List of tallest buildings in the world

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The 828 m tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai has been the tallest building in the world since 2010. The Burj Khalifa has been classified as Megatall.[1]

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 include buildings that

  • are completed or topped-out
  • have continuous occupiable floors
  • are under construction and buildings partially constructed but on hold

For lists that include non-building structures, see

Ranking criteria and alternatives[edit]

The international non-profit 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.[2] The organization currently ranks Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the tallest at 828 m (2,717 ft).[2] 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,[3] 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);[4] 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.[5] 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.[6][7]

Tallest buildings in the world[edit]

This list includes the tallest 300 (completed and topped out) buildings in the world assessed by the highest architectural feature. 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 the North Tower of the original World Trade Center being the exception after its destruction in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The term "country" as used in this list encompasses the broader definition of the word, and is inclusive of states and special territories (e.g. Hong Kong).

bold Denotes building that is or was once tallest in the world
Rank Building[A][8] City Country Height (m)[2] Height (ft) Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 828 m 2,717 ft 163 2010
2 Shanghai Tower[9] Shanghai  China 632 m 2,073 ft 121 2015[B]
3 Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel Mecca  Saudi Arabia 601 m[10] 1,971 ft 120 2012
4 One World Trade Center New York City  USA 541.3 m 1,776 ft 104 2014
5 CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou  China 530 m[11] 1,740 ft 111 2016[B]
6 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 509 m[12] 1,670 ft 101 2004
7 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai  China 492 m 1,614 ft 101 2008
8 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 484 m 1,588 ft 118 2010
9 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
9 Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
11 Zifeng Tower Nanjing  China 450 m 1,476 ft 89 2010
12 Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower) Chicago  USA 442 m  1,450 ft  108 1973
13 KK100 Shenzhen  China 442 m 1,449 ft 100 2011
14 Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou  China 440 m 1,440 ft 103 2010
15 432 Park Avenue New York City  USA 426 m 1,397 ft 96 2015[B]
16 Trump International Hotel and Tower[13] Chicago  USA 423 m 1,389 ft 98 2009
17 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai  China 421 m 1,380 ft 88 1999
18 Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 414 m 1,358 ft[14] 101 2012
19 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 413 m 1,354 ft 80 2011
20 2 International Finance Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 412 m 1,352 ft 88 2003
21 23 Marina Dubai  UAE 395 m 1,296 ft 89 2012
22 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou  China 391 m 1,283 ft 80 1997
23 Capital Market Authority Headquarters Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 385 m 1 263 ft 85 2014
23 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen  China 384 m 1,260 ft 69 1996
24 Burj Mohammed bin Rashid Abu Dhabi  UAE 381 m 1,251 ft 88 2012
25 Empire State Building New York City  USA 381 m 1,250 ft 102 1931
26 Elite Residence Dubai  UAE 380.5 m 1,247 ft 87 2012
27 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Taiwan 378 m 1,240 ft 85 1997
28 Central Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 374 m 1,227 ft 78 1992
29 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 367 m 1,205 ft 70 1990
30 Bank of America Tower New York City  USA 366 m 1,200 ft 54 2009
31 Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 363 m 1,191 ft 68 2009
32 The Pinnacle Guangzhou  China 360 m 1,181 ft 60 2012
33 SEG Plaza Shenzhen  China 356 m 1,168 ft 70 2000
34 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,166 ft 82 2012
34 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,166 ft 82 2013
36 Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,163 ft 54 2000
37 Aon Center Chicago  USA 346 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
38 The Center Hong Kong  Hong Kong 346 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
39 Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi  Vietnam 345 m 1,132 ft 72 2011
40 John Hancock Center Chicago  USA 344 m 1,128 ft 100 1969
41 Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai  UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2010[B]
42 Chongqing World Financial Center Chongqing  China 339 m 1,112 ft 78 2014
42 Hefei Feicui TV Tower Hefei  China 339 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
42 Mercury City Tower Moscow  Russia 339 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
42 The Wharf Times Square Wuxi  China 339 m 1,112 ft 68 2014
46 Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin  China 337 m 1,105 ft 79 2010
46 The Marina Torch Dubai  UAE 337 m 1,105 ft 79 2011
48 Shimao International Plaza Shanghai  China 333 m 1,094 ft 61 2005
49 Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 333 m 1,093 ft 72 2007
50 Modern Media Center Changzhou  China 332 m 1,089 ft 57 2013
51 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan  China 331 m 1,087 ft 68 2007
52 China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 330 m 1,083 ft 74 2009
52 Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 330 m 1,083 ft 105 1992[C]
54 The Index Dubai  UAE 328 m 1,076 ft 80 2010
54 Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai  UAE 328 m 1,076 ft 69 2013[B]
54 Longxi International Hotel Huaxi Village  China 328 m 1,076 ft 72 2011
54 Wuxi Suning Plaza 1 Wuxi  China 328 m 1,076 ft 68 2014
58 The Landmark Abu Dhabi  UAE 324 m 1,072 ft 72 2012
58 Deji Plaza Phase 2 Nanjing  China 324 m 1,072 ft 62 2013
60 Yantai Shimao No.1 The Harbour Yantai  China 323 m 1,060 ft 59 2015[B]
61 Q1 Gold Coast  Australia 323 m 1,058 ft 80 2005
62 Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou  China 322 m 1,056 ft 68 2010
63 Burj Al Arab Dubai  UAE 321 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
64 Nina Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 319 m 1,049 ft 80 2007
65 Chrysler Building New York City  USA 319 m 1,047 ft 77 1930
66 New York Times Building New York City  USA 319 m 1,046 ft 52 2007
67 HHHR Tower Dubai  UAE 317 m 1,042 ft 72 2010
68 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta  USA 317 m 1,040 ft 55 1992
69 Moi Center Shenyang  China 311 m 1,020 ft 75 2012
70 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  USA 310 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
71 Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 310 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
71 Ocean Heights Dubai  UAE 310 m 1,017 ft 82 2010
71 Sky Tower Abu Dhabi  UAE 310 m 1,017 ft 74 2010
74 Pearl River Tower Guangzhou  China 310 m 1,016 ft 71 2012
75 Fortune Center Guangzhou  China 309 m 1,015 ft 73 2015[B]
76 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai  UAE 309 m 1,014 ft 56 2000
77 Eurasia Moscow  Russia 309 m 1,013 ft 72 2013[B]
78 Burj Rafal Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 308 m 1,010 ft 68 2014[B]
79 Franklin Center Chicago  USA 307 m 1,007 ft 60 1989
80 Cayan Tower Dubai  UAE 306 m 1,005 ft 76 2013
81 One57 New York City  USA 306 m 1,004 ft 75 2013
81 East Pacific Center Tower A Shenzhen  China 306 m 1,004 ft 85 2012
81 The Shard London  UK 306 m 1,004 ft 72 2012
81 The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 306 m 1,004 ft 63 2008
85 JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston  USA 305 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
85 Etihad Tower 2[15][16] Abu Dhabi  UAE 305 m 1,002 ft 79 2011
87 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon  South Korea 305 m 1,001 ft 68 2010
88 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 304 m 997 ft 85 1997
88 Wuxi Maoye City - Marriott Hotel Wuxi  China 304 m 997 ft 68 2014
90 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago  USA 303 m 995 ft 64 1990
91 Chang Fu Jin Mao Tower Shenzhen  China 303 m 994 ft 68 2016[B]
91 Heung Kong Tower Shenzhen  China 303 m 994 ft 61 2014[B]
91 KAFD World Trade Center[17] Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 303 m 994 ft 67 2015[B]
94 Leatop Plaza Guangzhou  China 303 m 993 ft 65 2011
95 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  USA 302 m 992 ft 71 1983
95 Kingdom Centre Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 302 m 992 ft 41 2002
97 Gate of the Orient Suzhou  China 302 m 990 ft 68 2012
98 Moscow Tower Moscow  Russia 302 m 989 ft 76 2010
99 We've the Zenith Tower A Busan  South Korea 301 m 987 ft 80 2011
100 Aspire Tower Doha  Qatar 300 m 984 ft 36 2007
100 Arraya 2 Kuwait City  Kuwait 300 m 984 ft 60 2009
100 Gran Torre Santiago Santiago  Chile 300 m 984 ft 64 2012
100 Abeno Harukas Osaka  Japan 300 m 984 ft 59 2014
104 One Island East Hong Kong  Hong Kong 298 m 979 ft 67 2008
105 Shanghai Wheelock Square Shanghai  China 298 m 978 ft 58 2009
105 First Canadian Place Toronto  Canada 298 m 978 ft 72 1976
107 4 World Trade Center New York  USA 298 m 977 ft 72 2012
108 Eureka Tower Melbourne  Australia 297 m 975 ft 91 2006
108 Comcast Center Philadelphia  USA 297 m 975 ft 57 2008
110 Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama  Japan 296 m 972 ft 73 1993
111 Emirates Crown Dubai  UAE 296 m 971 ft 63 2008
112 Xiamen Shimao Cross-Strait Plaza Tower B[18] Xiamen  China 295.3 m 969 ft 67 2015[B]
113 Central Park Office Tower Dubai  UAE 294 m 964 ft 49 2011
114 Khalid Al Attar Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 294 m 964 ft 61 2010
115 311 South Wacker Drive Chicago  USA 293 m 961 ft 65 1990
116 Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower Panama City  Panama 293 m 961 ft 68 2011
117 Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 2 Busan  South Korea 292 m 959 ft 72 2012
118 American International Building New York City  USA 290 m 952 ft 66 1932
119 Busan International Finance Center Busan  South Korea 289 m 948 ft 63 2014
120 Dongguan TBA Tower[19] Dongguan  China 289 m 948 ft 68 2010[B]
121 Key Tower Cleveland  USA 289 m 947 ft 57 1991
122 One Liberty Place Philadelphia  USA 288 m 945 ft 61 1987
123 Plaza 66 Tower One Shanghai  China 288 m 945 ft 66 2001
124 Chongqing Poly Tower[20] Chongqing  China 287 m 941 ft 58 2010[B]
125 Columbia Center Seattle  USA 285 m 937 ft 76 1985
126 Yingli Tower Chongqing  China 285 m 936 ft 65 2012
127 Millennium Tower Dubai  UAE 285 m 935 ft 60 2006
127 Sulafa Tower Dubai  UAE 285 m 935 ft 75 2010
129 Tomorrow Square Shanghai  China 285 m 934 ft 55 2003
130 D1 Dubai  UAE 284 m 932 ft 80 2012
131 Chongqing World Trade Center Chongqing  China 283 m 929 ft 60 2005
132 Cheung Kong Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 283 m 928 ft 62 1999
133 40 Wall Street (The Trump Building) New York City  USA 283 m 927 ft 70 1930
134 Suzhou RunHua Global Building A[21] Suzhou  China 282 m 925 ft 49 2010
135 We've the Zenith Tower B Busan  South Korea 282 m 924 ft 75 2011
136 Vitri Tower Panama City  Panama 281 m 922 ft 75 2012
137 Bank of America Plaza Dallas  USA 281 m 921 ft 72 1985
138 One Raffles Place Singapore  Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1986
138 UOB Plaza One Singapore  Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1992
138 Republic Plaza Singapore  Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1996
138 Marina Pinnacle Dubai  UAE 280 m 919 ft 73 2010
138 Zhengzhou Greenland Plaza[22] Zhengzhou  China 280 m 919 ft 56 2012
143 Seoul International Financial Center Seoul  South Korea 279 m 916 ft 55 2012
144 Citigroup Center New York City  USA 279 m 915 ft 59 1977
145 Hong Kong New World Tower Shanghai  China 278 m 913 ft 61 2002
146 Trust Tower[23] Abu Dhabi  UAE 278 m 912 ft 60 2010[B]
147 Etihad Tower 1[24] Abu Dhabi  UAE 278 m 911 ft 70 2011
148 Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto  Canada 277 m 908 ft 57 2012
149 Diwang International Commerce Center Nanning  China 276 m 906 ft 54 2006
150 Scotia Plaza Toronto  Canada 275 m 902 ft 68 1988
151 Williams Tower Houston  USA 275 m 901 ft 64 1983
152 Nantong Zhongnan International Plaza[25] Nantong  China 273 m 897 ft 53 2011
153 Wuhan World Trade Tower Wuhan  China 273 m 896 ft 58 1998
153 Lvjing Tower[26] Shenzhen  China 273 m 896 ft 56 2011
153 Shimao International Center Fuzhou  China 273 m 896 ft 56 2012
156 Haeundae I Park Marina Tower 1 Busan  South Korea 273 m 895 ft 66 2011
157 United International Chongqing  China 271 m 889 ft 68 2012
158 Renaissance Tower Dallas  USA 270 m 886 ft 56 1974
158 The Cullinan South Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 270 m 886 ft 68 2008
158 The Cullinan North Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 270 m 886 ft 68 2008
158 China International Center Tower B Guangzhou  China 270 m 886 ft 62 2007
162 Dapeng International Plaza Guangzhou  China 269 m 884 ft 56 2006
163 One Lujiazui Shanghai  China 269 m 883 ft 47 2008
163 JAL Hotel Dubai  UAE 269 m 883 ft 60 2008
163 21st Century Tower Dubai  UAE 269 m 883 ft 55 2003
166 Bitexco Financial Tower Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 269 m 882 ft 68 2010
166 Naberezhnaya Tower C Moscow  Russia 268 m 881 ft 61 2007
168 Bank of Guangzhou Tower Guangzhou  China 268 m 878 ft 57 2012
169 Al Faisaliyah Center Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 267 m 876 ft 44 2000
169 8 Spruce Street New York City  USA 267 m 876 ft 76 2010
169 Star Bay Tower Panama City  Panama 267 m 876 ft 65 2012
173 Fortune Financial Center Beijing  China 266 m 874 ft 56 2012
173 The Point Panama City  Panama 266 m 873 ft 65 2011
174 The River Bangkok  Thailand 265 m 871 ft 73 2012
174 Bank of America Corporate Center Charlotte  USA 265 m 871 ft 60 1992
176 900 North Michigan Chicago  USA 265 m 869 ft 66 1989
176 Al Kazim Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 265 m 869 ft 53 2008
176 Al Kazim Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 265 m 869 ft 53 2008
176 Bocom Financial Towers Shanghai  China 265 m 869 ft 52 2002
176 120 Collins Street Melbourne  Australia 265 m 869 ft 52 1991
176 We've the Zenith Tower C Busan  South Korea 265 m 869 ft 70 2011
176 WBC The Palace Towers Tower 1 Busan  South Korea 265 m 869 ft 71 2010
176 WBC The Palace Towers Tower 2 Busan  South Korea 265 m 869 ft 71 2010
184 SunTrust Plaza Atlanta  USA 264 m 867 ft 60 1992
185 Triumph-Palace Moscow  Russia 264 m 866 ft 54 2005
185 Arts Tower Panama City  Panama 264 m 866 ft 80 2012
187 Samsung Tower Palace 3, Tower G Seoul  South Korea 264 m 865 ft 73 2004
188 Ubora Tower Dubai  UAE 263 m 862 ft 58 2011
189 Trump World Tower New York City  USA 262 m 859 ft 72 2001
189 Water Tower Place Chicago  USA 262 m 859 ft 74 1976
189 Grand Gateway Shanghai I Shanghai  China 262 m 859 ft 52 2005
189 Grand Gateway Shanghai II Shanghai  China 262 m 859 ft 52 2005
189 Aqua Chicago  USA 262 m 859 ft 86 2009
194 Aon Center Los Angeles  USA 262 m 858 ft 62 1973
195 East Pacific Center Tower B Shenzhen  China 261 m 856 ft 72 2012
195 Sapphire of Istanbul Istanbul  Turkey 261 m 856 ft 54 2010
195 Grand Lisboa Macau  Macau 261 m 856 ft 47 2008
195 TD Canada Trust Tower Toronto  Canada 261 m 856 ft 53 1990
195 The Masterpiece Hong Kong  Hong Kong 261 m 856 ft 64 2007
195 Central Park Residential Tower Dubai  UAE 261 m 856 ft 51 2011
201 Etihad Tower 3[27] Abu Dhabi  UAE 260 m 854 ft 62 2011
202 Vision Tower Dubai  UAE 260 m 853 ft 60 2010
202 Shanghai IFC North Tower[28] Shanghai  China 260 m 853 ft 60 2011
202 Jing'an Kerry Center Phase 2 Shanghai  China 260 m 853 ft 58 2012
202 Sunny World Center Shenyang  China 260 m 853 ft 59 2012
202 Bahrain Financial Harbour 1 Manama  Bahrain 260 m 853 ft 53 2007
202 Bahrain Financial Harbour 2 Manama  Bahrain 260 m 853 ft 53 2007
202 101 Collins Street Melbourne  Australia 260 m 853 ft 50 1991
202 Abraj Al Bait Hajar Tower Mecca  Saudi Arabia 260 m 853 ft 48 2012
202 Abraj Al Bait ZamZam Tower Mecca  Saudi Arabia 260 m 853 ft 48 2012
202 Shenzhen Special Zone Press Tower Shenzhen  China 260 m 853 ft 48 1998
202 Transamerica Pyramid San Francisco  USA 260 m 853 ft 48 1972
213 Chase Tower Chicago  USA 259 m 850 ft 60 1969
213 GE Building New York City  USA 259 m 850 ft 69 1933
213 Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt  Germany 259 m 850 ft 56 1997
213 PBCom Tower Makati  Philippines 259 m 850 ft 55 2000
215 Two Liberty Place Philadelphia  USA 258 m 848 ft 58 1990
218 Huamin Imperial Tower Shanghai  China 258 m 847 ft 63 2011
219 Lanko·Grand Hyatt Hotel Chongqing  China 258 m 846 ft 60 2004
219 Tianjin Hutchinson Whampoa Metro Plaza Tianjin  China 258 m 846 ft 53 2012
221 Park Tower Chicago  USA 257 m 844 ft 67 2000
221 Devon Tower Oklahoma City  USA 257 m 844 ft 50 2012
221 Ciputra World Hotel Tower Jakarta  Indonesia 257 m 844 ft 49 2013[B]
224 St. Petersburg Tower Moscow  Russia 257 m 843 ft 65 2010
225 Messeturm Frankfurt  Germany 257 m 842 ft 55 1990
226 U.S. Steel Tower Pittsburgh  USA 256 m 841 ft 64 1970
226 Sorrento 1 Hong Kong  Hong Kong 256 m 841 ft 75 2003
228 The Harbour Hotel & Residence Dubai  UAE 256 m 840 ft 59 2007
228 Hyperion Tower A Seoul  South Korea 256 m 840 ft 69 2003
228 Rinku Gate Tower Building Izumisano  Japan 256 m 840 ft 56 1996
232 New Century Plaza Tower A Nanjing  China 255 m 837 ft 52 2006
232 Langham Place Office Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 255 m 837 ft 59 2004
232 Tower Financial Center Panama City  Panama 255 m 837 ft 53 2011
232 Conrad Hotel Dubai  UAE 255 m 837 ft 51 2012
232 Evolution Tower Moscow  Russia 255 m 794 ft 54 2014
237 The Imperial I Mumbai  India 254 m 833 ft 60 2009
237 The Imperial II Mumbai  India 254 m 833 ft 60 2009
239 Capital Tower Singapore  Singapore 253 m 830 ft 52 2000
239 Chase Tower Indianapolis  USA 253 m 830 ft 48 1990
241 Highcliff Hong Kong  Hong Kong 252 m 828 ft 72 2003
241 Bank of Shanghai Headquarters Shanghai  China 252 m 827 ft 46 2005
241 Osaka World Trade Center Building Osaka  Japan 252 m 827 ft 55 1995
241 Reflection Jomtien Beach Oceanfront Tower A Chonburi  Thailand 252 m 827 ft 58 2013
245 The Harbourside Hong Kong  Hong Kong 251 m 824 ft 73 2003
245 Rialto Towers Melbourne  Australia 251 m 824 ft 63 1986
247 Jiali Plaza Wuhan  China 251 m 823 ft 61 1997
248 The Gramercy Residences Makati  Philippines 250 m[29] 820 ft 73 2012
248 Discovery Primea Makati  Philippines 250 m[29] 820 ft 68 2013
248 The Gate Tower 1 Abu Dhabi  UAE 250 m 820 ft 65 2012
248 The Gate Tower 2 Abu Dhabi  UAE 250 m 820 ft 65 2012
248 The Gate Tower 3 Abu Dhabi  UAE 250 m 820 ft 65 2012
248 Angsana Hotel Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 250 m 820 ft 49 2008
248 Angsana Hotel Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 250 m 820 ft 49 2008
248 Beijing Yintai Centre Tower 2 Beijing  China 250 m 820 ft 63 2007
248 Chelsea Tower Dubai  UAE 250 m 820 ft 49 2005
248 One Atlantic Center Atlanta  USA 250 m 820 ft 50 1987
248 Caja Madrid Tower Madrid  Spain 250 m 820 ft 45 2008
248 Wisma 46 Jakarta  Indonesia 250 m 820 ft 48 1996
248 Post & Telecommunication Hub Guangzhou  China 250 m 820 ft 66 2003
248 Ahmed Khoory Tower Dubai  UAE 250 m 820 ft 60 2012
248 Ahuja Tower Mumbai  India 250 m 820 ft 53 2014
248 Xiamen Shimao Cross-Strait Plaza Tower A[30] Xiamen  China 250 m 820 ft 59 2015[B]
264 63 Building Seoul  South Korea 250 m 819 ft 60 1985
264 The Legacy at Millennium Park Chicago  USA 250 m 819 ft 73 2010
264 International Hainan Airlines Plaza Haikou  China 250 m 819 ft 54 2012
267 Infinity Brisbane  Australia 249 m 817 ft 81 2013
267 Cathay Pacific Plaza 1 Ordos  China 249 m 817 ft 55 2012
267 Cathay Pacific Plaza 2 Ordos  China 249 m 817 ft 55 2012
267 Al Tayer Tower Dubai  UAE 249 m 817 ft 49 2009
267 Metapolis 101 Hwaseong City  South Korea 249 m 817 ft 66 2010
267 Central Park Perth  Australia 249 m 817 ft 52 1992
267 Torre de Cristal Madrid  Spain 249 m 817 ft 45 2008
274 Midtown Tower Tokyo  Japan 248 m 814 ft 54 2007
274 CitySpire Center New York City  USA 248 m 814 ft 75 1987
276 One Chase Manhattan Plaza New York City  USA 248 m 813 ft 60 1960
277 Midland Square Nagoya  Japan 247 m 810 ft 47 2007
277 Metapolis 104 Hwaseong City  South Korea 247 m 810 ft 66 2010
277 State Tower Bangkok  Thailand 247 m 810 ft 68 2001
280 Conde Nast Building New York City  USA 247 m 809 ft 48 1999
281 Kai Yuen World Center Shijiazhuang  China 246 m 808 ft 53 2012
281 MetLife Building New York City  USA 246 m 808 ft 59 1963
283 Shenzhen Stock Exchange Shenzhen  China 246 m 806 ft 49 2013
284 Bloomberg Tower New York City  USA 246 m 806 ft 54 2005
285 Qingdao International Trade Center 1 Qingdao  China 246 m 806 ft 50 2012
286 Qingdao International Trade Center 2 Qingdao  China 246 m 806 ft 50 2012
287 Federation of Korean Industries Head Office Seoul  South Korea 245 m 805 ft 50 2013
288 AVIC Plaza Shenzhen  China 245 m 804 ft 52 2012
288 JR Central Towers Nagoya  Japan 245 m 804 ft 51 2007
288 Oasis Beach Tower Dubai  UAE 245 m 804 ft 51 2006
288 Al Fattan Tower Dubai  UAE 245 m 804 ft 51 2006
288 Churchill Residency Dubai  UAE 245 m 804 ft 59 2010
288 One Raffles Quay Singapore  Singapore 245 m 804 ft 59 2006
288 The Sail @ Marina Bay Singapore  Singapore 245 m 804 ft 59 2000
288 OKO 16a Tower A Moscow  Russia 245 m 804 ft 49 2014
296 Moshe Aviv Tower Ramat Gan  Israel 244 m 801 ft 69 2003
296 Varyap Meridian Grand Tower 1 İstanbul  Turkey 244 m 801 ft 61 2012
296 AAM Tower Dubai  UAE 244 m 801 ft 46 2008
299 BHP Billiton Tower Perth  Australia 244 m 800 ft 46 2012
300 Maybank Tower Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 243 m 799 ft 50 1987

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Alternative measurements[edit]

Height to roof[edit]

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'.[31]

Rank Building City Country Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 828.0 m 2,717 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 Hong Kong  Hong Kong 484.0 m 1,588 ft 108 2010
6 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 449.2 m 1,471 ft 101 2004
7 Willis Tower Chicago  USA 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 One World Trade Center New York City  USA 417.0 m 1,368 ft 104 2014
11 International Finance Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 406.9 m 1,335 ft 88 2003
12 23 Marina Dubai  UAE 395.0 m 1,296 ft 89 2012
13 Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 392.0 m 1,286 ft[14] 101 2012
14 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
16 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 378.6 m 1,242 ft 88 1998
16 Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 378.6 m 1,242 ft 88 1998
18 Jin Mao Building Shanghai  China 370.0 m 1,231 ft 88 1998
19 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 368.0 m 1,207 ft 80 2011
20 Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago  USA 356.6 m 1,170 ft 96 2009
21 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Taiwan 347.5 m 1,140 ft 85 1997
22 Aon Center Chicago  USA 346.3 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
23 John Hancock Center Chicago  USA 343.5 m 1,127 ft 100 1969
24 Mercury City Tower Moscow  Russia 339.0 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
25 China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 333.0 m 1,093 ft 74 2008
26 Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 330.0 m 1,083 ft 105 1992[C]
27 The Index Dubai  UAE 328.0 m 1,076 ft 80 2009
28 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen  China 324.8 m 1,066 ft 69 1996
29 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou  China 321.9 m 1,056 ft 80 1997
30 Nina Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 318.8 m 1,046 ft 80 2006
31 Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 315.0 m 1,033 ft 72 2008
31 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 315.0 m 1,033 ft 72 1990
33 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta  USA 311.8 m 1,023 ft 55 1992
34 Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 311.0 m 1,020 ft 56 2000
35 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  USA 310.3 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
36 Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 310.0 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
36 Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 310.0 m 1,017 ft 74 2008
38 Central Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 309.0 m 1,014 ft 78 1992
39 The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 306.0 m 1,004 ft 78 2008
40 JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston  USA 305.4 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
41 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon  South Korea 305.1 m 1,001 ft 68 2010
42 The Shard London  UK 304.1 m 998 ft 72 2012
43 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 304.0 m 997 ft 85 1997
44 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  USA 302.4 m 992 ft 71 1983
45 Kingdom Centre Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 302.0 m 991 ft 41 2002
46 Moscow Tower Moscow  Russia 302.0 m 989 ft 76 2010
47 We've the Zenith Busan  South Korea 301.0 m 988 ft 80 2011
48 First Canadian Place Toronto  Canada 298.1 m 978 ft 72 1975
49 Comcast Center Philadelphia  USA 297.2 m 975 ft 57 2008
50 Eureka Tower Melbourne  Australia 297.0 m 984 ft 91 2006
51 Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama  Japan 295.8 m 970 ft 70 1993
52 311 South Wacker Drive Chicago  USA 292.9 m 961 ft 55 1990
53 I'Park Marina Busan  South Korea 292.1 m 958 ft 72 2011

Height to pinnacle (highest point)[edit]

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 Shanghai Tower Shanghai  China 632 m 2,073 ft 121 2015
3 Abraj Al-Bait Towers Mecca  Saudi Arabia 601 m[10] 1,971 ft 120 2012
4 One World Trade Center New York City  USA 546.2 m 1,792 ft 104 2014
5 Willis Tower Chicago  USA 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 108 2010
9 John Hancock Center Chicago  USA 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  USA 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  USA 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[14] 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  USA 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  USA 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  USA 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 1072 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  USA 318.9 m 1,046 ft 77 1930
54 New York Times Building New York City  USA 318.9 m 1,046 ft 52 2007
56 Nina Tower Hong Kong  China 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  USA 317.8 m 1,042 ft 55 1992
59 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  USA 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  USA 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  USA 305.4 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
68 Etihad Tower 2[15][16] 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  USA 303.3 m 995 ft 64 1990
72 Leatop Plaza Guangzhou  China 302.7 m 993 ft 65 2012
73 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  USA 302.4 m 992 ft 71 1983
73 One Shell Plaza Houston  USA 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[edit]

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) 1,000 m (3,300 ft) 214 2019  Saudi Arabia Jeddah Will become the tallest in the world upon completion.[32]
Suzhou Zhongnan Center 729 m (2,392 ft) 144 2020  China Suzhou [33]
Ping'an International Finance Center 660 m (2,170 ft) 555 m (1,821 ft) 115 2016  China Shenzhen
Wuhan Greenland Center 636 m (2,087 ft) 600 m (2,000 ft) 124 2017  China Wuhan
Rama IX Super Tower 615 m (2,018 ft) 125 2019  Thailand Bangkok Will become the tallest in the ASEAN.
Warisan Merdeka 601 m (1,972 ft) 128 2021  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Goldin Finance 117 597 m (1,959 ft) 597 m (1,959 ft) 117 2018  China Tianjin
Tianjin Chow Tai Fook Binhai Center 588 m (1,929 ft) 580 m (1,900 ft) 108 2015  China Tianjin
Pearl of the North 565 m (1,854 ft) 111 2018  China Shenyang
Lotte World Tower 555 m (1,821 ft) 554.6 m (1,820 ft) 123 2016  South Korea Seoul Will become the tallest building in the OECD with the tallest observation deck in the world.[34]
Rose Rock IFC 530 m (1,740 ft) 100 2017  China Tianjin
China Zun 528 m (1,732 ft) 528 m (1,732 ft) 111 2017  China Beijing
Pertamina Tower 523 m (1,716 ft) 99 2017  Indonesia Jakarta
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
Federation Tower 509 m (1,670 ft) 360 m (1,180 ft) 93 2015  Russia Moscow
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 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.[35]
Riverview Plaza 460 m (1,510 ft) 82 2016  China Wuhan
Changsha IFS Tower T1 452 m (1,483 ft) 88 2017  China Changsha [36]
Suzhou IFS(Suzhou International Financial Square/The Wharf Suzhou) 452 m (1,483 ft) 92 2016  China Suzhou [37]
China Resources Centre Block A 442 m (1,450 ft) 90 2018  China Nanning [38]
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.[39][40][41][42][43][44]
Wuhan Center 438 m (1,437 ft) 438 m (1,437 ft) 88 2015  China Wuhan
111 West 57th Street 433.1 m (1,421 ft) 408.7 m (1,341 ft) 80 2017  United States New York City Scheduled to be world's skinniest skyscraper "with a slenderness ratio of about 1:23."[45]
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  China Dongguan
Marina 101 426.5 m (1,399 ft) 426.5 m (1,399 ft) 101 2015  United Arab Emirates Dubai
LCT Landmark Tower 411.6 m (1,350 ft) 411.6 m (1,350 ft) 101 2018  South Korea Busan
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[46]
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
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 388 m (1,273 ft) 80 2019  China Shenzhen
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
Gemdale Gangxia Tower 1 380 m (1,250 ft) 2017  China Shenzhen
Three World Trade Center 378 m (1,240 ft) 349.7 m (1,147 ft) 71 2017  USA New York City Also known as 175 Greenwich Street[47]
Oberoi Oasis Residential Tower 372 m (1,220 ft)[48] 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
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) 68 2016  Vietnam Hanoi
Greenland Group Suzhou Center 358 m (1,175 ft) 75 2018  China Wujiang [49]
Oko Tower 352 m (1,155 ft) 352 m (1,155 ft) 91 2015  Russia Moscow
Forum 66 Tower 2 351 m (1,152 ft) 68 2015  China Shenyang
Hanking Center 350 m (1,150 ft) 65 2018  China Shenzhen [50]
Lamar Tower 1 350 m (1,150 ft) 72 2016  Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Gezhouba International Plaza 350 m (1,150 ft) 69 2017  China Wuhan
Spring City 66 350 m (1,150 ft) 2018  China Kunming [51]
Shimao Hunan Center 347 m (1,138 ft) 2018  China Changsha
Xiamen International Center 339 m (1,112 ft) 339.88 m (1,115.1 ft) 81 2016  China Xiamen [52]
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
Orchid Crown Tower 1 337 m (1,106 ft) 337 m (1,106 ft) 75 2015  India Mumbai [53][54]
Orchid Crown Tower 2 337 m (1,106 ft) 337 m (1,106 ft) 75 2015  India Mumbai [55][56]
Orchid Crown Tower 3 337 m (1,106 ft) 337 m (1,106 ft) 75 2015  India Mumbai [57][58]
ADNOC Headquarters 335.3 m (1,100 ft) 65 2015  UAE Abu Dhabi
Wilshire Grand Tower 335 m (1,099 ft) 335 m (1,099 ft) 73 2017  USA Los Angeles
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
South Asian Gate 268 m (879 ft) 268 m (879 ft) ? 2014  China Kunming
China Chuneng Tower 333 m (1,093 ft) 2017  China Shenzhen
Jinan Center Financial City 333 m (1,093 ft)  China Jinan
Mandarin Oriental Chengdu 333 m (1,093 ft) 88 2017  China Chengdu
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
Hon Kwok City Center 329 m (1,079 ft) 329 m (1,079 ft) 80 2015  China Shenzhen
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
Gate of Taipei 322 m (1,056 ft) 322 m (1,056 ft) 76 2016  Taiwan Taipei
Abu Dhabi Plaza 320 m (1,050 ft) 75 2017  Kazakhstan Astana
Palais Royale Mumbai 320 m (1,050 ft) 320 m (1,050 ft) 75 2015  India Mumbai Will become the tallest building in India, if completed before India Tower and World One.[59]
White Magnolia Plaza 319.5 m (1,048 ft) 67 2015  China Shanghai
Runhua Global Center 1 318 m (1,043 ft) 318 m (1,043 ft) 72 2015  China Changzhou
Riverside Century Plaza Main Tower 318 m (1,043 ft) 318 m (1,043 ft) 66 2015  China Wuhu
Chongqing IFS T1 316 m (1,037 ft) 65 2016  China Chongqing
Namaste Tower 316 m (1,037 ft) 300 m (980 ft) 62 2017  India Mumbai It resembles the ‘Namaste’ gesture: two wings of the hotel are clasped together like hands greeting.
MahaNakhon 314 m (1,030 ft) 314 m (1,030 ft) 77 2015  Thailand Bangkok It will become Thailand's tallest building upon completion in 2015.
The Stratford Residences 312 m (1,024 ft) 70 2015  Philippines Makati It will become the Philippines' highest building.
Eurasia 309 m (1,014 ft) 305 m (1,001 ft) 72 2014  Russia Moscow
Lokhandwala Minerva 307 m (1,007 ft) 307 m (1,007 ft) 84 or 85 2016  India Mumbai Residential[60][61][62]
Diwang International Fortune Center 303 m (994 ft) 303 m (994 ft) 75 2014  China Liuzhou
Lamar Tower 2 301 m (988 ft) 62 2014  Saudi Arabia Jeddah
Century IT Park 300 m
(984 ft)
59 2019  India Mumbai [63][64]
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 [65]
Langham Hotel Tower 300 m (980 ft) 300 m (980 ft) 74 2015  China Dalian
Tameer Commercial Tower 300 m (980 ft) 74 2015  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
Omkar Worli Project Tower 2 300 m (980 ft) 77 2016  India Mumbai
Omkar Alta Monte 1 300 m (980 ft) 73 2015  India Mumbai
Landmark Waterfront 298 m (978 ft) 83 2018  Thailand Bangkok
Bahria Icon Tower 260 m (850 ft) 67 2016  Pakistan Karachi [66] It will become Pakistan's' highest building.
Kempinski Hotel 260 m (850 ft) 69 2017  Saudi Arabia Jeddah [67]

Buildings on hold[edit]

This list shows building whose construction is on hold that are planned to be, upon completion, over 300 metres (984.3 ft).

Building Planned pinnacle height Proposed completion Country City
Bahria Mega Tower 922 m (3,025 ft) 2020  Pakistan Karachi
Sky City 838 m (2,749 ft) 2014  China Changsha
India Tower[68][69] 700 m (2,300 ft) 2016  India Mumbai
Port Tower Karachi 560 m (1,840 ft) 2012  Pakistan Karachi
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[70][71] 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
Tianjin Kerry Center[72] 333 m (1,093 ft)  China Tianjin
Orchid Heights Tower A[73][74] 328 m (1,076 ft) 2014  India Mumbai
Orchid Heights Tower B[75][76] 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[edit]

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

a On 14 February 2012 it became the tallest building in Latin America.[78]

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 Mercury City Tower[77] 339 m (1,112 ft) 75 2012  Russia Moscow
Oceania Q1 323 m (1,060 ft) 78 2005  Australia Gold Coast
South America Gran Torre Santiagoa 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[79] N/A N/A 2005[80]  Antarctica McMurdo Station

List of buildings with 100+ floors[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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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