List of the Tallest Buildings in the World

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Rank Building City Country Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 828 m 2,717 ft 163 2010
2 Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel Mecca Saudi Arabia 601 m 1,971 ft 120 2012
3 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 509 m[5] 1,670 ft 101 2004
4 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai  China 492 m 1,614 ft 101 2008
5 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 484 m 1,588 ft 118 2010
6 Petronas Towers 1 and 2 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
8 Nanjing Greenland Financial Center Nanjing  China 450 m 1,476 ft 89 2010
9 Willis Tower Chicago  USA 442 m 1,450 ft 108 1973
10 Kingkey 100 Shenzhen  China 442 m 1,449 ft 98 2011
11 Guangzhou West Tower Guangzhou  China 440 m 1,440 ft 103 2010
12 Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago  USA 423 m 1,389 ft 98 2009
13 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai  China 421 m 1,380 ft 88 1999
14 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 413 m 1,352 ft 77 2011
15 Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 416 m 1,364 ft 88 2003
16 23 Marina Dubai  UAE 395 m 1,296 ft 89 2012[F]
17 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou  China 391 m 1,283 ft 80 1997
18 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen  China 384 m 1,260 ft 69 1996
19 Empire State Building New York City  USA 381 m 1,250 ft 102 1931
19 Elite Residence Dubai  UAE 381 m 1,250 ft 91 2012[F]
21 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Taiwan 378 m 1,240 ft 85 1994
22 Emirates Park Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 376 m 1,234 ft 77 2010
22 Emirates Park Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 376 m 1,234 ft 77 2010
24 Central Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 374 m 1,227 ft 78 1992[C]
25 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 367 m 1,205 ft 70 1990
26 Bank of America Tower New York City  USA 366 m 1,200 ft 54 2009
27 Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 363 m 1,191 ft 68 2009
28 SEG Plaza Shenzhen  China 356 m 1,168 ft 70 2000
29 Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,163 ft 54 2000
30 Aon Center Chicago  USA 346 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
31 The Center Hong Kong  Hong Kong 346 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
32 The Marina Torch Dubai  UAE 345 m 1,132 ft 80 2011
32 Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi  Vietnam 345 m 1,132 ft 72 2011
34 John Hancock Center Chicago  USA 344 m 1,128 ft 100 1969
35 Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai  UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2010
36 Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin  China 337 m 1,105 ft 79 2010
37 Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 333 m 1,093 ft 72 2007
37 Shimao International Plaza Shanghai  China 333 m 1,093 ft 61 2005
39 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan  China 331 m 1,087 ft 68 2007
40 China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 330 m 1,083 ft 74 2009
40 Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 330 m 1,083 ft 105 1992
42 The Index Dubai  UAE 328 m 1,076 ft 80 2010
42 Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai  UAE 328 m 1,076 ft 69 2010[B]
42 Hanging Village of Huaxi Huaxi Village  China 328 m 1,076 ft 72 2011
45 The Landmark Abu Dhabi  UAE 324 m 1,072 ft 72 2010[B]
46 Q1 Gold Coast  Australia 323 m 1,058 ft 80 2005
47 Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou  China 322 m 1,056 ft 68 2010
48 Burj Al Arab Dubai  UAE 321 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
49 Nina Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 319 m 1,049 ft 80 2007
50 Chrysler Building New York City  USA 319 m 1,046 ft 77 1930
50 New York Times Building New York City  USA 319 m 1,046 ft 52 2007
52 HHHR Tower Dubai  UAE 317 m 1,040 ft 72 2010
53 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta  USA 310.3 m 1,023.67 ft 55 1992
54 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  USA 310 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
55 Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 310 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
55 Abraj Al-Bait Towers Mecca  Saudi Arabia 601 m[7] 1,971 ft 95 2012[F]
55 Sky Tower Abu Dhabi  UAE 310 m 1,017 ft 74 2010
58 Pearl River Tower Guangzhou  China 310 m 1,016 ft 71 2010[B]
59 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai  UAE 309 m 1,014 ft 56 2000
60 AT&T Corporate Center Chicago  USA 307 m 1,007 ft 60 1989
61 The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 306 m 1,004 ft 63 2008
62 JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston  USA 305 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
62 Etihad Tower 2[8][9] Abu Dhabi  UAE 305 m 1,002 ft 79 2010[B]
64 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon  South Korea 305 m 1,001 ft 68 2010
65 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 304 m 997 ft 85 1997
66 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago  USA 303 m 995 ft 64 1990
67 Leatop Plaza Guangzhou  China 303 m 993 ft 65 2011
68 The Gramercy Residences Makati  Philippines 302 m 992 ft 73 2011
68 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  USA 302 m 992 ft 71 1983
68 Kingdom Centre Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 302 m 992 ft 41 2002
71 Moscow Tower Moscow  Russia 302 m 989 ft 76 2010
72 We’ve the Zenith Tower A Busan  South Korea 301 m 987 ft 80 2011
73 Aspire Tower Doha  Qatar 300 m 984 ft 36 2007
73 Arraya 2 Kuwait City  Kuwait 300 m 984 ft 60 2009
75 One Island East Hong Kong  Hong Kong 298 m 979 ft 67 2008
76 Shanghai Wheelock Square Shanghai  China 298 m 978 ft 58 2009
76 First Canadian Place Toronto  Canada 298 m 978 ft 72 1976
78 Eureka Tower Melbourne  Australia 297 m 975 ft 91 2006
78 Comcast Center Philadelphia  USA 297 m 975 ft 57 2008
80 Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama  Japan 296 m 972 ft 73 1993
81 Emirates Crown Dubai  UAE 296 m 971 ft 63 2008
82 Islamic Bank Office Tower Dubai  UAE 294 m 964 ft 49 2011
82 Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 294 m 964 ft 61 2010
84 311 South Wacker Drive Chicago  USA 293 m 961 ft 65 1990
84 Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama City  Panama 293 m 961 ft 68 2011
86 American International Building New York City  USA 290 m 952 ft 66 1932
87 Global Trade Plaza[10] Dongguan  China 289 m 948 ft 68 2010[B]
88 Key Tower Cleveland  USA 289 m 947 ft 57 1991
89 One Liberty Place Philadelphia  USA 288 m 945 ft 61 1987
89 Plaza 66 Tower One Shanghai  China 288 m 945 ft 66 2001
91 Chongqing Poly Tower[11] Chongqing  China 287 m 941 ft 58 2010[B]
92 SPG Global Tower 1[12] Suzhou  China 286 m 938 ft 54 2010
92 SPG Global Tower 2[13] Suzhou  China 286 m 938 ft 54 2010[B]
94 Columbia Center Seattle  USA 285 m 937 ft 76 1985
95 Millennium Tower Dubai  UAE 285 m 935 ft 60 2006
95 Sulafa Tower Dubai  UAE 285 m 935 ft 75 2010
97 Tomorrow Square Shanghai  China 285 m 934 ft 55 2003
98 Chongqing World Trade Center Chongqing  China 283 m 929 ft 60 2005
99 Cheung Kong Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 283 m 928 ft 62 1999
100 The Trump Building New York City  USA 283 m 927 ft 72 2001
100 40 Wall Street New York City  USA 283 m 927 ft 70 1930
102 We’ve the Zenith Tower B Busan  South Korea 282 m 924 ft 75 2011
103 Bank of America Plaza Dallas  USA 281 m 921 ft 72 1985
104 OUB Centre Singapore  Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1986
104 UOB Plaza One Singapore  Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1992
104 Republic Plaza Singapore  Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1996
104 Marina Pinnacle Dubai  UAE 280 m 919 ft 73 2010
108 Citigroup Center New York City  USA 279 m 915 ft 59 1977
109 Hong Kong New World Tower Shanghai  China 278 m 913 ft 61 2002
110 Trust Tower[14] Abu Dhabi  UAE 278 m 912 ft 60 2010[B]
111 Etihad Tower 1[15] Abu Dhabi  UAE 278 m 911 ft 70 2010[B]
112 Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto  Canada 277 m 908 ft 57 2012
113 Diwang International Commerce Center Nanning  China 276 m 906 ft 54 2006
114 Scotia Plaza Toronto  Canada 275 m 902 ft 68 1988
115 Williams Tower Houston  USA 275 m 901 ft 64 1983
116 Nantong Zhongnan International Plaza[16] Nantong  China 273 m 897 ft 53 2011
117 Wuhan World Trade Tower Wuhan  China 273 m 896 ft 58 1998
117 Lvjing Tower[17] Shenzhen  China 273 m 896 ft 56 2011
119 Renaissance Tower Dallas  USA 270 m 886 ft 56 1974
119 The Cullinan South Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 270 m 886 ft 68 2008
119 The Cullinan North Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 270 m 886 ft 68 2008
119 China International Center Tower B Guangzhou  China 270 m 886 ft 62 2007
123 Dapeng International Plaza Guangzhou  China 269 m 884 ft 56 2006
124 One Lujiazui Shanghai  China 269 m 883 ft 47 2008
124 JAL Hotel Dubai  UAE 269 m 883 ft 60 2008
124 21st Century Tower Dubai  UAE 269 m 883 ft 55 2003
127 Bitexco Financial Tower Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 269 m 882 ft 68 2010
128 Naberezhnaya Tower C Moscow  Russia 268 m 881 ft 61 2007
129 Al Faisaliyah Center Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 267 m 876 ft 44 2000
129 8 Spruce Street New York City  USA 267 m 876 ft 76 2010
131 The Point Panama City  Panama 266 m 873 ft 65 2010
132 Bank of America Corporate Center Charlotte  USA 265 m 871 ft 60 1992
133 900 North Michigan Chicago  USA 265 m 869 ft 66 1989
133 Al Kazim Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 265 m 869 ft 53 2008
133 Al Kazim Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 265 m 869 ft 53 2008
133 Bocom Financial Towers Shanghai  China 265 m 869 ft 52 2002
133 120 Collins Street Melbourne  Australia 265 m 869 ft 52 1991
133 We’ve the Zenith Tower C Busan  South Korea 265 m 869 ft 70 2011
139 SunTrust Plaza Atlanta  USA 264 m 867 ft 60 1992
140 Triumph-Palace Moscow  Russia 264 m 866 ft 54 2005
141 Samsung Tower Palace 3, Tower G Seoul  South Korea 264 m 865 ft 73 2004
142 Trump World Tower New York City  USA 262 m 859 ft 72 2001
142 Water Tower Place Chicago  USA 262 m 859 ft 74 1976
142 Grand Gateway Shanghai I Shanghai  China 262 m 859 ft 52 2005
142 Grand Gateway Shanghai II Shanghai  China 262 m 859 ft 52 2005
142 Aqua Chicago  USA 262 m 859 ft 86 2009
147 Aon Center Los Angeles  USA 262 m 858 ft 62 1973
148 Sapphire of Istanbul Istanbul  Turkey 261 m 856 ft 54 2010
148 Grand Lisboa Macau  Macau 261 m 856 ft 47 2008
148 TD Canada Trust Tower Toronto  Canada 261 m 856 ft 53 1990
148 The Masterpiece Hong Kong  Hong Kong 261 m 856 ft 64 2007
148 Islamic Bank Residential Tower Dubai  UAE 261 m 856 ft 51 2011
153 Etihad Tower 3[18] Abu Dhabi  UAE 260 m 854 ft 62 2010[B]
154 Vision Tower Dubai  UAE 260 m 853 ft 60 2010
154 Shanghai IFC North Tower[19] Shanghai  China 260 m 853 ft 60 2011
154 Bahrain Financial Harbour 1 Manama  Bahrain 260 m 853 ft 53 2007
154 Bahrain Financial Harbour 2 Manama  Bahrain 260 m 853 ft 53 2007
154 101 Collins Street Melbourne  Australia 260 m 853 ft 50 1991
154 Abraj Al Bait Hajar Tower Mecca  Saudi Arabia 260 m 853 ft 48 2010[B]
154 Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower Mecca  Saudi Arabia 260 m 853 ft 48 2010[B]
154 Shenzhen Special Zone Press Tower Shenzhen  China 260 m 853 ft 48 1998
154 Transamerica Pyramid San Francisco  USA 260 m 853 ft 48 1972
163 Chase Tower Chicago  USA 259 m 850 ft 60 1969
163 Devon Tower Oklahoma City  USA 259 m 850 ft 50 2012
163 GE Building New York City  USA 259 m 850 ft 69 1933
163 Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt  Germany 259 m 850 ft 56 1997
163 PBCOM Tower Makati  Philippines 259 m 850 ft 55 2000
168 Two Liberty Place Philadelphia  USA 258 m 848 ft 58 1990
169 Lanko·Grand Hyatt Hotel Chongqing  China 258 m 846 ft 60 2004
170 Park Tower Chicago  USA 257 m 844 ft 67 2000
171 St. Petersburg Tower Moscow  Russia 257 m 843 ft 65 2010
172 MesseTurm Frankfurt  Germany 257 m 842 ft 55 1990
173 U.S. Steel Tower Pittsburgh  USA 256 m 841 ft 64 1970
173 Sorrento 1 Hong Kong  Hong Kong 256 m 841 ft 75 2003
175 The Harbour Hotel & Residence Dubai  UAE 256 m 840 ft 59 2007
175 Ubora Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 256 m 840 ft 59 2007
175 Hyperion Tower A Seoul  South Korea 256 m 840 ft 69 2003
175 Rinku Gate Tower Building Izumisano  Japan 256 m 840 ft 56 1996
179 New Century Plaza Tower A Nanjing  China 255 m 837 ft 52 2006
179 Langham Place Office Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 255 m 837 ft 59 2004
179 The Point Panama City  Panama 255 m 837 ft 65 2011
182 Capital Tower Singapore  Singapore 253 m 830 ft 52 2000
182 Chase Tower Indianapolis  USA 253 m 830 ft 48 1990
183 Highcliff Hong Kong  Hong Kong 252 m 828 ft 72 2003
184 Bank of Shanghai Headquarters Shanghai  China 252 m 827 ft 46 2005
184 Osaka World Trade Center Building Osaka  Japan 252 m 827 ft 55 1995
186 The Harbourside Hong Kong  Hong Kong 251 m 824 ft 73 2003
186 Rialto Towers Melbourne  Australia 251 m 824 ft 63 1986
188 Jiali Plaza Wuhan  China 251 m 823 ft 61 1997
189 Angsana Hotel Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 250 m 820 ft 49 2008
189 Angsana Hotel Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 250 m 820 ft 49 2008
189 Beijing Yintai Centre Tower 2 Beijing  China 250 m 820 ft 63 2007
189 Chelsea Tower Dubai  UAE 250 m 820 ft 49 2005
189 One Atlantic Center Atlanta  USA 250 m 820 ft 50 1987
189 Caja Madrid Tower Madrid  Spain 250 m 820 ft 45 2008
189 Wisma 46 Jakarta  Indonesia 250 m 820 ft 48 1996
189 Post & Telecommunication Hub Guangzhou  China 250 m 820 ft 66 2003
197 The Legacy at Millennium Park Chicago  USA 250 m 819 ft 73 2010
198 The Imperial I Mumbai  India 249 m 817 ft 60 2009
198 The Imperial II Mumbai  India 249 m 817 ft 60 2009
198 Al Tayer Tower Dubai  UAE 249 m 817 ft 49 2009
198 63 Building Seoul  South Korea 249 m 817 ft 60 1985
198 Metopolis101 Hwaseong  South Korea 249 m 817 ft 66 2010
198 Central Park Perth  Australia 249 m 817 ft 52 1992
198 Torre de Cristal Madrid  Spain 249 m 817 ft 45 2008
205 Midtown Tower Tokyo  Japan 248 m 814 ft 54 2007
205 CitySpire Center New York City  USA 248 m 814 ft 75 1987
207 One Chase Manhattan Plaza New York City  USA 248 m 813 ft 60 1960
208 Midland Square Nagoya  Japan 247 m 810 ft 47 2007
208 Metopolis104 Hwaseong  South Korea 247 m 810 ft 66 2010
208 State Tower Bangkok  Thailand 247 m 810 ft 68 2001
211 Conde Nast Building New York City  USA 247 m 809 ft 48 1999
212 MetLife Building New York City  USA 246 m 808 ft 59 1963
213 Bloomberg Tower New York City  USA 246 m 806 ft 54 2005
214 JR Central Towers Nagoya  Japan 245 m 804 ft 51 2007
214 Oasis Beach Tower Dubai  UAE 245 m 804 ft 51 2006
214 Al Fattan Tower Dubai  UAE 245 m 804 ft 51 2006
214 Churchill Residency Dubai  UAE 245 m 804 ft 59 2010
214 One Raffles Quay Singapore  Singapore 245 m 804 ft 59 2006
214 The Sail @ Marina Bay Singapore  Singapore 245 m 804 ft 59 2000
220 Moshe Aviv Tower Tel Aviv  Israel 244 m 801 ft 69 2003
220 AAM Tower Dubai  UAE 244 m 801 ft 46 2008
220 Maybank Tower Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 243 m 799 ft 50 1987
223 The Tower Dubai  UAE 243 m 797 ft 54 2002
223 R&F Centre Guangzhou  China 243 m 797 ft 54 2007
223 Dalian Futures Square 1 Dalian  China 243 m 797 ft 53 2010
223 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Tokyo  Japan 243 m 797 ft 48 1991
227 Dalian World Trade Centre Dalian  China 242 m 796 ft 61 2000
228 Federation West Tower Moscow  Russia 242 m 795 ft 62 2007
229 IDS Tower Minneapolis  USA 241 m 792 ft 57 1973
229 Mellon Bank Center Philadelphia  USA 241 m 792 ft 54 1990
229 Woolworth Building New York City  USA 241 m 792 ft 57 1913
232 Maxdo Centre Shanghai  China 241 m 791 ft 55 2002
232 Bank of China Mansion Qingdao  China 241 m 791 ft 54 1999
234 Hancock Place Boston  USA 241 m 790 ft 60 1976
234 Shenzhen Broadcasting Center Building Shenzhen  China 241 m 790 ft 48 2001
236 Four Seasons Hotel Miami Miami  USA 240 m 789 ft 64 2003
237 Moscow State University Moscow  Russia 240 m 787 ft 36 1953
237 Manulife Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 240 m 787 ft 52 1998
237 NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building Tokyo  Japan 240 m 787 ft 27 2000
237 Comerica Bank Tower Dallas  USA 240 m 787 ft 60 1987
241 Sunshine 60 Tokyo  Japan 240 m 786 ft 60 1978
242 300 North LaSalle Chicago  USA 239 m 785 ft 60 2009
243 Imperia Tower Moscow  Russia 239 m 783 ft 60 2011
244 30 Hudson Street Jersy City  USA 238 m 781 ft 42 2003
245 Bank of America Centre Houston  USA 238 m 780 ft 56 1983
246 555 California Street San Francisco  USA 237 m 779 ft 52 1969
247 One Worldwide Plaza New York City  USA 237 m 778 ft 50 1989
248 Capella Tower Minneapolis  USA 237 m 776 ft 56 1992
249 The Bow Calgary  Canada 236 m 774 ft 58 2011
250 Torre Sacyr Vallehermoso Madrid  Spain 236 m 774 ft 52 2008

10 Responses to List of the Tallest Buildings in the World

  1. Anonymous says:

    I really liked Torre de Cristal!!!

  2. bob says:

    i liked all of them.

  3. luc says:

    why is the cn tower in Toronto not listed? it’s over 550m

  4. Fritz says:

    Missing San Francisco’s 1972 Transamerica Tower; 260m/853′?

    • Deskarati says:

      Sorry Fritz you’ve missed it. The Transamerica Tower or Pyramid as it is now known comes in at No 154 along with a few others at the same height.

  5. aditya says:

    it is first class

  6. John says:

    Um… the Sears Tower is 442 meters to the roof not the pinnacle (527 meters).

  7. How tall s the Dubai building 828m!
    That’s crazy=)

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