Tallest Buildings in the World

Burj KhalifaMan has always wanted to reach out to the sky. Planes and rockets did the trick, but we are even reaching out to the heavens through skyscrapers. As time goes by, with the advancement in technology, coupled with the scarcity of space, the only way to go is up, and hence, buildings are getting higher and higher.

We have already reached unimaginable heights, and who knows what’s still to come. Here are ten of the tallest buildings in the world.

Rank Building Height Floors Location
1. Burj Khalifa 828 m 163 Dubai, UAE
2. Shanghai Tower 632 m 121 Shanghai, China
3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel 601 m 120 Mecca, Saudi Arabia
4. One World Trade Center 541 m 104 New York, USA
5. Taipei 101 509 m 101 Taipei, Taiwan
6. Shanghai World Financial Center 492 m 101 Shanghai, China
7. International Commerce Centre 484 m 118 Hong Kong, China
8. Petronas Towers 452 m 88 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9. Zifeng Tower 450 m 89 Nanjing, China
10. Willis Tower 442 m 108 Chicago, USA

The Burj Khalifa seems to be the one to beat, and is around 200 meters more than its nearest rival the Shanghai Tower. Which of these mega-structures have you been to? For now, we’ll wait and see who comes up with the next marvel and breaks into this list of tallest buildings in the world.

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