List of tallest buildings in the world by country

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The following is a list of the tallest buildings in the world by country listing only the tallest building in each country. The list is including only completed (or at least topped-out) buildings. A total of 15 countries featured in the list have supertall skyscrapers (300 m and more). Many countries have constructed new tallest buildings in the 2010s, with the oldest tallest building in a country being St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, which has stood as the country's tallest building since 1652.

Complete[edit]

The list includes the tallest (completed or topped out) buildings in each country in the world. All measurements are as defined and recognised by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Heights are measured to Architectural Top, with antennae being excluded.[1]

  Tallest building in Continent
Country Building(s) City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Built Global ranking
 Afghanistan Kabul Tower[2] Kabul 87 285 18
 Albania TID Tower Tirana 85 279 25 2012[A]
 Algeria Bahia Centre 3 Oran 161 528 19 2003
 Andorra Caldea Hotel Tower[3] Andorra la Vella 80 262 18 1994
 Angola Sky Center Office Tower Luanda 119 390 25 2014
 Argentina Torre Cavia Buenos Aires 173 567 44 2009 #1,588 tallest in the World
 Australia Q1 Gold Coast 323 1,058 78 2005 #41 tallest in the World
 Austria DC Tower 1 Vienna 220 722 60 2013
 Azerbaijan Flame Tower 1 Baku 182 597 36 2013[B] #1,259 tallest in the World
 Bahamas Atlantis Royal Tower East Paradise Island 93 305 23 1998
 Bahrain Dual Towers Manama 260 853 53 2007 #155 tallest in the World
 Bangladesh City Centre Bangladesh Dhaka 171 561 37 2012 #1,633 tallest in the World
 Belarus Parus Minsk[4] Minsk 133 436 32 2014
 Belgium Tour du Midi Brussels 148 486 38 1966 #2,987 tallest in the World
 Bolivia Torre Girasoles[5] La Paz 138 453 38 2012[C] #3,560 tallest in the World
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Avaz Twist Tower Sarajevo 142 466 39 2008 #3,315
 Brazil Mirante do Vale São Paulo 170 558 51 1960 #1,675 tallest in the World
 Brunei Ministry of Finance Bandar Seri Begawan 120 394 21 2001
 Bulgaria Hotel Rodina Sofia 104 341 25 1979
 Cameroon Prime Ministry Building[6] Yaoundé 90 295 19
 Cambodia Vattanac Capital Phnom Penh 184 603 38 2014
 Canada First Canadian Place Toronto 298 978 72 1975 #68 tallest in the World
 Chile Gran Torre Costanera Santiago 300 984 64 2013[D]
 China Shanghai Tower Shanghai 632 2,073 121 2014 #2 tallest in the World
 Colombia Torre Colpatria Bogotá 192 630 50 1979 #1,003 tallest in the World
 Congo Tour Nabemba Brazzaville 106 348 30 1986
 Costa Rica Torre Paseo Colón[7] San Jose 98 322 29 2013
 Croatia Euro Tower I Zagreb 97 318 26 2006
 Cuba Edificio FOSCA[8] Havana 130 425 37 1956
 Czech Republic AZ Tower Brno 110 359 30 2013[E]
 Congo DR RTNC Congo Building[9] Kinshasa 88 289 22
 Cyprus Cyprus Trade Bank[citation needed] Nicosia 66 216 16 1996
 Denmark Amtssyguhesut I Herlev Herlev 120 394 25 1976
 Dominican Republic Torre Caney Santo Domingo 150 492 38 2008 #2,818 tallest in the World
 Ecuador The Point[10] Guayaquil 140 459 34 2012[F] #3,433 tallest in the World
 Egypt Ministry of Foreign Affairs[11] Cairo 143 469 39 1994 #3,250 tallest in the World
 El Salvador El Pedregal-ultiplaza San Salvador 112 367 28 2010
 Estonia Swissotel Tallinn Tallinn 117 384 28 2007
 Ethiopia African Union Headquarters[12] Addis Ababa 118 386 21 2011
 Finland Cirrus Helsinki 86 282 26 2006
 France Tour First Paris 231 758 56 2011 #334 tallest in the World
 Georgia Batumi Technical University Tower[13] Batumi 200 656 35 2013
 Germany Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt 259 850 56 1997 #165 tallest in the World
 Greece Athens Tower 1 Athens 103 338 28 1971
 Hong Kong International Commerce Centre Hong Kong 484 1,588 108 2010 #5 tallest in the World
 Iceland Smáratorg Office Tower Kópavogur 76 249 20 2008
 India The Imperial Mumbai 256 840 60 2010 #183 tallest in the World
 Indonesia Wisma 46 Jakarta 262 859 51 1996
 Iran Tehran International Tower Tehran 162 531 54 2007
 Iraq Jaff Tower A[citation needed] Sulaymaniyah 155 509 32 2012
 Ireland The Elysian Cork 68 224 17 2008
 Israel City Gate Tower Ramat Gan 244 801 68 2001 #238 tallest in the World
 Italy Unicredit Tower Milan 231 758 35 2012 #334 tallest in the World
 Japan Abeno Harukas Osaka 300 984 60 2014
 Jordan Amman Rotana Hotel[14] Amman 188 617 50 2013
 Kazakhstan Northern Lights 1[15] Astana 180 591 42 2008 #1,310 tallest in the World
 Kenya Times Tower Nairobi 140 459 38 1997 #3,433 tallest in the World
 Kuwait Al Hamra Firdous Tower Kuwait City 413 1,354 80 2011 #14 tallest in the World
 Macedonia MRT Center Skopje 70 230 25 1984
 Malaysia Petronas Towers Kuala Lumpur 452 1,483 88 1998 #6 tallest in the World
 Mauritius Bank of Mauritius Building Port Louis 124 407 25 2006
 Mexico Torre Mayor Mexico City 225 738 55 2003 #392 tallest in the World
 Mongolia Blue Sky Tower Ulaanbaatar 105 344 25 2009
 Morocco Maroc Telecom Rabat 115 377 28 1998
 Netherlands Maastoren Rotterdam 165 541 44 2010 #1,992 tallest in the World
 New Zealand Vero Centre Auckland 170 558 38 2000
 North Korea Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang 330 1,083 105 2013[G]
 Norway Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo 117 384 37 1990
 Pakistan Ocean Tower Karachi 120 393 30 2013
 Panama Trump Ocean Club Panama City 284 932 70 2011 #88 tallest in the World
 Peru BBVA Continental Lima 137 449 20 1978 #3,614 tallest in the World
 Philippines Philippine Bank of Communications Makati 259 848 55 2000 #166 tallest in the World
 Poland Palace of Culture and Science Warsaw 231 757 42 1955 #338 tallest in the World
 Qatar Aspire Tower Doha 300 984 36 2007 #65 tallest in the World
 Russia Mercury City Tower Moscow 339 1,112 75 2013[H]
 Rwanda Kigali City Tower Kigali unknown unknown 20 2011
 Saudi Arabia Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel Mecca 601 1,972 120 2012[I]
 Serbia Western City Gate Belgrade 135 443 35 1980
 Singapore United Overseas Bank Plaza One Singapore 280 919 66 1992 #97 tallest in the World
 Slovakia National Bank of Slovakia Bratislava 111.6 362 33 2002
 South Africa Carlton Centre Johannesburg 223 730 50 1973 #416 tallest in the World
 South Korea Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon 305 1,001 68 2011 #57 tallest in the World
 Spain Torre de Cristal Madrid 249 817 50 2008 #205 tallest in the World
 Sweden HSB Turning Torso Malmö 190 623 57 2005 #1,046 tallest in the World
  Switzerland Prime Tower Zürich 126 413 36 2011
 Taiwan Taipei 101 Taipei 509 1,670 101 2004 #4 tallest in the World
 Thailand Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok 304 997 85 1997 #59 tallest in the World
 Trinidad and Tobago International Waterfront Tower C Port-of-Spain 120 394 27 2008
 Turkey Sapphire Tower Istanbul 261 856 55 2010 #153 tallest in the World
 Turkmenistan Yyldyz Hotel Ashgabat 107 351 24 2013
 Ukraine Klovski Descent 7A[16] Kiev 163 533 47 2011 #2,067 tallest in the World
 United Arab Emirates Burj Khalifa Dubai 828 2,717 163 2010 #1 tallest in the world
 United Kingdom The Shard London 306 1,004 73 2013[J]
 United States One World Trade Center New York City 541 1,776 104 2013 #3 tallest in the World
 Uruguay World Trade Center Torre 4[17] Montevideo 180 591 40 2012[K] #1,311 tallest in the World
  Vatican City St. Peter's Basilica Vatican City 138 452 1626
 Venezuela Parque Central Torre I, Parque Central Torre II Caracas 225 738 56 1979, 1983 #393 tallest in the World
 Vietnam Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi 336 1,102 70 2012 #34 tallest in the World
 Yemen Saleh Mosque Sana'a 100 330  ? 2008
 Zambia Findeco House[18] Lusaka 90 295 23 1974
 Zimbabwe New Reserve Bank Tower[19] Harare 120 390 28 1997

Under construction[edit]

The list includes the tallest (under construction) buildings that will become its nations tallest building upon completion.

Country Building(s) City Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Built
 Angola IMOB Business Tower[20] Luanda 145 476 35 2012-2015
 Argentina Alvear Tower Puerto Madero[21] Buenos Aires 235 771 54 2012-2015
 Azerbaijan SOCAR Tower Baku 200 658 40 2011-2014
 Bahrain Four Seasons Hotel Manama 270 886 50 2010-2014
 Bulgaria Capital Fort Business Center Sofia 126 413 28 2010-2014
 China Ping An Finance Center Shenzhen 660 2165 115 2010-2015
 India World One Mumbai 442 1450 117 2011-2015
 Indonesia Thamrin Nine Tower 1[22] Jakarta 333 1083 71 2013-2016
 Iran Padideh hotel Mashhad 250
 Kazakhstan Abu Dhabi Plaza Astana 382 1253 88 2011-2016
 Mexico Torre Reforma Mexico City 244 801 57 2009-2015
 Pakistan Bahria Icon Tower Karachi 268 880 60 2015-2016
 Philippines The Stratford Residences Makati 312 1024 76 2011-2015
 South Korea Lotte World Tower Seoul 555 1819 123 2011-2015
 Thailand Maha Nakhon Bangkok 313 1028 77 2011-2015
 Ukraine Sky Towers Kiev 210 689 47 2008-2014
 Serbia Icon Tower Belgrade 250 723 65 2016-2019
 Vietnam VietinBank Business Center Office Tower Hanoi 363 1,191 68 2011-2015

Notes[edit]

A. ^ Topped out, expected completion in 2012.
B. ^ Topped out, expected completion in 2013.
C. ^ Topped out, expected completion in 2012.
D. ^ Topped out in February 2012, expected completion in 2013.
E. ^ Topped out in February 2012, expected completion in 2013.
F. ^ Topped out, expected completion in 2012.
G. ^ Topped out in 1992, expected completion in 2013.
H. ^ Topped out in November 2012, expected completion in 2013.
I. ^ Topped out, expected completion in 2012.
J. ^ Topped out in March 2012, expected completion in 2013.
K. ^ Topped out, expected completion in 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CTBUH Criteria for Defining and Measuring Tall Buildings
  2. ^ CTBUH: Kabul Tower
  3. ^ Caldea Hotel Tower at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  4. ^ Parus at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  5. ^ Torre Girasoles at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  6. ^ Prime Ministry Building at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  7. ^ Torre Paseo Colón 1 at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  8. ^ Edificio FOSCA at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  9. ^ RTNC Congo Building at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  10. ^ The Point at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  11. ^ CTBUH:Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  12. ^ African Union Headquarters at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  13. ^ Batumi Technological University Tower at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  14. ^ Amman Rotana Hotel at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  15. ^ Northern Lights 1 at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  16. ^ CTBUH: Klovski Descent 7A
  17. ^ World Trade Center Torre 4 at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  18. ^ Findeco House at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  19. ^ New Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  20. ^ IMOB Business Tower at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  21. ^ Alvear Tower Puerto Madero at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  22. ^ Thamrin Nine Tower 1 at CTBUH Skyscraper Database