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Skyscraper Statistics and Tall Buildings Compared

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CITIC Plaza in Guangzhou, China, DLN Architects.

CITIC Plaza in Guangzhou, China, DLN Architects.

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What are the tallest buildings in the world? Here's how they rank, according to skyscraper databases and Web sites.

Note that the table below lists only fully habitable buildings, not observation towers. For statistics on CN Tower and other very tall structures, see our directory of TV, Radio & Observation Towers.

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WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDINGS RANKED

Building and
Location
Year Stories Height
meters / feet
Chief
Architect

Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai, or Dubai Tower), Dubai, UAE

2010 162 828 2,717 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel,
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

2012 120 601 1,971 Dar Al-Handasah

Busan Lotte World II
Busan S. Korea
(proposed)

2015? 110 510.55 1,674 Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Taipei 101 Tower
Taipei, Taiwan
2004 101 509 1,670 C.Y. Lee & Partner
Shanghai World Financial Center, China 2008 101 492 1,614 Kohn Pedersen Fox
International Commerce Centre (ICC), Hong Kong, China 2010 118 484 1,588 Kohn Pedersen Fox

Petronas Towers 1 & 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1998 88 452 1,483 Cesar Pelli

Zifeng Tower (Nanjing Greenland Financial Center), Nanjing, China

2009 66 450 1,476 Adrian Smith, SOM
The Gateway III, Hong Kong, China
(proposed)
? ? 450 1,476 Wong & Ouyang
Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), Chicago 1974 110 442 1,450 Bruce Graham (SOM)
KK100 (Kingkey 100, Kingkey Finance Center Plaza), Shenzhen, China 2011 100 442 1,449 Terry Farrell and Partners
Guangzhou International Finance Center, Guangzhou, China 2010 103 440 1,440 Wilkinson Eyre
Trump International Hotel and Tower, Chicago, USA 2009 98 423 1,389 Adrian Smith, SOM

Jin Mao Building, Shanghai

1999 88 421 1,381 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower)
New York

2013 104 417 1,368
(1,776
with
spire)
David Childs, SOM
World Trade Center Twin Towers, New York
Destroyed by terrorists 9/11/01
1973 110 417 1,368 Minoru Yamaski

Princess Tower (Al Ameera Tower), Dubai, UAE

2012 107 414 1,358  
Two International Finance Centre (IFC), Hong Kong 2003 88 414 1,362 Cesar Pelli
Al Hamra Firdous Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait 2011 77 413 1,354 SOM
Marina 101, Dubai, UAE 2012 101 412 1,352 National Engineering Bureau
CITIC Plaza, China International Trust, Guanzhou 1997 80 391 1,283 DLN Architects
Shun Hing Square, Shenzhen, China 1996 69 384 1,260 K.Y. Cheung Design Assc.
Domain Tower, Central Market Project, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2013 88 381 1,251 Norman Foster + Partners

Empire State Building, New York

1931 102 381 1,250 Shreve, Lamb and Harmon
Elite Residence, Dubai, UAE 2012 91 380 1,227 Adnan Saffarini
Central Plaza, Hong Kong 1992 78 374 1,227 Ng Chun Man
Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong 1989 70 369 1,209 Ieoh Ming Pei
Bank of America Tower, New York City USA 2009 54 366 1,200 Cook Fox
Millenium Tower Frankfurt Germany (proposed) ? 91 365 1,198 Albert Speer & Partner GmbH
Almas Tower (Diamond Tower), Dubai, UAE 2009 68 360 1,181 WS Atkins & Partners
The Pinnacle, Guangzhou, China 2012 60 360 1,181  
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, 1 / 2 (JW Marriott Marquis Phases 1 / 2, Emirates Park Tower 1 / 2) 2012 / 2014 82 355 1,165  
Emirates Tower One, Dubai 1999 54 355 1,165 Norr Group Consultants Int. Ltd., Hazel W.S. Wo

T & C Tower (Tuntex Sky Tower), Kaoshiung, Taiwan

1997 85 348 1,140 C.Y. Lee & Partners and Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum
Aon Centre, Chicago 1973 80 346 1,136  
The Center, Hong Kong 1998 73 346 1,135 Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers
The Torch, Dubai, UAE 2011 80 345 1,132 Khatib & Alami
John Hancock Center, Chicago 1969 100 344 1,127 Bruce Graham, SOM
Mercury City, Moscow, Russia 2013 75 339 1,112 Frank Williams (New York); M.M. Posokhin (Moscow)
Tianjin Global Financial Center, Tianjin, China 2011 75 337 1,105 Skidmore, Owings And Merrill
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, Hanoi, Vietnam 2012 72 336 1,102 Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum
Rose Tower, Dubai, UAE 2007 72 333 1,093 Khatib & Alami

Shimao International Plaza, Shanghai, China

2005 60 333 1,093 East China Architecture and Design Institute

Wuhan International Securities Building, Wuhan

2005 68 331 1,087  
Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, N. Korea 1995 105 330 1,083  
China World Tower (China World Trade Center), Beijing, China 2010 74 330 1,083 Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Longxi International Hotel, Jiangsu, China 2011 74 328 1,076 A+E Design (Shenzhen)
The Index, Dubai, UAE 2011 80 326 1,070 Norman Foster + Partners
Q1 Tower, Gold Coast, Australia 2005 78 323 1,058 Sunland Group Ltd., The Buchan Group
Wenzhou Trade Center, Zhejiang, China 2010 68 322 1,056 Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research (SIADR)
Burj al Arab Hotel, Dubai 1998 60 321 1,053  
Chrysler Building, New York 1930 77 319 1,046 William Van Alen
Bank of America, Atlanta 1993 55 312 1,023  
U.S. Bank Tower, Los Angeles 1990 75 310 1,018  
Menara Telekom Headquarters, Kuala Lumpur 1999 55 310 1,017  
The Shard, London 2012 72-88 310 1,016 Renzo Piano
Emerates Tower Two, Dubai 1999 56 309 1,114 Norr Group Consultants Int. Ltd., Hazel W.S. Wo
AT&T Corporate Center, Chicago 1989 60 307 1,007  
JP Morgan Chase Tower, Houston 1982 75 305 1,000  
Baiyoke Tower II, Bangkok 1997 85 304 997  
Two Prudential Plaza, Chicago 1990 64 303 995  
Kingdom Centre, Riyadh 2002 41 302 992  
Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, N. Korea 1995 105 300 984  
First Canadian Place, Toronto 1975 72 298 978  
Eureka Tower,
Melbourne, Australia
2006 91 297 975 Fender Katsalidis
Architects
Wells Fargo Plaza,
Houston
1983 71 296 972  
Landmark Tower, Yokohama, Japan 1993 70 296 971  
311 South Wacker Drive, Chicago 1990 65 293 961  
SEG Plaza, Shenzhen 2000 71 292 957  
American International Building (AIG), New York 1932 66 290 952 Clinton and Russell, Holton & George
Key Tower, Cleveland 1991 57 289 947 Cesar Pelli
Plaza 66, Shanghai 2001 66 288 945  
One Liberty Place, Philadelphia 1987 61 288 945  
Bank of America Center, Seattle 1985 76 285 937  
Sunjoy Tomorrow Square, Shanghai 2003 55 285 934  
Cheung Kong Center, Hong Kong 1999 63 283 929  
Chongqing World Trade Center, Chongqing 2005 60 283 929  
The Trump Building, 40 Wall Street, New York 1930 72 283 927  
Bank of America Plaza, Dallas 1985 72 281 921  
Overseas Union Bank Centre, Singapore 1986 66 280 919  
United Overseas Bank Plaza,
Singapore
1992 66 280 919  
Republic Plaza, Singapore 1995 66 280 919  
Citicorp Center, New York 1977 59 279 915  
Hong Kong New World Tower, Shanghai 2002 61 278 913  
Scotia Plaza, Toronto 1989 68 275 902  
Williams Tower, Houston 1983 64 275 901  
Renaissance Tower, Dallas 1975 56 270 886  
Dapeng International Plaza, Guangzhou 2004 56 269 883  
21st Century Tower, Dubai 2003 55 269 883  
900 North Michigan Ave., Chicago 1989 66 265 871  
Bank of America Corporate Center, Charlotte 1992 60 265 871  
SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta 1992 60 265 871  
New York By Gehry (8 Spruce Street; Beekman Tower), New York City 2011 76 265 870 Frank Gehry Partners
Triumph Palace, Moscow 2004 61 264 866  
Shenzhen Special Zone Daily Tower, Shenzhen 1998 42 264 866  
Tower Palace Three, Tower G, Seoul 2004 73 264 865  
Trump World Tower, New York 2001 72 262 861  
Grand Gateway: Office Tower One, Shanghai, China 2005 55 262 859  
Water Tower Place, Chicago 1976 74 262 859  
Aon Center, Los Angeles 1974 62 262 858  
BCE Place-Canada Trust Tower, Toronto 1990 51 261 856  
Transamerica Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco 1972 48 260 853  
Commerzbank Tower, Frankfurt 1997 56 259 850 Norman Foster + Partners
GE Building (30 Rock; RCA Building), New York 1933 70 259 850 Raymond Hood
Chase Tower (One First National Plaza, First National Bank Building, Bank One Plaza), Chicago, Illinois 1969 60 259 850 C.F. Murphy Associates
Two Liberty Place, Philadelphia 1990 58 258 848  
Philippine Bank of Communications, Makati 2000 55 258 848  
Park Tower, Chicago 2000 67 257 844  
Devon Tower, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA 2012 52 257 844 Pickard Chilton Architects Inc.
Messeturm, Frankfurt 1990 63 257 843  
Sorrento 1, Hong Kong 2003 75 256 841  
U.S. Steel Tower, Pittsburgh 1970 64 256 841  
Mok-dong Hyperion Tower A, Seoul 2003 69 256 840  
Rinku Gate Tower, Osaka 1996 56 256 840  
The Harbourside, Hong Kong 2003 74 255 837  
Langham Place Office Tower, Hong Kong 2004 59 255 837  
Capital Tower, Singapore 2000 52 254 833  
Highcliff, Hong Kong 2003 73 253 831  
World Trade Center, Osaka 1995 55 252 827  
Bank of Shanghai Headquarters, Shanghai 2005 46 252 827  
Jiali Plaza, Wuhan 1997 61 251 824  
Rialto Towers, Melbourne 1986 63 251 824 Gerard de Preu / Perrott Lyon Mathieson
One Atlantic Center, Atlanta 1988 50 250 820  
Chelsea Tower, Dubai 2005 49 250 820  
Wisma 46,Jakarta 1995 46 250 820  
Aqua Tower, Chicago, Illinois 2010 82 250 819 Studio Gang Architects
Korea Life Insurance Company, Seoul 1985 60 249 817  
CitySpire, New York 1989 75 248 814  
One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York 1961 60 248 813  
State Tower, Bangkok 2001 68 247 811  
Bank One Tower, Indianapolis 1989 48 247 811  
Condé Nast Building, New York 1999 48 247 809  
MetLife, New York 1963 59 246 808  
Bloomberg Tower, New York 2004 55 246 806  
JR Central Towers, Nagoya 2000 51 245 804  
Shin Kong Life Tower, Taipei, Taiwan 1993 51 244 801  
Malayan Bank, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1988 50 244 799  
Tokyo City Hall, Tokyo 1991 48 243 797  
Woolworth Building, New York 1913 57 241 792 Cass Gilbert
Mellon Bank Center, Philadelphia 1991 54 241 792  
John Hancock Tower, Boston 1976 60 240 788 I. M. Pei
Deutsche Bank Place: 126 Phillip Street, Sydney, Australia 2005 39 240 787  
Bank One Center, Dallas 1987 60 240 787  
Commerce Court West, Toronto 1973 57 239 784  
Moscow State University, Moscow 1953 26 239 784  
Vista Tower (formerly Empire Tower), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1994 62 238 781  
NationsBank Center, Houston 1984 56 238 780  
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo, Japan 2003 54 238    
Bank of America Center, San Francisco 1969 52 237 779  
Worldwide Plaza, New York 1989 47 237 778  
One Canada Square, London 1991 50 237 777  
The Bow, Calgary, Canada 2013 58 236 775 Norman Foster + Partners
IDS Center, Minneapolis 1973 52 236 775  
U.S. Bank Place, Minneapolis 1992 58 236 774  
Norwest Center, Minneapolis 1988 57 235 773  
Treasury Building, Singapore 1986 52 235 770  
One Ninety One Peachtree
Tower, Atlanta
1991 50 235 770  
Opera City Tower, Tokyo 1997 54 234 768  
Shinjuku Park Tower, Tokyo 1994 52 233 764  
Heritage Plaza, Houston 1987 52 232 762  
Suzhou Xindi Center, Suzhou, China 2005 54 232 761  
Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak
Building, Penang, Malaysia
1985 65 232 760  
The Arch, Hong Kong, China 2005 65 231 758  
Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw 1955 42 231 758  
Carnegie Hall Tower, New York 1991 60 231 757  
Three First National Plaza, Chicago 1981 57 230 753  
Equitable Tower, New York 1986 51 229 752  
MLC Centre, Sydney 1978 65 229 751  
One Penn Plaza, New York 1972 57 229 750  
1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York 1972 54 229 750  
Prudential Center, Boston 1964 52 229 750  
Two California Plaza, Los Angeles 1992 52 229 750  
Gas Company Tower, Los Angeles 1991 54 228 749  
Two Pacific Place/Shangri-La
Hotel, Hong Kong
1991 56 228 748  
1100 Louisiana Building, Houston 1980 55 228 748  
Korea World Trade Center, Seoul 1988 54 228 748  
Governor Phillip Tower, Sydney 1993 64 227 745  
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