We created a list of the tallest buildings in the world by height. We didn’t add non-building structures at our list. Humanity is obsessed with breaking its limits and reaching its limits again and again.
10. Taipei 101 (508 m 1,667 ft) Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei 101 known as Taipei World Financial Center. Taipei 101 was completed in 2004. It was the tallest building in 2004.
9. China Zun (528 m, 1,732 ft) Beijing, China
CITIC Tower known as China Zun. China Zun will complete this year. It has 108 floors.
8. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre (530 m, 1,739 ft) Tianjin, China
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre is still under construction in Tianjin, China. It will complete this year. It has 110 floors.
7. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre (530m, 1,739 ft) Guangzhou, China
Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre is also called East Tower. It is the tallest building in Guangzhou. It was completed in October 2016. It is the seventh tallest building in the world. It has 111 floors above the ground and 5 floors below the ground.
6. One World Trade Center (541.3 m, 1,776 ft) New York, USA
One World Trade Center is also known as Freedom Tower. It is the tallest building in the United States of America. It was completed in 2014. It was costed at 3.9 billion dollars. It has 104 floors.
5. Lotte World Tower (554.5 m, 1,739 ft) Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower is the fifth-highest building in the world. It is the highest building in South Korea. It was completed on December 22, 2016. It has 123 floors above ground and 6 floors below ground.
4. Ping An Finance Centre (599 m, 1,965 ft) Shenzhen, China
Ping An Finance Centre also is known as Ping An IFC. It is the tallest building in China. It has 115 floors. It was designed by architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associate. It has lots of offices, hotels, a conference center, and a high-end shopping mall.
3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower (601 m, 1,971 ft) Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Abraj Al-Bait’s meaning is The Towers of the House. It is nearby world’s largest mosque and Islam’s most sacred site. It was completed in 2011. It was costed at 15 billion dollars.
2. Shanghai Tower (632 m, 2,073 ft) Shanghai, China
Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world and the tallest building in China. It has the world’s fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 meters per second. It was completed in 2014. It was designed by Jun Xia. It has 128 floors.
1. Burj Khalifa (828 m, 2,717 ft) Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Here is the winner mega skyscraper. Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It was completed in 2010. It has 163 floors. It was designed by Adrian Smith. The design is inspired by Islamic architecture, such as the Great Mosque of Samarra. It was costed at 1.5 billion dollars.