List of the tallest buildings in the world

This article provides a list of the ten tallest buildings in the world.

The list ranks buildings according to structural height and also provides information on the location of the building, when it was built, and the building’s total number of floors.

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which was formed in 1969, is currently recognized as being the premier authority in ranking “The World’s Tallest Building”.

Its mission is to study and report “on all aspects of the planning, design, and construction of tall buildings.”

The ranking uses information gathered by the CTBUH, in addition to other sources.

Below is a list of the tallest buildings in the world:

1. Burj Khalifa – located in Dubai, UAE, the building is 828 m (2,717 ft) tall, has a total of 163 floors and was built in 2010.

Burj Khalifa

2. Shanghai Tower – located in Shanghai, China, the building is 632 m (2,073 ft) tall, has a total of 121 floors and was built in 2014.

shanghai_tower

3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel – located in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the building is 601 m (1,971 ft) tall, has a total of 120 floors and was built in 2012.

clock tower

4. One World Trade Center – located in New York City, USA, the building is 541.3 m (1,776 ft) tall, has a total of 104 floors and was built in 2014.

one world trade center

5. CTF Finance Centre – located in Guangzhou, China, the building is 530 m (1,740 ft) tall, has a total of 111 floors and was built in 2016.

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6. Taipei 101 – located in Taipei, Taiwan, the building is 509 m (1,670 ft) tall, has a total of 101 floors and was built in 2004.

taipei 101

7. Shanghai World Financial Center – located in Shanghai, China, the building is 492 m (1,614 ft) tall, has a total of 101 floors and was built in 2008.

shanghai world financial center

8. International Commerce Centre – located in Hong Kong, China, the building is 484 m (1,588 ft) tall, has a total of 118 floors and was built in 2010.

international commerce tower

9. Petronas Tower 1 and 2 – located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the two buildings are 452 m (1,483 ft) tall, have a total of 88 floors each, and were built in 1998.

petronas towers

10. Zifeng Tower – located in Nanjing, China, the building is 450 m (1,476 ft) tall, has a total of 89 floors and was built in 2010.

Zifeng Tower


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