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Tallest Buildings in the World

Tallest Buildings in the World

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Tallest Buildings in the World Height (feet) Height (metres) Location Built Floors Lifts Characteristics
Jeddah Tower 3304 1007 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 2013-2019 167 57 The Y-shaped skyscraper, which is still under construction, will be the tallest building in the world after completion. It rises in a spiral and runs upwards like a nail. The facade is intended to remind of plants that grow out of the ground. A height of 1,600 m was planned, but the load was too much for the ground. The elevators travel at a record-breaking speed of 36 km/h.
Burj Khalifa 2717 828 U.A.E., Dubai. 2004-2010 163 57 Stainless steel facade, rainwater is collected and processed.
Shanghai Tower 2073 632 Shanghai, PR China. 2008-2014 121 106 Ecologically intelligent building with up to 40 % lower water and energy consumption, fastest elevator in the world (35 seconds floor to roof).
Mecca Royal Clock Tower 1972 601 Mecca. 2004-2012 120 94 External clocks.
Canton Tower 1968 600 China, Guangzhou. 2005-2010  37  9 TV and observation tower (no office buildings).
Pingan International Finance Center
1965 599 China, Shenzhen. 2011-2017 115 80 The Y-shaped skyscraper, which is still under construction, will be the tallest building in the world on completion. It rises in a spiral and runs upwards like a nail. The facade suggests plants growing out the ground. The elevators travel at a record 36 km/h.
One World Trade Center 1775 541 New York City, USA. 2006-2013 104 The height (1776 feet) is reminiscent of 1776, the year of American independence.
Ostankino TV Tower 1772 540 Moscow, Russia. 1963-1967 Tallest building in Europe. In 2000, 8 people were killed in a fire and elevator crash.
Taipei 101 1670 509 Taiwan, Taipei. 1999-2004 101 61 Green facade made of glass.
World Financial Center 1614 492 China, Shanghai. 1997-2008 101 31 Glass facade, light blue color.
Int. World Commerce Center 1588 484 Hong Kong. 2002-2010 118 83 Light blue glass facade.
Oriental Pearl Tower 1535 468 China, Guangzhou. 1994 14 Recreational and Television tower (no office buildings).
Petronas Towers 1483 452 Kuala Lumpur. 1992-1998 88 39 Twin towers connected via Skybridge, aluminum and stainless steel facade.
Zifeng Tower 1476 450 China, Nanjing. 2005-2010 66 Glass facade, same architect as for 450 other skyscrapers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Willis (Sears Tower) 1450 442 Chicago. 1970-1974 108 104 Antenna extends up to 527 m, black aluminum facade.
KK 100 1450 442 China, Shenzhen. 2007-2011 100 69 Modern glass facade.
International Finance Center 1434 437 China, Guangzhou. 2006-2010 103 Color: dark blue. Glass facade.
Jin Mao Tower 1378 420 China, Shanghai. 1994-1999 88 130 Gray glass facade with serrated tip.
Two International Finance Center 1362 415 Hong Kong. 2000-2003 88 62 Light blue glass facade.
Trump Tower Chicago 1362 415 Chicago, Illinois, USA. 2005-2009 92 27 Facade made of gray steel.
Princess Tower 1358 414 U.A.E., Dubai. 2005-2012 101
Al Hamra Tower 1352 412 Kuwait City. 2005-2011 80 Architecturally interesting facade of glass and limestone.
23 Marina 1296 395 U.A.E., Dubai. 2005-2012 89 8 White-blue facade made of glass and concrete.
Citic Plaza 1283 391 China, Guangzhou. 1993-1997 80 36 Light blue glass facade.
Shun Hing Square 1260 384 China, Shenzhen. 1993-1996 69 36 Glass facade shimmers green, with double antenna.
The Domain (Central Market) 1253 382 U.A.E., Abu Dhabi. 2013 88 Still under construction.
Empire State Building 1250 381 New York City, USA. 1930-1931 102 73 For many years as the highest building in the world, light brown limestone facade. Listed building.
Elite Residence 1247 380 U.A.E., Dubai. 2006-2012 91 12 Postmodern architectural style.
Central Plaza 1227 374 Hong Kong. 1989-1992 78 39 Gray-blue-yellow facade of glass.
Bank of China 1204 367 Hong Kong. 1985-1990 70 45 Light blue aluminum facade with white diamond pattern.
Bank of America 1201 366 New York City, USA. 2004-2009 58 52 Style: glass deconstructionism.
Almas Tower 1191 363 U.A.E., Dubai. 2005-2009 68 33 White-gray-light green glass facade.
The Pinnacle 1181 360 China, Guangzhou. 2008-2012 60 Postmodern commercial office building.
JW Marriott Marquis 1 1165 355 U.A.E., Dubai. 2006-2013 72 28 Twin towers. World’s tallest hotel.

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