Asian cities dominate the list of the world’s tallest buildings, with two new additions on this list from 2016 and one from 2015, 10 Tallest Buildings In The World.

The top ten tallest buildings worldwide according to data from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat are listed herein. The organization only measures the highest points of these buildings, regardless of non-architectural and architectural extensions. This highest point measure assists in determining air traffic obstruction. It also includes extensions that can be added, modified or removed from these buildings. The expansion of towns and cities has increased the rate of such tall buildings construction in the world due to land scarcity, and there seems to be a great deal of competition within and between cities, regions and countries alike in the construction of the tallest structures and most complex geometries in bids for recognition. These skyscrapers’ locations, building functions, and the materials used to build are also changing with time. North America used to have 75 percent of the tallest buildings 20 years ago, but this has shifted to Asia and Middle East.The cost of construction of these superstructures has also risen due to the complexity of the engineering approaches necessary to take them higher and higher.

1. Burj Khalifa, United Arab Emirates – 2717 Feet

2. Shanghai Tower, China – 2073 Feet

3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia – 1972 Feet

4. Pang An International Finance Centre, China – 1965 ft

5. Lotte World Tower, South Korea – 1819 feet

6. One World Trade Center, United States – 1776 feet

7. CTF Finance Centre, China – 1739 feet

8. Tapei 101, Taiwan – 1667 feet

9. Shanghai World Financial Centre, China – 1614 feet

10. International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong – 1588 Feet


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