Tallest Building in the World

World’s Tallest Buildings

World’s Tallest Buildings

Tallest Building in the World
Tallest Building in the World

The following table lists the tallest buildings in the world by height. The Burj Khalifa, completed in January 2010, tops the list. NOTE: This list includes only buildings.2 For towers, see World’s Tallest Towers. See also Skyscraper History, Skyscraper Facts, and America’s Favorite Structures.

Rank Building, city Stories Height
Year
1 Burj Khalifa, Dubai 163 2,717 ft 2010
2 Shanghai Tower3, Shanghai 121 2,074 ft 2014
3 Makkah Clock Royal Tower [Abraj Al Bait], Makkah 120 1,972 ft 2012
4 One World Trade Center [New World Trade Center]3, New York City 104 1,776 ft 2014
5 Chow Tai Fook Centre [Guangzhou Twin Towers]3, Guangzhou 116 1,739 ft 2016
6 Taipei 101, Taipei 101 1,671 ft 2004
7 Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai 101 1,614 ft 2008
8 International Commerce Centre [Union Square], Hong Kong 118 1,588 ft 2010
9 Petronas Tower 1 [Petronas Towers], Kuala Lumpur 88 1,483 ft 1998
10 Petronas Tower 2 [Petronas Towers], Kuala Lumpur 88 1,483 ft 1998
11 Zifeng Tower, Nanjing 66 1,476 ft 2010
12 Willis Tower, Chicago 108 1,451 ft 1974
13 KK100, Shenzhen 100 1,449 ft 2011
14 Guangzhou International Finance Center [Guangzhou Twin Towers], Guangzhou 103 1,435 ft 2010
15 Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago 98 1,388 ft 2009
16 Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai 88 1,380 ft 1999
17 Two International Finance Centre [International Finance Centre], Hong Kong 88 1,362 ft 2003
18 Princess Tower, Dubai 101 1,356 ft 2012
19 Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City 80 1,352 ft 2011
20 23 Marina, Dubai 89 1,289 ft 2012
21 CITIC Plaza [CITIC Plaza], Guangzhou 80 1,283 ft 1997
22 Eton Place Dalian 1 [Eton Place Dalian]3, Dalian 81 1,274 ft 2014
23 Capital Market Authority Headquarters3, Riyadh 77 1,263 ft 2014
24 Shun Hing Square [Shun Hing Square], Shenzhen 69 1,260 ft 1996
25 The Domain [Central Market]3, Abu Dhabi 88 1,253 ft 2014
26 Empire State Building, New York City 102 1,250 ft 1931
27 Elite Residence, Dubai 91 1,248 ft 2012
28 Central Plaza, Hong Kong 78 1,227 ft 1992
29 Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong 70 1,205 ft 1990
30 Bank of America Tower, New York City 58 1,200 ft 2009
31 Almas Tower, Dubai 68 1,191 ft 2009
32 The Pinnacle, Guangzhou 60 1,181 ft 2012
33 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 1 [JW Marriott Marquis Dubai], Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2012
34 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 2 [JW Marriott Marquis Dubai], Dubai 77 1,165 ft 2014
35 Emirates Office Tower [Emirates Towers], Dubai 54 1,163 ft 2000
36 Tuntex Sky Tower, Kaohsiung City 85 1,140 ft 1997
37 Aon Center, Chicago 83 1,136 ft 1973
38 The Center, Hong Kong 73 1,135 ft 1998
39 John Hancock Center, Chicago 100 1,128 ft 1969
40 ADNOC Headquarters3, Abu Dhabi 75 1,123 ft 2014
41 Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower3, Dubai 76 1,122 ft 2014
42 The Wharf Times Square3, Wuxi 68 1,112 ft 2015
43 Global Financial Building3, Chongqing 73 1,112 ft 2014
44 Mercury City, Moscow 75 1,112 ft 2013
45 Tianjin Global Financial Center, Tianjin 72 1,105 ft 2011
46 The Torch, Dubai 79 1,105 ft 2011
47 Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, Hanoi 72 1,102 ft 2012
48 Wenzhou Trade Center, Wenzhou 68 1,094 ft 2010
49 Rose Tower, Dubai 72 1,093 ft 2007
50 Shimao International Plaza, Shanghai 66 1,093 ft 2006
51 Modern Media Center, Changzhou 57 1,089 ft 2013
52 Minsheng Bank Building, Wuhan 68 1,087 ft 2007
53 Ryugyong Hotel3, Pyongyang 105 1,083 ft 2013
54 China World Trade Center Tower III [China World Trade Center], Beijing 74 1,083 ft 2010
55 The Index, Dubai 80 1,076 ft 2010
56 Al Yaqoub Tower, Dubai 72 1,076 ft 2013
57 Longxi International Hotel, Jiangyin 74 1,076 ft 2011
58 Wuxi Suning Plaza3, Wuxi 68 1,076 ft 2013
59 Deji Plaza Phase II, Nanjing 62 1,063 ft 2013
60 The Landmark, Abu Dhabi 72 1,063 ft 2013
61 Shimao No.1 The Harbour Main Tower [Shimao No. 1 The Harbour]3, Yantai 57 1,060 ft
62 Q1 Tower, Gold Coast City 80 1,058 ft 2005
63 Burj Al Arab, Dubai 60 1,053 ft 1999
64 Palais Royale3, Mumbai 75 1,050 ft 2014
65 Chrysler Building, New York City 77 1,046 ft 1930
66 Teddy Tower [Nina Towers], Hong Kong 80 1,046 ft 2007
67 New York Times Tower, New York City 52 1,046 ft 2007
68 HHHR Tower, Dubai 72 1,040 ft 2010
69 Youth Olympics Center Tower 1 [Youth Olympics Center]3, Nanjing 68 1,033 ft 2014
70 Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta 55 1,023 ft 1992
71 Maoye Plaza 1 [Maoye Plaza3], Shenyang 75 1,020 ft 2013
72 US Bank Tower, Los Angeles 73 1,018 ft 1989
73 Menara Telekom, Kuala Lumpur 55 1,017 ft 2001
74 Ocean Heights, Dubai 82 1,017 ft 2010
75 Sky Tower [The Gate], Abu Dhabi 74 1,017 ft 2010
76 Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou 71 1,016 ft 2012
77 Guangzhou Fortune Center3, Guangzhou 68 1,015 ft 2014
78 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel [Emirates Towers], Dubai 56 1,014 ft 2000
79 Eurasia Tower3, Moscow 67 1,013 ft 2014
80 Burj Rafal, Riyadh 68 1,010 ft 2014
81 Northeast Asia Trade Tower [Songdo New City], Incheon 68 1,010 ft 2011
82 Cayan Tower, Dubai 73 1,008 ft 2013
83 AT&T Corporate Center [AT&T – USG Complex], Chicago 60 1,007 ft 1989
84 One57, New York City 75 1,005 ft 2014
85 East Pacific Center Tower A, Shenzhen 85 1,004 ft 2013
86 The Address Downtown Dubai, Dubai 63 1,004 ft 2008
87 The Shard [London Bridge Quarter], London 73 1,004 ft 2013
88 600 Travis Street, Houston 75 1,002 ft 1982
89 Etihad Tower 2 [Etihad Towers], Abu Dhabi 79 1,002 ft 2011
90 Baiyoke Tower II [Baiyoke Towers], Bangkok 85 997 ft 1997
91 Two Prudential Plaza [Prudential Plaza], Chicago 64 995 ft 1990
92 Diwang International Fortune Center3, Liuzhou 75 994 ft 2014
93 Wuxi Moi City Tower [Moi City]3, Wuxi 72 994 ft 2013
94 Leatop Plaza, Guangzhou 65 993 ft 2012
95 Wells Fargo Plaza, Houston 71 992 ft 1983
96 Kingdom Centre, Riyadh 32 992 ft 2002
97 Gate to the East3, Suzhou 74 990 ft 2014
98 Capital City Moscow Tower [Capital City], Moscow 76 989 ft 2010
99 Doosan Haeundae We’ve the Zenith Tower A [Doosan Haeundae We’ve the Zenith], Busan 80 988 ft 2011
100 Heung Kong Tower3, Shenzhen 70 987 ft 2014

NOTE: When a building is “topped out” (the point of construction when the structure has met its proposed structural top), the building is officially ranked and is placed on the list. Height is measured from sidewalk level of main entrance to structural top of building. This includes spires, but does not include antennas or flagpoles.

The World Trade Centertwin towers of New York City ranked fifth and sixth (at 1,368 ft and 1,362 ft) on this list until their destruction on Sept. 11, 2001.
A building differs from a tower in that the former is considered to be a structure that is designed for residential, business, or manufacturing purposes. Also, an essential characteristic of a building is that it has floors.

As of Jan. 2014, although the building has been “topped out,” construction has not been completed.
Source: Emporis Buildings, Web: http://www.emporis.com .

See also Tallest Buildings in the World Slideshow, World’s Tallest Towers (towers are NOT included in the table above), Top Ten Tallest Completed Building Projects, 2006, and Architects

Sources:  http://www.infoplease.com

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