World's Tallest Buildings

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.


World's Tallest Buildings
  Building City (country) Height Stories Year Composition Use
Rank m ft
1.Burj Khalifa Dubai (AE) 828 2717 163 2010 steel-concrete office / residential / hotel
2.Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel Mecca (SA) 601 1972 120 2012 steel-concrete other / hotel / multiple
3.Taipei 101 Taipei (TW) 508 1667 101 2004 composite office
4.Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai (CN) 492 1614 101 2008 composite hotel / office
5.International Commerce Centre Hong Kong (CN) 484 1588 108 2010 composite hotel / office
6.Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur (MY) 452 1483 88 1998 composite office
6.Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur (MY) 452 1483 88 1998 composite office
8.Zifeng Tower Nanjing (CN) 450 1476 66 2010 composite hotel / office
9.Willis Tower Chicago (US) 442 1451 108 1974 steel office
10.KK100 Shenzhen (CN) 442 1449 100 2011 composite hotel / office
11.Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou (CN) 439 1439 103 2010 composite hotel / office
12.Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago (US) 423 1389 98 2009 concrete residential / hotel
13.Jin Mao Tower Shanghai (CN) 421 1380 88 1999 composite hotel / office
14.Princess Tower Dubai (AE) 413 1356 101 2012 steel-concrete residential
15.Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City (KW) 413 1354 80 2011 concrete office
16.Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong (CN) 412 1352 88 2003 composite office
17.23 Marina Dubai (AE) 393 1289 90 2012 concrete residential
18.CITIC Plaza Guangzhou (CN) 390 1280 80 1996 concrete office
19.Shun Hing Square Shenzhen (CN) 384 1260 69 1996 composite office
20.Empire State Building New York City (US) 381 1250 102 1931 steel office
21.Elite Residence Dubai (AE) 380 1248 87 2012 concrete residential
22.Central Plaza Hong Kong (CN) 374 1227 78 1992 concrete office
23.Bank of China Tower Hong Kong (CN) 367 1205 72 1990 composite office
24.Bank of America Tower New York City (US) 366 1200 55 2009 composite office
25.Almas Tower Dubai (AE) 360 1181 68 2008 concrete office
25.The Pinnacle Guangzhou (CN) 360 1181 60 2012 concrete office
27.JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 1 Dubai (AE) 355 1166 82 2012 concrete hotel
27.JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 Dubai (AE) 355 1166 82 2013 concrete hotel
29.Emirates Tower One Dubai (AE) 355 1163 54 2000 composite office
30.Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung (TW) 348 1140 85 1997 composite hotel / office
31.Aon Center Chicago (US) 346 1136 83 1973 steel office
32.The Center Hong Kong (CN) 346 1135 73 1998 steel office
33.John Hancock Center Chicago (US) 344 1128 100 1969 steel residential / office
34.Tianjin Global Financial Center Tianjin (CN) 337 1105 75 2011 composite office
35.The Torch Dubai (AE) 337 1105 79 2011 concrete residential
36.Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi (VN) 336 1102 72 2012 concrete hotel / residential / office
37.Shimao International Plaza Shanghai (CN) 333 1094 60 2006 concrete hotel / office
38.Rose Rayhaan by Rotana Dubai (AE) 333 1093 71 2007 composite hotel
39.Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan (CN) 331 1086 68 2008 steel office
40.China World Tower Beijing (CN) 330 1083 74 2010 composite hotel / office
41.Longxi International Hotel Jiangyin (CN) 328 1076 72 2011 composite residential / hotel
42.The Index Dubai (AE) 326 1070 80 2010 concrete residential / office
43.The Landmark Abu Dhabi (AE) 324 1063 72 2013 concrete residential / office
43.Deji Plaza Phase 2 Nanjing (CN) 324 1063 62 2013 composite office
45.Q1 Tower Gold Coast (AU) 323 1058 78 2005 concrete residential
46.Wenzhou Trade Center Wenzhou (CN) 322 1056 68 2011 concrete hotel / office
47.Burj Al Arab Dubai (AE) 321 1053 56 1999 composite hotel
48.Nina Tower Hong Kong (CN) 320 1051 80 2006 concrete hotel / office
49.Chrysler Building New York City (US) 319 1046 77 1930 steel office
50.New York Times Tower New York City (US) 319 1046 52 2007 steel office
51.HHHR Tower Dubai (AE) 318 1042 72 2010 concrete residential
52.Bank of America Plaza Atlanta (US) 317 1040 55 1993 composite office
53.U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles (US) 310 1018 73 1990 steel office
54.Ocean Heights Dubai (AE) 310 1017 83 2010 concrete residential
54.Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur (MY) 310 1017 55 2001 concrete office
56.Pearl River Tower Guangzhou (CN) 309 1015 71 2012 composite office
57.Emirates Tower Two Dubai (AE) 309 1014 56 2000 concrete hotel
58.Cayan Tower Dubai (AE) 307 1008 73 2013 concrete residential
59.Franklin Center - North Tower Chicago (US) 307 1007 60 1989 composite office
60.The Shard London (GB) 306 1004 73 2013 composite residential / hotel / office
61.JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston (US) 305 1002 75 1982 composite office
62.Etihad Towers T2 Abu Dhabi (AE) 305 1002 80 2011 concrete residential
63.Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon (KR) 305 1001 68 2011 composite residential / hotel / office
64.Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok (TH) 304 997 85 1997 concrete hotel
65.Two Prudential Plaza Chicago (US) 303 995 64 1990 concrete office
66.Leatop Plaza Guangzhou (CN) 303 993 64 2012 composite office
67.Wells Fargo Plaza Houston (US) 302 992 71 1983 steel office
68.Kingdom Centre Riyadh (SA) 302 992 41 2002 steel-concrete residential / hotel / office
69.The Address Dubai (AE) 302 991 63 2008 concrete residential / hotel
70.Capital City Moscow Tower Moscow (RU) 302 990 76 2010 concrete residential
71.Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A Busan (KR) 300 984 80 2011 concrete residential
71.Arraya Tower Kuwait City (KW) 300 984 60 2009 concrete office
71.Aspire Tower Doha (QA) 300 984 36 2007 composite hotel / office
74.First Bank Tower Toronto (CA) 298 978 72 1975 steel office
74.One Island East Hong Kong (CN) 298 978 68 2008 concrete office
76.Eureka Tower Melbourne (AU) 297 975 91 2006 concrete residential
77.Comcast Center Philadelphia (US) 297 974 57 2008 composite office
78.Landmark Tower Yokohama (JP) 296 972 73 1993 steel hotel / office
79.Emirates Crown Dubai (AE) 296 971 63 2008 concrete residential
80.Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 Dubai (AE) 294 965 66 2011 concrete hotel
81.311 South Wacker Drive Chicago (US) 293 961 65 1990 concrete office
82.Sky Tower Abu Dhabi (AE) 292 959 74 2010 concrete residential / office
83.Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 2 Busan (KR) 292 958 72 2011 composite residential
84.SEG Plaza Shenzhen (CN) 292 957 71 2000 concrete hotel / office
85.70 Pine Street New York City (US) 290 952 67 1932 steel office
86.Key Tower Cleveland (US) 289 947 57 1991 composite office
87.Shaoxing Shimao Crown Plaza Shaoxing (CN) 288 946 60 2012 composite hotel / office
88.Plaza 66 Shanghai (CN) 288 945 66 2001 concrete office
89.One Liberty Place Philadelphia (US) 288 945 61 1987 steel office
90.Yingli International Finance Centre Chongqing (CN) 288 945 58 2012 concrete office
91.Millennium Tower Dubai (AE) 285 935 59 2006 concrete residential
92.Sulafa Tower Dubai (AE) 285 935 75 2010 concrete residential
93.Tomorrow Square Shanghai (CN) 285 934 60 2003 composite residential / hotel / office
94.Columbia Center Seattle (US) 284 933 76 1984 composite office
95.Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower Panama City (PA) 284 932 70 2011 concrete residential / hotel
95.Three International Finance Center Seoul (KR) 284 932 55 2012 composite office
97.Chongqing World Trade Center Chongqing (CN) 283 929 60 2005 concrete office
98.Cheung Kong Centre Hong Kong (CN) 283 928 63 1999 steel office
99.The Trump Building New York City (US) 283 927 71 1930 steel office
100.Suzhou RunHua Global Building A Suzhou (CN) 282 925 49 2010 composite office
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. UC indicates under construction: although the building has been “topped out,” construction has not been completed. Height is measured from sidewalk level of main entrance to structural top of building. This includes spires, but does not include antennas or flagpoles.
Source: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Lehigh University.

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


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