The Top 10 Tallest Buildings in the World

Tallest Buildings in the world

For anyone, being able to boast the country they live in is home to the tallest building in the world is a great way to make others feel that they should be living there as well as making them feel they are living in the right place where all the excitement is happening.

Countries all over the world are now in constant competition to see which one of them can take the title and say their country is home to the tallest building in the world.

In this article we look at the top 10!


International Commerce Centre

Location: Hong Kong, China

Height: 1,588 ft

To start off, sitting at number 10 we have the International Commerce Centre located in Hong Kong, China. The ICC is part of the union square project on top of Kowloon station. Despite being number 10 on the list of tallest buildings, it sits at the worlds fifth tallest building by number of floors. The structure was completed in 2010.

International Commerce Centre


Shanghai World Financial Center

Location: Shanghai, China

Height: 1, 614 ft

The Shanghai world financial center is a skyscraper located in the Pundong district of Shanghai. It is a multi use skyscraper consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks and ground-floor shopping malls. It was completed in 2008 where it was also named by architects as the year’s best completed skyscraper.

Shanghai World Financial Center


Taipei 101

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Height: 1, 667 ft

Taipei 101 is a landmark skyscraper located in the Xinyi District, Taipei. It held the title of tallest building in the world when it was completed in 2004 but has since fallen ranks due to skyscrapers such as Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. It boasts one of the fastest elevator going from the 5th floor to the 87th in 49 to 53 seconds.

Taipei 101


CTF Finance Centre

Location: Guangzhou, China

Height: 1,739 ft

The Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre is a multi use skyscraper located in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. It consists of  number of apartments, offices, shopping malls and more. Completed in October 2016, it is the tallest building in Guangzhou.

ctf finance center

ctf finance center


One World Trade Center

Location: New York City, USA

Height: 1,776 ft

The one world trade center is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Construction was completed in 2013 but the building officially opened in November 2014. The building is also known as the Freedom Tower.



Lotte World Tower

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Height: 1,819 ft

The Lotte World Tower is currently the largest building in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the fifth tallest building in the world. External construction finished on March 17, 2016. Full completion will be finished sometime during 2017.

Lotte world tower


Ping An Finance Centre

Location:  Shenzhen, China

Height: 1,965 ft

Another one of China’s super skyscrapers, the Ping An finance centre is located in Shenzhen, China. The building contains office, hotel and retail spaces, featuring a conference centre and a high-end shopping mall. It is currently the tallest building in Shenzhen.

Ping an finance center


Abraj Al Bait

Location: Saudi Arabia

Height: 1,971 ft

The Abraj Al-Bait is a government-owned complex of a whopping seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The middle hotel tower, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, a Fairmont hotel has the world’s largest clock face. As well as being the third tallest building in the world it holds the title of being the most expensive structure ever built. Some of its features include retail outlets, a hotel, numerous restaurants, parking for over 1000’s vehicles and much more.



Shanghai Tower

Location: Shanghai, China

Height: 2,073

The Shanghai tower is currently the second most tallest building in the world. It is the tallest of the world’s first triple-adjacent super-tall buildings in Pudong, the other two being the Jin Mao Tower and the Shanghai World Financial Center. As of October 2016 most of the building still remains closed excluding the observation deck which has been open since July 2016.

Shanghai Tower


Burj Khalifa

Location: Dubai, UAE

Height: 2,717

Sitting nicely at number 1 as the tallest building in the world is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The building was opened in 2010 as part of a new development called Downtown Dubai. It consists of residential suits, corporate suits, multiple sky lobbies and much more.

Burj khalifa

But wait!

Foundations have already been set for an even taller building to be made in Dubai named the ‘tower’. The image below shows the estimated height the new structure will be!

New Tallest Buildings

Source: The Telegraph

We think its safe to assume that countries will always compete with each other to see which one of them will hold the title of having the tallest building in the world!

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