World's Tallest Buildings1

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

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
Rank Building, city Stories Height
1 Burj Khalifa, Dubai1632,717 ft2010
2 Shanghai Tower3, Shanghai1212,074 ft2014
3 Makkah Clock Royal Tower [Abraj Al Bait], Makkah1201,972 ft2012
4 One World Trade Center [New World Trade Center]3, New York City1041,776 ft2014
5 Chow Tai Fook Centre [Guangzhou Twin Towers]3, Guangzhou1161,739 ft2016
6 Taipei 101, Taipei1011,671 ft2004
7 Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai1011,614 ft2008
8 International Commerce Centre [Union Square], Hong Kong1181,588 ft2010
9 Petronas Tower 1 [Petronas Towers], Kuala Lumpur881,483 ft1998
10 Petronas Tower 2 [Petronas Towers], Kuala Lumpur881,483 ft1998
11 Zifeng Tower, Nanjing661,476 ft2010
12 Willis Tower, Chicago1081,451 ft1974
13 KK100, Shenzhen1001,449 ft2011
14 Guangzhou International Finance Center [Guangzhou Twin Towers], Guangzhou1031,435 ft2010
15 Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago981,388 ft2009
16 Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai881,380 ft1999
17 Two International Finance Centre [International Finance Centre], Hong Kong881,362 ft2003
18 Princess Tower, Dubai1011,356 ft2012
19 Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City801,352 ft2011
20 23 Marina, Dubai891,289 ft2012
21 CITIC Plaza [CITIC Plaza], Guangzhou801,283 ft1997
22 Eton Place Dalian 1 [Eton Place Dalian]3, Dalian811,274 ft2014
23 Capital Market Authority Headquarters3, Riyadh771,263 ft2014
24 Shun Hing Square [Shun Hing Square], Shenzhen691,260 ft1996
25 The Domain [Central Market]3, Abu Dhabi881,253 ft2014
26 Empire State Building, New York City1021,250 ft1931
27 Elite Residence, Dubai911,248 ft2012
28 Central Plaza, Hong Kong781,227 ft1992
29 Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong701,205 ft1990
30 Bank of America Tower, New York City581,200 ft2009
31 Almas Tower, Dubai681,191 ft2009
32 The Pinnacle, Guangzhou601,181 ft2012
33 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 1 [JW Marriott Marquis Dubai], Dubai771,165 ft2012
34 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 2 [JW Marriott Marquis Dubai], Dubai771,165 ft2014
35 Emirates Office Tower [Emirates Towers], Dubai541,163 ft2000
36 Tuntex Sky Tower, Kaohsiung City851,140 ft1997
37 Aon Center, Chicago831,136 ft1973
38 The Center, Hong Kong731,135 ft1998
39 John Hancock Center, Chicago1001,128 ft1969
40 ADNOC Headquarters3, Abu Dhabi751,123 ft2014
41 Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower3, Dubai761,122 ft2014
42 The Wharf Times Square3, Wuxi681,112 ft2015
43 Global Financial Building3, Chongqing731,112 ft2014
44 Mercury City, Moscow751,112 ft2013
45 Tianjin Global Financial Center, Tianjin721,105 ft2011
46 The Torch, Dubai791,105 ft2011
47 Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, Hanoi721,102 ft2012
48 Wenzhou Trade Center, Wenzhou681,094 ft2010
49 Rose Tower, Dubai721,093 ft2007
50 Shimao International Plaza, Shanghai661,093 ft2006
51 Modern Media Center, Changzhou571,089 ft2013
52 Minsheng Bank Building, Wuhan681,087 ft2007
53 Ryugyong Hotel3, Pyongyang1051,083 ft2013
54 China World Trade Center Tower III [China World Trade Center], Beijing741,083 ft2010
55 The Index, Dubai801,076 ft2010
56 Al Yaqoub Tower, Dubai721,076 ft2013
57 Longxi International Hotel, Jiangyin741,076 ft2011
58 Wuxi Suning Plaza3, Wuxi681,076 ft2013
59 Deji Plaza Phase II, Nanjing621,063 ft2013
60 The Landmark, Abu Dhabi721,063 ft2013
61 Shimao No.1 The Harbour Main Tower [Shimao No. 1 The Harbour]3, Yantai571,060 ft
62 Q1 Tower, Gold Coast City801,058 ft2005
63 Burj Al Arab, Dubai601,053 ft1999
64 Palais Royale3, Mumbai751,050 ft2014
65 Chrysler Building, New York City771,046 ft1930
66 Teddy Tower [Nina Towers], Hong Kong801,046 ft2007
67 New York Times Tower, New York City521,046 ft2007
68 HHHR Tower, Dubai721,040 ft2010
69 Youth Olympics Center Tower 1 [Youth Olympics Center]3, Nanjing681,033 ft2014
70 Bank of America Plaza, Atlanta551,023 ft1992
71 Maoye Plaza 1 [Maoye Plaza3], Shenyang751,020 ft2013
72 US Bank Tower, Los Angeles731,018 ft1989
73 Menara Telekom, Kuala Lumpur551,017 ft2001
74 Ocean Heights, Dubai821,017 ft2010
75 Sky Tower [The Gate], Abu Dhabi741,017 ft2010
76 Pearl River Tower, Guangzhou711,016 ft2012
77 Guangzhou Fortune Center3, Guangzhou681,015 ft2014
78 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel [Emirates Towers], Dubai561,014 ft2000
79 Eurasia Tower3, Moscow671,013 ft2014
80 Burj Rafal, Riyadh681,010 ft2014
81 Northeast Asia Trade Tower [Songdo New City], Incheon681,010 ft2011
82 Cayan Tower, Dubai731,008 ft2013
83 AT&T Corporate Center [AT&T - USG Complex], Chicago601,007 ft1989
84 One57, New York City751,005 ft2014
85 East Pacific Center Tower A, Shenzhen851,004 ft2013
86 The Address Downtown Dubai, Dubai631,004 ft2008
87 The Shard [London Bridge Quarter], London731,004 ft2013
88 600 Travis Street, Houston751,002 ft1982
89 Etihad Tower 2 [Etihad Towers], Abu Dhabi791,002 ft2011
90 Baiyoke Tower II [Baiyoke Towers], Bangkok85997 ft1997
91 Two Prudential Plaza [Prudential Plaza], Chicago64995 ft1990
92 Diwang International Fortune Center3, Liuzhou75994 ft2014
93 Wuxi Moi City Tower [Moi City]3, Wuxi72994 ft2013
94 Leatop Plaza, Guangzhou65993 ft2012
95 Wells Fargo Plaza, Houston71992 ft1983
96 Kingdom Centre, Riyadh32992 ft2002
97 Gate to the East3, Suzhou74990 ft2014
98 Capital City Moscow Tower [Capital City], Moscow76989 ft2010
99 Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower A [Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith], Busan80988 ft2011
100 Heung Kong Tower3, Shenzhen70987 ft2014
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.
1. The World Trade Center twin 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.
2. 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.
3. As of Jan. 2014, although the building has been “topped out,” construction has not been completed.

Source: Emporis Buildings, Web: .

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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