Top 10 tallest buildings

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One way to measure a nation’s wealth is by taking a look at its prestigious projects. Especially when it comes to architecture, some countries seem to have a tendency towards longer, bigger and taller. And although one might question the practical use in some cases, tall buildings rock, sky rock. Here’s our top 10 list of current tallest buildings:

Top 10 tallest buildings


  1. CITIC Plaza, 391 m – Ghuang Zou, China (1997)
  2. Two International Finance Centre, 415 m – Hong Kong (2003)
  3. Jin Mao Building, 421 m – Shanghai, China (1998)
  4. Willis Tower, 442 m  – Chicago, United States (1974)
  5. Nanjing Greenland Financial Centre, 450 m – Nanjing, China (2009)
  6. Petronas Towers, 452 m – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1998)
  7. International Commerce Centre, 484 m – Hong Kong (2010)
  8. Shanghai World Financial Centre, 492 m – Shanghai (2008)
  9. Taipei 101, 504 m – Taipei, Taiwan (2004)
  10. Burj Khalifa, 830 m (!) – Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2010)

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