Sep 04 2010

What is the tallest building in the world?

Category: Society & Culture

Answer:

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), located in Chicago, Illinois, determines the title of the world’s tallest building and is the governing authority on this debate. But, there really isn’t a debate. Burj Khalifa or “Khalifa Tower” is easily the tallest building in the world, standing a monstrous 2,717 ft (828 m). It holds several structural height records including tallest skyscraper, tallest structure, tallest freestanding structure, highest occupied floor, as well as many others.

  • 2,717 ft – Burj Khalifa – Dubai – 828 m
  • 1,667 ft – Taipei 101 – Taipei – 508 m
  • 1,614 ft – Shanghai World Financial Center – Shanghai – 492 m
  • 1,588 ft – International Commerce Centre – Hong Kong – 484 m
  • 1,483 ft – Petronas Tower 1 – Kuala Lumpur – 452 m
  • 1,483 ft – Petronas Tower 2 – Kuala Lumpur – 452 m
  • 1,476 ft – Nanjing Greenland Financial Center – Nanjing – 450 m
  • 1,451 ft – Willis Tower – Chicago, IL – 442 m
  • 1,435 ft – Guangzhou West Tower – Guangzhou – 438 m
  • 1,389 ft – Trump International Hotel and Tower – Chicago, IL – 423 m
  • 1,380 ft – Jin Mao Tower – Shanghai – 421 m
  • 1,362 ft – Two International Finance Centre – Hong Kong – 415 m
  • 1,283 ft – CITIC Plaza – Guangzhou – 391 m
  • 1,260 ft – Shun Hing Square – Shenzhen – 384 m
  • 1,250 ft – Empire State Building – New York City, NY – 381 m

Tallest Building in the World


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