A Ranking of the Tallest Buildings in The World

Skyline of Chicago, Illinois, Birthplace of the Skyscraper
Chicago, Illinois, birthplace of the tall building. Historians consider the 1885 Home Insurance Building the very first skyscraper. Photo by Gavin Hellier/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images

The tallest buildings in the world are predominantly skyscrapers. The table below lists some of the tallest, fully habitable buildings on the planet excluding observation towers. Many of these buildings are pictured in our galleries, Photos of the World's Tallest Skyscrapers and Skyscrapers of China. For statistics on CN Tower and other very tall structures, see our directory of TV, Radio & Observation Towers.

WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDINGS RANKED
(completed or near completion)

Building and
Location
Year Stories Height
(meters)
Height (feet) Chief
Architect

Burj Khalifa (Burj Dubai or Dubai Tower), Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

2010 163 828 2,717 Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Adrian Smith

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China

2015 128 632 2,073 Gensler
Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Makkah, Saudi Arabia 2012 120 601 1,972

SL Rach and Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners

Ping An Finance Center, Shenzhen, China

2017

116

599

1,965

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

Goldin Finance 117, Tianjin, China 2019 117 597 1,959 P & T Group ECADI

Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea

2017

123

554.5

1,819

KPF

One World Trade Center, NYC

2014 104 541 1,776 SOM, David Childs

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou, China

2016 111 530 1,739 KPF
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre, Tianjin, China 2019 96 530 1,739 SOM
CITIC Tower, Bejing, China 2018 108 528 1,732 KPF

Taipei 101 Tower, Taipei, Taiwan

2004

101

509

1,670

C.Y. Lee & Partner

Shanghai World Financial Center, China

2008 101 492 1,614 KPF
International Commerce Centre (ICC), Hong Kong, China 2010 118 484 1,588 KPF
Lakhta Center, St. Petersburg, Russia 2018 87 462 1,516 Gorproject
Vincom Landmark 81, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2018 81 461 1,513 Atkins
The Wharf IFS Tower 1, Changsha, China 2018 94 452 1,483 Wong Tung & Partners
Suzhou IFS, Suzhou, China 2018 92 452 1,483 KPF

Petronas Towers 1 & 2, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1998

88

452

1,483

Cesar Pelli

Zifeng Tower (Nanjing Greenland Financial Center), Nanjing, China

2010 66 450 1,476 SOM, Adrian Smith
The Exchange 106, Kuala Lumpur 2019 96 446 1,462 Peter Chan Architect

Willis Tower (Sears Tower), Chicago, Illinois, US

1974

108

442

1,451

SOM, Bruce Graham

KK100 (Kingkey Finance Center Plaza), Shenzhen, China 2011 100 442 1,449 Terry Farrell and Partners
Wuhan Center Tower, Wuhan, China 2019 88 438 1,437 East China Architectural Design & Research Institute

Guangzhou International Finance Center, Guangzhou, China

2010

103

437

1,435

WilkinsonEyre

432 Park Avenue, New York City, U.S. 2015 96 426 1,398

Rafael Viñoly Architects

Marina 101 Tower, Dubai, UAE 2018 101 425 1394 National Engineering Bureau
Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. 2009 98 423 1,389 SOM, Adrian Smith

Jin Mao Building, Shanghai, China

1999 88 421 1,381 SOM, Adrian Smith
World Trade Center Twin Towers, New York City, U.S.
(Destroyed by terrorists 9/11/01)
1973 110 417 1,368 Minoru Yamaski
Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong, China 2003 88 415 1,362 Cesar Pelli

Princess Tower, Dubai, UAE

2012 101 413 1,356 Adnan Saffarini
Al Hamra Firdous Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait 2011 80 412 1,352 SOM
Nanning Resources Center Tower, Nanning, China 2019 85 403 1,321 China Construction Design International Goettsch Partners
30 Hudson Yards, New York City, U.S. 2019 73 395 1,296 KPF
23 Marina Residential Tower, Dubai, UAE 2012 89 393 1,289 KEO International Consultants
China Resources Headquarters Main Tower, Shenzhen, China 2018 67 392.5 1,288 KPF
CITIC Plaza (China International Trust), Guangzhou, China 1997 80 391 1,283 DLN Architects & Engineers
Eton Place Dalian 1, Dalian, China 2015 81 1,274 NBBJ
Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1, Shenzhen, China 2019 80 1,273 SOM
The Capital Market Authority (CMA) Tower, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2019 77 385 1,263

Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum Omrania

Shun Hing Square, Shenzhen, China 1996 69 384 1,260 K.Y. Cheung Design Associates
Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2014 92 382 1,253 Foster + Partners
Logan Century Center, Nanning, China 2018 82 381 1,251

Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd. (DLN)

Empire State Building, New York City, U.S.

1931 102 381 1,250 Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates
Elite Residence, Dubai, UAE 2012 91 380 1,248 Adnan Saffarini
Central Plaza, Hong Kong 1992 78 374 1,227 Ng Chun Man & Associates
Vostok (Federation Tower East, Federation Tower A), Moscow, Russia 2016 95 374 1,226

Sergei Tchoban, Peter P. Schweger

Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower A, Nanjing, China 2019 76 368 1,207 East China Architectural Design & Research Institute Co. Ltd.
The Address The BLVD, Dubai, UAE 2017 72 368 1,207

NORR Group Consultants International Limited

Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China 1990 70 367 1,205 I.M. Pei & Partners,

Sherman Kung & Associates Architects Limited

Bank of America Tower, New York City U.S. 2009 58 366 1,200 Cook Fox, Adamson Associates
Almas Tower (Diamond Tower), Dubai, UAE 2009 68 363 1,191 WS Atkins & Partners
Vista Tower, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. 2020 95 363 1,191 Studio Gang Architects, bKL Architecture LLC
The Pinnacle, Guangzhou, China 2012 60 360 1,181 Guangzhou Hanhua Architects & Engineers
Hanking Center, Shenzhen, China 2018 65 542 1,777

Morphosis Architects

Gevora Hotel, Dubai, UAE 2017 75 356 1,169

Gulf Engineering & Consultants

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 2, Dubai, UAE 2014 77 355 1,165 Archgroup Consultants
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 1, Dubai, UAE 2012 77 355 1,165 Archgroup Consultants
Emirates Tower, Dubai, UAE 2000 54 355 1,163 Hazel W.S. Wong, NORR Group Consultants International Ltd.
Raffles City T4N, Chongquing, China 2019 79 355 1,163

Safdie Architects; Chongquing Architecture and Design Institute; P&T Group

Raffles City T3N, Chongquing, China 2019 79 355 1,163

Safdie Architects; Chongquing Architecture and Design Institute; P&T Group

OKO Residential Tower, Moscow, Russia 2015 85 352 1,154 SOM
Forum 66 Tower 2, Shenyang, China 2015 76 350 1,148 KPF
Xi An Glory International Financial Center, Xian, China 2019 75 350 1,148

Tuntex Sky Tower (T & C Tower), Kaoshiung, Taiwan

1997 85 348 1,140 C.Y. Lee & Partners and Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum
Shimao Hunan Center, Changsha, China 2019 347 1,138
Aon, Centre, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. 1973 83 346 1,136 Edward Durell Stone
The Center, Hong Kong, China 1998 73 346 1,135 Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers

The Torch, Dubai, UAE, (Seriously damaged in fires 2015 and 2017)

2011 80 345 1,132 Khatib & Alami
Neva Tower 1, Moscow, Russia 2019 79 345 1,132
Xiamen International Center, Xiamen, China 2019 68 344 1,128
875 North Michigan Avenue (John Hancock Center), Chicago, Illinois, U.S. 1969 100 344 1,128 SOM, Bruce Graham
ADNOC Headquarters, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2015 75 342 1,123
Four Seasons Place, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2018 65 342 1,122
Comcast Innovation & Technology Center, Philadelphia, PA, U.S. 2018 59 342 1,122
One Shenzhen Bay 7, Shenzhen, China 2018 71 341 1,120
The Wharf Times Square, Wuxi, China 2014 68 339 1,112
Global Financial Building, Chongqing, China 2025 73 339 1,112
Mercury City, Moscow, Russia 2013 75 339 1,112 Frank Williams & Associates; M.M.Posokhin
Modern City, Tianjin, China 2016 65 338 1,109 SOM
Hengqin IFC, Zhuai, China 2019 69 337 1,106
Tianjin Global Financial Center, Tianjin, China 2011 72 337 1,105
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, Hanoi, Vietnam 2012 72 336 1,102
DAMAC Residenze, Dubai, UAE 2017 86 335 1,099
Twin Towers Guiyang West Tower, Guiyang, China 2019 74 335 1,099
Twin Towers Guiyang, East Tower, Guiyang, China 2019 74 335 1,099
Wilshire Grand Center, Wenzhou, China 2017 73 335 1,099
Wenzhou Trade Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. 2010 68 333 1094
Rose Tower, Dubai, UAE 2007 72 333 1,093 Khatib & Alami

Shimao International Plaza, Shanghai, China

2006 66 333 1,093 East China Architecture and Design Institute
Modern Media Center, Changzhou, China 2013 57 332 1,089
The Adress Fountain Views Tower 2, Dubai, UAE 2019 77 331 1,087

Minsheng Bank Building, Wuhan, China

2007 68 331 1,087 Wuhan Architectural Institute
Zhuhai Tower, China 2017 67 330 1,083 Coscia Moos Architecture
Yuexiu Property Project Main Tower, Wuhan, China 2016 66 330 1,083
China World Trade Center Tower III, Beijing, China 2010 74 330 1,083 SOM
Suning Plaza Tower A, Zhenjiang, China 2016 77 330 1,082
Han Kwok City Center, Shenzhen, China 2016 80 329 1,081
Three World Trade Center, New York City, U.S. 2018 71 329 1,079
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower, Hanoi, Vietnam 2012 72 329 1,078 Heerim Architects & Planners
The Index, Dubai, UAE 2010 80 326 1076 Norman Foster + Partners
Longxi International Hotel, Jiangsu, China 2011 74 328 1,076 A+E Design (Shenzhen)
Al Yaqoub Tower, Dubai, UAE 2013 72 328 1,076
Wuxi Suning Plaza, Wuxi, China 2014 68 328 1,076
Golden Eagle Tiandi Tower B, Nanjing, China 2019 68 328 1,076
Baoeneng Center, Shenzhen, China 2018 65 327 1,074
Salesforce Tower, San Francisco, California, U.S. 2018 61 326 1,070
The Landmark, Abu Dhabi, UAE 2013 72 324 1,063
Deji Plaza Phase II, Nanjing, China 2013 62 324 1,063
Shimao No. 1 The Harbour Main Tower, Nanjing, China 2016 57 323 1,060
Q1 Tower, Gold Coast, Australia 2005 80 323 1,058 Sunland Group Ltd., The Buchan Group
Wenzhou Trade Center, Zhejiang, China 2010 68 322 1,056 Shanghai Institute of Architectural Design & Research (SIADR)
Burj al Arab Hotel, Dubai, UAE 1998 60 321 1,053 Atkins
Chrysler Building, New York City 1930 77 319 1,046 William Van Alen
New York Times Tower, New York City 2007 52 319 1,046 Renzo Piano
Bank of America, Atlanta, Georgia, US 1993 55 312 1,023 Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates
U.S. Bank Tower, Los Angeles 1990 75 310 1,018 Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Menara Telekom HQ, Kuala Lumpur 2001 55 310 1,017 Hijjas Kasturi Associates
The Shard, London 2012 72-88 310 1,016 Renzo Piano
Emerates Tower Two, Dubai 1999 56 309 1,114 NORR Limited
Cayan Tower, Dubai 2013 80 307 1,007 SOM
AT&T Corporate Center, Chicago 1989 60 307 1,007
JP Morgan Chase Tower, Houston 1982 75 305 1,000
Baiyoke Tower II, Bangkok 1997 85 304 997
Two Prudential Plaza, Chicago 1990 64 303 995
Kingdom Centre, Riyadh 2002 41 302 992
Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, N. Korea 1995 105 300 984
Abeno Harukas, Osaka, Japan 2014 60 300 984 Mitchell A. Hirsch, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
First Canadian Place, Toronto 1975 72 298 978
Eureka Tower,
Melbourne, Australia
2006 91 297 975 Fender Katsalidis
Architects
Wells Fargo Plaza,
Houston
1983 71 296 972
Landmark Tower, Yokohama, Japan 1993 70 296 971
311 South Wacker Drive, Chicago 1990 65 293 961
SEG Plaza, Shenzhen 2000 71 292 957
American International Building (AIG), 70 Pine Street, New York 1932 66 290 952 Clinton and Russell, Holton & George
Key Tower, Cleveland 1991 57 289 947 Cesar Pelli
Plaza 66, Shanghai 2001 66 288 945
One Liberty Place, Philadelphia 1987 61 288 945
Bank of America Center, Seattle 1985 76 285 937
Sunjoy Tomorrow Square, Shanghai 2003 55 285 934
Cheung Kong Center, Hong Kong 1999 63 283 929
Chongqing World Trade Center, Chongqing 2005 60 283 929
The Trump Building, 40 Wall Street, New York 1930 72 283 927
Bank of America Plaza, Dallas 1985 72 281 921
Overseas Union Bank Centre, Singapore 1986 66 280 919
United Overseas Bank Plaza,
Singapore
1992 66 280 919
Republic Plaza, Singapore 1995 66 280 919
Citicorp Center, New York 1977 59 279 915
Hong Kong New World Tower, Shanghai 2002 61 278 913
Scotia Plaza, Toronto 1989 68 275 902
Williams Tower (Transco), Houston, Texas 1983 64 275 901 Philip Johnson / John Burgee
Renaissance Tower, Dallas 1975 56 270 886
Dapeng International Plaza, Guangzhou 2004 56 269 883
21st Century Tower, Dubai 2003 55 269 883
900 North Michigan Ave., Chicago 1989 66 265 871
Bank of America Corporate Center, Charlotte 1992 60 265 871
SunTrust Plaza, Atlanta 1992 60 265 871
New York By Gehry (8 Spruce Street; Beekman Tower), New York City 2011 76 265 870 Frank Gehry Partners
Triumph Palace, Moscow 2004 61 264 866
Shenzhen Special Zone Daily Tower, Shenzhen 1998 42 264 866
Tower Palace Three, Tower G, Seoul 2004 73 264 865
Trump World Tower, New York 2001 72 262 861
Grand Gateway: Office Tower One, Shanghai, China 2005 55 262 859
Water Tower Place, Chicago 1976 74 262 859
Aon Center, Los Angeles 1974 62 262 858
BCE Place-Canada Trust Tower, Toronto 1990 51 261 856
Transamerica Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco 1972 48 260 853
Commerzbank Tower, Frankfurt 1997 56 259 850 Norman Foster + Partners
GE Building (30 Rock; RCA Building), New York City 1933 70 259 850 Raymond Hood
Chase Tower (One First National Plaza, First National Bank Building, Bank One Plaza), Chicago, Illinois 1969 60 259 850 C.F. Murphy Associates
Two Liberty Place, Philadelphia, PA 1990 58 258 848
Philippine Bank of Communications, Makati 2000 55 258 848
Park Tower, Chicago 2000 67 257 844
Devon Tower, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA 2012 52 257 844 Pickard Chilton Architects Inc.
Messeturm, Frankfurt 1990 63 257 843
Sorrento 1, Hong Kong 2003 75 256 841
U.S. Steel Tower, Pittsburgh 1970 64 256 841
Mok-dong Hyperion Tower A, Seoul 2003 69 256 840
Rinku Gate Tower, Osaka 1996 56 256 840
The Harbourside, Hong Kong 2003 74 255 837
Langham Place Office Tower, Hong Kong 2004 59 255 837
Capital Tower, Singapore 2000 52 254 833
Highcliff, Hong Kong 2003 73 253 831
World Trade Center, Osaka 1995 55 252 827
Bank of Shanghai Headquarters, Shanghai 2005 46 252 827
Jiali Plaza, Wuhan 1997 61 251 824
Rialto Towers, Melbourne 1986 63 251 824 Gerard de Preu / Perrott Lyon Mathieson
One Atlantic Center, Atlanta 1988 50 250 820
Chelsea Tower, Dubai 2005 49 250 820
Wisma 46,Jakarta 1995 46 250 820
Aqua Tower, Chicago, Illinois 2010 82 250 819 Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects
Korea Life Insurance Company, Seoul 1985 60 249 817
CitySpire, New York 1989 75 248 814
One Chase Manhattan Plaza, NYC 1961 60 248 813 SOM, Gordon Bunshaft
State Tower, Bangkok 2001 68 247 811
Bank One Tower, Indianapolis 1989 48 247 811
Condé Nast Building, New York 1999 48 247 809
MetLife, New York 1963 59 246 808
Bloomberg Tower, New York 2004 55 246 806
JR Central Towers, Nagoya 2000 51 245 804
Shin Kong Life Tower, Taipei, Taiwan 1993 51 244 801
Malayan Bank, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1988 50 244 799
Tokyo City Hall, Tokyo 1991 48 243 797
Woolworth Building, New York 1913 57 241 792 Cass Gilbert
Mellon Bank Center, Philadelphia 1991 54 241 792
John Hancock Tower, Boston, MA 1976 60 240 788 Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Deutsche Bank Place: 126 Phillip Street, Sydney, Australia 2005 39 240 787
Bank One Center, Dallas 1987 60 240 787
Commerce Court West, Toronto 1973 57 239 784
Moscow State University, Moscow 1953 26 239 784
Vista Tower (formerly Empire Tower), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1994 62 238 781
NationsBank Center, Houston 1984 56 238 780
Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo, Japan 2003 54 238
Bank of America Center, San Francisco 1969 52 237 779
Worldwide Plaza, New York 1989 47 237 778
One Canada Square, London 1991 50 237 777
The Bow, Calgary, Canada 2013 58 236 775 Norman Foster + Partners
IDS Center, Minneapolis 1973 52 236 775
U.S. Bank Place, Minneapolis 1992 58 236 774
Norwest Center, Minneapolis 1988 57 235 773
Treasury Building, Singapore 1986 52 235 770
One Ninety One Peachtree
Tower, Atlanta
1991 50 235 770
Opera City Tower, Tokyo 1997 54 234 768
Shinjuku Park Tower, Tokyo 1994 52 233 764
Heritage Plaza, Houston 1987 52 232 762
Suzhou Xindi Center, Suzhou, China 2005 54 232 761
Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak
Building, Penang, Malaysia
1985 65 232 760
The Arch, Hong Kong, China 2005 65 231 758
Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw 1955 42 231 758
Carnegie Hall Tower, New York 1991 60 231 757
Three First National Plaza, Chicago 1981 57 230 753 SOM
Chicago Title & Trust Building, 161 North Clark Street, Chicago 1992 50 230 755 Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Equitable Tower, New York 1986 51 229 752
MLC Centre, Sydney 1978 65 229 751
One Penn Plaza, New York 1972 57 229 750
1251 Avenue of the Americas, New York 1972 54 229 750
Prudential Center, Boston 1964 52 229 750
Two California Plaza, Los Angeles 1992 52 229 750
Gas Company Tower, Los Angeles 1991 54 228 749
Two Pacific Place/Shangri-La
Hotel, Hong Kong
1991 56 228 748
1100 Louisiana Building, Houston 1980 55 228 748
Korea World Trade Center, Seoul 1988 54 228 748
Governor Phillip Tower, Sydney 1993 64 227 745
Trump Tower, New York City 1983 58 202 664 Donald Clark (Der) Scutt

Note:

A great skyscraper building boom happened in select cities during the first quarter of Y2K. This chart is not comprehensive of New Millennium construction in Dubai, Moscow, and many cities in China.