Bird's-Eye Views Like You Won't Believe from the World's Top 10 Tallest Buildings

Jun 22, 2017
"The Tallest in the World" is one of the most coveted titles a building can have. For most of the twentieth century, the United States reigned supreme with the Woolworth Building, Empire State Building and Sears Tower holding their positions as champs ... that was until the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia came along in 1998 to take the crown.

Since then, both Asia and the Middle East have become the epicenter in the race to the top. Seven out of the current top 10 are based in Asia with China in the lead with five. By 2022, the top three will be based in the Middle East with the remaining seven in Asia.

Below is a visual journey of the current top 10 tallest buildings in the world.

No. 10 - International Commerce Centre

Location: Hong Kong, China Height: 1,588 ft Completed: 2010 Floors: 108

No. 9 - Shanghai World Financial Center

Location: Shanghai, China Height: 1,622 ft Completed: 2008 Floors: 101

No. 8 - TAIPEI 101

Location: Taipei, Taiwan Height: 1,667 ft Completed: 2004 Floors: 101

No. 7 - Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Location: Guangzhou, China Height: 1,739 ft Completed: 2016 Floors: 111

No. 6 - One World Trade Center

Location: New York, United States of America Height: 1,792 ft Completed: 2014 Floors: 104

No. 5 - Lotte World Tower

Location: Seoul, South Korea Height: 1,823 ft Completed: 2017 Floors: 123

No. 4 - Ping An Finance Center

Location: Shenzhen, China Height: 1,965 ft Completed: 2017 Floors: 115

No. 3 - Makkah Royal Clock Tower

Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia Height: 1,972 ft Completed: 2012 Floors: 120

No. 2 - Shanghai Tower

Location: Shanghai, China Height: 2,073 ft Completed: 2015 Floors: 128

No. 1 - Burj Khalifa

Location: Dubai, UAE Height: 2,723 ft Completed: 2010 Floors: 163

*Source: https://skyscrapercenter.com/buildings?list=tallest100-completed

*Special thanks to TAIPEI 101 & Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates.

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