List of tallest buildings in the world

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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.)

Tallest buildings in the world (300 m+)[change | change source]

As of 2016, this list includes all 135 buildings (completed and architecturally topped out) which reach a height of 300 metres (984 ft) or more as assessed by their highest architectural feature. Seven of the last eight 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 after its destruction in the September 11 attacks of 2001.

bold Denotes building that is or was once the tallest in the world
Rank Building[A][1] City Country Height (ft) Height (m).[2] Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 2,717 ft 828 m 163 2010
2 Shanghai Tower Shanghai  China 2,073 ft 632 m[3] 128 2015
3 Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower Mecca  Saudi Arabia 1,971 ft 601 m[4] 120 2012
4 Ping An Finance Centre Shenzhen  China 1,965 ft 599 m 115 2016[B]
5 Lotte World Tower Seoul  South Korea 1,819 ft 554.5 m 123 2016
6 One World Trade Center New York City  United States 1,776 ft 541.3 m 104 2014
7 CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou  China 1,739 ft 530 m[5] 111 2016[B]
8 Taipei 101 Taipei  Republic of China 1,667 ft 508 m[6] 101 2004
9 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai  China 1,614 ft 492 m 101 2008
10 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong  China 1,588 ft 484 m 118 2010
11 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 1,483 ft 452 m 88 1998
Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 1,483 ft 452 m 88 1998
13 Zifeng Tower Nanjing  China 1,476 ft 450 m 89 2010
14 Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) Chicago  United States 1,451 ft  442 m 108 1974
15 KK100 Shenzhen  China 1,449 ft 442 m 100 2011
16 Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou  China 1,440 ft 440 m 103 2010
17 Wuhan Center Wuhan  China 1,437 ft 438 m 88 2016[B]
18 Marina 101 Dubai  UAE 1,399 ft 427 m 101 2015[B]
19 432 Park Avenue New York City  United States 1,397 ft 426 m 88 2015
20 Trump International Hotel and Tower[7] Chicago  United States 1,389 ft 423 m 98 2009
21 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai  China 1,380 ft 421 m 88 1999
22 Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 1,358 ft[8] 414 m 101 2012
23 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 1,354 ft 413 m 80 2011
24 Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong  China 1,352 ft 412 m 88 2003
25 23 Marina Dubai  UAE 1,296 ft 395 m 89 2012
26 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou  China 1,283 ft 391 m 80 1996
27 Capital Market Authority Headquarters Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 1,263 ft 385 m 77 2016
28 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen  China 1,260 ft 384 m 69 1996
29 Eton Place Dalian Tower 1 Dalian  China 1,257 ft 383 m 81 2015
30 Burj Mohammed bin Rashid Abu Dhabi  UAE 1,251 ft 381 m 88 2014
31 Empire State Building New York City  United States 1,250 ft 381 m 102 1931
32 Elite Residence Dubai  UAE 1,248 ft 381 m 87 2012
33 Central Plaza Hong Kong  China 1,227 ft 374 m 78 1992
Federation Tower (East Tower)[9] Moscow  Russia 1,227 ft 374 m 95 2015[B]
35 Dalian International Trade Center Dalian  China 1,214 ft 370 m 86 2016[B]
36 The Address the BLVD Dubai  UAE 1,207 ft 368 m 72 2016[B]
37 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  China 1,205 ft 367 m 70 1990
38 Bank of America Tower New York City  United States 1,200 ft 366 m 54 2009
39 Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 1,191 ft 363 m 68 2009
40 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 1,166 ft 355 m 82 2012
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 1,166 ft 355 m 82 2012
First Canadian Place Toronto  Canada 1,165 ft 355 m 72 1972
42 Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 1,163 ft 355 m 54 2000
43 OKO Tower - South Tower Moscow  Russia 1,160 ft 354 m 85 2015
44 The Marina Torch Dubai  UAE 1,155 ft 352 m 86 2011
45 Forum 66 Tower 2 Shenyang  China 1,152 ft 351 m 68 2015[B]
46 Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi  Vietnam 1,150 ft 350 m 72 2011
The Pinnacle Guangzhou  China 1,150 ft 350 m 60 2012
48 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Republic of China 1,140 ft 347 m 85 1997
49 Aon Center Chicago  United States 1,136 ft 346 m 83 1973
50 The Center Hong Kong  China 1,135 ft 346 m 73 1998
51 John Hancock Center Chicago  United States 1,128 ft 343.7 m 100 1969
52 ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi  UAE 1,122 ft 342 m 76 2015[B]
Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai  UAE 1,122 ft 342 m 76 2015[B]
54 Mercury City Tower Moscow  Russia 1,112 ft 339 m 75 2013
The Wharf Times Square Wuxi  China 1,112 ft 339 m 68 2014
Chongqing World Financial Center Chongqing  China 1,112 ft 339 m 78 2014
57 Tianjin Modern City Office Tower Tianjin  China 1,109 ft 338 m 65 2015
58 Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin  China 1,105 ft 337 m 79 2010
59 Twin Towers Guiyang, East Tower Guiyang  China 1,099 ft 335 m 74 2017[B]
Twin Towers Guiyang, West Tower Guiyang  China 1,099 ft 335 m 74 2017[B]
DAMAC Heights Dubai  UAE 1,099 ft 335 m 74 2017[B]
Wilshire Grand Center Los Angeles  United States 1,099 ft 335 m 73 2016
63 Shimao International Plaza Shanghai  China 1,094 ft 333 m 61 2005
64 Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 1,093 ft 333 m 72 2007
65 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan  China 1,087 ft 331 m 68 2008
66 China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 1,083 ft 330 m 74 2009
Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 1,083 ft 330 m 105 1992[C]
Zhuhai St. Regis Hotel & Office Tower Zhuhai  China 1,083 ft 330 m 67 2017[B]
Yuexiu Fortune Center Tower 1 Wuhan  China 1,083 ft 330 m 66 2017[B]
70 Hon Kwok City Center Shenzhen  China 1,081 ft 329 m 80 2015
Three World Trade Center New York City  United States 1,081 ft 329 m 80 2018[B]
72 Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai  UAE 1,076 ft 328 m 69 2013
Longxi International Hotel Huaxi Village  China 1,076 ft 328 m 72 2011
Wuxi Suning Plaza 1 Wuxi  China 1,076 ft 328 m 68 2014
75 The Index Dubai  UAE 1,070 ft 326 m 80 2010
76 Guangxi Finance Plaza Nanning  China 1,066 ft 325 m 68 2016[B]
76 The Landmark Abu Dhabi  UAE 1,063 ft 324 m 72 2012
Deji Plaza Phase 2 Nanjing  China 1,063 ft 324 m 62 2013
79 Yantai Shimao No.1 The Harbour Yantai  China 1,060 ft 323 m 59 2015[B]
80 Q1 Gold Coast  Australia 1,058 ft 323 m 80 2005
81 Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou  China 1,056 ft 322 m 68 2010
82 Burj Al Arab Dubai  UAE 1,053 ft 321 m 60 1999
83 Nina Tower Hong Kong  China 1,051 ft 320 m 80 2007
84 Sinar Mas Center 1 Shanghai  China 1,048 ft 320 m 66 2016[B]
85 Chrysler Building New York City  United States 1,046 ft 319 m 77 1930
Global City Square[10] Guangzhou  China 1,046 ft 319 m 67 2015[B]
New York Times Building New York City  United States 1,046 ft 319 m 52 2007
88 HHHR Tower Dubai  UAE 1,042 ft 317 m 72 2010
89 Chongqing IFS T1 Chongqing  China 1,037 ft 316 m 65 2016[B]
90 Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre Tower 1[11] Nanjing  China 1,032 ft 315 m 68 2015
Changsha IFS Tower T2 Changsha  China 1,032 ft 315 m 65 2017[B]
92 MahaNakhon Bangkok  Thailand 1,031 ft 314 m 75 2016[B]
93 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta  United States 1,024 ft 312 m 55 1992
94 Moi Center Shenyang  China 1,020 ft 311 m 75 2012
95 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  United States 1,018 ft 310 m 73 1989
96 Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 1,017 ft 310 m 55 2001
Ocean Heights Dubai  UAE 1,017 ft 310 m 82 2010
The Shard London  UK 1,017 ft 310 m 87 2012
99 Pearl River Tower Guangzhou  China 1,016 ft 310 m 71 2013
100 Fortune Center Guangzhou  China 1,015 ft 309 m 68 2015
101 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai  UAE 1,014 ft 309 m 56 2000
102 Eurasia Tower Moscow  Russia 1,013 ft 309 m 72 2015
103 Burj Rafal Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 1,010 ft 308 m 68 2013
103 Wanda Plaza 1[12] Kunming  China 1,008 ft 307 m 70 2016[B]
Wanda Plaza 2[13] Kunming  China 1,008 ft 307 m 70 2016[B]
106 Franklin Center Chicago  United States 1,007 ft 307 m 60 1989
107 Cayan Tower Dubai  UAE 1,005 ft 306 m 76 2013
107 East Pacific Center Tower A Shenzhen  China 1,004 ft 306 m 85 2012
One57 New York City  United States 1,004 ft 306 m 75 2013
110 JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston  United States 1,002 ft 305 m 75 1982
Etihad Tower 2[14][15] Abu Dhabi  UAE 1,002 ft 305 m 79 2011
112 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon  South Korea 1,001 ft 305 m 68 2010
113 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 997 ft 304 m 85 1997
Wuxi Maoye City - Marriott Hotel Wuxi  China 997 ft 304 m 68 2014
Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre Shenzhen  China 997 ft 304 m 68 2016
116 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago  United States 995 ft 303 m 64 1990
117 Diwang International Fortune Center Liuzhou  China 994 ft 303 m 75 2015[B]
KAFD World Trade Center[16] Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 994 ft 303 m 67 2015[B]
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 1[17] Nanchang  China 994 ft 303 m 59 2015
Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 2[18] Nanchang  China 994 ft 303 m 59 2015
Greenland Puli Center[19] Jinan  China 994 ft 303 m 60 2015
122 Leatop Plaza Guangzhou  China 993 ft 303 m 65 2011
123 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  United States 992 ft 302 m 71 1983
Kingdom Centre Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 992 ft 302 m 41 2002
125 The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 991 ft 302 m 63 2008
126 Gate of the Orient Suzhou  China 990 ft 302 m 68 2015
127 City of Capitals Moscow  Russia 989 ft 302 m 76 2010
128 We've the Zenith Tower A Busan  South Korea 984 ft 301 m 80 2011
Shenzhen Zhongzhou Holdings Financial Center Tower A Shenzhen  China 984 ft 301 m 61 2014
Huachuang International Plaza[20] Changsha  China 984 ft 301 m 66 2017[B]
131 Gran Torre Santiago Santiago  Chile 984 ft 300 m 62 2012
Abeno Harukas Osaka  Japan 984 ft 300 m 60 2014
Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt  Germany 984 ft 300 m 56 1997
Arraya 2 Kuwait City  Kuwait 984 ft 300 m 60 2009
Aspire Tower Doha  Qatar 984 ft 300 m 36 2007

Countries with the most entries in the list[change | change source]

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 measurements[change | change source]

Height to pinnacle (highest point)[change | change source]

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

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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[4] 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[8] 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[14][15] 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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