994 ft 2014
198
Heung Kong Tower Shenzhen 61 994 ft 2014
199
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 2 Nanchang 59 994 ft 2015
200
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 1 Nanchang 59 994 ft 2015
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