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The 828-metre (2,717 ft) tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai has been the tallest building since 2010.[1] The Burj Khalifa has been classified as Megatall.[2]
The tallest buildings in 2020

This list of tallest buildings includes skyscrapers with continuously occupiable floors and a height of at least 350 m. Non-building structures, such as towers, are not included in this list (see list of tallest buildings and structures).

History

Historically, the world's tallest man-made structure was the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt, which held the position for over 3,800 years[3] until the construction of Lincoln Cathedral in 1311. The Strasbourg Cathedral in France, completed in 1439, was the world's tallest building until 1874.

The first skyscraper was pioneered in Chicago with the 138 ft (42.1 m) Home Insurance Building in 1885. The United States would hold the position of the world's tallest building throughout the 20th century until 1998, when the Petronas Towers were completed. Since then, two other buildings have gained the title: Taipei 101 in 2004 and Burj Khalifa in 2010.[4] Since the beginning of the 21st century, the Middle East, China, and Southeast Asia have experienced booms in skyscraper construction.[5]

Ranking criteria and alternatives

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.[6] The organization currently ranks Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the tallest at 828 m (2,717 ft).[6] However, the CTBUH only recognizes buildings that are complete, and some buildings included within the lists in this article are not considered finished by the CTBUH.

In 1996, as a response to the dispute as to whether the Petronas Towers or the Sears Tower was taller,[7] the council listed and ranked buildings in four categories:[8]

  • height to structural or architectural top;
  • height to floor of highest occupied floor;
  • height to top of roof (removed as category in November 2009);[9] and
  • height to top of any part of the building.

Spires are considered integral parts of the architectural design of buildings, changes to which would substantially change the appearance and design of the building, whereas antennas may be added or removed without such consequences. The Petronas Towers, with their spires, are thus ranked higher than the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) with its antennas, despite the Petronas Towers' lower roofs and lower highest point.[8]

Until 1996, the world's tallest building was defined by the height to the top of the tallest architectural element, including spires but not antennae.[8] In 1930, this definitional argument led to a rivalry between the Bank of Manhattan Building and the Chrysler Building. The Bank of Manhattan Building (i.e. 40 Wall Street) employed only a short spire and was 282.5 m (927 ft) 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 38.1 m (125 ft) spire secretly assembled inside the building to claim the title of world's tallest building with a total height of 318.9 m (1,046 ft), although it had a lower top occupied floor and a shorter height when both buildings' spires were excluded.

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, at 255 m (837 ft). They pointed out that the observation deck in the Bank of Manhattan Building was nearly 30 m (98 ft) above the top floor in the Chrysler Building, whose surpassing spire was strictly ornamental and inaccessible.[10]

The Burj Khalifa currently tops the list by some margin, regardless of which criterion is applied.[11][12]

Tallest buildings in the world

As of 2020, this list includes all 74 buildings (completed and architecturally topped out) which reach a height of 350 metres (1,150 ft) or more, as assessed by their highest architectural feature. Of these, 37 are in China. Six of the last seven buildings to have held the record as 'tallest building' are still found in the list, with the exception being the North Tower of the original World Trade Center at 417 metres (1,368 ft) after its destruction in the September 11 attacks of 2001. If the Twin Towers were never destroyed, and One World Trade Center was never built, the WTC towers would rank 34 and 35 on the list today.

bold Denotes building that is or was once the tallest in the world
Rank Name Image City Country Height[13] Floors Year Notes
m ft
1 Burj Khalifa Burj Khalifa.jpg Dubai  United Arab Emirates 828 2,717 163 (+ 1 below ground)[14] 2010
2 Merdeka 118 Merdeka 118, October 2021.jpg Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 644 2,113 118 (+5 below ground)[15] 2021 Tallest building in the Southeast Asia region.
3 Shanghai Tower Shanghai tower dec 26, 2014.jpg Shanghai  China 632 2,073 128 (+ 5 below ground)[16] 2015 The tallest twisted building.
4 Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower Abraj-al-Bait-Towers.JPG Mecca  Saudi Arabia 601 1,972 120 (+ 3 below ground)[17] 2012 Tallest building with a clock face.
5 Ping An International Finance Centre 平安金融中心 2019-12-23 2.jpg Shenzhen  China 599.1 1,966 115 (+ 5 below ground)[18] 2017 Shares the record of the highest observation deck with Shanghai Tower (#2) at 562 m.
6 Lotte World Tower Lotte World Tower 2019.jpg Seoul  South Korea 554.5 1,819 123 (+ 6 below ground)[19] 2017 Tallest building in the OECD
7 One World Trade Center One World Trade Center cropped2.jpg New York City  United States 541.3 1,776 94 (+ 5 below ground)[20] 2014 Tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
8 Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre Canton CTF Finance Center (2017-08-30, Final).jpg Guangzhou  China 530 1,739 111 (+ 5 below ground)[21] 2016
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, 23 of 24 cropped.jpg Tianjin 97 (+ 4 below ground)[22] 2019
10 China Zun China Zun 05-11-2018.jpg Beijing 527.7 1,731 109 (+ 8 below ground)[23] 2018
11 Taipei 101 Taipei101.portrait.altonthompson.jpg Taipei  Taiwan 508 1,667 101 (+ 5 below ground)[24] 2004 The world's tallest building from 2004 to 2010.
12 Shanghai World Financial Center 上海国际金融中心.jpg Shanghai  China 492 1,614 101 (+ 3 below ground)[25] 2008 Was the tallest building in China until the completion of the adjacent Shanghai Tower.
13 International Commerce Centre International Commerce Centre 201008.jpg Hong Kong 484 1,588 108 (+ 4 below ground)[26] 2010
14 Wuhan Greenland Center Wuhan Greenland Center 201704.jpg Wuhan 475.6 1,560 97[27] 2022
15 Central Park Tower Central Park Tower from street 2020.jpg New York City  United States 472.4 1,550 98 (+ 4 below ground)[28] 2020 Tallest residential building in the world. Topped out in September 2019.[29]
16 Lakhta Center Gazprom tower (Lakhta Center) St Petersburg. Russia.jpg Saint Petersburg  Russia 462 1,516 87 (+ 3 below ground)[30] 2019 Tallest building in Europe since 2018.[31]
17 Landmark 81 LM81 NhonHuynh 5-8-2018.jpg Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 461.2 1,513 81 (+ 3 below ground)[32] 2018
18 Changsha IFS Tower T1 长沙九龙仓国金中心.jpg Changsha  China 452.1 1,483 94 (+ 5 below ground)[33] 2018
19 Petronas Tower 1 Petronas Panorama II.jpg Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 451.9 1,483 88 (+ 5 below ground)[34][35] 1998 Tallest twin towers in the world; world's tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004; first tallest building since 1908 outside of the United States.
Petronas Tower 2
21 Zifeng Tower Zifeng Tower 2017.jpg Nanjing  China 450 1,476 66 (+ 5 below ground)[36] 2010
Suzhou IFS Suzhou IFS 27-10-2018.jpg Suzhou 95 (+ 5 below ground)[37] 2019
23 The Exchange 106 Exchange 106 (5-6-2018).jpg Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 445.5 1,462 95 (+ 6 below ground)[38] 2019
24 Wuhan Center Wuhan Center Tower 201901 (view from the Central Square of Wuhan CBD).jpg Wuhan  China 443.1 1,454 88 (+ 4 below ground)[39] 2019
25 Willis Tower Willis Tower From Lake.jpg Chicago  United States 442.1 1,450 108 (+ 3 below ground)[40] 1974 Formerly known, and still commonly referred to, as the Sears Tower; world's tallest building from 1974 to 1998.
26 KK100 深圳“京基100”摩天大楼.jpg Shenzhen  China 441.8 1,449 98 (+ 4 below ground)[41] 2011
27 Guangzhou International Finance Center GZIFC.jpg Guangzhou 438.6 1,439 103 (+ 4 below ground)[42] 2010
28 111 West 57th Street 111 West 57th Street.png New York City  United States 435.3 1,428 84 (+ 2 below ground)[43] 2021
29 One Vanderbilt One Vanderbilt April 2021.jpg 427 1,401 62 (+ 4 below ground)[44] 2020
30 Dongguan International Trade Center 1 東莞國際貿易中心.jpg Dongguan  China 426.9 1,401 88[45] 2021
31 432 Park Avenue 432 Park Avenue, NY (cropped).jpg New York City  United States 425.7 1,397 85 (+ 3 below ground)[46] 2015 Third-tallest residential building in the world.[47]
32 Marina 101 Marina 101.jpg Dubai  United Arab Emirates 425 1,394 101 (+ 6 below ground)[48] 2017
33 Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago September 2016-2.jpg Chicago  United States 423.2 1,388 98 (+ 2 below ground)[49] 2009
34 Jin Mao Tower Jin Mao Tower.jpg Shanghai  China 420.5 1,380 88 (+ 3 below ground)[50] 1999
35 Princess Tower Princess Tower.jpg Dubai  United Arab Emirates 413.4 1,356 101 (+ 6 below ground)[51] 2012
36 Al Hamra Tower Al Hamra Tower.jpg Kuwait City  Kuwait 412.6 1,354 80 (+ 3 below ground)[52] 2011
37 Two International Finance Centre IFC, Hong Kong Island (2796343561).jpg Hong Kong  China 412 1,352 88 (+ 6 below ground)[53] 2003
38 Haeundae LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower LCT From Dongbaek Island 2020.01.04 (2).jpg Busan  South Korea 411.6 1,350 101 (+ 5 below ground)[54] 2019
39 Guangxi China Resources Tower Nanning  China 402.7 1,321 86 (+ 3 below ground)[55] 2020
40 Guiyang International Financial Center T1[56] Guizhou Financial City District.jpg Guiyang 401 1,316 79[57] 2020
41 China Resources Headquarters China Resources Headquarters 03-10-2018.jpg Shenzhen 392.5 1,288 68 (+ 5 below ground)[58] 2018
42 23 Marina 23 Marina.jpg Dubai  United Arab Emirates 392.4 1,287 88 (+ 4 below ground)[59] 2012
43 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou CITIC Plaza DSC02461.jpg Guangzhou  China 390.2 1,280 80[60] 1996
44 Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 Shenzhen 388.1 1,273 80 (+ 3 below ground)[61] 2020
45 30 Hudson Yards 30 Hudson Yards.jpg New York City  United States 387.1 1,270 73[62] 2019
46 Capital Market Authority Tower Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 385 1,263 72 2021
Iconic Tower Cairo  Egypt 80[63] 2022
48 Shun Hing Square Diwang Dasha 25.JPG Shenzhen  China 384 1,260 69 (+ 3 below ground)[64] 1996
49 Eton Place Dalian Tower 1 Dalian Eton Center.jpg Dalian 383.2 1,257 80 (+ 4 below ground)[65] 2016
50 Logan Century Center 1 Nanning 381.3 1,251 82 (+ 4 below ground)[66] 2018
51 Burj Mohammed bin Rashid Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 381.2 1,251 88 (+ 5 below ground)[67] 2014
52 Empire State Building Empire State Building from the Top of the Rock.jpg New York City  United States 381 1,250 102 (+ 1 below ground)[68] 1931 World's tallest building from 1931 to 1972; tallest man-made structure in the world from 1931 to 1967; first building in the world to contain over 100 floors[69][70]
53 Elite Residence Elite Residence.jpg Dubai  United Arab Emirates 380.5 1,248 87 (+ 4 below ground)[71] 2012
54 Riverview Plaza Wuhan  China 376 1,234 73 (+ 3 below ground)[72] 2021
55 Shenzhen Center Shenzhen 375.6 1,232 70 2021
56 Central Plaza Central-plaza2.jpg Hong Kong 373.9 1,227 78 (+ 3 below ground)[73] 1992
57 Federation Tower (East Tower) Federation-Tower in July.jpg Moscow  Russia 373.7 1,226 93 (+ 4 below ground)[74] 2016
58 Dalian International Trade Center Dalian International Trade Center, Aug2018 (cropped).jpg Dalian  China 370.2 1,215 86 (+ 7 below ground)[75] 2019
59 Address Boulevard The Address Boulevard.jpg Dubai  United Arab Emirates 370 1,214 73 (+ 3 below ground)[76] 2017
60 Haitian Center Tower 2 Qingdao  China 368.9 1,210 73[77] 2021
61 Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower A 南京河西金鹰大楼.jpg Nanjing 368.1 1,208 77 (+ 4 below ground)[78] 2019
62 Bank of China Tower HK Bank of China Tower View.jpg Hong Kong 367 1,205 72 (+ 4 below ground)[79] 1990
63 Bank of America Tower OBP - Ext - 42nd East.jpg New York City  United States 365.8 1,200 55 (+ 3 below ground)[80] 2009
64 St. Regis Chicago St Regis Chicago.jpg Chicago  United States 362.9 1,191 92 (+ 5 below ground)[81] 2020
65 Almas Tower Almas Tower.jpg Dubai  United Arab Emirates 360 1,181 68 (+ 5 below ground)[82] 2008
66 Hanking Center Hanking Center2021.jpg Shenzhen  China 358.9 1,177 65 (+ 5 below ground)[83] 2018
67 Greenland Group Suzhou Center[84] Suzhou 358 1,175 77 (+ 3 below ground)[85] 2022
68 Gevora Hotel Gevora Hotel.jpg Dubai  United Arab Emirates 356.3 1,169 75 (+ 2 below ground)[86] 2017
69 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 1 JW Marriott Marquis Dubai2.jpg 355.4 1,166 82 (+ 2 below ground)[87][88] 2012
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 2 2013
71 Emirates Office Tower Emirates Towers in Dubai at dawn.jpg 354.6 1,163 54[89] 2000
72 Raffles City Chongqing T3N Raffles City Chongqing 2019-9.jpg Chongqing  China 354.5 1,163 79 (+ 3 below ground)[90] 2019
Raffles City Chongqing T4N 74 (+ 3 below ground)[91]
74 OKO Tower – South Tower OKO Towers2016.jpg Moscow  Russia 354.2 1,162 90 (+ 2 below ground)[92] 2015
75 The Marina Torch The Marina Torch.jpg Dubai  United Arab Emirates 352 1,155 86 (+ 4 below ground)[93] 2011
76 Forum 66 Tower 1 Forum 66, Shenyang, Oct2014.png Shenyang  China 350.6 1,150 68 (+ 4 below ground)[94] 2015
77 The Pinnacle The Pinnacle (Guangzhou, China) indexxrus.JPG Guangzhou 350.3 1,149 60 (+ 6 below ground)[95] 2012
78 Xi'an Glory International Financial Center Xi'an 350 1,148 75[96] 2021

Alternative measurements

Height to pinnacle (highest point)

Tallest buildings by pinnacle height, including all masts, poles, antennae, etc. in 2014

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 into use, when the Petronas Towers passed the Sears Tower (now named 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.

If the World Trade Center towers were still standing, the North (1,368 feet (417 m)) and South Towers (1,362 feet (415.1 m)) would fall between numbers 35 and 36 on the current list (it can be assumed the rebuilt One World Trade Center would have never been built).

Denotes building with pinnacle height higher than architectural
Rank Building City Country Height Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  United Arab Emirates 829.8 m 2,722 ft 163 2010
2 Shanghai Tower Shanghai  China 632 m 2,073 ft 128 2015
3 Abraj Al-Bait Towers Mecca  Saudi Arabia 601 m 1,971 ft 120 2012
4 Ping An Finance Center Shenzhen  China 599 m 1,965 ft 115 2016
5 Lotte World Tower Seoul  South Korea 555.7 m 1,823 ft 123 2016
6 One World Trade Center New York City  United States 546.2 m 1,792 ft 104 2014
7 Tianjin CTF Finance Centre Tianjin  China 530.4 m 1,740 ft 98 2019
8 Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou  China 530 m 1,739 ft 111 2016
9 China Zun Beijing  China 528 m 1,732 ft 108 2018
10 Willis Tower Chicago  United States 527 m 1,729 ft 108 1974
11 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 508 m 1,667 ft 101 2004
12 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai  China 494.3 m 1,622 ft 101 2008
13 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong  China 484 m 1,588 ft 118 2010
14 Wuhan Greenland Center Wuhan  China 475.6 m 1,560 ft 97 2021
15 Central Park Tower New York City  United States 472.4 m 1,550 ft 98 2020
16 Landmark 81 Ho Chi Minh City  Vietnam 469.5 m 1,540 ft 81 2018
17 Lakhta Center St. Petersburg  Russia 462 m 1,516 ft 86 2019
18 John Hancock Center Chicago  United States 457.2 m 1,500 ft 100 1969
19 Changsha IFS Tower T1 Changsha  China 452 m 1,483 ft 94 2018
20 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 451.9 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
20 Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 451.9 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
22 Zifeng Tower Nanjing  China 450 m 1,476 ft 89 2010
22 Suzhou IFS Suzhou  China 450 m 1,476 ft 98 2019
24 The Exchange 106 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 445.1 m 1,460 ft 95 2019
25 Empire State Building New York City  United States 443.2 m 1,454 ft 102 1931
26 Kingkey 100 Shenzhen  China 441.8 m 1,449 ft 100 2011
27 Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou  China 438.6 m 1,445 ft 103 2009
28 Wuhan Center Wuhan  China 438 m 1,437 ft 88 2019
29 111 West 57th Street New York City  United States 435.3 m 1,428 ft 82 2020
30 Dongguan International Trade Center 1 Dongguan  China 426.9 m 1,401 ft 88 2020
31 One Vanderbilt New York City  United States 427 m 1,401 ft 58 2020
32 432 Park Avenue New York City  United States 425.5 m 1,396 ft 85 2015
33 Marina 101 Dubai  United Arab Emirates 425 m 1,394 ft 101 2017
34 Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago  United States 423.2 m 1,388 ft 96 2009
35 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai  China 421 m 1,381 ft 88 1998
36 Princess Tower Dubai  United Arab Emirates 414 m 1,358 ft 101 2012
37 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 412.6 m 1,354 ft 80 2010
38 Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong  China 412 m 1,352 ft 88 2003
39 Haeundae LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower Busan  South Korea 411.6 m 1,350 ft 101 2019
40 Guangxi China Resources Tower Nanning  China 402.7 m 1,321 ft 85 2019
41 Guiyang Financial Center Tower 1Cite error: The opening <ref> tag is malformed or has a bad name (see the help page). Guiyang  China 401 m 1,316 ft 79 2021

Height to occupied floor

This height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.

Rank Building City Country Height Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  United Arab Emirates 584.5 m (1,918 ft) 163 2010
2 Shanghai Tower Shanghai  China 583.4 m (1,914 ft) 128 2015
3 Ping An Finance Center Shenzhen  China 562.2 m (1,844 ft) 115 2016
4 China Zun Beijing  China 515 m (1,690 ft) 108 2018
5 Lotte World Tower Seoul  South Korea 497.6 m (1,633 ft) 123 2016
6 Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou  China 495.5 m (1,626 ft) 111 2016
7 Abraj Al-Bait Towers Mecca  Saudi Arabia 494.4 m (1,622 ft) 120 2012
8 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai  China 474 m (1,555 ft) 101 2008
9 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong  China 468.8 m (1,538 ft) 118 2010
10 Central Park Tower New York City  United States 442 m (1,450 ft) 98 2020
11 Tianjin CTF Finance Centre Tianjin  China 439.4 m (1,442 ft) 98 2018
12 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 438 m (1,437 ft) 101 2004
13 Changsha IFS Tower T1 Changsha  China 437.1 m (1,434 ft) 94 2017
14 KK100 Shenzhen  China 427.1 m (1,401 ft) 100 2011
15 Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou  China 415.1 m (1,362 ft) 103 2010
16 Willis Tower Chicago  United States 412.7 m (1,354 ft) 108 1974
17 Suzhou IFS Suzhou  China 406.4 m (1,333 ft) 98 2017
18 Haeundae LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower Busan  South Korea 406 m (1,332 ft) 101 2019

Buildings under construction

This is a list of buildings taller than 350 m that are currently under construction.[97] On-hold buildings whose construction was interrupted after it had reached a significantly advanced state are also listed.

Building Planned architectural height Floors Planned completion Country City Ref.
Jeddah Tower[note 1] 1,000 m (3,300 ft) 167+ ?  Saudi Arabia Jeddah [100]
Merdeka 118[note 2] 644 m (2,113 ft) 118 2022  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur [101]
Goldin Finance 117[note 2] 596.6 m (1,957 ft) 128 ?  China Tianjin
HeXi Yuzui Tower A 500 m (1,600 ft) 84 2025 Nanjing [102]
Suzhou Zhongnan Center 499.2 m (1,638 ft) 103 2026 Suzhou [103]
Greenland Jinmao International Financial Center 499.8 m (1,640 ft) 102 2025 Nanjing [104]
Greenland Centre 498 m (1,634 ft) 101 2024 Xi'an [105]
Chushang Building 475 m (1,558 ft) 111 2025 Wuhan [106]
Chengdu Greenland Tower 468 m (1,535 ft) 101 2023 Chengdu
Vanke Center 458 m (1,503 ft) 99 2022 Chongqing [107]
Evergrande City Light 453.5 m (1,488 ft) 88 ? Ningbo [108]
Tianshan Gate of the World 450 m (1,480 ft) 106 2025 Shijiazhuang [109]
One Bangkok 436.1 m (1,431 ft) 92 2025  Thailand Bangkok [110]
Greenland Shandong International Financial Center 428 m (1,404 ft) 88 2022  China Jinan [111]
Greenland Center Tower 1 428 m (1,404 ft) ? ? Kunming [112]
Nanjing Financial City Tower 1 426 m (1,398 ft) 88 2024 Nanjing [113]
JPMorgan Chase World Headquarters 423 m (1,388 ft) 63 2024  United States New York City [114]
Nanjing Olympic Suning Tower 419 m (1,375 ft) 99 2025  China Nanjing [115]
Ningbo Center Tower 1 409 m (1,342 ft) 80 2024 Ningbo [116]
Dongfeng Plaza Landmark Tower 407 m (1,335 ft) 100 2024 Kunming [117]
Wuhan Yangtze River Center Tower 400 m (1,300 ft) 82 2025 Wuhan [118]
Evergrande Center 393.9 m (1,292 ft) 71 2024 Shenzhen [119]
Haiyun Plaza Tower 1 390 m (1,280 ft) 86 2024 Rizhao [120]
China Merchants Bank Headquarters Tower 1 388 m (1,273 ft) 74 ? Shenzhen [121]
Chengmai Center 388 m (1,273 ft) 70 2022 Shenzhen [122]
Iconic Tower[note 2] 386 m (1,266 ft) 80 2022  Egypt New Capital [123]
Autograph Tower[note 2] 382.9 m (1,256 ft) 75 2021  Indonesia Jakarta [124]
Guiyang World Trade Center Landmark Tower 380 m (1,250 ft) 92 ?  China Guiyang [125]
Greenland Star City Light Tower 379.9 m (1,246 ft) 83 2025 Changsha [126]
Guangdong Business Center 375.5 m (1,232 ft) 60 2022 Guangzhou [127]
Coronation Square Tower 1 370 m (1,210 ft) 78 ?  Malaysia Johor Bahru [128]
Xujiahui Center Tower 1 370 m (1,210 ft) 70 2023  China Shanghai [129]
Kweichow Moutai Tower 369 m (1,211 ft) ? 2025 Guiyang [130]
Ciel Tower 365 m (1,198 ft) 77 2023  UAE Dubai [131]
Three Sixty West Tower B 361.2 m (1,185 ft) 90 ?  India Mumbai [132]
Ping An Finance Center Tower 1 360 m (1,180 ft) 74 2022  China Jinan [133]
Huiyun Center[note 2] 359.2 m (1,178 ft) 80 Shenzhen [134]
Galaxy Tower 1 356 m (1,168 ft) 71 2022 Shenzhen [135]
Galaxy Tower 2 356 m (1,168 ft) 71 2022 Shenzhen [136]
Il Primo Tower 1[note 2] 356 m (1,168 ft) 88 2021  UAE Dubai [137]
Guohong Center 350 m (1,150 ft) 71 2025  China Wenzhou [138]
Guowei ZY Plaza 350 m (1,150 ft) 62 ? Zhuhai [139]
Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Building 350 m (1,150 ft) 55 ?  Turkey Istanbul [140]

List by continent

The following list shows the tallest completed buildings located in each continent listed by greatest to least height (click on name of continent for continent-specific list):

Continent Building Height Floor count Completed Country City
Asia Burj Khalifa 828 m (2,717 ft) 163 2010  United Arab Emirates Dubai
North America One World Trade Center 541.3 m (1,776 ft) 94 2014  United States New York City
Europe Lakhta Center 462 m (1,516 ft) 86 2018  Russia St. Petersburg
Australia Q1 323 m (1,060 ft) 78 2005  Australia Gold Coast
South America Gran Torre Santiago[141] 300 m (980 ft) 64 2012  Chile Santiago
Africa The Leonardo[142][143] 227 m (745 ft) 55 2019  South Africa Johannesburg
Antarctica Long Duration Balloon (LDB) Payload Preparation Buildings[144][145] 15 m (49 ft) 1 2005  Antarctica McMurdo Station

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Marked as under Construction by CTBUH, on-hold according to other sources[98][99]
  2. ^ a b c d e f Structurally Topped Out

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