List of tallest buildings in the world

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This article lists only buildings. For a list of tallest buildings including towers and structures, see List of tallest buildings and structures 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.

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.[3] The organization currently ranks 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[edit]

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 2014, seven of the last eight buildings to have held the record as 'tallest building in the world' are still found in the buildings over 300 m (984 ft), 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 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 128 2015[B]
3 Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower Mecca  Saudi Arabia 601 m[11] 1,971 ft 120 2012
4 One World Trade Center New York City  United States 541.3 m 1,776 ft 104 2014
5 CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou  China 530 m[12] 1,740 ft 111 2016[B]
6 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 509 m[13] 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 the Sears Tower) Chicago  United States 442 m  1,450 ft  108 1974
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 Marina 101 Dubai  UAE 427 m 1,399 ft 101 2015[B]
16 432 Park Avenue New York City  United States 426 m 1,397 ft 96 2015[B]
17 Trump International Hotel and Tower[14] Chicago  United States 423 m 1,389 ft 98 2009
18 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai  China 421 m 1,380 ft 88 1999
19 Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 414 m 1,358 ft[15] 101 2012
20 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 413 m 1,354 ft 80 2011
21 2 International Finance Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 412 m 1,352 ft 88 2003
22 23 Marina Dubai  UAE 395 m 1,296 ft 89 2012
23 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou  China 391 m 1,283 ft 80 1997
24 Capital Market Authority Headquarters Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 385 m 1 263 ft 85 2015[B]
25 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen  China 384 m 1,260 ft 69 1996
26 Eton Place Dalian Tower 1 Dalian  China 383 m 1,257 ft 80 2015[B]
27 Burj Mohammed bin Rashid Abu Dhabi  UAE 381 m 1,251 ft 88 2014
28 Empire State Building New York City  United States 381 m 1,250 ft 102 1931
29 Elite Residence Dubai  UAE 380.5 m 1,247 ft 87 2012
30 Central Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 374 m 1,227 ft 78 1992
31 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 367 m 1,205 ft 70 1990
32 Bank of America Tower New York City  United States 366 m 1,200 ft 54 2009
33 Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 363 m 1,191 ft 68 2009
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 2012
36 Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,163 ft 54 2000
37 OKO Tower - South Tower Moscow  Russia 354 m 1,160 ft 85 2015[B]
38 The Marina Torch Dubai  UAE 352 m 1,155 ft 86 2011
39 Forum 66 Tower 1 Shenyang  China 351 m 1,150 ft 68 2015[B]
40 The Pinnacle Guangzhou  China 350 m 1,149 ft 60 2012
41 Colombo Lotus tower Colombo  Sri Lanka 350 m 1149 ft na 2015 dec
42 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Taiwan 348 m 1,140 ft 85 1997
43 Aon Center Chicago  United States 346 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
44 The Center Hong Kong  Hong Kong 346 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
45 John Hancock Center Chicago  United States 344 m 1,128 ft 100 1969
46 ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi  UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2015[B]
47 Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai  UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2010[B]
48 The Wharf Times Square Wuxi  China 339 m 1,112 ft 68 2014
49 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
51 Tianjin Modern City Office Tower Tianjin  China 338 m 1,109 ft 65 2015[B]
52 Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin  China 337 m 1,105 ft 79 2010
53 Shimao International Plaza Shanghai  China 333 m 1,094 ft 61 2005
54 Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 333 m 1,093 ft 72 2007
55 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan  China 331 m 1,087 ft 68 2007
56 China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 330 m 1,083 ft 74 2009
57 Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 330 m 1,083 ft 105 1992[C]
58 Hon Kwok City Center Shenzhen  China 329 m 1,081 ft 80 2016[B]
59 Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi  Vietnam 329 m 1,078 ft 72 2011
60 Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai  UAE 328 m 1,076 ft 69 2013[B]
61 Longxi International Hotel Huaxi Village  China 328 m 1,076 ft 72 2011
62 Wuxi Suning Plaza 1 Wuxi  China 328 m 1,076 ft 68 2014
63 The Index Dubai  UAE 326 m 1,070 ft 80 2010
64 The Landmark Abu Dhabi  UAE 324 m 1,072 ft 72 2012
65 Deji Plaza Phase 2 Nanjing  China 324 m 1,072 ft 62 2013
66 Yantai Shimao No.1 The Harbour Yantai  China 323 m 1,060 ft 59 2015[B]
67 Q1 Gold Coast  Australia 323 m 1,058 ft 80 2005
68 Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou  China 322 m 1,056 ft 68 2010
69 Burj Al Arab Dubai  UAE 321 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
70 Nina Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 320 m 1,051 ft 80 2007
71 Sinar Mas Center 1 Shanghai  China 320 m 1,048 ft 66 2016[B]
72 Chrysler Building New York City  United States 319 m 1,046 ft 77 1930
73 New York Times Building New York City  United States 319 m 1,046 ft 52 2007
74 Global City Square[16] Guangzhou  China 319 m 1,046 ft 67 2016[B]
75 HHHR Tower Dubai  UAE 317 m 1,042 ft 72 2010
76 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta  United States 317 m 1,040 ft 55 1992
77 Chongqing IFS T1 Chongqing  China 316 m 1,037 ft 62 2016[B]
78 Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre Tower 1[17] Nanjing  China 315 m 1,032 ft 68 2015
79 Moi Center Shenyang  China 311 m 1,020 ft 75 2012
80 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  United States 310 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
81 Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 310 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
82 Ocean Heights Dubai  UAE 310 m 1,017 ft 82 2010
83 Cemindo Tower Jakarta  Indonesia 310 m 1,017 ft 63 2015
84 Pearl River Tower Guangzhou  China 310 m 1,016 ft 71 2012
85 Fortune Center Guangzhou  China 309 m 1,015 ft 73 2015[B]
86 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai  UAE 309 m 1,014 ft 56 2000
87 Stalnaya Vershina Moscow  Russia 309 m 1,013 ft 72 2015
88 Burj Rafal Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 308 m 1,010 ft 68 2014[B]
89 Wanda Plaza 1[18] Kunming  China 307 m 1,008 ft 67 2016[B]
90 Wanda Plaza 2[19] Kunming  China 307 m 1,008 ft 67 2016[B]
90 Franklin Center Chicago  United States 307 m 1,007 ft 60 1989
91 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 Shard London  United Kingdom 306 m 1,004 ft 72 2012
92 The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 306 m 1,004 ft 63 2008
96 JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston  United States 305 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
96 Etihad Tower 2[20][21] Abu Dhabi  UAE 305 m 1,002 ft 79 2011
98 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon  South Korea 305 m 1,001 ft 68 2010
99 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 304 m 997 ft 85 1997
99 Wuxi Maoye City - Marriott Hotel Wuxi  China 304 m 997 ft 68 2014
101 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago  United States 303 m 995 ft 64 1990
102 Diwang International Fortune Center Liuzhou  China 303 m 994 ft 75 2015[B]
102 Chang Fu Jin Mao Tower Shenzhen  China 303 m 994 ft 68 2016[B]
102 KAFD World Trade Center[22] Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 303 m 994 ft 67 2015[B]
102 Greenland Puli Center[23] Jinan  China 303 m 994 ft 60 2015
102 Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 1[24] Nanchang  China 303 m 994 ft 59 2015
102 Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 2[25] Nanchang  China 303 m 994 ft 59 2015
102 Heung Kong Tower Shenzhen  China 303 m 994 ft 61 2014
109 Leatop Plaza Guangzhou  China 303 m 993 ft 65 2011
110 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  United States 302 m 992 ft 71 1983
110 Kingdom Centre Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 302 m 992 ft 41 2002
112 Gate of the Orient Suzhou  China 302 m 990 ft 68 2015
113 Moscow Tower Moscow  Russia 302 m 989 ft 76 2010
114 We've the Zenith Tower A Busan  South Korea 301 m 987 ft 80 2011
115 Gran Torre Santiago Santiago  Chile 300 m 984 ft 62 2012
115 Abeno Harukas Osaka  Japan 300 m 984 ft 60 2014
115 Arraya 2 Kuwait City  Kuwait 300 m 984 ft 60 2009
115 Aspire Tower Doha  Qatar 300 m 984 ft 36 2007

Photo gallery[edit]

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'.[26]

Rank Building City Country Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Built
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 829.0 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  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
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[15] 101 2012
14 Empire State Building New York City  United States 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  United States 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  United States 346.3 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
23 John Hancock Center Chicago  United States 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  United States 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  United States 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  United States 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  United Kingdom 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  United States 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

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.

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 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[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 108 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[20][21] 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[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) 191 2019  Saudi Arabia Jeddah Will become the tallest in the world upon completion.[27]
Suzhou Zhongnan Center 729 m (2,392 ft) 144 2020  China Suzhou [28]
Wuhan Greenland Center 636 m (2,087 ft) 547 m (1,795 ft) 124 2020  China Wuhan
KL118 610 m (2,000 ft) 610 m (2,000 ft) 118 2019  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Ping An Finance Center 600 m (2,000 ft) 555 m (1,821 ft) 115 2016  China Shenzhen
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 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.[29]
225 West 57th Street 541 m (1,775 ft) 470 m (1,540 ft) 94 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[30]  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[31]  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.[32]
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
China Resources Centre Block A 442 m (1,450 ft) 90 2018  China Nanning [34]
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.[35][36][37][38][39][40]
Wuhan Center 438 m (1,437 ft) 438 m (1,437 ft) 88 2016  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."[41]
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
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 388 m (1,273 ft) 80 2019  China Shenzhen
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  United States New York City Also known as 175 Greenwich Street[42]
Federation Tower 374 m (1,227 ft) 360 m (1,180 ft) 93 2015  Russia Moscow
Three Sixty West Tower B 361.2 m (1,185 ft)[43] 90 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) 68 2016  Vietnam Hanoi
Greenland Group Suzhou Center 358 m (1,175 ft) 75 2018  China Suzhou [44]
30 Hudson Yards 357 m (1,171 ft) 357 m (1,171 ft) 80 2018-2019  United States New York City Tallest building in the Hudson Yards development.
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 66 350 m (1,150 ft) 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
Orchid Crown Tower 1 337 m (1,106 ft) 337 m (1,106 ft) 75 2016  India Mumbai [48][49]
Orchid Crown Tower 2 337 m (1,106 ft) 337 m (1,106 ft) 75 2016  India Mumbai [50][51]
Orchid Crown Tower 3 300 m (980 ft) 337 m (1,106 ft) 75  India Mumbai [52][53]
Wilshire Grand Tower 335 m (1,099 ft) 350 m (1,150 ft) 77 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
Salesforce Tower 326 m (1,070 ft) 302 m (991 ft) 61 2017  United States San Francisco Will become tallest building in San Francisco.
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
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
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
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 Structurally Topped out but not architecturally yet. Will become the tallest building in India, if completed before World One.[54]
53W53 320 m (1,050 ft) 320 m (1,050 ft) 82 2018  United States New York 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 2016  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) 62 2017  India Mumbai It resembles the ‘Namaste’ gesture: two wings of the hotel are clasped together like hands greeting.
Magnolias Waterfront Residences Tower 1[55]} 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 2015  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) 84 or 85 2016  India Mumbai Residential[56][57][58]
Brys Buzz 300 m
(984 ft)
82 2017  India Greater Noida [59]
Century Textiles Office Tower 300 m
(984 ft)
59 2019  India Mumbai [60][61]
Supernova Spira 300 m (980 ft) 80 2015  India Noida
Omkar 1973 Worli Tower 1 300 m (980 ft) 78 2016  India Mumbai [62][63]
Omkar 1973 Worli Tower 2 300 m (980 ft) 77 2016  India Mumbai [64][65]
Omkar Alta Monte(Luxe) Tower D 300 m (980 ft) 73 2015  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 [66]
Tameer Commercial Tower 300 m (980 ft) 74 2015  UAE Abu Dhabi

List by continent[edit]

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[67] 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[68] N/A N/A 2005[69]  Antarctica McMurdo Station

List of buildings with 100+ floors[edit]

Proposed[edit]

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
Edison Tower (Manhattan) 1,310 Meters New York City  United States 296 2030
Azerbaijan Tower 1,050 Meters Baku  Azerbaijan 189 2019
Sky City 2 1,008 Meters Qingdao  China 236 2020
Burj Mubarak al-Kabir 1,001 Meters Kuwait city  Kuwait N/A 2016
Buenos Aires Forum 1,000 Meters Buenos Aires  Argentina 200 2016
Phoenix Towers (China) 1,000 Meters Wuhan  China Unknown 2018
Miapolis 975 Meters Miami  United States 160 2017
Bahria Mega Tower 910 Meters Bahria  Pakistan 150+ 2025
Nansha Tower 900 Meters Guangzhou  China 130+ 2019
Millenium Tower, Tokyo 840 Meters Tokyo  Japan 180 2018
DIB-200 800 Meters Tokyo  Japan 200 2028
Dream Tower 665 Meters Seoul  South Korea 150 2016
Bengaluru Turf Tower 660 Meters Bengaluru  India 156 2017
Signature Tower Jakarta 638 Meters Jakarta  Indonesia 113 2020
Rama IX Super Tower 615 Meters Bangkok  Thailand 125 2021
Lanco Hills Siganture Tower 604 Meters Hyderabad  India 112 2018

Cancelled[edit]

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

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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