World's tallest building

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

  • structural height (vertical elevation from the base to the highest architectural or integral structural element of the building);
  • highest point on the building.

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:

  • height of structural or architectural top;
  • height of highest floor;
  • height to the top of roof (removed as category in November 2009);[2] and
  • height to top of any part of the building.

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

Buildings that have been the tallest in the world are shown in bold. The list includes the tallest 300 (completed and topped out) buildings in the world.

Rank Building[A][6] City Country Height (m)[1] Height (ft) Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 828 m 2,717 ft 163 2010
2 Shanghai Tower[7] Shanghai  China 632 m 2,073 ft 121 2014[B]
3 Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel Mecca  Saudi Arabia 601 m[8] 1,971 ft 120 2012
4 One World Trade Center New York City  USA 541.3 m 1,776 ft 104 2013
5 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 509 m[9] 1,670 ft 101 2004
6 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai  China 492 m 1,614 ft 101 2008
7 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 484 m 1,588 ft 118 2010
8 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
8 Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
10 Zifeng Tower Nanjing  China 450 m 1,476 ft 89 2010
11 Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower) Chicago  USA 442 m  1,450 ft  108 1973
12 Kingkey 100 Shenzhen  China 442 m 1,449 ft 100 2011
13 Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou  China 440 m 1,440 ft 103 2010
14 Marina 101 Dubai  UAE 432 m 1,417 ft 101 2014[B]
15 Trump International Hotel and Tower[10] Chicago  USA 423 m 1,389 ft 98 2009
16 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai  China 421 m 1,380 ft 88 1999
17 Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 414 m 1,358 ft[11] 101 2012
18 Al Hamra Firdous Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 413 m 1,354 ft 77 2011
19 2 International Finance Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 412 m 1,352 ft 88 2003
20 23 Marina Dubai  UAE 395 m 1,296 ft 89 2012
21 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou  China 391 m 1,283 ft 80 1997
22 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen  China 384 m 1,260 ft 69 1996
23 Central Market Project Abu Dhabi  UAE 381 m 1,251 ft 88 2012
24 Empire State Building New York City  USA 381 m 1,250 ft 102 1931
25 Elite Residence Dubai  UAE 380.5 m 1,247 ft 87 2012
26 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Taiwan 378 m 1,240 ft 85 1997
27 Central Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 374 m 1,227 ft 78 1992
28 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 367 m 1,205 ft 70 1990
29 Bank of America Tower New York City  USA 366 m 1,200 ft 54 2009
30 Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 363 m 1,191 ft 68 2009
31 The Pinnacle Guangzhou  China 360 m 1,181 ft 60 2012
32 SEG Plaza Shenzhen  China 356 m 1,168 ft 70 2000
33 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,166 ft 82 2012
33 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,166 ft 82 2013
35 Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,163 ft 54 2000
36 Aon Center Chicago  USA 346 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
37 The Center Hong Kong  Hong Kong 346 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
38 Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi  Vietnam 345 m 1,132 ft 72 2011
39 John Hancock Center Chicago  USA 344 m 1,128 ft 100 1969
40 Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai  UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2010[B]
41 Mercury City Tower Moscow  Russia 339 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
41 Hefei Feicui TV Tower Hefei  China 339 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
43 Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin  China 337 m 1,105 ft 79 2010
43 The Marina Torch Dubai  UAE 337 m 1,105 ft 79 2011
45 Shimao International Plaza Shanghai  China 333 m 1,094 ft 61 2005
46 Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 333 m 1,093 ft 72 2007
47 Modern Media Center Changzhou  China 332 m 1,089 ft 57 2012
48 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan  China 331 m 1,087 ft 68 2007
49 China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 330 m 1,083 ft 74 2009
49 Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 330 m 1,083 ft 105 1992[C]
51 The Index Dubai  UAE 328 m 1,076 ft 80 2010
51 Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai  UAE 328 m 1,076 ft 69 2013[B]
51 Longxi International Hotel Huaxi Village  China 328 m 1,076 ft 72 2011
54 The Landmark Abu Dhabi  UAE 324 m 1,072 ft 72 2012
54 Deji Plaza Phase 2 Nanjing  China 324 m 1,072 ft 62 2013
55 Q1 Gold Coast  Australia 323 m 1,058 ft 80 2005
56 Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou  China 322 m 1,056 ft 68 2010
57 Burj Al Arab Dubai  UAE 321 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
58 Nina Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 319 m 1,049 ft 80 2007
59 Chrysler Building New York City  USA 319 m 1,047 ft 77 1930
60 New York Times Building New York City  USA 319 m 1,046 ft 52 2007
61 HHHR Tower Dubai  UAE 317 m 1,042 ft 72 2010
62 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta  USA 317 m 1,040 ft 55 1992
63 Moi Center Shenyang  China 311 m 1,020 ft 75 2012
64 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  USA 310 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
65 Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 310 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
65 Ocean Heights Dubai  UAE 310 m 1,017 ft 82 2010
65 Sky Tower Abu Dhabi  UAE 310 m 1,017 ft 74 2010
68 Pearl River Tower Guangzhou  China 310 m 1,016 ft 71 2012
69 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai  UAE 309 m 1,014 ft 56 2000
70 Eurasia Moscow  Russia 309 m 1,013 ft 72 2013[B]
71 Franklin Center Chicago  USA 307 m 1,007 ft 60 1989
72 Cayan Tower Dubai  UAE 306 m 1,005 ft 76 2013
73 One57 New York City  USA 306 m 1,004 ft 75 2013
73 East Pacific Center Tower A Shenzhen  China 306 m 1,004 ft 85 2012
73 The Shard London  UK 306 m 1,004 ft 72 2012
73 The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 306 m 1,004 ft 63 2008
77 JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston  USA 305 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
77 Etihad Tower 2[12][13] Abu Dhabi  UAE 305 m 1,002 ft 79 2011
79 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon  South Korea 305 m 1,001 ft 68 2010
80 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 304 m 997 ft 85 1997
81 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago  USA 303 m 995 ft 64 1990
82 Moi City Wuxi  China 303 m 994 ft 72 2012
83 Leatop Plaza Guangzhou  China 303 m 993 ft 65 2011
84 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  USA 302 m 992 ft 71 1983
84 Kingdom Centre Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 302 m 992 ft 41 2002
86 Gate of the Orient Suzhou  China 302 m 990 ft 68 2012
87 Moscow Tower Moscow  Russia 302 m 989 ft 76 2010
88 We've the Zenith Tower A Busan  South Korea 301 m 987 ft 80 2011
89 Aspire Tower Doha  Qatar 300 m 984 ft 36 2007
89 Arraya 2 Kuwait City  Kuwait 300 m 984 ft 60 2009
89 Gran Torre Santiago Santiago  Chile 300 m 984 ft 64 2012
92 One Island East Hong Kong  Hong Kong 298 m 979 ft 67 2008
93 Shanghai Wheelock Square Shanghai  China 298 m 978 ft 58 2009
93 First Canadian Place Toronto  Canada 298 m 978 ft 72 1976
95 4 World Trade Center New York  USA 298 m 977 ft 72 2012
96 Eureka Tower Melbourne  Australia 297 m 975 ft 91 2006
96 Comcast Center Philadelphia  USA 297 m 975 ft 57 2008
98 Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama  Japan 296 m 972 ft 73 1993
99 Emirates Crown Dubai  UAE 296 m 971 ft 63 2008
100 Islamic Bank Office Tower Dubai  UAE 294 m 964 ft 49 2011
100 Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 294 m 964 ft 61 2010
102 311 South Wacker Drive Chicago  USA 293 m 961 ft 65 1990
102 Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower Panama City  Panama 293 m 961 ft 68 2011
104 Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 2 Busan  South Korea 292 m 959 ft 72 2012
105 American International Building New York City  USA 290 m 952 ft 66 1932
106 Dongguan TBA Tower[14] Dongguan  China 289 m 948 ft 68 2010[B]
107 Key Tower Cleveland  USA 289 m 947 ft 57 1991
108 One Liberty Place Philadelphia  USA 288 m 945 ft 61 1987
108 Plaza 66 Tower One Shanghai  China 288 m 945 ft 66 2001
110 Chongqing Poly Tower[15] Chongqing  China 287 m 941 ft 58 2010[B]
111 SPG Global Tower 1[16] Suzhou  China 286 m 938 ft 54 2010
111 SPG Global Tower 2[17] Suzhou  China 286 m 938 ft 54 2010[B]
113 Columbia Center Seattle  USA 285 m 937 ft 76 1985
114 Yingli Tower Chongqing  China 285 m 936 ft 65 2012
115 Millennium Tower Dubai  UAE 285 m 935 ft 60 2006
115 Sulafa Tower Dubai  UAE 285 m 935 ft 75 2010
117 Tomorrow Square Shanghai  China 285 m 934 ft 55 2003
118 D1 Dubai  UAE 284 m 932 ft 80 2012
119 Chongqing World Trade Center Chongqing  China 283 m 929 ft 60 2005
120 Cheung Kong Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 283 m 928 ft 62 1999
121 The Trump Building New York City  USA 283 m 927 ft 70 1930
122 We've the Zenith Tower B Busan  South Korea 282 m 924 ft 75 2011
123 Vitri Tower Panama City  Panama 281 m 922 ft 75 2012
124 Bank of America Plaza Dallas  USA 281 m 921 ft 72 1985
125 OUB Centre Singapore  Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1986
125 UOB Plaza One Singapore  Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1992
125 Republic Plaza Singapore  Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1996
125 Marina Pinnacle Dubai  UAE 280 m 919 ft 73 2010
129 Seoul International Financial Center Seoul  South Korea 279 m 916 ft 55 2012
130 Citigroup Center New York City  USA 279 m 915 ft 59 1977
130 Greenland Plaza Zhengzhou  China 279 m 915 ft 56 2012
132 Hong Kong New World Tower Shanghai  China 278 m 913 ft 61 2002
133 Trust Tower[18] Abu Dhabi  UAE 278 m 912 ft 60 2010[B]
134 Etihad Tower 1[19] Abu Dhabi  UAE 278 m 911 ft 70 2011
135 Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto  Canada 277 m 908 ft 57 2012
136 Diwang International Commerce Center Nanning  China 276 m 906 ft 54 2006
137 Scotia Plaza Toronto  Canada 275 m 902 ft 68 1988
138 Williams Tower Houston  USA 275 m 901 ft 64 1983
139 Nantong Zhongnan International Plaza[20] Nantong  China 273 m 897 ft 53 2011
140 Wuhan World Trade Tower Wuhan  China 273 m 896 ft 58 1998
140 Lvjing Tower[21] Shenzhen  China 273 m 896 ft 56 2011
140 Shimao International Center Fuzhou  China 273 m 896 ft 56 2012
143 Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 1 Busan  South Korea 273 m 895 ft 66 2011
144 United International Chongqing  China 271 m 889 ft 68 2012
145 Renaissance Tower Dallas  USA 270 m 886 ft 56 1974
145 The Cullinan South Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 270 m 886 ft 68 2008
145 The Cullinan North Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 270 m 886 ft 68 2008
145 China International Center Tower B Guangzhou  China 270 m 886 ft 62 2007
149 Dapeng International Plaza Guangzhou  China 269 m 884 ft 56 2006
150 One Lujiazui Shanghai  China 269 m 883 ft 47 2008
150 JAL Hotel Dubai  UAE 269 m 883 ft 60 2008
150 21st Century Tower Dubai  UAE 269 m 883 ft 55 2003
153 Bitexco Financial Tower Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 269 m 882 ft 68 2010
154 Naberezhnaya Tower C Moscow  Russia 268 m 881 ft 61 2007
155 Bank of Guangzhou Tower Guangzhou  China 268 m 878 ft 57 2012
156 Al Faisaliyah Center Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 267 m 876 ft 44 2000
156 8 Spruce Street New York City  USA 267 m 876 ft 76 2010
156 Star Bay Tower Panama City  Panama 267 m 876 ft 65 2012
159 Fortune Center Phase 3 Beijing  China 266 m 874 ft 56 2012
160 The Point Panama City  Panama 266 m 873 ft 65 2011
161 The River Bangkok  Thailand 265 m 871 ft 73 2012
161 Bank of America Corporate Center Charlotte  USA 265 m 871 ft 60 1992
163 900 North Michigan Chicago  USA 265 m 869 ft 66 1989
163 Al Kazim Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 265 m 869 ft 53 2008
163 Al Kazim Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 265 m 869 ft 53 2008
163 Bocom Financial Towers Shanghai  China 265 m 869 ft 52 2002
163 120 Collins Street Melbourne  Australia 265 m 869 ft 52 1991
163 We've the Zenith Tower C Busan  South Korea 265 m 869 ft 70 2011
163 WBC The Palace Towers Tower 1 Busan  South Korea 265 m 869 ft 71 2010
163 WBC The Palace Towers Tower 2 Busan  South Korea 265 m 869 ft 71 2010
171 SunTrust Plaza Atlanta  USA 264 m 867 ft 60 1992
172 Triumph-Palace Moscow  Russia 264 m 866 ft 54 2005
172 Arts Tower Panama City  Panama 264 m 866 ft 80 2012
174 Samsung Tower Palace 3, Tower G Seoul  South Korea 264 m 865 ft 73 2004
175 Trump World Tower New York City  USA 262 m 859 ft 72 2001
175 Water Tower Place Chicago  USA 262 m 859 ft 74 1976
175 Grand Gateway Shanghai I Shanghai  China 262 m 859 ft 52 2005
175 Grand Gateway Shanghai II Shanghai  China 262 m 859 ft 52 2005
175 Aqua Chicago  USA 262 m 859 ft 86 2009
180 Aon Center Los Angeles  USA 262 m 858 ft 62 1973
181 East Pacific Center Tower B Shenzhen  China 261 m 856 ft 72 2012
181 Sapphire of Istanbul Istanbul  Turkey 261 m 856 ft 54 2010
181 Grand Lisboa Macau  China 261 m 856 ft 47 2008
181 TD Canada Trust Tower Toronto  Canada 261 m 856 ft 53 1990
181 The Masterpiece Hong Kong  Hong Kong 261 m 856 ft 64 2007
181 Islamic Bank Residential Tower Dubai  UAE 261 m 856 ft 51 2011
187 Etihad Tower 3[22] Abu Dhabi  UAE 260 m 854 ft 62 2011
188 Vision Tower Dubai  UAE 260 m 853 ft 60 2010
188 Shanghai IFC North Tower[23] Shanghai  China 260 m 853 ft 60 2011
188 Jing'an Kerry Center Phase 2 Shanghai  China 260 m 853 ft 58 2012
188 Sunny World Center Shenyang  China 260 m 853 ft 59 2012
188 Bahrain Financial Harbour 1 Manama  Bahrain 260 m 853 ft 53 2007
188 Bahrain Financial Harbour 2 Manama  Bahrain 260 m 853 ft 53 2007
188 101 Collins Street Melbourne  Australia 260 m 853 ft 50 1991
188 Abraj Al Bait Hajar Tower Mecca  Saudi Arabia 260 m 853 ft 48 2012
188 Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower Mecca  Saudi Arabia 260 m 853 ft 48 2012
188 Shenzhen Special Zone Press Tower Shenzhen  China 260 m 853 ft 48 1998
188 Transamerica Pyramid San Francisco  USA 260 m 853 ft 48 1972
199 Chase Tower Chicago  USA 259 m 850 ft 60 1969
199 GE Building New York City  USA 259 m 850 ft 69 1933
199 Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt  Germany 259 m 850 ft 56 1997
199 PBCOM Tower Makati  Philippines 259 m 850 ft 55 2000
203 Two Liberty Place Philadelphia  USA 258 m 848 ft 58 1990
204 Huamin Imperial Tower Shanghai  China 258 m 847 ft 63 2011
205 Lanko·Grand Hyatt Hotel Chongqing  China 258 m 846 ft 60 2004
205 Tianjin Hutchinson Whampoa Metro Plaza Tianjin  China 258 m 846 ft 53 2012
207 Park Tower Chicago  USA 257 m 844 ft 67 2000
207 Devon Tower Oklahoma City  USA 257 m 844 ft 50 2012
207 Ciputra World Hotel Tower Jakarta  Indonesia 257 m 844 ft 49 2013[B]
210 St. Petersburg Tower Moscow  Russia 257 m 843 ft 65 2010
211 Messeturm Frankfurt  Germany 257 m 842 ft 55 1990
212 U.S. Steel Tower Pittsburgh  USA 256 m 841 ft 64 1970
212 Sorrento 1 Hong Kong  Hong Kong 256 m 841 ft 75 2003
214 The Harbour Hotel & Residence Dubai  UAE 256 m 840 ft 59 2007
214 Ubora Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 256 m 840 ft 59 2007
214 Hyperion Tower A Seoul  South Korea 256 m 840 ft 69 2003
214 Rinku Gate Tower Building Izumisano  Japan 256 m 840 ft 56 1996
218 New Century Plaza Tower A Nanjing  China 255 m 837 ft 52 2006
218 Langham Place Office Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 255 m 837 ft 59 2004
218 Tower Financial Center Panama City  Panama 255 m 837 ft 53 2011
218 Conrad Hotel Dubai  UAE 255 m 837 ft 51 2012
222 The Imperial I Mumbai  India 254 m 833 ft 60 2009
222 The Imperial II Mumbai  India 254 m 833 ft 60 2009
224 Capital Tower Singapore  Singapore 253 m 830 ft 52 2000
224 Chase Tower Indianapolis  USA 253 m 830 ft 48 1990
226 Highcliff Hong Kong  Hong Kong 252 m 828 ft 72 2003
227 Bank of Shanghai Headquarters Shanghai  China 252 m 827 ft 46 2005
227 Osaka World Trade Center Building Osaka  Japan 252 m 827 ft 55 1995
229 The Harbourside Hong Kong  Hong Kong 251 m 824 ft 73 2003
229 Rialto Towers Melbourne  Australia 251 m 824 ft 63 1986
231 Jiali Plaza Wuhan  China 251 m 823 ft 61 1997
232 The Gramercy Residences Makati  Philippines 250 m[24] 820 ft 73 2012
232 Discovery Primea Makati  Philippines 250 m[25] 820 ft 68 2013
232 The Gate Tower 1 Abu Dhabi  UAE 250 m 820 ft 65 2012
232 The Gate Tower 2 Abu Dhabi  UAE 250 m 820 ft 65 2012
232 The Gate Tower 3 Abu Dhabi  UAE 250 m 820 ft 65 2012
232 Angsana Hotel Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 250 m 820 ft 49 2008
232 Angsana Hotel Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 250 m 820 ft 49 2008
232 Beijing Yintai Centre Tower 2 Beijing  China 250 m 820 ft 63 2007
232 Chelsea Tower Dubai  UAE 250 m 820 ft 49 2005
232 One Atlantic Center Atlanta  USA 250 m 820 ft 50 1987
232 Caja Madrid Tower Madrid  Spain 250 m 820 ft 45 2008
232 Wisma 46 Jakarta  Indonesia 250 m 820 ft 48 1996
232 Post & Telecommunication Hub Guangzhou  China 250 m 820 ft 66 2003
232 Ahmed Khoory Tower Dubai  UAE 250 m 820 ft 60 2012
246 The Legacy at Millennium Park Chicago  USA 250 m 819 ft 73 2010
246 International Hainan Airlines Plaza Haikou  China 250 m 819 ft 54 2012
248 Infinity Brisbane  Australia 249 m 817 ft 81 2013
248 Cathay Pacific Plaza 1 Ordos  China 249 m 817 ft 55 2012
248 Cathay Pacific Plaza 2 Ordos  China 249 m 817 ft 55 2012
248 Al Tayer Tower Dubai  UAE 249 m 817 ft 49 2009
248 63 Building Seoul  South Korea 249 m 817 ft 60 1985
248 Metapolis 101 Hwaseong City  South Korea 249 m 817 ft 66 2010
248 Central Park Perth  Australia 249 m 817 ft 52 1992
248 Torre de Cristal Madrid  Spain 249 m 817 ft 45 2008
256 Midtown Tower Tokyo  Japan 248 m 814 ft 54 2007
256 CitySpire Center New York City  USA 248 m 814 ft 75 1987
258 One Chase Manhattan Plaza New York City  USA 248 m 813 ft 60 1960
259 Midland Square Nagoya  Japan 247 m 810 ft 47 2007
259 Metapolis 104 Hwaseong City  South Korea 247 m 810 ft 66 2010
259 State Tower Bangkok  Thailand 247 m 810 ft 68 2001
262 Conde Nast Building New York City  USA 247 m 809 ft 48 1999
263 Kai Yuen World Center Shijiazhuang  China 246 m 808 ft 53 2012
263 MetLife Building New York City  USA 246 m 808 ft 59 1963
265 Stock Exchange Plaza Shenzhen  China 246 m 807 ft 51 2012
266 Bloomberg Tower New York City  USA 246 m 806 ft 54 2005
266 Qingdao International Trade Center 1 Qingdao  China 246 m 806 ft 50 2012
266 Qingdao International Trade Center 2 Qingdao  China 246 m 806 ft 50 2012
269 Federation of Korean Industries Head Office Seoul  South Korea 245 m 805 ft 50 2013
270 AVIC Plaza Shenzhen  China 245 m 804 ft 52 2012
270 JR Central Towers Nagoya  Japan 245 m 804 ft 51 2007
270 Oasis Beach Tower Dubai  UAE 245 m 804 ft 51 2006
270 Al Fattan Tower Dubai  UAE 245 m 804 ft 51 2006
270 Churchill Residency Dubai  UAE 245 m 804 ft 59 2010
270 One Raffles Quay Singapore  Singapore 245 m 804 ft 59 2006
270 The Sail @ Marina Bay Singapore  Singapore 245 m 804 ft 59 2000
277 Moshe Aviv Tower Tel Aviv  Israel 244 m 801 ft 69 2003
277 Varyap Meridian Grand Tower 1 İstanbul  Turkey 244 m 801 ft 61 2012
277 AAM Tower Dubai  UAE 244 m 801 ft 46 2008
280 BHP Billiton Tower Perth  Australia 244 m 800 ft 46 2012
281 Maybank Tower Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 243 m 799 ft 50 1987
282 Soul Gold Coast  Australia 243 m 797 ft 77 2011
282 Soleil Brisbane  Australia 243 m 797 ft 74 2011
282 The Tower Dubai  UAE 243 m 797 ft 54 2002
282 R&F Centre Guangzhou  China 243 m 797 ft 54 2007
282 Dalian Futures Square 1 Dalian  China 243 m 797 ft 53 2010
282 Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Tokyo  Japan 243 m 797 ft 48 1991
282 Citigroup Centre Sydney  Australia 243 m 797 ft 50 2000
282 F&F Tower Panama City  Panama 243 m 797 ft 52 2011
290 Dalian World Trade Centre Dalian  China 242 m 796 ft 61 2000
291 Federation West Tower Moscow  Russia 242 m 795 ft 62 2007
291 Pearl Tower Panama City  Panama 242 m 795 ft 70 2011
293 Torre Waters Panama City  Panama 242 m 794 ft 75 2011
294 IDS Tower Minneapolis  USA 241 m 792 ft 57 1973
294 Mellon Bank Center Philadelphia  USA 241 m 792 ft 54 1990
294 Woolworth Building New York City  USA 241 m 792 ft 57 1913
297 World Trade Center Doha Doha  Qatar 241 m 791 ft 51 2012
297 Maxdo Centre Shanghai  China 241 m 791 ft 55 2002
297 Bank of China Mansion Qingdao  China 241 m 791 ft 54 1999
300 Hancock Place Boston  USA 241 m 790 ft 60 1976
300 Richensia Tower 1 Bucheon  South Korea 241 m 790 ft 66 2012
300 Richensia Tower 2 Bucheon  South Korea 241 m 790 ft 66 2012
300 Shenzhen Broadcasting Center Building Shenzhen  China 241 m 790 ft 48 2001

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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]

Rank Building City Country Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 828.0 m 2,717 ft 163 2010
2 Abraj Al-Bait Towers Mecca  Saudi Arabia 530.0 m 1,740 ft 120 2012
3 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai  China 487.4 m 1,599 ft 101 2008
4 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 484.0 m 1,588 ft 108 2010
5 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 449.2 m 1,471 ft 101 2004
6 Willis Tower Chicago  USA 442.0 m 1,451 ft 108 1974
7 Kingkey 100 Shenzhen  China 442 m 1,449 ft 100 2011
8 Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou  China 432.0 m 1,417 ft 103 2009
9 One World Trade Center New York City  USA 417.0 m 1,368 ft 104 2013
10 International Finance Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 406.9 m 1,335 ft 88 2003
11 23 Marina Dubai  UAE 395.0  m 1,296 ft 89 2012
12 Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 392.0 m 1,286 ft[11] 101 2012
13 Empire State Building New York City  USA 381.0 m 1,250 ft 102 1931
14 Zifeng Tower Nanjing  China 381.0 m 1,250 ft 89 2009
15 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 378.6 m 1,242 ft 88 1998
15 Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 378.6 m 1,242 ft 88 1998
16 Jin Mao Building Shanghai  China 370.0 m 1,231 ft 88 1998
17 Al Hamra Firdous Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 368 m 1,207 ft 77 2011
18 Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago  USA 356.6 m 1,170 ft 96 2009
19 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Taiwan 347.5 m 1,140 ft 85 1997
20 Aon Center Chicago  USA 346.3 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
21 John Hancock Center Chicago  USA 343.5 m 1,127 ft 100 1969
21 Mercury City Tower Moscow  Russia 339 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
22 China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 333.0 m 1,093 ft 74 2008
23 Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 330.0 m 1,083 ft 105 1992[C]
24 The Index Dubai  UAE 328.0 m 1,076 ft 80 2009
25 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen  China 324.8 m 1,066 ft 69 1996
26 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou  China 321.9 m 1,056 ft 80 1997
27 Nina Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 318.8 m 1,046 ft 80 2006
28 Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 315.0 m 1,033 ft 72 2008
29 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 315.0 m 1,000 ft 72 1990
30 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta  USA 311.81 m 1,023 ft 55 1992
31 Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 311.0 m 1,020 ft 56 2000
32 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  USA 310.3 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
33 Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 310.0 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
34 Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 310.0 m 1,017 ft 74 2008
35 Central Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 309.0 m 1,014 ft 78 1992
36 The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 306.0 m 1,004 ft 78 2008
37 JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston  USA 305.4 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
38 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon  South Korea 305.1 m 1,001 ft 68 2010
39 The Shard London  UK 304.0 m 1,012 ft 72 2012
39 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 304.0 m 997 ft 85 1997
41 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  USA 302.4 m 992 ft 71 1983
42 Kingdom Centre Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 302.0 m 991 ft 41 2002
43 Moscow Tower Moscow  Russia 302 m 989 ft 76 2010
44 We've the Zenith Busan  South Korea 301.0 m 988 ft 80 2011
45 First Canadian Place Toronto  Canada 298.1 m 978 ft 72 1975
46 Comcast Center Philadelphia  USA 297.2 m 975 ft 57 2008
47 Eureka Tower Melbourne  Australia 297.0 m 984 ft 91 2006
48 Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama  Japan 295.8 m 970 ft 70 1993
49 311 South Wacker Drive Chicago  USA 292.9 m 961 ft 55 1990
50 I'Park Marina Busan  South Korea 292.1 m 958 ft 72 2011
51 The Center Hong Kong  Hong Kong 292.0 m 958 ft 73 1998
52 SEG Plaza Shenzhen  China 291.6 m 956.7 ft 70 2000
53 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan  China 290.0 m 951 ft 68 2007

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.

Rank Building City Country Height Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 829.8 m 2,722 ft 163 2010
2 Abraj Al-Bait Towers Mecca  Saudi Arabia 601 m[8] 1,971 ft 120 2012
3 One World Trade Center New York City  USA 546.2 m 1,792 ft 104 2013
4 Willis Tower Chicago  USA 527.0 m 1,729 ft 108 1974
5 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 509.0 m 1,669 ft 101 2004
6 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai  China 494.4 m 1,614 ft 101 2008
7 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 484.0 m 1,588 ft 108 2010
8 John Hancock Center Chicago  USA 457.2 m 1,500 ft 100 1969
9 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452.0 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
9 Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452.0 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
10 Zifeng Tower Nanjing  China 450.0 m 1,476 ft 89 2009
11 Empire State Building New York City  USA 443.2 m 1,454 ft 102 1931
12 Kingkey 100 Shenzhen  China 442 m 1,449 ft 100 2011
13 Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou  China 440.5 m 1,445 ft 103 2009
14 Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago  USA 423.4 m 1,389 ft 96 2009
15 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai  China 421.0 m 1,381 ft 88 1998
16 International Finance Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 416.5 m 1,366 ft 88 2003
17 Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 414.0 m 1,358 ft[11] 101 2012
18 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 412.6 m 1,354 ft 77 2010
19 23 Marina Dubai  UAE 395 m 1,296 ft 89 2012
20 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou  China 391.0 m 1,283 ft 80 1997
21 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen  China 384.0 m 1,260 ft 69 1996
22 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Taiwan 378.0 m 1,240 ft 85 1997
23 Emirates Park Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 376.0 m 1,234 ft 77 2010
23 Emirates Park Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 376.0 m 1,234 ft 77 2010
25 Central Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 374.0 m 1,227 ft 78 1992
26 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 367.4 m 1,205 ft 72 1990
27 Bank of America Tower New York City  USA 365.8 m 1,200 ft 54 2008
28 Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 363.0 m 1,191 ft 68 2008
29 Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 356.4 m 1,169 ft 56 2000
30 SEG Plaza Shenzhen  China 355.8 m 1,167 ft 70 2000
31 First Canadian Place Toronto  Canada 355.0 m 1,165 ft 72 1975
32 The Torch Dubai  UAE 348.1 m 1,142 ft 80 2011
33 Aon Center Chicago  USA 346.3 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
34 The Center Hong Kong  Hong Kong 346.0 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
35 Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai  UAE 342.0 m 1,122 ft 76 2010
36 Mercury City Tower Moscow  Russia 339 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
36 Conde Nast Building New York City  USA 338.0 m 1,109 ft 48 1999
37 Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin  China 336.9 m 1,105 ft 79 2010
38 Shanghai Shimao International Plaza Shanghai  China 333.0 m 1,094 ft 60 2005
39 Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 333.0 m 1,093 ft 72 2008
40 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan  China 331.0 m 1,086 ft 68 2007
41 Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 330.0 m 1,083 ft 105 1992[C]
41 China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 330.0 m 1,083 ft 74 2008
41 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 328.0 m 1,076 ft 85 1997
41 The Index Dubai  UAE 328.0 m 1,076 ft 80 2009
41 Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai  UAE 328.0 m 1,076 ft 72 2010
41 Hanging Village of Huaxi Huaxi Village  China 328.0 m 1,076 ft 72 2011
47 The Landmark Abu Dhabi  UAE 324.0 m 1072 ft 72 2010[B]
48 Q1 Gold Coast  Australia 322.5 m 1,058 ft 78 2005
49 Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou  China 322.0 m 1,056 ft 68 2010
50 Burj Al Arab Dubai  UAE 321.0 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
51 Chrysler Building New York City  USA 318.9 m 1,046 ft 77 1930
51 New York Times Building New York City  USA 318.9 m 1,046 ft 52 2007
53 Nina Tower Hong Kong  China 318.8 m 1,046 ft 80 2006
54 HHHR Tower Dubai  UAE 317.8 m 1,042 ft 72 2010
55 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta  USA 317.8 m 1,042 ft 55 1992
56 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  USA 310.3 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
57 Ocean Heights Dubai  UAE 310.0 m 1,017 ft 82 2010
57 Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 310.0 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
57 Sky Tower Abu Dhabi  UAE 310.0 m 1,017 ft 74 2010
60 Pearl River Tower Guangzhou  China 310.0 m 1,016 ft 71 2012
61 The Shard London  UK 309.6 m 1,016 ft 95 2012
62 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai  UAE 309.0 m 1,014 ft 56 2000
63 AT&T Corporate Center Chicago  USA 307.0 m 1,007 ft 60 2001
64 The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 306.0 m 1,004 ft 63 2008
65 JPMorganChase Tower Houston  USA 305.4 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
66 Etihad Tower 2[12][13] Abu Dhabi  UAE 305.4 m 1,002 ft 79 2011
67 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon  South Korea 305.1 m 1,001 ft 68 2010
68 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago  USA 303.3 m 995 ft 64 1990
69 Leatop Plaza Guangzhou  China 302.7 m 993 ft 65 2012
70 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  USA 302.4 m 992 ft 71 1983
71 One Shell Plaza Houston  USA 302.4 m 992 ft 50 1971
72 Kingdom Centre Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 302.0 m 991 ft 41 2002
73 Moscow Tower Moscow  Russia 302.0 m 989 ft 76 2010
74 We've the Zenith Busan  South Korea 301.0 m 988 ft 80 2011
75 Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt  Germany 300.1 m 985 ft 53 1997
75 Aspire Tower Doha  Qatar 300.0 m 984 ft 36 2007
75 Arraya 2 Kuwait City  Kuwait 300.0 m 984 ft 60 2009

Skyscrapers under construction

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

Building Planned pinnacle height Planned roof height Floors Planned completion Country City Remarks
Kingdom Tower 1,000 m (3,300 ft) 1,000 m (3,300 ft) 156 2019  Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Sky City 838 m (2,749 ft) 727 m (2,385 ft) 202 2014  China Changsha construction stopped[27]
Ping'an International Finance Center 660 m (2,170 ft) 555 m (1,821 ft) 115 2015  China Shenzhen
Wuhan Greenland Center 636 m (2,087 ft) 606 m (1,988 ft) 124 2017  China Wuhan
Shanghai Tower 632 m (2,073 ft) 565.6 m (1,856 ft) 128 2014  China Shanghai Topped out 3 August 2013.[7]
Goldin Finance 117 597 m (1,959 ft) 597 m (1,959 ft) 117 2015  China Tianjin
Rose Rock IFC 588 m (1,929 ft) 588 m (1,929 ft) 100 2015  China Tianjin
Lotte World Tower 555 m (1,821 ft) 554.6 m (1,820 ft) 123 2015  South Korea Seoul Will become the tallest building in the OECD with the tallest observation deck in the world.[28]
The CTF Guangzhou 530 m (1,740 ft) 494.5 m (1,622 ft) 111 2017  China Guangzhou
China Zun 528 m (1,732 ft) 528 m (1,732 ft) 111 2017  China Beijing
Dalian Greenland Center 518 m (1,699 ft) 518 m (1,699 ft) 88 2016  China Dalian
Busan Lotte Town Tower 510 m (1,670 ft) 510 m (1,670 ft) 107 2016  South Korea Busan
Qatar National Bank Tower 510 m (1,670 ft) 510 m (1,670 ft) 101 2014  Qatar Doha
Federation Tower 509 m (1,670 ft) 360 m (1,180 ft) 93 2016  Russia Moscow
International Commerce Center 1 468 m (1,535 ft) 430 m (1,410 ft) 99 2016  China Chongqing
Tianjin R&F Guangdong Tower 468 m (1,535 ft) 384 m (1,260 ft) 91 2016  China Tianjin
Lakhta Center 463 m (1,519 ft) 86 2018  Russia St. Petersburg Will become tallest building in Europe upon completion.[29]
Suzhou Supertower 452 m (1,483 ft) 92 2016  China Suzhou [30]
World One 442 m (1,450 ft) 442 m (1,450 ft) 117 2014  India Mumbai Will become tallest residential skyscraper in the world if completed before Pentominium.[31][32][33][34][35][36]
Wuhan Center 438 m (1,437 ft) 438 m (1,437 ft) 88 2015  China Wuhan
Diamond Tower 432 m (1,417 ft) 395 m (1,296 ft) 93 ?  Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Marina 101 432 m (1,417 ft) 101 2014  United Arab Emirates Dubai
432 Park Avenue 426 m (1,398 ft) 426 m (1,398 ft) 89 2016  USA New York City
Two World Trade Center 411 m (1,348 ft) 387 m (1,270 ft) 79 2015  USA New York City Also known as 200 Greenwich Street[37]
Ningbo Center 398 m (1,306 ft) 398 m (1,306 ft) 2017  China Ningbo
Capital Market Authority Headquarters 385 m (1,263 ft) 385 m (1,263 ft) 77 2014  Saudi Arabia Riyadh
Forum 66 Tower 1 384 m (1,260 ft) 384 m (1,260 ft) 76 2014  China Shenyang
Eton Place Dalian Tower 1 383 m (1,257 ft) 383 m (1,257 ft) 80 2014  China Dalian
The Domain 381 m (1,250 ft) 381 m (1,250 ft) 88 2014  UAE Abu Dhabi
Three World Trade Center 378 m (1,240 ft) 349.7 m (1,147 ft) 71 2014  USA New York City Also known as 175 Greenwich Street[38]
Oberoi Oasis Residential Tower 372 m (1,220 ft)[39] 356 m (1,168 ft) 82 2015  India Mumbai
Zhujiang New City Tower 371 m (1,217 ft) 371 m (1,217 ft) 87 2015  China Guangzhou
VietinBank Business Center Office Tower 363 m (1,191 ft) 321 m (1,053 ft) 68 2016  Vietnam Hanoi
World View / Queens Tower 360 m (1,180 ft) 360 m (1,180 ft) 90 2016  India Mumbai [31][33][34][40][41]
Sino-Steel Tower 355 m (1,165 ft) 77 2014  China Tianjin
Forum 66 Tower 2 351 m (1,152 ft) 68 2013  China Shenyang
Orchid Turf View 1 350 m (1,150 ft) 76 ?  India Mumbai [42]
Orchid Turf View 2 350 m (1,150 ft) 76 ?  India Mumbai [42]
Lamar Tower 1 350 m (1,150 ft) 72 2014  Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Gezhouba International Plaza 350 m (1,150 ft) 69 2013  China Wuhan
Xiamen International Center 339 m (1,112 ft) 339.88 m (1,115.1 ft) 81 2016  China Xiamen [43]
The Wharf Times Square 339 m (1,112 ft) 68 2014  China Wuxi
Chongqing World Financial Center 339 m (1,112 ft) 339 m (1,112 ft) 73 2014  China Chongqing
Orchid Crown Tower 1 337 m (1,106 ft) 337 m (1,106 ft) 75 2015  India Mumbai [44][45]
Orchid Crown Tower 2 337 m (1,106 ft) 337 m (1,106 ft) 75 2015  India Mumbai [46][47]
Orchid Crown Tower 3 337 m (1,106 ft) 337 m (1,106 ft) 75 2015  India Mumbai [48][49]
Oko Tower 336 m (1,102 ft) 336 m (1,102 ft) 91 2015  Russia Moscow
ADNOC Headquarters 335.3 m (1,100 ft) 65 2014  UAE Abu Dhabi
DAMAC Heights 335 m (1,099 ft) 335 m (1,099 ft) 85 2016  UAE Dubai
South Asian Gate 333 m (1,093 ft) 333 m (1,093 ft) 83 2014  China Kunming
Tianjin Kerry Center 333 m (1,093 ft) 333 m (1,093 ft) 72 2014  China Tianjin
Changzhou Modern Media Center 332 m (1,089 ft) 57 2013  China Changzhou [50]
Suning Plaza Tower 1 330 m (1,080 ft) 330 m (1,080 ft) 77 2016  China Zhenjiang
Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 1 328 m (1,076 ft) 328 m (1,076 ft) 69 2015  China Nanjing
Han Kwok City Center 329 m (1,079 ft) 329 m (1,079 ft) 80 2015  China Shenzhen
Yantai Shimao No.1 The Harbour 323 m (1,060 ft) 57 2014  China Yantai
Gate of Taipei 322 m (1,056 ft) 322 m (1,056 ft) 76 2016  Taiwan Taipei
Palais Royale Mumbai 320 m (1,050 ft) 320 m (1,050 ft) 75 2014  India Mumbai Will become the tallest building in India, if completed before India Tower and World One.[51] It is the first supertall in India to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum rating for environmental sustainability.[52][53][54]
White Magnolia Plaza 319.5 m (1,048 ft) 67 2013  China Shanghai
Runhua Global Center 1 318 m (1,043 ft) 318 m (1,043 ft) 72 2014  China Changzhou
Riverside Century Plaza Main Tower 318 m (1,043 ft) 318 m (1,043 ft) 66 2015  China Wuhu
MahaNakhon 313 m (1,027 ft) 314 m (1,030 ft) 77 2015  Thailand Bangkok
The Stratford Residences 312 m (1,024 ft) 70 2015  Philippines Makati It will become the Philippines' highest building.
Guangzhou Fortune Center 309 m (1,014 ft) 309 m (1,014 ft) 68 2014  China Guangzhou
Eurasia 309 m (1,014 ft) 305 m (1,001 ft) 72 2013  Russia Moscow
Bahria Icon Tower 1 309 m (1,014 ft) 309 m (1,014 ft) 67 2015  Pakistan Karachi It will become Pakistan's' highest building.
Shenyang New World International Convention & Exhibition Center Tower 1 308 m (1,010 ft) 277 m (909 ft) 60 2014  China Shenyang
Shenyang New World International Convention & Exhibition Center Tower 2 308 m (1,010 ft) 277 m (909 ft) 60 2014  China Shenyang
Lokhandwala Minerva 304 m (997 ft) 304 m (997 ft) 82 2015  India Mumbai Residential[55][56]
The Wharf International Financial Square Chongqing 304 m (997 ft) 64 2014  China Chongqing
Shenzhen World Finance Center 304 m (997 ft) 304 m (997 ft) 68 2014  China Shenzhen
KAFD World Trade Center 303 m (994 ft) 303 m (994 ft) 67 2014  Saudi Arabia Riyadh
Diwang International Fortune Center 303 m (994 ft) 303 m (994 ft) 75 2014  China Liuzhou
Kempinski Hotel 303 m (994 ft) 303 m (994 ft) 69 2014  Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Four Seasons Tower 303 m (994 ft) 303 m (994 ft) 65 2014  China Tianjin
Gate of the Orient 302 m (991 ft) 302 m (991 ft) 74 2014  China Suzhou
Heung Kong Tower 301 m (988 ft) 301 m (988 ft) 70 2014  China Shenzhen
Lamar Tower 2 301 m (988 ft) 62 2014  Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Century IT Park 300 metres (984 ft) 59 2015  India Mumbai [57]
Namaste Tower 300 m (980 ft) 300 m (980 ft) 62 2014  India Mumbai It resembles the ‘Namaste’ gesture: two wings of the hotel are clasped together like hands greeting.[58]
Xiamen Shimao Cross-Strait Plaza Tower A 300 m (980 ft) 249.9 m (820 ft) 67 2014  China Xiamen
Xiamen Shimao Cross-Strait Plaza Tower B 300 m (980 ft) 249.9 m (820 ft) 59 2014  China Xiamen
Shenglong Global Center 300 m (980 ft) 249.5 m (819 ft) 57 2015  China Fuzhou
Jin Wan Plaza 1 300 m (980 ft) 300 m (980 ft) 66 2015  China Tianjin
Langham Hotel Tower 300 m (980 ft) 300 m (980 ft) 74 2015  China Dalian
Abeno Harukas 300 m (980 ft) 59 2014  Japan Osaka Will become Japan's tallest building
Tameer Commercial Tower 300 m (980 ft) 74 2013  UAE Abu Dhabi
Supernova Spira 300 m (980 ft) 80 2015  India Noida
Omkar Worli Project Tower 1 300 m (980 ft) 78 2016  India Mumbai [59]
Omkar Worli Project Tower 2 300 m (980 ft) 77 2016  India Mumbai [59]
Omkar Alta Monte 1 300 m (980 ft) 73 2013  India Mumbai [60]

Skyscrapers on-hold

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

Building Planned pinnacle height Proposed completion Country City
India Tower[61][62] 700 m (2,300 ft) 2016  India Mumbai
Doha Convention Center Tower 551 m (1,808 ft) 2014  Qatar Doha
Pentominium 516 m (1,693 ft) 2014  UAE Dubai
Burj Al Alam 510 m (1,670 ft) 2015  UAE Dubai
Al Quds Endowment Tower 495 m (1,624 ft) 2014  Qatar Doha
Dubai Towers Doha 437 m (1,434 ft) 2014  Qatar Doha
Chongqing International Finance Centre[63][64] 431 m (1,414 ft)  China Chongqing
Marina 106 425 m (1,394 ft) 2012  UAE Dubai
Lighthouse Tower 402 m (1,319 ft) 2012  UAE Dubai
One Galleon Place 400 m (1,300 ft) 2015  Philippines Pasig
Abu Dhabi Plaza 382 m (1,253 ft) 2016  Kazakhstan Astana
Square Capital Tower 376 m (1,234 ft) 2012  Kuwait Kuwait City
Parc1 Tower A 338 m (1,109 ft) 2013  South Korea Seoul
Skycity 335 m (1,099 ft)  Philippines Mandaluyong
Orchid Heights Tower A[65][66] 328 m (1,076 ft) 2014  India Mumbai
Orchid Heights Tower B[67][68] 328 m (1,076 ft) 2014  India Mumbai
Lopez Center Tower 320 m (1,050 ft) 2015  Philippines Makati
Tianjin International Trade Centre 300 m (980 ft) 2012  China Tianjin

List by continent

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

Continent Building Height Floor count Completed Country City
Asia Burj Khalifa 828 m (2,717 ft) 160 2010  United Arab Emirates Dubai
Africa Carlton Centre 223 m (732 ft) 50 1973  South Africa Johannesburg
North America One World Trade Center 541.32 m (1,776.0 ft) 104 2013  United States New York City
South America Gran Torre Santiagoa 300 m (980 ft) 64 2012  Chile Santiago
Europe Mercury City Tower[69] 339 m (1,112 ft) 75 2012  Russia Moscow
Oceania Q1 323 m (1,060 ft) 78 2005  Australia Gold Coast

a On 14 February 2012 it became the tallest building in Latin America.[70] Inauguration is expected by April 2013.[71]

List of buildings with 100+ floors

See also

Notes

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.

References

External links

  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat The CTBUH announces the title of "The World's Tallest Building"
  • Emporis, international database and gallery of buildings
  • Structurae, international database and gallery of structures
  • The World's Tallest buildings list, including u/c and planned buildings, plus historical lists by decade
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