Top 16 Tallest Buildings in the World

The phenomenal progress of mankind over a period of time becomes evident from the development of infrastructure around the world. There are many skyscrapers around the world, which reach to a height beyond imagination, truly living up to the name and touching the sky and each new skyscraper pushing the limits of engineering and design.

List of Tallest Buildings in the World

Listed below are the top 16 tallest buildings in the world:

1. Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa in Dubai is unquestionably the tallest building in the world. This magnificent skyscraper was built in the year 2010. It reaches an unbelievable height of 2717 feet and has 160 floors. The building is located in the main business district of Dubai and took nearly 5 years to be completed.

2. Shanghai Tower

On number 2, we have an engineering marvel in China. This building is known as Shanghai Tower and as the name suggests, the building is located in Shanghai in China. The building is 2073 feet tall and it was completed in the year 2015. Talking about the number of floors, Shanghai Tower has 128 floors in total.

3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower

Featuring on number 3 in the list of tallest skyscrapers in the world is the Makkah Royal Hotel Clock Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a building reaching to a height of 1972 feet. This 120-floor building is the tallest hotel in the world, in addition to holding the record for having the largest clock face in the world.

4. Ping An Finance Centre

Just 2 Meters shorter than Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, we have Ping An Finance Centre on number four. The building is 1965 feet tall with a total of 115 floors. As per the information available, Ping An Finance Centre was completed in the year 2017. This is not only the fourth tallest building in the world but it is the second tallest building in China.

5. Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower is located in South Korea and believe it or not but Lotte World Tower has 8 more floors than Ping An Finance Centre. That is right, the fifth tallest building in the list has 123 floors and it boasts of a height of 1819 feet. The building was completed in the year 2016. Lotte World Tower has a mixed-use and it provides residential accommodation as well as a hotel for the public.

6. One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center is a magnificent structure in the city of New York, which is also known by the name of Freedom Tower. The building, completed in 2013, reaches a height of 1776 feet, replicating the year of Independence of America. It has 104 floors in all.

7. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Once again, we have a building in the list from China and this building was completed in the year 2016. The building has a total of 111 floors and it is located in Guangzhou district in China. Talking about the utility of the building, the building has a shopping mall, residential complex, offices and even hotel inside the building itself. The total floor area of the building is over 5.4 lakh square feet.

8. Tianji CTF Finance Centre

On number 8, we have another building located in China and this one has the same height as that of Guangzhou CTF Finance Center. The reason why we placed this building on number 8 is that it has 98 floors which are 13 floors less than its sibling. The building was recently completed in 2018.

9. China Zun

This is the fifth tallest building in China and the ninth tallest building in the World. The building was completed in 2018 and it is located in Beijing. The total height of the building is 1732 feet and it has 108 floors in total. This is also a mixed-use building and it has hotels, luxury apartment, office floors and other amenities.

10. Taipei 101

Standing proudly at number ten in the list of top 10 tallest buildings in the world is Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan, which reaches a height of 1671 feet. This building was completed in 2004 and has 101 floors. This is the venue for the grand fireworks display for national events of Taiwan.

11. Shanghai World Financial Center

Reaching a height of 1614 feet, the Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai, China is the next name to feature on this list. This towering skyscraper was built in 2007 and has 101 floors, including offices, shopping malls and observation decks, one of them located at a grand height of 1555 feet above the ground.

12. International Commerce Center

International Commerce Center in Hong Kong comes on the 12th spot among the tallest skyscrapers in the world, with a height of 1558 feet and 118 floors. This is the tallest building in Hong Kong, which was completed in 2010.

13. Petronas Tower

Featuring next on this list is the famous Petronas Tower in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, which stands at an outstanding height of 1483 feet and has 88 floors. The building was completed in 1998. These are the tallest twin towers in the world.

14. Zifeng Tower

Zifeng Tower in Nanjing, China follows next in this list, standing tall at a height of 1480 feet. Designed by Adrian Smith, this amazing tower was completed in 2008 and houses a large number of offices, retail centers, restaurants and a hotel.

15. Willis Tower

Willis Tower in Chicago comes on the 21st spot among the tallest buildings in the world. It stands at a height of 1451 feet and has 108 floors. Built in 1973, it was earlier called Sears Tower and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chicago.

16. Kingkey 100

Kingkey 100, a 1449 feet tall skyscraper follows closely in this list. Located in the Shenzhen financial district, this building has 100 floors and houses the famous St Regis hotel.

All these buildings are some of the most famous towers in the world, which catch attention with their great height.

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