List of tallest buildings in the world

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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the tallest building in the world

This article lists the world's tallest buildings, ranked by

The lists only include buildings that

For lists that include non-building structures, see

Ranking criteria and alternatives

The non-profit international organization Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) was formed in 1969 and announces the title of "The World's Tallest Building" and sets the standards by which buildings are measured. It maintains a list of the 100 tallest completed buildings in the world.[1] The organization currently ranks Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the tallest at 828 m (2,717 ft).[1] The CTBUH only recognizes buildings that are complete, however, and some buildings listed within these list articles are not considered complete by the CTBUH.

In 1996, as a response to the dispute as to whether the Petronas Towers or the Sears Tower was taller, the council listed and ranked buildings in four categories:

Spires are considered integral parts of the architectural design of buildings, to which changes would substantially change the appearance and design of the building, whereas antennas may be added or removed without such consequences. This naturally hurts the rankings of buildings without spires, or with antennas instead of spires, or with shorter spires. The most famous such discrepancy is that the Petronas Towers, with their spires, are ranked higher than the Willis Tower (formerly called the Sears Tower) with its antennas, despite the Petronas Towers' lower roofs and lower highest points (of spire/antenna).

However, this type of discrepancy has happened before, without resulting in a change of the criteria used to determine the world's tallest building, which until 1996 was the height to the top of the tallest architectural element (spires, but not antennae). A famous historical case of this discrepancy was the rivalry between The Trump Building (then known as the Bank of Manhattan Building) and the Chrysler Building. The Bank of Manhattan Building employed only a short spire and was 927 ft (283 m) tall and had a much higher top occupied floor (the second category in the 1996 criteria for tallest building). In contrast, the Chrysler Building employed a very large 125 ft (38 m) spire secretly assembled inside the building to claim the title of world's tallest building with a total height of 1,048 ft (319 m), despite having a lower top occupied floor and a shorter height when both buildings' spires are not counted in their heights. Upset by Chrysler's victory, Shreve & Lamb, the consulting architects of the Bank of Manhattan Building, wrote a newspaper article claiming that their building was actually the tallest, since it contained the world's highest usable floor. They pointed out that the observation deck in the Bank of Manhattan Building was nearly 100 ft (30 m) above the top floor in the Chrysler Building, whose surpassing spire was strictly ornamental and essentially inaccessible.[3] At present the issue of identifying the tallest building is not contested, as Burj Khalifa tops the list by some margin, regardless of which criterion is applied.[4][5]

Tallest skyscrapers in the world

The list includes the tallest 300 (completed and topped out) buildings in the world. As of 2014, nine of the last ten buildings to have held the record as 'tallest building in the world' are still found in the tallest 300, with only the twin towers of the World Trade Center (tallest in 1972 and 1973) no longer standing.

boldDenotes building is or was once tallest in world

RankBuilding[A][6]CityCountryHeight (m)[1]Height (ft)FloorsBuilt
1Burj KhalifaDubai UAE828 m2,717 ft1632010
2Shanghai Tower[7]Shanghai China632 m2,073 ft1212014[B]
3Makkah Royal Clock Tower HotelMecca Saudi Arabia601 m[8]1,971 ft1202012
4One World Trade CenterNew York City USA541.3 m1,776 ft1042013
5Taipei 101Taipei Taiwan509 m[9]1,670 ft1012004
6Shanghai World Financial CenterShanghai China492 m1,614 ft1012008
7International Commerce CentreHong Kong Hong Kong484 m1,588 ft1182010
8Petronas Tower 1Kuala Lumpur Malaysia452 m1,483 ft881998
8Petronas Tower 2Kuala Lumpur Malaysia452 m1,483 ft881998
10Zifeng TowerNanjing China450 m1,476 ft892010
11Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower)Chicago USA442 m 1,450 ft 1081973
12Kingkey 100Shenzhen China442 m1,449 ft1002011
13Guangzhou International Finance CenterGuangzhou China440 m1,440 ft1032010
15Trump International Hotel and Tower[10]Chicago USA423 m1,389 ft982009
16Jin Mao TowerShanghai China421 m1,380 ft881999
17Princess TowerDubai UAE414 m1,358 ft[11]1012012
18Al Hamra Firdous TowerKuwait City Kuwait413 m1,354 ft772011
192 International Finance CentreHong Kong Hong Kong412 m1,352 ft882003
2023 MarinaDubai UAE395 m1,296 ft892012
21CITIC PlazaGuangzhou China391 m1,283 ft801997
22Shun Hing SquareShenzhen China384 m1,260 ft691996
23Central Market ProjectAbu Dhabi UAE381 m1,251 ft882012
24Empire State BuildingNew York City USA381 m1,250 ft1021931
25Elite ResidenceDubai UAE380.5 m1,247 ft872012
26Tuntex Sky TowerKaohsiung Taiwan378 m1,240 ft851997
27Central PlazaHong Kong Hong Kong374 m1,227 ft781992
28Bank of China TowerHong Kong Hong Kong367 m1,205 ft701990
29Bank of America TowerNew York City USA366 m1,200 ft542009
30Almas TowerDubai UAE363 m1,191 ft682009
31The PinnacleGuangzhou China360 m1,181 ft602012
32SEG PlazaShenzhen China356 m1,168 ft702000
33JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 1Dubai UAE355 m1,166 ft822012
33JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 2Dubai UAE355 m1,166 ft822013
35Emirates Office TowerDubai UAE355 m1,163 ft542000
36Aon CenterChicago USA346 m1,136 ft831973
37The CenterHong Kong Hong Kong346 m1,135 ft731998
38Keangnam Hanoi Landmark TowerHanoi Vietnam345 m1,132 ft722011
39John Hancock CenterChicago USA344 m1,128 ft1001969
40Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar TowerDubai UAE342 m1,122 ft762010[B]
41Mercury City TowerMoscow Russia339 m1,112 ft752012
41Hefei Feicui TV TowerHefei China339 m1,112 ft752012
43Tianjin World Financial CenterTianjin China337 m1,105 ft792010
43The Marina TorchDubai UAE337 m1,105 ft792011
45Shimao International PlazaShanghai China333 m1,094 ft612005
46Rose TowerDubai UAE333 m1,093 ft722007
47Modern Media CenterChangzhou China332 m1,089 ft572012
48Minsheng Bank BuildingWuhan China331 m1,087 ft682007
49China World Trade Center Tower 3Beijing China330 m1,083 ft742009
49Ryugyong HotelPyongyang North Korea330 m1,083 ft1051992[C]
51The IndexDubai UAE328 m1,076 ft802010
51Al Yaqoub TowerDubai UAE328 m1,076 ft692013[B]
51Longxi International HotelHuaxi Village China328 m1,076 ft722011
54The LandmarkAbu Dhabi UAE324 m1,072 ft722012
54Deji Plaza Phase 2Nanjing China324 m1,072 ft622013
56Q1Gold Coast Australia323 m1,058 ft802005
57Wenzhou World Trade CenterWenzhou China322 m1,056 ft682010
58Burj Al ArabDubai UAE321 m1,053 ft601999
59Nina TowerHong Kong Hong Kong319 m1,049 ft802007
60Chrysler BuildingNew York City USA319 m1,047 ft771930
61New York Times BuildingNew York City USA319 m1,046 ft522007
62HHHR TowerDubai UAE317 m1,042 ft722010
63Bank of America PlazaAtlanta USA317 m1,040 ft551992
64Moi CenterShenyang China311 m1,020 ft752012
65U.S. Bank TowerLos Angeles USA310 m1,018 ft731989
66Menara TelekomKuala Lumpur Malaysia310 m1,017 ft552001
66Ocean HeightsDubai UAE310 m1,017 ft822010
66Sky TowerAbu Dhabi UAE310 m1,017 ft742010
69Pearl River TowerGuangzhou China310 m1,016 ft712012
70Jumeirah Emirates Towers HotelDubai UAE309 m1,014 ft562000
71EurasiaMoscow Russia309 m1,013 ft722013[B]
72Burj RafalRiyadh Saudi Arabia308 m1,010 ft682014[B]
73Franklin CenterChicago USA307 m1,007 ft601989
74Cayan TowerDubai UAE306 m1,005 ft762013
75One57New York City USA306 m1,004 ft752013
75East Pacific Center Tower AShenzhen China306 m1,004 ft852012
75The ShardLondon UK306 m1,004 ft722012
75The Address Downtown Burj KhalifaDubai UAE306 m1,004 ft632008
79JPMorgan Chase TowerHouston USA305 m1,002 ft751982
79Etihad Tower 2[12][13]Abu Dhabi UAE305 m1,002 ft792011
81Northeast Asia Trade TowerIncheon South Korea305 m1,001 ft682010
82Baiyoke Tower IIBangkok Thailand304 m997 ft851997
83Two Prudential PlazaChicago USA303 m995 ft641990
84Moi CityWuxi China303 m994 ft722012
85Leatop PlazaGuangzhou China303 m993 ft652011
86Wells Fargo PlazaHouston USA302 m992 ft711983
86Kingdom CentreRiyadh Saudi Arabia302 m992 ft412002
88Gate of the OrientSuzhou China302 m990 ft682012
89Moscow TowerMoscow Russia302 m989 ft762010
90We've the Zenith Tower ABusan South Korea301 m987 ft802011
91Aspire TowerDoha Qatar300 m984 ft362007
91Arraya 2Kuwait City Kuwait300 m984 ft602009
91Gran Torre SantiagoSantiago Chile300 m984 ft642012
94One Island EastHong Kong Hong Kong298 m979 ft672008
95Shanghai Wheelock SquareShanghai China298 m978 ft582009
95First Canadian PlaceToronto Canada298 m978 ft721976
974 World Trade CenterNew York USA298 m977 ft722012
98Eureka TowerMelbourne Australia297 m975 ft912006
98Comcast CenterPhiladelphia USA297 m975 ft572008
100Yokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Japan296 m972 ft731993
101Emirates CrownDubai UAE296 m971 ft632008
102Islamic Bank Office TowerDubai UAE294 m964 ft492011
102Khalid Al Attar Tower 2Dubai UAE294 m964 ft612010
104311 South Wacker DriveChicago USA293 m961 ft651990
104Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and TowerPanama City Panama293 m961 ft682011
106Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 2Busan South Korea292 m959 ft722012
107American International BuildingNew York City USA290 m952 ft661932
108=Busan International Finance CenterBusan South Korea289 m948 ft632014
108=Dongguan TBA Tower[14]Dongguan China289 m948 ft682010[B]
109Key TowerCleveland USA289 m947 ft571991
110One Liberty PlacePhiladelphia USA288 m945 ft611987
110Plaza 66 Tower OneShanghai China288 m945 ft662001
112Chongqing Poly Tower[15]Chongqing China287 m941 ft582010[B]
113SPG Global Tower 1[16]Suzhou China286 m938 ft542010
113SPG Global Tower 2[17]Suzhou China286 m938 ft542010[B]
115Columbia CenterSeattle USA285 m937 ft761985
116Yingli TowerChongqing China285 m936 ft652012
117Millennium TowerDubai UAE285 m935 ft602006
117Sulafa TowerDubai UAE285 m935 ft752010
119Tomorrow SquareShanghai China285 m934 ft552003
120D1Dubai UAE284 m932 ft802012
121Chongqing World Trade CenterChongqing China283 m929 ft602005
122Cheung Kong CentreHong Kong Hong Kong283 m928 ft621999
12340 Wall Street (The Trump Building)New York City USA283 m927 ft701930
124We've the Zenith Tower BBusan South Korea282 m924 ft752011
125Vitri TowerPanama City Panama281 m922 ft752012
126Bank of America PlazaDallas USA281 m921 ft721985
127OUB CentreSingapore Singapore280 m919 ft661986
127UOB Plaza OneSingapore Singapore280 m919 ft661992
127Republic PlazaSingapore Singapore280 m919 ft661996
127Marina PinnacleDubai UAE280 m919 ft732010
131Seoul International Financial CenterSeoul South Korea279 m916 ft552012
132Citigroup CenterNew York City USA279 m915 ft591977
132Greenland PlazaZhengzhou China279 m915 ft562012
134Hong Kong New World TowerShanghai China278 m913 ft612002
135Trust Tower[18]Abu Dhabi UAE278 m912 ft602010[B]
135Etihad Tower 1[19]Abu Dhabi UAE278 m911 ft702011
137Trump International Hotel and TowerToronto Canada277 m908 ft572012
138Diwang International Commerce CenterNanning China276 m906 ft542006
139Scotia PlazaToronto Canada275 m902 ft681988
140Williams TowerHouston USA275 m901 ft641983
141Nantong Zhongnan International Plaza[20]Nantong China273 m897 ft532011
142Wuhan World Trade TowerWuhan China273 m896 ft581998
142Lvjing Tower[21]Shenzhen China273 m896 ft562011
142Shimao International CenterFuzhou China273 m896 ft562012
145Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 1Busan South Korea273 m895 ft662011
146United InternationalChongqing China271 m889 ft682012
147Renaissance TowerDallas USA270 m886 ft561974
147The Cullinan South TowerHong Kong Hong Kong270 m886 ft682008
147The Cullinan North TowerHong Kong Hong Kong270 m886 ft682008
147China International Center Tower BGuangzhou China270 m886 ft622007
151Dapeng International PlazaGuangzhou China269 m884 ft562006
152One LujiazuiShanghai China269 m883 ft472008
152JAL HotelDubai UAE269 m883 ft602008
15221st Century TowerDubai UAE269 m883 ft552003
155Bitexco Financial TowerHo Chi Minh City Vietnam269 m882 ft682010
156Naberezhnaya Tower CMoscow Russia268 m881 ft612007
157Bank of Guangzhou TowerGuangzhou China268 m878 ft572012
158Al Faisaliyah CenterRiyadh Saudi Arabia267 m876 ft442000
1588 Spruce StreetNew York City USA267 m876 ft762010
158Star Bay TowerPanama City Panama267 m876 ft652012
161Fortune Center Phase 3Beijing China266 m874 ft562012
162The PointPanama City Panama266 m873 ft652011
163The RiverBangkok Thailand265 m871 ft732012
163Bank of America Corporate CenterCharlotte USA265 m871 ft601992
165900 North MichiganChicago USA265 m869 ft661989
165Al Kazim Tower 1Dubai UAE265 m869 ft532008
165Al Kazim Tower 2Dubai UAE265 m869 ft532008
165Bocom Financial TowersShanghai China265 m869 ft522002
165120 Collins StreetMelbourne Australia265 m869 ft521991
165We've the Zenith Tower CBusan South Korea265 m869 ft702011
165WBC The Palace Towers Tower 1Busan South Korea265 m869 ft712010
165WBC The Palace Towers Tower 2Busan South Korea265 m869 ft712010
173SunTrust PlazaAtlanta USA264 m867 ft601992
174Triumph-PalaceMoscow Russia264 m866 ft542005
174Arts TowerPanama City Panama264 m866 ft802012
176Samsung Tower Palace 3, Tower GSeoul South Korea264 m865 ft732004
177Trump World TowerNew York City USA262 m859 ft722001
177Water Tower PlaceChicago USA262 m859 ft741976
177Grand Gateway Shanghai IShanghai China262 m859 ft522005
177Grand Gateway Shanghai IIShanghai China262 m859 ft522005
177AquaChicago USA262 m859 ft862009
182Aon CenterLos Angeles USA262 m858 ft621973
183East Pacific Center Tower BShenzhen China261 m856 ft722012
183Sapphire of IstanbulIstanbul Turkey261 m856 ft542010
183Grand LisboaMacau China261 m856 ft472008
183TD Canada Trust TowerToronto Canada261 m856 ft531990
183The MasterpieceHong Kong Hong Kong261 m856 ft642007
183Islamic Bank Residential TowerDubai UAE261 m856 ft512011
189Etihad Tower 3[22]Abu Dhabi UAE260 m854 ft622011
190Vision TowerDubai UAE260 m853 ft602010
190Shanghai IFC North Tower[23]Shanghai China260 m853 ft602011
190Jing'an Kerry Center Phase 2Shanghai China260 m853 ft582012
190Sunny World CenterShenyang China260 m853 ft592012
190Bahrain Financial Harbour 1Manama Bahrain260 m853 ft532007
190Bahrain Financial Harbour 2Manama Bahrain260 m853 ft532007
190101 Collins StreetMelbourne Australia260 m853 ft501991
190Abraj Al Bait Hajar TowerMecca Saudi Arabia260 m853 ft482012
190Abraj Al Bait ZamZam TowerMecca Saudi Arabia260 m853 ft482012
190Shenzhen Special Zone Press TowerShenzhen China260 m853 ft481998
190Transamerica PyramidSan Francisco USA260 m853 ft481972
201Chase TowerChicago USA259 m850 ft601969
201GE BuildingNew York City USA259 m850 ft691933
201Commerzbank TowerFrankfurt Germany259 m850 ft561997
201PBCOM TowerMakati Philippines259 m850 ft552000
205Two Liberty PlacePhiladelphia USA258 m848 ft581990
206Huamin Imperial TowerShanghai China258 m847 ft632011
207Lanko·Grand Hyatt HotelChongqing China258 m846 ft602004
207Tianjin Hutchinson Whampoa Metro PlazaTianjin China258 m846 ft532012
209Park TowerChicago USA257 m844 ft672000
209Devon TowerOklahoma City USA257 m844 ft502012
209Ciputra World Hotel TowerJakarta Indonesia257 m844 ft492013[B]
212St. Petersburg TowerMoscow Russia257 m843 ft652010
213MesseturmFrankfurt Germany257 m842 ft551990
214U.S. Steel TowerPittsburgh USA256 m841 ft641970
214Sorrento 1Hong Kong Hong Kong256 m841 ft752003
216The Harbour Hotel & ResidenceDubai UAE256 m840 ft592007
216Ubora Tower 1Dubai UAE256 m840 ft592007
216Hyperion Tower ASeoul South Korea256 m840 ft692003
216Rinku Gate Tower BuildingIzumisano Japan256 m840 ft561996
220New Century Plaza Tower ANanjing China255 m837 ft522006
220Langham Place Office TowerHong Kong Hong Kong255 m837 ft592004
220Tower Financial CenterPanama City Panama255 m837 ft532011
220Conrad HotelDubai UAE255 m837 ft512012
224The Imperial IMumbai India254 m833 ft602009
224The Imperial IIMumbai India254 m833 ft602009
226Capital TowerSingapore Singapore253 m830 ft522000
226Chase TowerIndianapolis USA253 m830 ft481990
228HighcliffHong Kong Hong Kong252 m828 ft722003
229Bank of Shanghai HeadquartersShanghai China252 m827 ft462005
229Osaka World Trade Center BuildingOsaka Japan252 m827 ft551995
231The HarboursideHong Kong Hong Kong251 m824 ft732003
231Rialto TowersMelbourne Australia251 m824 ft631986
233Jiali PlazaWuhan China251 m823 ft611997
234The Gramercy ResidencesMakati Philippines250 m[24]820 ft732012
234Discovery PrimeaMakati Philippines250 m[25]820 ft682013
234The Gate Tower 1Abu Dhabi UAE250 m820 ft652012
234The Gate Tower 2Abu Dhabi UAE250 m820 ft652012
234The Gate Tower 3Abu Dhabi UAE250 m820 ft652012
234Angsana Hotel Tower 1Dubai UAE250 m820 ft492008
234Angsana Hotel Tower 2Dubai UAE250 m820 ft492008
234Beijing Yintai Centre Tower 2Beijing China250 m820 ft632007
234Chelsea TowerDubai UAE250 m820 ft492005
234One Atlantic CenterAtlanta USA250 m820 ft501987
234Caja Madrid TowerMadrid Spain250 m820 ft452008
234Wisma 46Jakarta Indonesia250 m820 ft481996
234Post & Telecommunication HubGuangzhou China250 m820 ft662003
234Ahmed Khoory TowerDubai UAE250 m820 ft602012
248The Legacy at Millennium ParkChicago USA250 m819 ft732010
248International Hainan Airlines PlazaHaikou China250 m819 ft542012
250InfinityBrisbane Australia249 m817 ft812013
250Cathay Pacific Plaza 1Ordos China249 m817 ft552012
250Cathay Pacific Plaza 2Ordos China249 m817 ft552012
250Al Tayer TowerDubai UAE249 m817 ft492009
25063 BuildingSeoul South Korea249 m817 ft601985
250Metapolis 101Hwaseong City South Korea249 m817 ft662010
250Central ParkPerth Australia249 m817 ft521992
250Torre de CristalMadrid Spain249 m817 ft452008
258Midtown TowerTokyo Japan248 m814 ft542007
258CitySpire CenterNew York City USA248 m814 ft751987
260One Chase Manhattan PlazaNew York City USA248 m813 ft601960
261Midland SquareNagoya Japan247 m810 ft472007
261Metapolis 104Hwaseong City South Korea247 m810 ft662010
261State TowerBangkok Thailand247 m810 ft682001
264Conde Nast BuildingNew York City USA247 m809 ft481999
265Kai Yuen World CenterShijiazhuang China246 m808 ft532012
265MetLife BuildingNew York City USA246 m808 ft591963
267Stock Exchange PlazaShenzhen China246 m807 ft512012
268Bloomberg TowerNew York City USA246 m806 ft542005
268Qingdao International Trade Center 1Qingdao China246 m806 ft502012
268Qingdao International Trade Center 2Qingdao China246 m806 ft502012
271Federation of Korean Industries Head OfficeSeoul South Korea245 m805 ft502013
272AVIC PlazaShenzhen China245 m804 ft522012
272JR Central TowersNagoya Japan245 m804 ft512007
272Oasis Beach TowerDubai UAE245 m804 ft512006
272Al Fattan TowerDubai UAE245 m804 ft512006
272Churchill ResidencyDubai UAE245 m804 ft592010
272One Raffles QuaySingapore Singapore245 m804 ft592006
272The Sail @ Marina BaySingapore Singapore245 m804 ft592000
279Moshe Aviv TowerRamat Gan Israel244 m801 ft692003
279Varyap Meridian Grand Tower 1İstanbul Turkey244 m801 ft612012
279AAM TowerDubai UAE244 m801 ft462008
282BHP Billiton TowerPerth Australia244 m800 ft462012
283Maybank TowerKuala Lumpur Malaysia243 m799 ft501987
284SoulGold Coast Australia243 m797 ft772011
284SoleilBrisbane Australia243 m797 ft742011
284The TowerDubai UAE243 m797 ft542002
284R&F CentreGuangzhou China243 m797 ft542007
284Dalian Futures Square 1Dalian China243 m797 ft532010
284Tokyo Metropolitan Government BuildingTokyo Japan243 m797 ft481991
284Citigroup CentreSydney Australia243 m797 ft502000
284F&F TowerPanama City Panama243 m797 ft522011
292Dalian World Trade CentreDalian China242 m796 ft612000
293Federation West TowerMoscow Russia242 m795 ft622007
293Pearl TowerPanama City Panama242 m795 ft702011
295Torre WatersPanama City Panama242 m794 ft752011
296IDS TowerMinneapolis USA241 m792 ft571973
296Mellon Bank CenterPhiladelphia USA241 m792 ft541990
296Woolworth BuildingNew York City USA241 m792 ft571913
299World Trade Center DohaDoha Qatar241 m791 ft512012
299Maxdo CentreShanghai China241 m791 ft552002
299Bank of China MansionQingdao China241 m791 ft541999

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Alternative measurements

Height to roof

Some prefer height to roof to determine tallest building in the world, as "architectural feature" is regarded as a subjective and less-fair measure. In November 2009, the CTBUH stopped using the roof height as a method of measurement for tall buildings.[26]

RankBuildingCityCountryHeight (m)Height (ft)FloorsBuilt
1Burj KhalifaDubai UAE828.0 m2,717 ft1632010
2Abraj Al-Bait TowersMecca Saudi Arabia530.0 m1,740 ft1202012
3Shanghai World Financial CenterShanghai China487.4 m1,599 ft1012008
4International Commerce CentreHong Kong Hong Kong484.0 m1,588 ft1082010
5Taipei 101Taipei Taiwan449.2 m1,471 ft1012004
6Willis TowerChicago USA442.0 m1,451 ft1081974
7Kingkey 100Shenzhen China442 m1,449 ft1002011
8Guangzhou International Finance CenterGuangzhou China432.0 m1,417 ft1032009
9One World Trade CenterNew York City USA417.0 m1,368 ft1042013
10International Finance CentreHong Kong Hong Kong406.9 m1,335 ft882003
1123 MarinaDubai UAE395.0  m1,296 ft892012
12Princess TowerDubai UAE392.0 m1,286 ft[11]1012012
13Empire State BuildingNew York City USA381.0 m1,250 ft1021931
14Zifeng TowerNanjing China381.0 m1,250 ft892009
15Petronas Tower 1Kuala Lumpur Malaysia378.6 m1,242 ft881998
15Petronas Tower 2Kuala Lumpur Malaysia378.6 m1,242 ft881998
16Jin Mao BuildingShanghai China370.0 m1,231 ft881998
17Al Hamra Firdous TowerKuwait City Kuwait368 m1,207 ft772011
18Trump International Hotel and TowerChicago USA356.6 m1,170 ft962009
19Tuntex Sky TowerKaohsiung Taiwan347.5 m1,140 ft851997
20Aon CenterChicago USA346.3 m1,136 ft831973
21John Hancock CenterChicago USA343.5 m1,127 ft1001969
21Mercury City TowerMoscow Russia339 m1,112 ft752012
22China World Trade Center Tower 3Beijing China333.0 m1,093 ft742008
23Ryugyong HotelPyongyang North Korea330.0 m1,083 ft1051992[C]
24The IndexDubai UAE328.0 m1,076 ft802009
25Shun Hing SquareShenzhen China324.8 m1,066 ft691996
26CITIC PlazaGuangzhou China321.9 m1,056 ft801997
27Nina TowerHong Kong Hong Kong318.8 m1,046 ft802006
28Rose TowerDubai UAE315.0 m1,033 ft722008
29Bank of China TowerHong Kong Hong Kong315.0 m1,000 ft721990
30Bank of America PlazaAtlanta USA311.81 m1,023 ft551992
31Emirates Office TowerDubai UAE311.0 m1,020 ft562000
32U.S. Bank TowerLos Angeles USA310.3 m1,018 ft731989
33Menara TelekomKuala Lumpur Malaysia310.0 m1,017 ft552001
34Almas TowerDubai UAE310.0 m1,017 ft742008
35Central PlazaHong Kong Hong Kong309.0 m1,014 ft781992
36The Address Downtown Burj KhalifaDubai UAE306.0 m1,004 ft782008
37JPMorgan Chase TowerHouston USA305.4 m1,002 ft751982
38Northeast Asia Trade TowerIncheon South Korea305.1 m1,001 ft682010
39The ShardLondon UK304.0 m1,012 ft722012
39Baiyoke Tower IIBangkok Thailand304.0 m997 ft851997
41Wells Fargo PlazaHouston USA302.4 m992 ft711983
42Kingdom CentreRiyadh Saudi Arabia302.0 m991 ft412002
43Moscow TowerMoscow Russia302 m989 ft762010
44We've the ZenithBusan South Korea301.0 m988 ft802011
45First Canadian PlaceToronto Canada298.1 m978 ft721975
46Comcast CenterPhiladelphia USA297.2 m975 ft572008
47Eureka TowerMelbourne Australia297.0 m984 ft912006
48Yokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Japan295.8 m970 ft701993
49311 South Wacker DriveChicago USA292.9 m961 ft551990
50I'Park MarinaBusan South Korea292.1 m958 ft722011
51The CenterHong Kong Hong Kong292.0 m958 ft731998
52SEG PlazaShenzhen China291.6 m956.7 ft702000
53Minsheng Bank BuildingWuhan China290.0 m951 ft682007

Height to pinnacle (highest point)

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 to 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.

1Burj KhalifaDubai UAE829.8 m2,722 ft1632010
2Abraj Al-Bait TowersMecca Saudi Arabia601 m[8]1,971 ft1202012
3One World Trade CenterNew York City USA546.2 m1,792 ft1042013
4Willis TowerChicago USA527.0 m1,729 ft1081974
5Taipei 101Taipei Taiwan509.0 m1,669 ft1012004
6Shanghai World Financial CenterShanghai China494.4 m1,614 ft1012008
7International Commerce CentreHong Kong Hong Kong484.0 m1,588 ft1082010
8John Hancock CenterChicago USA457.2 m1,500 ft1001969
9Petronas Tower 1Kuala Lumpur Malaysia452.0 m1,483 ft881998
9Petronas Tower 2Kuala Lumpur Malaysia452.0 m1,483 ft881998
10Zifeng TowerNanjing China450.0 m1,476 ft892009
11Empire State BuildingNew York City USA443.2 m1,454 ft1021931
12Kingkey 100Shenzhen China442 m1,449 ft1002011
13Guangzhou International Finance CenterGuangzhou China440.5 m1,445 ft1032009
14Trump International Hotel and TowerChicago USA423.4 m1,389 ft962009
15Jin Mao TowerShanghai China421.0 m1,381 ft881998
16International Finance CentreHong Kong Hong Kong416.5 m1,366 ft882003
17Princess TowerDubai UAE414.0 m1,358 ft[11]1012012
18Al Hamra TowerKuwait City Kuwait412.6 m1,354 ft772010
1923 MarinaDubai UAE395 m1,296 ft892012
20CITIC PlazaGuangzhou China391.0 m1,283 ft801997
21Shun Hing SquareShenzhen China384.0 m1,260 ft691996
22Tuntex Sky TowerKaohsiung Taiwan378.0 m1,240 ft851997
23Emirates Park Tower 1Dubai UAE376.0 m1,234 ft772010
23Emirates Park Tower 2Dubai UAE376.0 m1,234 ft772010
25Central PlazaHong Kong Hong Kong374.0 m1,227 ft781992
26Bank of China TowerHong Kong Hong Kong367.4 m1,205 ft721990
27Bank of America TowerNew York City USA365.8 m1,200 ft542008
28Almas TowerDubai UAE363.0 m1,191 ft682008
29Emirates Office TowerDubai UAE356.4 m1,169 ft562000
30SEG PlazaShenzhen China355.8 m1,167 ft702000
31First Canadian PlaceToronto Canada355.0 m1,165 ft721975
32The TorchDubai UAE348.1 m1,142 ft802011
33Aon CenterChicago USA346.3 m1,136 ft831973
34The CenterHong Kong Hong Kong346.0 m1,135 ft731998
35Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar TowerDubai UAE342.0 m1,122 ft762010
36Mercury City TowerMoscow Russia339 m1,112 ft752012
36Conde Nast BuildingNew York City USA338.0 m1,109 ft481999
37Tianjin World Financial CenterTianjin China336.9 m1,105 ft792010
38Shanghai Shimao International PlazaShanghai China333.0 m1,094 ft602005
39Rose TowerDubai UAE333.0 m1,093 ft722008
40Minsheng Bank BuildingWuhan China331.0 m1,086 ft682007
41Ryugyong HotelPyongyang North Korea330.0 m1,083 ft1051992[C]
41China World Trade Center Tower 3Beijing China330.0 m1,083 ft742008
41Baiyoke Tower IIBangkok Thailand328.0 m1,076 ft851997
41The IndexDubai UAE328.0 m1,076 ft802009
41Al Yaqoub TowerDubai UAE328.0 m1,076 ft722010
41Hanging Village of HuaxiHuaxi Village China328.0 m1,076 ft722011
47The LandmarkAbu Dhabi UAE324.0 m1072 ft722010[B]
48Q1Gold Coast Australia322.5 m1,058 ft782005
49Wenzhou World Trade CenterWenzhou China322.0 m1,056 ft682010
50Burj Al ArabDubai UAE321.0 m1,053 ft601999
51Chrysler BuildingNew York City USA318.9 m1,046 ft771930
51New York Times BuildingNew York City USA318.9 m1,046 ft522007
53Nina TowerHong Kong China318.8 m1,046 ft802006
54HHHR TowerDubai UAE317.8 m1,042 ft722010
55Bank of America PlazaAtlanta USA317.8 m1,042 ft551992
56U.S. Bank TowerLos Angeles USA310.3 m1,018 ft731989
57Ocean HeightsDubai UAE310.0 m1,017 ft822010
57Menara TelekomKuala Lumpur Malaysia310.0 m1,017 ft552001
57Sky TowerAbu Dhabi UAE310.0 m1,017 ft742010
60Pearl River TowerGuangzhou China310.0 m1,016 ft712012
61The ShardLondon UK309.6 m1,016 ft952012
62Jumeirah Emirates Towers HotelDubai UAE309.0 m1,014 ft562000
63AT&T Corporate CenterChicago USA307.0 m1,007 ft602001
64The Address Downtown Burj KhalifaDubai UAE306.0 m1,004 ft632008
65JPMorganChase TowerHouston USA305.4 m1,002 ft751982
66Etihad Tower 2[12][13]Abu Dhabi UAE305.4 m1,002 ft792011
67Northeast Asia Trade TowerIncheon South Korea305.1 m1,001 ft682010
68Two Prudential PlazaChicago USA303.3 m995 ft641990
69Leatop PlazaGuangzhou China302.7 m993 ft652012
70Wells Fargo PlazaHouston USA302.4 m992 ft711983
71One Shell PlazaHouston USA302.4 m992 ft501971
72Kingdom CentreRiyadh Saudi Arabia302.0 m991 ft412002
73Moscow TowerMoscow Russia302.0 m989 ft762010
74We've the ZenithBusan South Korea301.0 m988 ft802011
75Commerzbank TowerFrankfurt Germany300.1 m985 ft531997
75Aspire TowerDoha Qatar300.0 m984 ft362007
75Arraya 2Kuwait City Kuwait300.0 m984 ft602009

Skyscrapers under construction

This section contains a list of skyscrapers taller than 300 metres or 65 floors.

BuildingPlanned pinnacle heightPlanned roof heightFloorsPlanned completionCountryCityRemarks
Kingdom Tower1,000 m (3,300 ft)1,000 m (3,300 ft)1562019 Saudi ArabiaJeddah
Ping'an International Finance Center660 m (2,170 ft)555 m (1,821 ft)1152016 ChinaShenzhen
Wuhan Greenland Center636 m (2,087 ft)606 m (1,988 ft)1242017 ChinaWuhan
Shanghai Tower632 m (2,073 ft)565.6 m (1,856 ft)1282014 ChinaShanghaiTopped out 3 August 2013.[7]
Goldin Finance 117597 m (1,959 ft)597 m (1,959 ft)1172015 ChinaTianjin
Rose Rock IFC588 m (1,929 ft)588 m (1,929 ft)1002015 ChinaTianjin
Lotte World Tower555 m (1,821 ft)554.6 m (1,820 ft)1232015 South KoreaSeoulWill become the tallest building in the OECD with the tallest observation deck in the world.[27]
Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Binhai Center530 m (1,740 ft)972017 ChinaTianjin
The CTF Guangzhou530 m (1,740 ft)494.5 m (1,622 ft)1112017 ChinaGuangzhou
China Zun528 m (1,732 ft)528 m (1,732 ft)1112017 ChinaBeijing
Dalian Greenland Center518 m (1,699 ft)518 m (1,699 ft)882016 ChinaDalian
Busan Lotte Town Tower510 m (1,670 ft)510 m (1,670 ft)1072016 South KoreaBusan
Qatar National Bank Tower510 m (1,670 ft)510 m (1,670 ft)1012014 QatarDoha
Federation Tower509 m (1,670 ft)360 m (1,180 ft)932016 RussiaMoscow
International Commerce Center 1468 m (1,535 ft)430 m (1,410 ft)992016 ChinaChongqing
Tianjin R&F Guangdong Tower468 m (1,535 ft)384 m (1,260 ft)912016 ChinaTianjin
Lakhta Center463 m (1,519 ft)862018 RussiaSt. PetersburgWill become tallest building in Europe upon completion.[28]
Riverview Plaza460 m (1,510 ft)822016 ChinaWuhan
Suzhou Supertower452 m (1,483 ft)922016 ChinaSuzhou[29]
World One442 m (1,450 ft)442 m (1,450 ft)1172016 IndiaMumbaiWill become tallest residential skyscraper in the world if completed before Pentominium.[30][31][32][33][34][35]
Wuhan Center438 m (1,437 ft)438 m (1,437 ft)882015 ChinaWuhan
Diamond Tower432 m (1,417 ft)395 m (1,296 ft)93? Saudi ArabiaJeddah
Dream Dubai Marina432 m (1,417 ft)1012014 United Arab EmiratesDubai
432 Park Avenue426 m (1,398 ft)426 m (1,398 ft)892016 USANew York City
Two World Trade Center411 m (1,348 ft)387 m (1,270 ft)792015 USANew York CityAlso known as 200 Greenwich Street[36]
Nanjing Olympic Suning Tower400 m (1,300 ft)400 m (1,300 ft)882017 ChinaNanjing
Ningbo Center398 m (1,306 ft)398 m (1,306 ft)2017 ChinaNingbo
Capital Market Authority Headquarters385 m (1,263 ft)385 m (1,263 ft)772014 Saudi ArabiaRiyadh
Forum 66 Tower 1384 m (1,260 ft)384 m (1,260 ft)762014 ChinaShenyang
Eton Place Dalian Tower 1383 m (1,257 ft)383 m (1,257 ft)802014 ChinaDalian
Abu Dhabi Plaza382 m (1,253 ft)882017 KazakhstanAstana
The Domain381 m (1,250 ft)381 m (1,250 ft)882014 UAEAbu Dhabi
Three World Trade Center378 m (1,240 ft)349.7 m (1,147 ft)712014 USANew York CityAlso known as 175 Greenwich Street[37]
Oberoi Oasis Residential Tower372 m (1,220 ft)[38]356 m (1,168 ft)822015 IndiaMumbai
Zhujiang New City Tower371 m (1,217 ft)371 m (1,217 ft)872015 ChinaGuangzhou
VietinBank Business Center Office Tower363 m (1,191 ft)321 m (1,053 ft)682016 VietnamHanoi
World View / Queens Tower360 m (1,180 ft)360 m (1,180 ft)902016 IndiaMumbai[30][32][33][39][40]
Sino-Steel Tower355 m (1,165 ft)772014 ChinaTianjin
Forum 66 Tower 2351 m (1,152 ft)682013 ChinaShenyang
Lamar Tower 1350 m (1,150 ft)722014 Saudi ArabiaJeddah
Gezhouba International Plaza350 m (1,150 ft)692013 ChinaWuhan
Xiamen International Center339 m (1,112 ft)339.88 m (1,115.1 ft)812016 ChinaXiamen[41]
The Wharf Times Square339 m (1,112 ft)682014 ChinaWuxi
Chongqing World Financial Center339 m (1,112 ft)339 m (1,112 ft)732014 ChinaChongqing
Orchid Crown Tower 1337 m (1,106 ft)337 m (1,106 ft)752015 IndiaMumbai[42][43]
Orchid Crown Tower 2337 m (1,106 ft)337 m (1,106 ft)752015 IndiaMumbai[44][45]
Orchid Crown Tower 3337 m (1,106 ft)337 m (1,106 ft)752015 IndiaMumbai[46][47]
Oko Tower336 m (1,102 ft)336 m (1,102 ft)912015 RussiaMoscow
ADNOC Headquarters335.3 m (1,100 ft)652014 UAEAbu Dhabi
Wilshire Grand Tower335 m (1,099 ft)335 m (1,099 ft)732017 USALos Angeles
DAMAC Heights335 m (1,099 ft)335 m (1,099 ft)852016 UAEDubai
South Asian Gate333 m (1,093 ft)333 m (1,093 ft)832014 ChinaKunming
Tianjin Kerry Center333 m (1,093 ft)333 m (1,093 ft)722014 ChinaTianjin
Changzhou Modern Media Center332 m (1,089 ft)572013 ChinaChangzhou[48]
Suning Plaza Tower 1330 m (1,080 ft)330 m (1,080 ft)772016 ChinaZhenjiang
Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 1328 m (1,076 ft)328 m (1,076 ft)692015 ChinaNanjing
Han Kwok City Center329 m (1,079 ft)329 m (1,079 ft)802015 ChinaShenzhen
Yantai Shimao No.1 The Harbour323 m (1,060 ft)572014 ChinaYantai
Gate of Taipei322 m (1,056 ft)322 m (1,056 ft)762016 TaiwanTaipei
Palais Royale Mumbai320 m (1,050 ft)320 m (1,050 ft)752014 IndiaMumbaiWill become the tallest building in India, if completed before India Tower and World One.[49] It is the first supertall in India to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum rating for environmental sustainability.[50][51][52]
White Magnolia Plaza319.5 m (1,048 ft)672013 ChinaShanghai
Runhua Global Center 1318 m (1,043 ft)318 m (1,043 ft)722014 ChinaChangzhou
Riverside Century Plaza Main Tower318 m (1,043 ft)318 m (1,043 ft)662015 ChinaWuhu
MahaNakhon313 m (1,027 ft)314 m (1,030 ft)772015 ThailandBangkokIt will become Thailand's tallest building upon completion in 2015.
The Stratford Residences312 m (1,024 ft)702015 PhilippinesMakatiIt will become the Philippines' highest building.
Guangzhou Fortune Center309 m (1,014 ft)309 m (1,014 ft)682014 ChinaGuangzhou
Eurasia309 m (1,014 ft)305 m (1,001 ft)722014 RussiaMoscow
Bahria Icon Tower 1309 m (1,014 ft)309 m (1,014 ft)672015 PakistanKarachiIt will become Pakistan's' highest building.
Shenyang New World International Convention & Exhibition Center Tower 1308 m (1,010 ft)277 m (909 ft)602014 ChinaShenyang
Shenyang New World International Convention & Exhibition Center Tower 2308 m (1,010 ft)277 m (909 ft)602014 ChinaShenyang
Lokhandwala Minerva304 m (997 ft)304 m (997 ft)822015 IndiaMumbaiResidential[53][54]
The Wharf International Financial Square Chongqing304 m (997 ft)642014 ChinaChongqing
Shenzhen World Finance Center304 m (997 ft)304 m (997 ft)682014 ChinaShenzhen
KAFD World Trade Center303 m (994 ft)303 m (994 ft)672014 Saudi ArabiaRiyadh
Diwang International Fortune Center303 m (994 ft)303 m (994 ft)752014 ChinaLiuzhou
Kempinski Hotel303 m (994 ft)303 m (994 ft)692014 Saudi ArabiaJeddah
Four Seasons Tower303 m (994 ft)303 m (994 ft)652014 ChinaTianjin
Gate of the Orient302 m (991 ft)302 m (991 ft)742014 ChinaSuzhou
Heung Kong Tower301 m (988 ft)301 m (988 ft)702014 ChinaShenzhen
Lamar Tower 2301 m (988 ft)622014 Saudi ArabiaJeddah
Century IT Park300 metres (984 ft)592015 IndiaMumbai[55]
Namaste Tower300 m (980 ft)300 m (980 ft)622014 IndiaMumbaiIt resembles the ‘Namaste’ gesture: two wings of the hotel are clasped together like hands greeting.[56]
Xiamen Shimao Cross-Strait Plaza Tower A300 m (980 ft)249.9 m (820 ft)672014 ChinaXiamen
Xiamen Shimao Cross-Strait Plaza Tower B300 m (980 ft)249.9 m (820 ft)592014 ChinaXiamen
Shenglong Global Center300 m (980 ft)249.5 m (819 ft)572015 ChinaFuzhou
Jin Wan Plaza 1300 m (980 ft)300 m (980 ft)662015 ChinaTianjin
Langham Hotel Tower300 m (980 ft)300 m (980 ft)742015 ChinaDalian
Abeno Harukas300 m (980 ft)592014 JapanOsakaWill become Japan's tallest building
Tameer Commercial Tower300 m (980 ft)742015 UAEAbu Dhabi
Supernova Spira300 m (980 ft)802015 IndiaNoida
Omkar Worli Project Tower 1300 m (980 ft)782016 IndiaMumbai[57]
Omkar Worli Project Tower 2300 m (980 ft)772016 IndiaMumbai[57]
Omkar Alta Monte 1300 m (980 ft)732015 IndiaMumbai[58]

Skyscrapers on-hold

This list ranks skyscrapers whose construction is on-hold that are planned to rise over 300 metres (984.3 ft).

BuildingPlanned pinnacle heightProposed completionCountryCity
Sky City838 m (2,749 ft)2014 ChinaChangsha
India Tower[59][60]700 m (2,300 ft)2016 IndiaMumbai
Doha Convention Center Tower551 m (1,808 ft)2014 QatarDoha
Pentominium516 m (1,693 ft)2014 UAEDubai
Burj Al Alam510 m (1,670 ft)2015 UAEDubai
Al Quds Endowment Tower495 m (1,624 ft)2014 QatarDoha
Dubai Towers Doha437 m (1,434 ft)2014 QatarDoha
Chongqing International Finance Centre[61][62]431 m (1,414 ft) ChinaChongqing
Marina 106425 m (1,394 ft)2012 UAEDubai
Lighthouse Tower402 m (1,319 ft)2012 UAEDubai
One Galleon Place400 m (1,300 ft)2015 PhilippinesPasig
Abu Dhabi Plaza382 m (1,253 ft)2016 KazakhstanAstana
Square Capital Tower376 m (1,234 ft)2012 KuwaitKuwait City
Parc1 Tower A338 m (1,109 ft)2013 South KoreaSeoul
Skycity335 m (1,099 ft) PhilippinesMandaluyong
Orchid Heights Tower A[63][64]328 m (1,076 ft)2014 IndiaMumbai
Orchid Heights Tower B[65][66]328 m (1,076 ft)2014 IndiaMumbai
Lopez Center Tower320 m (1,050 ft)2015 PhilippinesMakati
Tianjin International Trade Centre300 m (980 ft)2012 ChinaTianjin

List by continent

The following table is a list of the tallest completed buildings by each continent (listed by geographical size):

ContinentBuildingHeightFloor countCompletedCountryCity
AsiaBurj Khalifa828 m (2,717 ft)1602010 United Arab EmiratesDubai
AfricaCarlton Centre223 m (732 ft)501973 South AfricaJohannesburg
North AmericaOne World Trade Center541.32 m (1,776.0 ft)1042013 United StatesNew York City
South AmericaGran Torre Santiagoa300 m (980 ft)642012 ChileSantiago
EuropeMercury City Tower[67]339 m (1,112 ft)752012 RussiaMoscow
OceaniaQ1323 m (1,060 ft)782005 AustraliaGold Coast

a On 14 February 2012 it became the tallest building in Latin America.[68]

List of buildings with 100+ floors

See also


A. ^ Destroyed buildings not included
B. ^ Topped out but not completed.
C. ^ Topped out in 1992, when construction was halted. Work was restarted in 2008, exterior work completed in 2011; interior work ongoing.


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