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List of tallest buildings in the world

 

List of tallest buildings in the world

The 828m tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai has been the tallest building in the world since 2008.[1] The Burj Khalifa has been classified as Megatall.[2]
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.

Contents

  • Ranking criteria and alternatives 1
  • Tallest buildings in the world 2
  • Photo gallery 3
  • Alternative measurements 4
    • Height to roof 4.1
    • Height to pinnacle (highest point) 4.2
  • Buildings under construction 5
  • List by continent 6
  • List of buildings with 100+ floors 7
  • Proposed 8
  • Cancelled 9
  • See also 10
  • Notes 11
  • References 12
  • External links 13

Ranking criteria and alternatives

The international non-profit organization Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the tallest at 828 m (2,717 ft).[3] 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,[4] the council listed and ranked buildings in four categories:

  • height to structural or architectural top;
  • height to floor of highest occupied floor;
  • height to top of roof (removed as category in November 2009);[5] 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.[6] 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.[7][8]

Tallest buildings in the world

This list includes all buildings (completed and architecturally topped out) which reach a height of 300 metres (984 ft) or more as assessed by their highest architectural feature. As of 2015, seven of the last eight buildings to have held the record as 'tallest building in the world' are still found in the list, with the North Tower of the original World Trade Center being the exception after its destruction in the September 11 attacks of 2001.

bold †Denotes building that is or was once tallest in the world
Rank Building[A][9] City Country/Region Height (m)[3] Height (ft) Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 828 m 2,717 ft 163 2010
2 Shanghai Tower Shanghai  China 632 m[10] 2,073 ft 123 2015
3 Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower Mecca  Saudi Arabia 601 m[11] 1,971 ft 120 2012
4 Ping An Finance Centre Shenzhen  China 599 m 1,965 ft 115 2016[B]
5 One World Trade Center New York City  United States 541.3 m 1,776 ft 104 2014
6 CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou  China 530 m[12] 1,740 ft 111 2016[B]
7 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 509 m[13] 1,670 ft 101 2004
8 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai  China 492 m 1,614 ft 101 2008
9 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 484 m 1,588 ft 118 2010
10= Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
10= Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
12 Zifeng Tower Nanjing  China 450 m 1,476 ft 89 2010
13 Willis Tower† (formerly the Sears Tower) Chicago  United States 442 m  1,451 ft  107 1974
14 KK100 Shenzhen  China 442 m 1,449 ft 100 2011
15 Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou  China 440 m 1,440 ft 103 2010
16 Marina 101 Dubai  UAE 426.5 m 1,399 ft 101 2015[B]
17 432 Park Avenue New York City  United States 426 m 1,397 ft 88 2015[B]
18 Trump International Hotel and Tower[14] Chicago  United States 423 m 1,389 ft 98 2009
19 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai  China 420.5 m 1,380 ft 88 1999
20 Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 414 m 1,358 ft[15] 101 2012
21 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 413 m 1,354 ft 80 2011
22 Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 412 m 1,352 ft 88 2003
23 23 Marina Dubai  UAE 395 m 1,296 ft 89 2012
24 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou  China 391 m 1,283 ft 80 1997
25 Eton Place Dalian Tower 1 Dalian  China 388 m 1,273 ft 81 2015[B]
26 Capital Market Authority Headquarters Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 385 m 1 263 ft 77 2015[B]
27= Forum 66 Tower 1 Shenyang  China 384 m 1,260 ft 76 2015[B]
27= Shun Hing Square Shenzhen  China 384 m 1,260 ft 69 1996
28 Burj Mohammed bin Rashid Abu Dhabi  UAE 381.2 m 1,251 ft 88 2014
29= Empire State Building New York City  United States 381 m 1,250 ft 102 1931
31 Elite Residence Dubai  UAE 380.5 m 1,248 ft 87 2012
32= Federation Tower (East Tower)[16] Moscow  Russia 374 m 1,227 ft 95 2015[B]
32= Central Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 374 m 1,227 ft 78 1992
34 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 367 m 1,205 ft 70 1990
35 Bank of America Tower New York City  United States 366 m 1,200 ft 54 2009
36 Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 363 m 1,191 ft 68 2009
37 The Pinnacle Guangzhou  China 360 m 1,180 ft 60 2012
38= JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,166 ft 82 2012
38= JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,166 ft 82 2012
38= Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,163 ft 54 2000
41 OKO Tower - South Tower Moscow  Russia 354 m 1,160 ft 85 2015[B]
42 The Marina Torch Dubai  UAE 352 m 1,155 ft 86 2011
43 Forum 66 Tower 2 Shenyang  China 351 m 1,150 ft 68 2015[B]
44 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Republic of China 348 m 1,140 ft 85 1997
45= Aon Center Chicago  United States 346 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
45= The Center Hong Kong  Hong Kong 346 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
47 John Hancock Center Chicago  United States 344 m 1,128 ft 100 1969
48= ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi  UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2015[B]
48= Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai  UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2015[B]
50= The Wharf Times Square Wuxi  China 339 m 1,112 ft 68 2014
50= Chongqing World Financial Center Chongqing  China 339 m 1,112 ft 78 2014
50= Mercury City Tower Moscow  Russia 339 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
53 Tianjin Modern City Office Tower Tianjin  China 338 m 1,109 ft 65 2015[B]
54 Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin  China 337 m 1,105 ft 79 2010
55= Shimao International Plaza Shanghai  China 333 m 1,094 ft 61 2005
55= Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 333 m 1,093 ft 72 2007
57 Modern Media Center Changzhou  China 332 m 1,089 ft 57 2013
58 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan  China 331 m 1,087 ft 68 2008
59= China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 330 m 1,083 ft 74 2009
59= Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 330 m 1,083 ft 105 1992[C]
61= Hon Kwok City Center Shenzhen  China 329 m 1,081 ft 80 2015[B]
61= Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi  Vietnam 329 m 1,078 ft 72 2011
63= Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai  UAE 328 m 1,076 ft 69 2013
63= Longxi International Hotel Huaxi Village  China 328 m 1,076 ft 72 2011
63= Wuxi Suning Plaza 1 Wuxi  China 328 m 1,076 ft 68 2014
66 The Index Dubai  UAE 326 m 1,070 ft 80 2010
67= The Landmark Abu Dhabi  UAE 324 m 1,072 ft 72 2012
67= Deji Plaza Phase 2 Nanjing  China 324 m 1,072 ft 62 2013
69= Yantai Shimao No.1 The Harbour Yantai  China 323 m 1,060 ft 59 2015[B]
69= Q1 Gold Coast  Australia 323 m 1,058 ft 80 2005
71 Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou  China 322 m 1,056 ft 68 2010
72 Burj Al Arab Dubai  UAE 321 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
73= Nina Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 320 m 1,051 ft 80 2007
73= Sinar Mas Center 1 Shanghai  China 320 m 1,048 ft 66 2016[B]
75= Chrysler Building New York City  United States 319 m 1,046 ft 77 1930
75= New York Times Building New York City  United States 319 m 1,046 ft 52 2007
75= Global City Square[17] Guangzhou  China 319 m 1,046 ft 67 2015[B]
78= HHHR Tower Dubai  UAE 317 m 1,042 ft 72 2010
78= Bank of America Plaza Atlanta  United States 317 m 1,040 ft 55 1992
80 Chongqing IFS T1 Chongqing  China 316 m 1,037 ft 65 2016[B]
81 Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre Tower 1[18] Nanjing  China 315 m 1,032 ft 68 2015
82 Moi Center Shenyang  China 311 m 1,020 ft 75 2012
83= U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  United States 310 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
83= Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 310 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
83= Ocean Heights Dubai  UAE 310 m 1,017 ft 82 2010
83= Pearl River Tower Guangzhou  China 310 m 1,016 ft 71 2011
87 The Shard London  United Kingdom 309.6 m 1,016 ft 72 2012
88= Fortune Center Guangzhou  China 309 m 1,015 ft 73 2015[B]
88= Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai  UAE 309 m 1,014 ft 56 2000
88= Stalnaya Vershina Moscow  Russia 309 m 1,013 ft 72 2015
91 Burj Rafal Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 308 m 1,010 ft 68 2013
92= Wanda Plaza 1[19] Kunming  China 307 m 1,008 ft 70 2016[B]
92= Wanda Plaza 2[20] Kunming  China 307 m 1,008 ft 70 2016[B]
92= Franklin Center Chicago  United States 307 m 1,007 ft 60 1989
92= Cayan Tower Dubai  UAE 306 m 1,005 ft 76 2013
92= One57 New York City  United States 306 m 1,004 ft 75 2013
92= East Pacific Center Tower A Shenzhen  China 306 m 1,004 ft 85 2012
92= The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 306 m 1,004 ft 63 2008
99= JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston  United States 305 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
99= Etihad Tower 2[21][22] Abu Dhabi  UAE 305 m 1,002 ft 79 2011
99= Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon  South Korea 305 m 1,001 ft 68 2010
102= Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 304 m 997 ft 85 1997
102= Wuxi Maoye City - Marriott Hotel Wuxi  China 304 m 997 ft 68 2014
104= Two Prudential Plaza Chicago  United States 303 m 995 ft 64 1990
104= Diwang International Fortune Center Liuzhou  China 303 m 994 ft 75 2015[B]
104= Chang Fu Jin Mao Tower Shenzhen  China 303 m 994 ft 68 2016[B]
104= KAFD World Trade Center[23] Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 303 m 994 ft 67 2015[B]
104= Greenland Puli Center[24] Jinan  China 303 m 994 ft 60 2015
104= Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 1[25] Nanchang  China 303 m 994 ft 59 2015
104= Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 2[26] Nanchang  China 303 m 994 ft 59 2015
104= Heung Kong Tower Shenzhen  China 303 m 994 ft 61 2014
104= Leatop Plaza Guangzhou  China 303 m 993 ft 65 2011
113= Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  United States 302 m 992 ft 71 1983
113= Kingdom Centre Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 302 m 992 ft 41 2002
113= Gate of the Orient Suzhou  China 302 m 990 ft 68 2015
113= Moscow Tower Moscow  Russia 302 m 989 ft 76 2010
117 We've the Zenith Tower A Busan  South Korea 301 m 987 ft 80 2011
118= Gran Torre Santiago Santiago  Chile 300 m 984 ft 62 2012
118= Abeno Harukas Osaka  Japan 300 m 984 ft 60 2014
118= Arraya 2 Kuwait City  Kuwait 300 m 984 ft 60 2009
118= Aspire Tower Doha  Qatar 300 m 984 ft 36 2007

Photo gallery

Alternative measurements

Height to roof

Some assessments of the tallest building use 'height to roof' to determine tallest building in the world, as "architectural feature" is regarded as a subjective and an inaccurate comparative measure. In November 2009, the CTBUH stopped using the roof height as a method of measurement for tall buildings due to the fact that modern tall buildings rarely have a part of the building that can categorically be determined as the 'roof'.[27]

Rank Building City Country Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 705.5 m 1,918 ft 163 2010
2 Shanghai Tower Shanghai  China 574.6 m 1,885 ft 121 2015
3 Abraj Al-Bait Towers Mecca  Saudi Arabia 530.0 m 1,740 ft 120 2012
4 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai  China 487.4 m 1,599 ft 101 2008
5 International Commerce Centre The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Hong Kong  Hong Kong 484.0 m 1,588 ft 118 2010
6 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 449.2 m 1,471 ft 101 2004
7 Willis Tower Chicago  United States 442.0 m 1,451 ft 108 1974
8 Kingkey 100 Shenzhen  China 442.0 m 1,449 ft 100 2011
9 Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou  China 432.0 m 1,417 ft 103 2009
10 432 Park Avenue New York City  United States 425.5 m 1,396 ft 88 2015
11 One World Trade Center New York City  United States 417.0 m 1,368 ft 104 2014
12 International Finance Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 406.9 m 1,335 ft 88 2003
13 23 Marina Dubai  UAE 395.0 m 1,296 ft 89 2012
14 Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 392.0 m 1,286 ft[15] 101 2012
15= Empire State Building New York City  United States 381.0 m 1,250 ft 102 1931
15= Zifeng Tower Nanjing  China 381.0 m 1,250 ft 89 2009
17= Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 378.6 m 1,242 ft 88 1998
17= Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 378.6 m 1,242 ft 88 1998
19 Jin Mao Building Shanghai  China 370.0 m 1,231 ft 88 1998
20 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 368.0 m 1,207 ft 80 2011
21 Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago  United States 356.6 m 1,170 ft 96 2009
22 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Taiwan 347.5 m 1,140 ft 85 1997
23 Aon Center Chicago  United States 346.3 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
24 John Hancock Center Chicago  United States 343.5 m 1,127 ft 100 1969
25 Mercury City Tower Moscow  Russia 339.0 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
26 China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 333.0 m 1,093 ft 74 2008
27 Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 330.0 m 1,083 ft 105 1992[C]
28 The Index Dubai  UAE 328.0 m 1,076 ft 80 2009
29 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen  China 324.8 m 1,066 ft 69 1996
30 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou  China 321.9 m 1,056 ft 80 1997
31 Nina Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 318.8 m 1,046 ft 80 2006
32= Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 315.0 m 1,033 ft 72 2008
32= Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 315.0 m 1,033 ft 72 1990
34 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta  United States 311.8 m 1,023 ft 55 1992
35 Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 311.0 m 1,020 ft 56 2000
36 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  United States 310.3 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
37= Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 310.0 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
37= Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 310.0 m 1,017 ft 74 2008
39 Central Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 309.0 m 1,014 ft 78 1992
40 The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 306.0 m 1,004 ft 78 2008
41 JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston  United States 305.4 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
42 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon  South Korea 305.1 m 1,001 ft 68 2010
43 The Shard London  United Kingdom 304.1 m 998 ft 72 2012
44 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 304.0 m 997 ft 85 1997
45 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  United States 302.4 m 992 ft 71 1983
46 Kingdom Centre Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 302.0 m 991 ft 41 2002
47 Moscow Tower Moscow  Russia 302.0 m 989 ft 76 2010
48 We've the Zenith Busan  South Korea 301.0 m 988 ft 80 2011

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.

Tallest buildings in the world by pinnacle height, including all masts, poles, antennae, etc. in 2014.
Rank Building City Country Height Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 828.9 m 2,717 ft 163 2010
2 Shanghai Tower Shanghai  China 632 m 2,073 ft 121 2015
3 Abraj Al-Bait Towers Mecca  Saudi Arabia 601 m[11] 1,971 ft 120 2012
4 One World Trade Center New York City  United States 546.2 m 1,792 ft 104 2014
5 Willis Tower Chicago  United States 527.0 m 1,729 ft 108 1974
6 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 509.0 m 1,669 ft 101 2004
7 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai  China 494.4 m 1,614 ft 101 2008
8 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 484.0 m 1,588 ft 118 2010
9 John Hancock Center Chicago  United States 457.2 m 1,500 ft 100 1969
10= Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452.0 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
10= Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452.0 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
12 Zifeng Tower Nanjing  China 450.0 m 1,476 ft 89 2009
13 Empire State Building New York City  United States 443.2 m 1,454 ft 102 1931
14 Kingkey 100 Shenzhen  China 442 m 1,449 ft 100 2011
15 Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou  China 440.5 m 1,445 ft 103 2009
16 Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago  United States 423.4 m 1,389 ft 96 2009
17 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai  China 421.0 m 1,381 ft 88 1998
18 International Finance Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 416.5 m 1,366 ft 88 2003
19 Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 414.0 m 1,358 ft[15] 101 2012
20 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 412.6 m 1,354 ft 80 2010
21 23 Marina Dubai  UAE 395 m 1,296 ft 89 2012
22 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou  China 391.0 m 1,283 ft 80 1997
23 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen  China 384.0 m 1,260 ft 69 1996
24 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Taiwan 378.0 m 1,240 ft 85 1997
25= Emirates Park Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 376.0 m 1,234 ft 77 2010
25= Emirates Park Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 376.0 m 1,234 ft 77 2010
27 Central Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 374.0 m 1,227 ft 78 1992
28 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 367.4 m 1,205 ft 72 1990
29 Bank of America Tower New York City  United States 365.8 m 1,200 ft 54 2008
30 Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 363.0 m 1,191 ft 68 2008
31 Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 356.4 m 1,169 ft 56 2000
32 SEG Plaza Shenzhen  China 355.8 m 1,167 ft 70 2000
33 First Canadian Place Toronto  Canada 355.0 m 1,165 ft 72 1975
34 The Torch Dubai  UAE 348.1 m 1,142 ft 80 2011
35 Aon Center Chicago  United States 346.3 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
36 The Center Hong Kong  Hong Kong 346.0 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
37 Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai  UAE 342.0 m 1,122 ft 76 2010
38 Mercury City Tower Moscow  Russia 339 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
39 Conde Nast Building New York City  United States 338.0 m 1,109 ft 48 1999
40 Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin  China 336.9 m 1,105 ft 79 2010
41 Shanghai Shimao International Plaza Shanghai  China 333.0 m 1,094 ft 60 2005
42 Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 333.0 m 1,093 ft 72 2008
43 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan  China 331.0 m 1,086 ft 68 2007
44= Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 330.0 m 1,083 ft 105 1992[C]
44= China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 330.0 m 1,083 ft 74 2008
46= Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 328.0 m 1,076 ft 85 1997
46= The Index Dubai  UAE 328.0 m 1,076 ft 80 2009
46= Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai  UAE 328.0 m 1,076 ft 72 2010
46= Hanging Village of Huaxi Huaxi Village  China 328.0 m 1,076 ft 72 2011
50 The Landmark Abu Dhabi  UAE 324.0 m 1,072 ft 72 2010[B]
51 Q1 Gold Coast  Australia 322.5 m 1,058 ft 78 2005
52 Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou  China 322.0 m 1,056 ft 68 2010
53 Burj Al Arab Dubai  UAE 321.0 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
54= Chrysler Building New York City  United States 318.9 m 1,046 ft 77 1930
54= New York Times Building New York City  United States 318.9 m 1,046 ft 52 2007
56 Nina Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 318.8 m 1,046 ft 80 2006
57= HHHR Tower Dubai  UAE 317.8 m 1,042 ft 72 2010
57= Bank of America Plaza Atlanta  United States 317.8 m 1,042 ft 55 1992
59 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  United States 310.3 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
60= Ocean Heights Dubai  UAE 310.0 m 1,017 ft 82 2010
60= Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 310.0 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
60= Sky Tower Abu Dhabi  UAE 310.0 m 1,017 ft 74 2010
63 Pearl River Tower Guangzhou  China 310.0 m 1,016 ft 71 2012
64 The Shard London  UK 309.6 m 1,016 ft 95 2012
65 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai  UAE 309.0 m 1,014 ft 56 2000
66 AT&T Corporate Center Chicago  United States 307.0 m 1,007 ft 60 2001
67 The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 306.0 m 1,004 ft 63 2008
68= JPMorganChase Tower Houston  United States 305.4 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
68= Etihad Tower 2[21][22] Abu Dhabi  UAE 305.4 m 1,002 ft 79 2011
70 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon  South Korea 305.1 m 1,001 ft 68 2010
71 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago  United States 303.3 m 995 ft 64 1990
72 Leatop Plaza Guangzhou  China 302.7 m 993 ft 65 2012
73= Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  United States 302.4 m 992 ft 71 1983
73= One Shell Plaza Houston  United States 302.4 m 992 ft 50 1971
75 Kingdom Centre Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 302.0 m 991 ft 41 2002
76 Moscow Tower Moscow  Russia 302.0 m 989 ft 76 2010
77 We've the Zenith Busan  South Korea 301.0 m 988 ft 80 2011
78 Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt  Germany 300.1 m 985 ft 53 1997
79= Aspire Tower Doha  Qatar 300.0 m 984 ft 36 2007
79= Arraya 2 Kuwait City  Kuwait 300.0 m 984 ft 60 2009

Buildings under construction

This list shows buildings taller than 300 metres or 65 floors that are currently under construction.

Building Planned pinnacle height Planned roof height Floors Planned completion Country City Remarks
Kingdom Tower 1,008 m (3,307 ft) 1,008 m (3,307 ft) 167 2019  Saudi Arabia Jeddah Will become the tallest in the world upon completion.[28]
Suzhou Zhongnan Center 729 m (2,392 ft) 137 2020  China Suzhou [29]
Wuhan Greenland Center 636 m (2,087 ft) 547 m (1,795 ft) 125 2017  China Wuhan
KL118 635 m (2,083 ft) 635 m (2,083 ft) 118 2020  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Goldin Finance 117 597 m (1,959 ft) 117 2018  China Tianjin
Rose Rock IFC 588 m (1,929 ft) 100 2017  China Tianjin
Baoneng Shenyang Global Financial Center 565 m (1,854 ft) 114 2018  China Shenyang
Lotte World Tower 555.7 m (1,823 ft) 497.6 m (1,633 ft) 123 2016  South Korea Seoul Will become the tallest building in the OECD with the tallest observation deck in the world.[30]
225 West 57th Street 541 m (1,775 ft) 464 m (1,522 ft) 95 2019  United States New York City Will become the second tallest building in New York, and the tallest residential building in the world; also known as the Nordstrom Tower.
Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Binhai Center 530 m (1,740 ft) 580 m (1,900 ft) 108 2018  China Tianjin
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 2018[31]  China Dalian
Hengqin Headquarters Tower 2 490 m (1,610 ft) 106 2017  China Zhuhai
Chengdu Greenland Tower 468 m (1,535 ft) 100 2018  China Chengdu
International Commerce Center 1 468 m (1,535 ft) 430 m (1,410 ft) 99 2019[32]  China Chongqing
Tianjin R&F Guangdong Tower 468 m (1,535 ft) 384 m (1,260 ft) 91 2016  China Tianjin
Lakhta Center 462 m (1,516 ft) 86 2018  Russia St. Petersburg Will become tallest building in Europe upon completion.[33]
Landmark 81 461.5 m (1,514 ft) 81 2018  Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City
Riverview Plaza 460 m (1,510 ft) 82 2016  China Wuhan
Changsha IFS Tower T1 452 m (1,483 ft) 88 2017  China Changsha [34]
Suzhou IFS 452 m (1,483 ft) 92 2016  China Suzhou
Marina 106 445 m (1,460 ft) 104 2019  UAE Dubai
China Resources Centre Block A 442 m (1,450 ft) 90 2018  China Nanning [35]
World One 442 m (1,450 ft) 442 m (1,450 ft) 117 2016  India Mumbai Will become tallest residential skyscraper in the world if completed before Pentominium.[36][37][38][39][40][41]
Wuhan Center 438 m (1,437 ft) 438 m (1,437 ft) 88 2016  China Wuhan
111 West 57th Street 438 m (1,437 ft) 408.7 m (1,341 ft) 82 2017  United States New York City Scheduled to be world's skinniest skyscraper "with a slenderness ratio of about 1:24."[42]
Diamond Tower 432 m (1,417 ft) 395 m (1,296 ft) 93 2017  Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Dongguan International Trade Center 1 427 m (1,401 ft) 88 2019  China Dongguan
LCT Landmark Tower 411.6 m (1,350 ft) 411.6 m (1,350 ft) 101 2018  South Korea Busan
Huaguoyuan Tower 1 406 m (1,332 ft) 64 2017  China Guiyang
Huaguoyuan Tower 2 406 m (1,332 ft) 64 2017  China Guiyang
Nanjing Olympic Suning Tower 400 m (1,300 ft) 400 m (1,300 ft) 88 2017  China Nanjing
Ningbo Center 398 m (1,306 ft) 398 m (1,306 ft) 79 2017  China Ningbo
30 Hudson Yards 392 m (1,286 ft) 92 2018-2019  United States New York City Tallest building in the Hudson Yards development.
China Resources Headquarters 392 m (1,286 ft) 66 2017  China Shenzhen
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 388 m (1,273 ft) 80 2019  China Shenzhen
Abu Dhabi Plaza 382 m (1,253 ft) 88 2017  Kazakhstan Astana
Gemdale Gangxia Tower 1 375.5 m (1,232 ft) 80 2018  China Shenzhen
Three Sixty West Tower B 372 m (1,220 ft)[43] 85 2017  India Mumbai
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower A 368 m (1,207 ft) 76 2018  China Nanjing
Dalian International Trade Center 365 m (1,198 ft) 86 2016  China Dalian
VietinBank Business Center Office Tower 363 m (1,191 ft) 321 m (1,053 ft) 70 2016  Vietnam Hanoi
Greenland Group Suzhou Center 358 m (1,175 ft) 75 2018  China Suzhou [44]
Hanking Center 350 m (1,150 ft) 65 2018  China Shenzhen [45]
Lamar Tower 1 322 m (1,056 ft) 70 2018  Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Gezhouba International Plaza 350 m (1,150 ft) 69 2017  China Wuhan
Spring City 66 349 m (1,145 ft) 61 2018  China Kunming [46]
Shimao Hunan Center 347 m (1,138 ft) ?? 2018  China Changsha
Comcast Innovation and Technology Center 342 m (1,122 ft) 59 2018  United States Philadelphia Will become the tallest building in the United States outside New York and Chicago.
Xiamen International Center 339 m (1,112 ft) 339.88 m (1,115.1 ft) 81 2016  China Xiamen [47]
LCT Residential Tower A 339.1 m (1,113 ft) 339.1 m (1,113 ft) 85 2018  South Korea Busan
One Shenzhen Bay 338 m (1,109 ft) 80 2018  China Shenzhen
Tianjin Modern City Office Tower 338 m (1,109 ft) 65 2016  China Tianjin
Wilshire Grand Tower 335 m (1,099 ft) 350 m (1,150 ft) 73 2017  United States Los Angeles Will become tallest building in the United States west of Chicago.
DAMAC Heights 335 m (1,099 ft) 335 m (1,099 ft) 85 2016  UAE Dubai
LCT Residential Tower B 333.1 m (1,093 ft) 333.1 m (1,093 ft) 85 2018  South Korea Busan
Jinan Center Financial City 333 m (1,093 ft) ?? ?  China Jinan
Mandarin Oriental Chengdu 333 m (1,093 ft) 88 2017  China Chengdu
Changsha A9 Financial District 330 m (1,080 ft) 68 2019  China Changsha
Suning Plaza Tower 1 330 m (1,080 ft) 330 m (1,080 ft) 77 2016  China Zhenjiang
Wuhan Yangtze River Shipping Center 330 m (1,080 ft) 65 2018  China Wuhan
Yuexiu Fortune Center Tower 1 330 m (1,080 ft) 66 2016  China Wuhan
Zhuhai St. Regis Hotel & Office Tower 330 m (1,080 ft) 67 2016  China Zhuhai
Three World Trade Center 329 m (1,079 ft) 80 2018  United States New York City Also known as 175 Greenwich Street[48]
Concord International Centre 328 m (1,076 ft) 62 2016  China Chongqing
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower B 328 m (1,076 ft) 68 2018  China Nanjing
Nanjing World Trade Center Tower 1 328 m (1,076 ft) 328 m (1,076 ft) 69 2016  China Nanjing
Baoneng Center 327 m (1,073 ft) 65 2018  China Shenzhen
Salesforce Tower 326 m (1,070 ft) 302 m (991 ft) 61 2018  United States San Francisco Will become tallest building in San Francisco.
Gate of Taipei 322.2 m (1,057 ft) 322.2 m (1,057 ft) 76 2016  Taiwan Taipei
Palais Royale Mumbai 320 m (1,050 ft) 320 m (1,050 ft) 88 2017  India Mumbai Structurally "topped out" but not architecturally yet. Will become the tallest building in India, if completed before World One.[49]
53W53 320 m (1,050 ft) 320 m (1,050 ft) 82 2018  United States New York City Also known as the MoMA Expansion Tower and Tower Verre.
Riverside Century Plaza Main Tower 318 m (1,043 ft) 318 m (1,043 ft) 66 2015  China Wuhu
Australia 108 317 m (1,040 ft) 100 2019  Australia Melbourne Will become second tallest building in Australia, and the tallest building in Melbourne.
Namaste Tower 316 m (1,037 ft) 300 m (980 ft) 63 2020  India Mumbai It resembles the ‘Namaste’ gesture: two wings of the hotel are clasped together like hands greeting.
Magnolias Waterfront Residences Tower 1 315 m (1,033 ft) 70 2019  Thailand Bangkok May become the tallest building in Thailand in 2019
MahaNakhon 314 m (1,030 ft) 314 m (1,030 ft) 77 2016  Thailand Bangkok It will become Thailand's tallest building upon completion in 2015.
Lokhandwala Minerva 307 m (1,007 ft) 307 m (1,007 ft) 82 2016  India Mumbai Residential[50][51][52]
Brys Buzz 300 m
(984 ft)
82 2017  India Greater Noida [53]
Century Textiles Office Tower 300 m
(984 ft)
59 2019  India Mumbai [54][55]
Supernova Spira 300 m (980 ft) 80 2016  India Noida
Omkar 1973 Worli Tower 1 300 m (980 ft) 78 2016  India Mumbai [56][57]
Omkar 1973 Worli Tower 2 300 m (980 ft) 77 2016  India Mumbai [56][57]
Omkar Alta Monte Tower D 300 m (980 ft) 73 2016  India Mumbai
Shenglong Global Center 300 m (980 ft) 57 2017  China Fuzhou
Jin Wan Plaza 1 300 m (980 ft) 300 m (980 ft) 66 2017  China Tianjin [58]

List by continent

The following list shows the tallest completed buildings located in each continent listed by greatest to least height:

Continent Building Height Floor count Completed Country City
Asia Burj Khalifa 828 m (2,717 ft) 160 2010  United Arab Emirates Dubai
North America One World Trade Center 541.32 m (1,776.0 ft) 104 2014  United States New York City
Europe OKO Tower 351.8 m (1,154 ft) 91 2015  Russia Moscow
Oceania Q1 323 m (1,060 ft) 78 2005  Australia Gold Coast
South America Gran Torre Santiago[59] 300 m (980 ft) 64 2012  Chile Santiago
Africa Carlton Centre 223 m (732 ft) 50 1973  South Africa Johannesburg
Antarctica Long Duration Balloon (LDB) Payload Preparation Buildings[60] ~15 m (49 ft) - 2005[61]  Antarctica McMurdo Station

List of buildings with 100+ floors

Proposed

This is a list of buildings currently planned for construction and that exceed a planned height of 600 metres.

Name Height City Country Floor Count Expected completion
Azerbaijan Tower 1,050 metres (3,440 ft) Baku  Azerbaijan 189 2019
Burj Mubarak al-Kabir 1,001 metres (3,284 ft) Kuwait city  Kuwait N/A -
Phoenix Towers (China) 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) Wuhan  China N/A -
Buenos Aires Forum 999 metres (3,278 ft) Buenos Aires  Argentina 200 2016
Wuhan RiverFront Erqi Tower 808 metres (2,651 ft) Wuhan  China 120 -
Qianhai Tower 800 metres (2,600 ft) Shenzhen  China 130 -
Dubai One Tower 710 metres (2,330 ft) Dubai  UAE 120+ 2020
India Tower 700 metres (2,300 ft) Mumbai  India 126 -
Burj 2020 Tower 700 metres (2,300 ft) Dubai  UAE 120+ 2020
Dream Tower 665 metres (2,182 ft) Seoul  South Korea 150 -
Bengaluru Turf Tower 660 metres (2,170 ft) Bengaluru  India 156 -
Signature Tower Jakarta 638 metres (2,093 ft) Jakarta  Indonesia 113 2020
Rama IX Super Tower 615 metres (2,018 ft) Bangkok  Thailand 125 2021
Lanco Hills Signature Tower 604 metres (1,982 ft) Hyderabad  India 112 -
Hudson Spire 600 metres (2,000 ft) New York  USA 110 -
102 Incheon Tower 600 metres (2,000 ft) Incheon  South Korea 102 2018

Cancelled

This is a list of buildings that were planned but subsequently cancelled.

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.

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External links

  • Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • SkyscraperCity - largest global site on skyscraper projects, photos and information
  • BuildingHeights.org, alternative ranking of the world's 1000 tallest buildings
  • 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
  • A map visualization of each country's tallest building.
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