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The 828-metre (2,717 ft) 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. (See List of tallest buildings and structures in the world).

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 2015, seven of the last eight buildings to have held the record as 'tallest building in the world' are still found in the list, 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/region 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
3 Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower Mecca  Saudi Arabia 601 m[11] 1,971 ft 120 2012
4 Ping An Finance Centre Shenzhen  China 599 m 1,965 ft 115 2016[B]
5 Goldin Finance 117 Tianjin  China 596.5 m 1,957 ft 117 2016[B]
6 One World Trade Center New York City  United States 541.3 m 1,776 ft 104 2014
7 CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou  China 530 m[12] 1,740 ft 111 2016[B]
8 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 509 m[13] 1,670 ft 101 2004
9 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai  China 492 m 1,614 ft 101 2008
10 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 484 m 1,588 ft 118 2010
11= Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
11= Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
13 Zifeng Tower Nanjing  China 450 m 1,476 ft 89 2010
14 Willis Tower† (formerly the Sears Tower) Chicago  United States 442 m  1,451 ft  107 1974
15 KK100 Shenzhen  China 442 m 1,449 ft 100 2011
16 Guangzhou International Finance Center Guangzhou  China 440 m 1,440 ft 103 2010
17 Wuhan Center Wuhan  China 438 m 1,437 ft 88 2016[B]
18 Marina 101 Dubai  UAE 426.5 m 1,399 ft 101 2015[B]
19 432 Park Avenue New York City  United States 426 m 1,397 ft 88 2015[B]
20 Trump International Hotel and Tower[14] Chicago  United States 423 m 1,389 ft 98 2009
21 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai  China 420.5 m 1,380 ft 88 1999
22 Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 414 m 1,358 ft[15] 101 2012
23 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 413 m 1,354 ft 80 2011
24 Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 412 m 1,352 ft 88 2003
25 23 Marina Dubai  UAE 395 m 1,296 ft 89 2012
26 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou  China 391 m 1,283 ft 80 1997
27 Capital Market Authority Headquarters Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 385 m 1 263 ft 77 2015[B]
28 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen  China 384 m 1,260 ft 69 1996
29 Eton Place Dalian Tower 1 Dalian  China 383 m 1,257 ft 81 2015[B]
30 Burj Mohammed bin Rashid Abu Dhabi  UAE 381.2 m 1,251 ft 88 2014
31 Empire State Building New York City  United States 381 m 1,250 ft 102 1931
32 Elite Residence Dubai  UAE 380.5 m 1,248 ft 87 2012
33 Central Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 374 m 1,227 ft 78 1992
34 Federation Tower (East Tower)[16] Moscow  Russia 374 m 1,226 ft 95 2015[B]
35 Dalian International Trade Center Dalian  China 370.1 m 1,214 ft 86 2016[B]
36 The Address the BLVD Dubai  UAE 368 m 1,207 ft 72 2016[B]
37 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 367 m 1,205 ft 70 1990
38 Bank of America Tower New York City  United States 366 m 1,200 ft 54 2009
39 Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 363 m 1,191 ft 68 2009
40= JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,166 ft 82 2012
40= JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 355 m 1,166 ft 82 2012
42 Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 354.6 m 1,163 ft 54 2000
43 OKO Tower - South Tower Moscow  Russia 354 m 1,160 ft 85 2015
44 The Marina Torch Dubai  UAE 352 m 1,155 ft 86 2011
45 Forum 66 Tower 2 Shenyang  China 351 m 1,150 ft 68 2015[B]
46 The Pinnacle Guangzhou  China 350.3 m 1,149 ft 60 2012
47 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Taiwan 347 m 1,140 ft 85 1997
48 Aon Center Chicago  United States 346.3 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
49 The Center Hong Kong  Hong Kong 346 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
50 John Hancock Center Chicago  United States 344 m 1,128 ft 100 1969
51= ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi  UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2015[B]
51= Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai  UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2015[B]
53 The Wharf Times Square Wuxi  China 339 m 1,112 ft 68 2014
54 Chongqing World Financial Center Chongqing  China 338.9 m 1,112 ft 78 2014
55 Mercury City Tower Moscow  Russia 338.8 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
56 Tianjin Modern City Office Tower Tianjin  China 338 m 1,109 ft 65 2015
57 Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin  China 337 m 1,105 ft 79 2010
58= Twin Towers Guiyang, East Tower Guiyang  China 335 m 1,099 ft 74 2017[B]
58= Twin Towers Guiyang, West Tower Guiyang  China 335 m 1,099 ft 74 2017[B]
60 Shimao International Plaza Shanghai  China 333 m 1,094 ft 61 2005
61 Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 333 m 1,093 ft 72 2007
62 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan  China 331 m 1,087 ft 68 2008
63= China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 330 m 1,083 ft 74 2009
63= Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 330 m 1,083 ft 105 1992[C]
65 Hon Kwok City Center Shenzhen  China 329.4 m 1,081 ft 80 2015
66 Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi  Vietnam 328.6 m 1,078 ft 72 2012
67= Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai  UAE 328 m 1,076 ft 69 2013
67= Longxi International Hotel Huaxi Village  China 328 m 1,076 ft 72 2011
67= Wuxi Suning Plaza 1 Wuxi  China 328 m 1,076 ft 68 2014
70 The Index Dubai  UAE 326 m 1,070 ft 80 2010
71= The Landmark Abu Dhabi  UAE 324 m 1,063 ft 72 2012
71= Deji Plaza Phase 2 Nanjing  China 324 m 1,063 ft 62 2013
73 Yantai Shimao No.1 The Harbour Yantai  China 323 m 1,060 ft 59 2015[B]
74 Q1 Gold Coast  Australia 322.5 m 1,058 ft 80 2005
75 Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou  China 322 m 1,056 ft 68 2010
76= Guangxi Finance Plaza Nanning  China 321 m 1,053 ft 68 2016[B]
76= Burj Al Arab Dubai  UAE 321 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
78 Nina Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 320.4 m 1,051 ft 80 2007
79 Sinar Mas Center 1 Shanghai  China 319.6 m 1,048 ft 66 2016[B]
80= Chrysler Building New York City  United States 318.9 m 1,046 ft 77 1930
80= Global City Square[17] Guangzhou  China 318.9 m 1,046 ft 67 2015[B]
82 New York Times Building New York City  United States 318.8 m 1,046 ft 52 2007
83 HHHR Tower Dubai  UAE 317 m 1,042 ft 72 2010
84 Chongqing IFS T1 Chongqing  China 316 m 1,037 ft 65 2016[B]
85 Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre Tower 1[18] Nanjing  China 315 m 1,032 ft 68 2015
86 MahaNakhon Bangkok  Thailand 314.2 m 1,031 ft 75 2016[B]
87 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta  United States 312 m 1,024 ft 55 1992
88 Moi Center Shenyang  China 311 m 1,020 ft 75 2012
89 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles  United States 310.3 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
90= Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia 310 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
90= Ocean Heights Dubai  UAE 310 m 1,017 ft 82 2010
90= Fortune Center Guangzhou  China 309.4 m 1,015 ft 73 2015[B]
90= Pearl River Tower Guangzhou  China 309.4 m 1,015 ft 71 2011
94 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai  UAE 309 m 1,014 ft 56 2000
95 Stalnaya Vershina Moscow  Russia 308.9 m 1,013 ft 72 2015
96 Burj Rafal Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 308 m 1,010 ft 68 2013
97= Wanda Plaza 1[19] Kunming  China 307 m 1,008 ft 70 2016[B]
97= Wanda Plaza 2[20] Kunming  China 307 m 1,008 ft 70 2016[B]
99 Franklin Center Chicago  United States 306.9 m 1,007 ft 60 1989
100 Cayan Tower Dubai  UAE 306.4 m 1,005 ft 76 2013
101= East Pacific Center Tower A Shenzhen  China 306 m 1,004 ft 85 2012
101= One57 New York City  United States 306 m 1,004 ft 75 2013
101= The Shard London  United Kingdom 306 m 1,004 ft 73 2012
104 JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston  United States 305.4 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
105 Etihad Tower 2[21][22] Abu Dhabi  UAE 305.3 m 1,002 ft 79 2011
106 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon  South Korea 305 m 1,001 ft 68 2010
107 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 304 m 997 ft 85 1997
108= Wuxi Maoye City - Marriott Hotel Wuxi  China 303.8 m 997 ft 68 2014
108= Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre Shenzhen  China 303.8 m 997 ft 68 2016[B]
110 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago  United States 303.3 m 995 ft 64 1990
111= Diwang International Fortune Center Liuzhou  China 303 m 994 ft 75 2015[B]
111= KAFD World Trade Center[23] Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 303 m 994 ft 67 2015[B]
111= Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 1[24] Nanchang  China 303 m 994 ft 59 2015
111= Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 2[25] Nanchang  China 303 m 994 ft 59 2015
111= Heung Kong Tower Shenzhen  China 303 m 994 ft 61 2014
116 Leatop Plaza Guangzhou  China 303 m 993 ft 65 2011
117 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston  United States 302.4 m 992 ft 71 1983
118 Kingdom Centre Riyadh  Saudi Arabia 302.3 m 992 ft 41 2002
119 The Address Downtown Burj Khalifa Dubai  UAE 302.2 m 991 ft 63 2008
120 Gate of the Orient Suzhou  China 302 m 990 ft 68 2015
121 Moscow Tower Moscow  Russia 302 m 989 ft 76 2010
122 Greenland Puli Center[26] Jinan  China 301 m 988 ft 60 2015
123 We've the Zenith Tower A Busan  South Korea 301 m 987 ft 80 2011
124= Gran Torre Santiago Santiago  Chile 300 m 984 ft 62 2012
124= Abeno Harukas Osaka  Japan 300 m 984 ft 60 2014
124= Arraya 2 Kuwait City  Kuwait 300 m 984 ft 60 2009
124= Aspire Tower Doha  Qatar 300 m 984 ft 36 2007

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Alternative measurements[edit]

Height to pinnacle (highest point)[edit]

Tallest buildings in the world 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 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.

bold †Denotes building with pinnacle height higher than architectural
Rank Building City Country/region 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 527.3 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 118 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 Princess Tower Dubai  UAE 414.0 m 1,358 ft[15] 101 2012
19 Al Hamra Tower Kuwait City  Kuwait 412.6 m 1,354 ft 80 2010
20 International Finance Centre Hong Kong  Hong Kong 412.0 m 1,352 ft 88 2003
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 Eton Place Dalian Tower 1 Dalian  China 383.1 m 1,257 ft 81 2015
25 Burj Mohammed bin Rashid Abu Dhabi  UAE 381.2 m 1,251 ft 88 2014
26 Elite Residence Dubai  UAE 380.5 m 1,248 ft 87 2012
27 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung  Taiwan 378.0 m 1,240 ft 85 1997
28 Central Plaza Hong Kong  Hong Kong 374.0 m 1,227 ft 78 1992
29 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 367.4 m 1,205 ft 72 1990
30 Bank of America Tower New York City  United States 365.8 m 1,200 ft 54 2008
31 Almas Tower Dubai  UAE 363.0 m 1,191 ft 68 2008
32 Aon Center Chicago  United States 362.5 m 1,189 ft 83 1973
33 SEG Plaza Shenzhen  China 355.8 m 1,167 ft 70 2000
34= Emirates Park Tower 1 Dubai  UAE 355.4 m 1,166 ft 77 2010
34= Emirates Park Tower 2 Dubai  UAE 355.4 m 1,166 ft 77 2010
36 First Canadian Place Toronto  Canada 355.0 m 1,165 ft 72 1975
37 Emirates Office Tower Dubai  UAE 354.6 m 1,163 ft 56 2000
38 OKO Tower - South Tower Moscow  Russia 354.1 m 1,160 ft 85 2015
39 The Marina Torch Dubai  UAE 352 m 1,155 ft 86 2011
40 Forum 66 Tower 2 Shenyang  China 350.6 m 1,150 ft 68 2015
41 The Pinnacle Guangzhou  China 350.3 m 1,149 ft 60 2012
42 Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower Hanoi  Vietnam 349 m 1,145 ft 72 2012
43 The Center Hong Kong  Hong Kong 346.0 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
44= ADNOC Headquarters Abu Dhabi  UAE 342 m 1,122 ft 76 2015
44= Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower Dubai  UAE 342.0 m 1,122 ft 76 2010
46 Conde Nast Building New York City  United States 340.7 m 1,118 ft 48 1999
47 The Wharf Times Square Wuxi  China 339 m 1,112 ft 68 2014
48= Chongqing World Financial Center Chongqing  China 338.9 m 1,112 ft 78 2014
48= Mercury City Tower Moscow  Russia 338.8 m 1,112 ft 75 2012
50 Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin  China 336.9 m 1,105 ft 79 2010
51 Shanghai Shimao International Plaza Shanghai  China 333.0 m 1,094 ft 60 2005
52= Rose Tower Dubai  UAE 333.0 m 1,093 ft 72 2008
52= Modern Media Center Changzhou  China 333.0 m 1,093 ft 57 2013
54 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan  China 331.0 m 1,086 ft 68 2007
55= Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang  North Korea 330.0 m 1,083 ft 105 1992[C]
55= China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing  China 330.0 m 1,083 ft 74 2008
57 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok  Thailand 328.4 m 1,077 ft 85 1997
58= Wuxi Suning Plaza 1 Wuxi  China 328.0 m 1,076 ft 68 2014
58= Al Yaqoub Tower Dubai  UAE 328.0 m 1,076 ft 72 2010
58= Hanging Village of Huaxi Huaxi Village  China 328.0 m 1,076 ft 72 2011
61 The Index Dubai  UAE 326.0 m 1,070 ft 80 2009
62= The Landmark Abu Dhabi  UAE 324.0 m 1,072 ft 72 2010
62= Deji Plaza Phase 2 Nanjing  China 324 m 1,063 ft 62 2013
64 Q1 Gold Coast  Australia 322.5 m 1,058 ft 78 2005
65 Wenzhou World Trade Center Wenzhou  China 322.0 m 1,056 ft 68 2010
66 Burj Al Arab Dubai  UAE 321.0 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
67 Nina Tower Hong Kong  Hong Kong 320.4 m 1,051 ft 80 2007

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/region City Remarks
Jeddah Tower 1,008 m (3,307 ft) 1,008 m (3,307 ft) 167 2019  Saudi Arabia Jeddah Will become the tallest in the world upon completion.[27]
Suzhou Zhongnan Center 729 m (2,392 ft) 137 2020  China Suzhou [28]
KL118 644 m (2,113 ft) 644 m (2,113 ft) 118 2019  Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Wuhan Greenland Center 636 m (2,087 ft) 547 m (1,795 ft) 125 2017  China Wuhan
Baoneng Shenyang Global Financial Center 565 m (1,854 ft) 114 2018  China Shenyang
Lotte World Tower 555.7 m (1,823 ft) 497.6 m (1,633 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) 464 m (1,522 ft) 95 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) 98 2018  China Tianjin
China Zun 528 m (1,732 ft) 528 m (1,732 ft) 108 2017  China Beijing
Dalian Greenland Center 518 m (1,699 ft) 518 m (1,699 ft) 88 2018[30]  China Dalian
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
Lakhta Center 462 m (1,516 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
Changsha IFS Tower T1 452 m (1,483 ft) 88 2017  China Changsha [33]
Suzhou IFS 452 m (1,483 ft) 92 2016  China Suzhou
Marina 106 445 m (1,460 ft) 104 2019  UAE Dubai
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]
111 West 57th Street 438 m (1,437 ft) 408.7 m (1,341 ft) 82 2017  United States New York City Scheduled to be world's skinniest skyscraper "with a slenderness ratio of about 1:24."[41]
Riverview Plaza 436 m (1,430 ft) 73 2018  China Wuhan
Haikou Tower 428 m (1,404 ft) 94 2020  China Haikou
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
China Resources Headquarters 393 m (1,289 ft) 67 2018  China Shenzhen
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1 388 m (1,273 ft) 80 2019  China Shenzhen
30 Hudson Yards 387 m (1,270 ft) 73 2019  United States New York City
Abu Dhabi Plaza 382 m (1,253 ft) 88 2017  Kazakhstan Astana
Gemdale Gangxia Tower 1 375.5 m (1,232 ft) 80 2018  China Shenzhen
Three Sixty West Tower B 372 m (1,220 ft)[42] 85 2017  India Mumbai
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower A 368 m (1,207 ft) 76 2018  China Nanjing
VietinBank Business Center Office Tower 363 m (1,191 ft) 321 m (1,053 ft) 70 2016  Vietnam Hanoi
Greenland Group Suzhou Center 358 m (1,175 ft) 75 2018  China Suzhou [43]
Hanking Center 350 m (1,150 ft) 65 2018  China Shenzhen [44]
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 66 349 m (1,145 ft) 61 2018  China Kunming [45]
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 [46]
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
Wilshire Grand Tower 335 m (1,099 ft) 285 m (935 ft) 73 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
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
Three World Trade Center 329 m (1,079 ft) 80 2018  United States New York City Also known as 175 Greenwich Street[47]
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
Salesforce Tower 326 m (1,070 ft) 278 m (912 ft) 61 2018  United States San Francisco Formerly Transbay Tower. Will become tallest building in San Francisco.
Gate of Taipei 322.2 m (1,057 ft) 322.2 m (1,057 ft) 76 2016  Taiwan Taipei
Palais Royale Mumbai 320 m (1,050 ft) 320 m (1,050 ft) 88 2017  India Mumbai Structurally "topped out" but not architecturally yet. Will become the tallest building in India, if completed before World One.[48]
53W53 320 m (1,050 ft) 320 m (1,050 ft) 82 2018  United States New York City Also known as the MoMA Expansion Tower and Tower Verre.
Australia 108 317 m (1,040 ft) 100 2019  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) 63 2020  India Mumbai It resembles the ‘Namaste’ gesture: two wings of the hotel are clasped together like hands greeting.
Magnolias Waterfront Residences Tower 1 315 m (1,033 ft) 70 2019  Thailand Bangkok May become the tallest building in Thailand in 2019
Lokhandwala Minerva 307 m (1,007 ft) 307 m (1,007 ft) 82 2016  India Mumbai Residential[49][50][51]
Brys Buzz 300 m
(984 ft)
82 2017  India Greater Noida [52]
Century Textiles Office Tower 300 m
(984 ft)
59 2019  India Mumbai [53][54]
Supernova Spira 300 m (980 ft) 80 2016  India Noida
Omkar 1973 Worli Tower 1 300 m (980 ft) 78 2016  India Mumbai [55]
Omkar 1973 Worli Tower 2 300 m (980 ft) 77 2016  India Mumbai [55]
Omkar Alta Monte Tower D 300 m (980 ft) 73 2016  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 [56]

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
Europe Federation Tower 374 m (1,227 ft) 101 2015  Russia Moscow
North America One World Trade Center 541.3 m (1,776 ft) 104 2013  USA New York City
Australia Q1 323 m (1,060 ft) 78 2005  Australia Gold Coast
South America Gran Torre Santiago[57] 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[58] 15 m (49 ft) - 2005[59]  Antarctica McMurdo Station

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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