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Tallest buildings in the world

This list of tallest buildings in the world ranks skyscrapers by height. Only buildings with continuously occupiable floors are included, thus non-building structures, including towers, are not included. (See List of tallest buildings and structures.)

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Tallest buildings in the worldEdit

As of June 2019, this list includes all 64 buildings (completed and architecturally topped out) which reach a height of 350 metres (1,150 ft) or more, as said by their highest architectural feature. Of these, 32 (50%) are in China. Six of the last seven buildings to have held the record as 'tallest building' are still found in the list, with the exception being the North Tower of the original World Trade Center at 417 metres (1,368 ft) after its destruction in the September 11 attacks of 2001. If the twin towers were not destroyed and One World Trade Center never built, the WTC towers would rank 28 and 29 on the list today.

bold Denotes building that is or was once the tallest in the world
Rank Name Image City Country Height[1] Floors Year Notes
m ft
1 Burj Khalifa   Dubai   United Arab Emirates 828 2,717 163 2010 Currently the tallest building and tallest structure in the world from 2010 onwards; tallest building completed in the 2010s.
2 Shanghai Tower   Shanghai   China 632 2,073 128 2015 It is the tallest building in China and in East Asia; tallest twisted building.
3 Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower   Mecca   Saudi Arabia 601 1,971 120 2012 Tallest building with a clock face; second-tallest in the Middle East and tallest in Saudi Arabia.
4 Ping An Finance Center   Shenzhen   China 599 1,965 115 2017 Tallest building in Shenzhen and Guangdong Province. Shares the record of the highest observation deck with Shanghai Tower (#2) at 562 m.
5 Goldin Finance 117   Tianjin   China 596.6 1,957 128 2019 Tallest building in China outside of Shanghai and Guangdong province.
6 Lotte World Tower   Seoul   South Korea 554.5 1,819 123 2016 Tallest building in South Korea and in Asia outside of China and the Middle East. Tallest building in a nation's capital and in an OECD country.
7 One World Trade Center   New York City   United States 541.3 1,776 104 2014 Tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the United States, and North America. Briefly referred to as the Freedom Tower during its planning stages. Tallest building outside of Asia.
8 Guangzhou CTF Finance Center   Guangzhou   China 530 1,739 111 2016 Tallest building in Guangzhou and second tallest in Guangdong province.
9 Tianjin CTF Finance Center   Tianjin   China 530 1,739 98 2018
10 China Zun   Beijing   China 528 1,732 108 2018 Will become Beijing's tallest building upon completion.
11 Taipei 101   Taipei   Taiwan 508 1,667 101 2004 The world's tallest building from 2004 to 2010.
12 Shanghai World Finance Center   Shanghai   China 492 1,614 101 2008 Was the tallest building in China until the completion of the adjacent Shanghai Tower.
13 International Commerce Centre   Hong Kong   Hong Kong 484 1,588 118 2010 Tallest building in Hong Kong.
14 Lakhta Center[14]   Saint Petersburg   Russia 462 1,516 86 2018 Tallest building in Russia and in Europe.
15 Landmark 81   Ho Chi Minh City   Vietnam 461.2 1,513 81 2018 Tallest building in Vietnam and in Southeast Asia.
16 Changsha IFS Tower T1   Changsha   China 452.1 1,483 88 2017 Tallest building in Changsha.
17 Petronas Tower 1   Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 451.9 1,483 88 1998 Tallest twin towers in the world; were the world's tallest buildings upon completion in 1998, and the first building since 1908 outside of the United States.
Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 451.9 1,483 88 1998
17 The Exchange 106   Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 451.9 1,483 97 2018 Will be the tallest building in Kuala Lumpur along with the Petronas Towers upon completion.
20 Zifeng Tower   Nanjing   China 450 1,476 89 2010 Tallest building in Nanjing.
Suzhou IFS   Suzhou   China 450 1,476 92 2017 Tallest building in Suzhou.
22 Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower)   Chicago   United States 442.1 1,450 108 1974 Formerly known, and still commonly referred to, as the Sears Tower. It was the tallest building in the world from 1974 until 1998. It is the second tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the tallest when measuring by roof height.
23 KK100   Shenzhen   China 442 1,449 100 2011 Second-tallest building in Shenzhen.
24 Guangzhou International Finance Center   Guangzhou   China 440 1,440 103 2010 Second-tallest building in Guangzhou.
25 Wuhan Center   Wuhan   China 438 1,437 88 2016 Tallest building in Wuhan.
26 432 Park Avenue   New York City   United States 425.5 1,396 88 2015 The third-tallest building in the United States and the tallest residential building in the world.[10] It is the second-tallest building in New York City.
27 Marina 101   Dubai   United Arab Emirates 425 1,394 101 2015 Second-tallest building in Dubai.
28 Trump International Hotel and Tower   Chicago   United States 423.2 1,388 98 2009 Second tallest building in Chicago.
29 Jin Mao Tower   Shanghai   China 421 1,380 88 1999 Third tallest building in Shanghai.
30 Princess Tower   Dubai   United Arab Emirates 414 1,358 101 2012 Third tallest building in Dubai.
31 Al Hamra Tower   Kuwait City   Kuwait 412.6 1,354 80 2011 Tallest building in Kuwait.
32 International Finance Centre   Hong Kong   Hong Kong 412 1,352 88 2003 Second tallest building in Hong Kong, and tallest on Hong Kong Island.
33 Haeundae LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower   Busan   South Korea 411.6 1,352 101 2019 Currently under construction, will be the tallest building in Busan upon completion.
34 Nanning China Resources Tower Nanning   China 402.7 1,321 85 2018 Tallest building in Nanning.
35 China Resources Headquarters   Shenzhen   China 392.5 1,288 67 2017 Third tallest building in Shenzhen.
36 23 Marina   Dubai   United Arab Emirates 392.4 1,287 89 2012
37 CITIC Plaza   Guangzhou   China 390.2 1,280 80 1996 Third tallest building in Guangzhou.
38 Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1   Shenzhen   China 388.1 1,273 80 2017
39 30 Hudson Yards   New York City   United States 386.6 1,268 73 2018 Third tallest building in New York City.
40 Capital Market Authority Headquarters   Riyadh   Saudi Arabia 385 1,263 77 2016 Second building in Saudi Arabia.
41 Shun Hing Square   Shenzhen   China 384 1,260 69 1996
42 Eton Place Dalian Tower 1   Dalian   China 383 1,257 81 2015 Tallest building in Dalian.
43 Logan Century Center 1 Nanning   China 381.3 1,251 82 2017 Second tallest building in Nanning.
44 Burj Mohammed bin Rashid   Abu Dhabi   United Arab Emirates 381 1,251 88 2014 Tallest building in Abu Dhabi.
45 Empire State Building   New York City   United States 381 1,250 102 1931 Tallest building in the world from 1931 until 1972; tallest man-made structure in the world 1931-1967; first building in the world to contain over 100 floors; tallest building built in the U.S. and the world in the 1930s.[17][18]
46 Elite Residence   Dubai   United Arab Emirates 381 1,248 87 2012 Fifth tallest building in Dubai.
47 Central Plaza   Hong Kong   Hong Kong 373.9 1,226 78 1992 Third tallest building in Hong Kong.
48 Federation Tower (East Tower)   Moscow   Russia 373.7 1,226 95 2016 Second tallest building in Russia and in Europe.
49 Dalian International Trade Center   Dalian   China 370.2 1,214 86 2018 Second tallest building in Dalian
50 Address Boulevard   Dubai   United Arab Emirates 370 1,214 72 2017
51 Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower A   Nanjing   China 368.1 1,208 76 2018 Second tallest building in Nanjing.
52 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong   Hong Kong 367 1,205 70 1990
53 Bank of America Tower   New York City   United States 365.8 1,200 54 2009
54 Vista Tower   Chicago   United States 362.9 1,191 101 2019
55 Almas Tower   Dubai   United Arab Emirates 363 1,191 68 2017
56 Hanking Center   Shenzhen   China 358.9 1,177 65 2017
57 Gevora Hotel   Dubai   United Arab Emirates 356.3 1,169 75 2012
58 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 1 Dubai   United Arab Emirates 356.3 1,166 82 2012 Tallest twin towers in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 2 Dubai   United Arab Emirates 355 1,166 82 2012
60 Emirates Office Tower   Dubai   United Arab Emirates 355 1,163 54 2000
61 Raffles City Chongqing T3N   Chongqing   China 354.5 1,163 79 2018 Tallest buildings in Chongqing; tallest twin towers in China.
Raffles City Chongqing T4N Chongqing   China 354.5 1,163 79 2019
63 OKO Tower - South Tower   Moscow   Russia 354 1,160 85 2015 Third tallest building in Russia.
64 The Marina Torch   Dubai   United Arab Emirates 352 1,155 86 2011
65 Forum 66 Tower 1   Shenyang   China 350.6 1,150 68 2015 Tallest building in Shenyang.
66 The Pinnacle   Guangzhou   China 350.3 1,149 60 2012
67 Xi An Glory International Financial Center   Xi'an   China 350 1,148 75 2017 Tallest building in Xi'an.


Countries with the most entries in the listEdit

The countries with three or more entries in the above list of 135 buildings are:

Country Number
of buildings
Percent
of total
China 60 45%
United Arab Emirates 26 19%
United States 19 14%
Russia 5 4%
Saudi Arabia 5 4%
Malaysia 3 2%
South Korea 3 2%
Others 14 10%
Total 135 100%

The count for China includes six in Hong Kong and, with the exception of a dozen buildings, all are relatively new, having been completed in and after 2010. Worldwide, as there are plans in the next five years for more than 80 buildings in the same height range (including about 40 in China), then the list should have a total of about 200 buildings by the year 2020.

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Alternative measurementsEdit

Height to pinnacle (highest point)Edit

 
Tallest buildings by pinnacle height, including all masts, poles, antennae, etc. in 2014.

This measurement disregards distinctions between architectural and non-architectural extensions, and simply measures to the highest point. This measurement is useful for air traffic obstacle determinations, and is also a wholly objective measure. However, this measurement includes extensions that are easily added, removed, and modified from a building and are independent of the overall structure.

This measurement only recently came into use, when the Petronas Towers passed the Sears Tower (now called Willis Tower) in height. The former was considered taller because its spires were considered architectural, while the latter's antennae were not. This led to the split of definitions, with the Sears Tower claiming the lead in this and the height-to-roof (now highest occupied floor) categories, and with the Petronas claiming the lead in the architectural height category.

bold †Denotes building with pinnacle height higher than architectural
Rank Building City Country Height Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai   UAE 829.8 m 2,722 ft 163 2010
2 Shanghai Tower Shanghai   China 632 m 2,073 ft 128 2015
3 Abraj Al-Bait Towers Mecca   Saudi Arabia 601 m[2] 1,971 ft 120 2012
4 Ping An Finance Center Shenzhen   China 599 m 1,965 ft 115 2016
5 Lotte World Tower Seoul   South Korea 555 m 1,823 ft 123 2016
6 One World Trade Center New York City   United States 546.2 m 1,792 ft 104 2014
7 Willis Tower Chicago   United States 527 m 1,729 ft 108 1974
8 Taipei 101 Taipei   Taiwan 509 m 1,669 ft 101 2004
9 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai   China 494.4 m 1,614 ft 101 2008
10 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong   China 484 m 1,588 ft 118 2010
11 John Hancock Center Chicago   United States 456.9 m 1,499 ft 100 1969
12 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
12 Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
14 Zifeng Tower Nanjing   China 450 m 1,476 ft 89 2009
15 Empire State Building New York City   United States 443.2 m 1,454 ft 102 1931
16 Kingkey 100 Shenzhen   China 442 m 1,449 ft 100 2011
17 Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou   China 440.5 m 1,445 ft 103 2009
18 432 Park Avenue New York City   United States 426 m 1,396 ft 85 2015
19 Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago   United States 423.4 m 1,389 ft 96 2009
20 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai   China 421 m 1,381 ft 88 1998
21 Princess Tower Dubai   UAE 414 m 1,358 ft[3] 101 2012
22 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City   Kuwait 412.6 m 1,354 ft 80 2010
23 Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong   China 412 m 1,352 ft 88 2003
24 23 Marina Dubai   UAE 395 m 1,296 ft 89 2012
25 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou   China 391 m 1,283 ft 80 1997
26 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen   China 384 m 1,260 ft 69 1996
27 Eton Place Dalian Tower 1 Dalian   China 383.1 m 1,257 ft 81 2015
28 Burj Mohammed bin Rashid Abu Dhabi   UAE 381.2 m 1,251 ft 88 2014
29 Elite Residence Dubai   UAE 380.5 m 1,248 ft 87 2012
30 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung   Taiwan 378 m 1,240 ft 85 1997
31 Central Plaza Hong Kong   China 374 m 1,227 ft 78 1992
32 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong   China 367.4 m 1,205 ft 72 1990
33 Bank of America Tower New York City   United States 365.8 m 1,200 ft 54 2008
34 Almas Tower Dubai   UAE 363 m 1,191 ft 68 2008
35 Aon Center Chicago   United States 362.5 m 1,189 ft 83 1973
36 SEG Plaza Shenzhen   China 355.8 m 1,167 ft 70 2000
37 Emirates Park Tower 1 Dubai   UAE 355.4 m 1,166 ft 77 2010
38 Emirates Park Tower 2 Dubai   UAE 355.4 m 1,166 ft 77 2010
39 First Canadian Place Toronto   Canada 355 m 1,165 ft 72 1975
40 Emirates Office Tower Dubai   UAE 354.6 m 1,163 ft 56 2000
41 OKO Tower - South Tower Moscow   Russia 354.1 m 1,160 ft 85 2015
42 The Marina Torch Dubai   UAE 352 m 1,155 ft 86 2011
43 Forum 66 Tower 2 Shenyang   China 350.6 m 1,150 ft 68 2015
44 The Pinnacle Guangzhou   China 350.3 m 1,149 ft 60 2012
45 Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi   Vietnam 349 m 1,145 ft 72 2012
46 The Center Hong Kong   China 346 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
47 ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi   UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2015
48 Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai   UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2010
49 Conde Nast Building New York City   United States 340.7 m 1,118 ft 48 1999
50 The Wharf Times Square Wuxi   China 339 m 1,112 ft 68 2014
49 Chongqing World Financial Center Chongqing   China 338.9 m 1,112 ft 78 2014
50 Mercury City Tower Moscow   Russia 338.8 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
51 Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin   China 336.9 m 1,105 ft 79 2010
52 Shanghai Shimao International Plaza Shanghai   China 333 m 1,094 ft 60 2005
53 Rose Tower Dubai   UAE 333 m 1,093 ft 72 2008
54 Modern Media Center Changzhou   China 333 m 1,093 ft 57 2013
55 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan   China 331 m 1,086 ft 68 2007
56 Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang   North Korea 330 m 1,083 ft 105 1992[C]
57 China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing   China 330 m 1,083 ft 74 2008
58 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok   Thailand 328.4 m 1,077 ft 85 1997
59 Wuxi Suning Plaza 1 Wuxi   China 328 m 1,076 ft 68 2014
60 Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai   UAE 328 m 1,076 ft 72 2010
61 Hanging Village of Huaxi Huaxi Village   China 328 m 1,076 ft 72 2011
62 The Index Dubai   UAE 326 m 1,070 ft 80 2009
63 The Landmark Abu Dhabi   UAE 324 m 1,072 ft 72 2010
64 Deji Plaza Phase 2 Nanjing   China 324 m 1,063 ft 62 2013
65 Q1 Gold Coast   Australia 322.5 m 1,058 ft 78 2005
66 Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou   China 322 m 1,056 ft 68 2010
67 Burj Al Arab Dubai   UAE 321 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
68 Nina Tower Hong Kong   China 320.4 m 1,051 ft 80 2007
69 Chrysler Building New York City   United States 318.9 m 1,046 ft 77 1930
70 New York Times Building New York City   United States 318.9 m 1,046 ft 52 2007
71 HHHR Tower Dubai   UAE 317.8 m 1,042 ft 72 2010
72 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta   United States 317.8 m 1,042 ft 55 1992
73 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles   United States 310.3 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
74 Gama Tower Jakarta   Indonesia 310 m 1,017 ft 69 2016
74 Ocean Heights Dubai   UAE 310 m 1,017 ft 82 2010
75 Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur   Malaysia 310 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
76 Sky Tower Abu Dhabi   UAE 310 m 1,017 ft 74 2010
76 Pearl River Tower Guangzhou   China 310 m 1,017 ft 71 2012
78 The Shard London   UK 309.7 m 1,017 ft 95 2012
79 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai   UAE 309 m 1,014 ft 56 2000
80 Eurasia Moscow   Russia 308.9 m 1,013 ft 72 2014
81 AT&T Corporate Center Chicago   United States 307 m 1,007 ft 60 1989
82 One57 New York City   United States 306 m 1,005 ft 73 2014
83 The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai   UAE 306 m 1,004 ft 63 2008
84 JPMorganChase Tower Houston   United States 305.4 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
85 Etihad Tower 2[4][5] Abu Dhabi   UAE 305.4 m 1,002 ft 79 2011
86 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon   South Korea 305.1 m 1,001 ft 68 2010
87 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago   United States 303.3 m 995 ft 64 1990
88 Leatop Plaza Guangzhou   China 302.7 m 993 ft 65 2012
89 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston   United States 302.4 m 992 ft 71 1983
90 One Shell Plaza Houston   United States 302.4 m 992 ft 50 1971
91 Kingdom Centre Riyadh   Saudi Arabia 302 m 991 ft 41 2002
92 Moscow Tower Moscow   Russia 302 m 989 ft 76 2010
93 Haeundae Doosan We've the Zenith Tower A Busan   South Korea 301 m 988 ft 80 2011
94 Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt   Germany 300.1 m 985 ft 53 1997
95 Aspire Tower Doha   Qatar 300 m 984 ft 36 2007

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