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Tallest Buildings are the most evident signs of a nation’s progress and even most of the cities all over the world often recognized by their skylines. The architects, from all over the world are continuously devising the unique structures that will break records as the tallest and famous skyscrapers(building) in the world.

There are some freakish and majestic buildings beyond the globe that will make you amazed by their unbelievable skyline and structure. Here is the top 10 of our countdown arrangement according to their heights(ascending order).

List Of 10 Tallest Building In The World

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10. Empire State Building

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Empire State Building: 10th Tallest Building In The World

Spectacular Skyscraper in New York and it is the famous Skyscrapers all over the world. It is a New York City Landmarks and added to both the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and the U.S. National Historic Landmarks.

This building was designed by the American architecture William F. Lamb. And its rising height is about 443.2 m(1,454 ft). The Empire State Building became very popular because it was the tallest building and Famous Skyscrapers in the world to be completed in 1931.

Empire State Building is One of the main representations of New York City, this architecture is denominated one of the seven wonders of the Modern World. It was the world’s tallest building and Famous Skyscrapers since 1931-1970. It’s one of the few skyscrapers that offer wedding ceremonies at its observatory.

Empire State Building Facts

  • Build Time: This Building takes only one year to build 1930 to 1931
  • Built: 1931
  • Address: W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
  • Height: 443.2 m, 380 m
  • The cost to build: $41 million
  • Use: Office
  • Hours: Observatory open daily, 8 a.m-2 a.m.
  • Tickets: Tickets from $27/adult, $21/child (6-12)
  • Floor: 102
  • Visit: You can visit the Empire State building every day of the week including holidays
  • It has 6500 windows and 73 elevators.
  • The building is so big it even has its very own zip code or you can say postal code. Empire State Building has appeared in many films over many years.
  • If any coin is dropped above the Empire State Building, it will travel at approximately 65 miles per hour as it hits the ground. There is not enough fast to kill someone or harm the people.

9. Petronas Tower

Petronas Tower Superstructure: 9th Tallest Building In The World; Famous Skyscrapers
Petronas Tower Superstructure: 9th Tallest Building In The World

The Petronas Towers is the Petronas Twin Towers or it also is known as twin skyscrapers. It was the tallest building and Famous Skyscrapers in the world from 1998 to 2004 and it remains the tallest twin building in the world.

The buildings have a sky bridge between the towers on the 41st and 42nd floors. And they are the landmarks of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, the tower design highlight the Malaysian culture inspiration through traditional fabrics and all.

It’s also the tallest sky bridge in the world and is open to visitors. Tickets are limited to less than 1,000 people a day. ad tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. There is various movie shooting in this building.

Petronas Tower Facts

  • Build Time: It takes three years to build 1993 to 1996
  • Built: 1996
  • Address: Concourse Level, Lower Ground, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Height: 452 meters
  • The cost to build: $1.6 billion
  • Use: Office, Observation, Retail
  • Hours: Observatory open from 9.00 am – 9.00 pm
  • Tickets: € 25.08 per person
  • Floor: 88 floors
  • Visit: Tuesdays to Sundays Closed every Monday

8. Taipei 101

Taipei 101 | Tallest building
Taipei 101 High Rise View: 8th Tallest Building in the World

Taiwan city doesn’t have many tallest buildings and Famous Skyscrapers but Taipei 101 makes history and it is the 8 tallest building and Famous Skyscrapers in the world. It also claims to be the fastest passenger elevator in the world can be.

This is designed to withstand winds and earthquakes. This building has been awarded as the world’s tallest and largest green building by the Environmental Design and Leadership in Energy.

New Year’s Eve is a perfect time to visit this international milestone because the structure of the fireworks displays the structure. In 2004 it won the Emporis Skyscraper Award also.

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Taipei 101 Facts

  • Build Time: It takes five years to build 1999 to 2004
  • Built: 2004
  • Address: Xinyi Special District, Xinyi District; Taipei
  • Height: 508 meters
  • The cost to build: $1.8 billion
  • Use: Office, Observation, Retail, Communication, Library
  • Hours: Observatory open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
  • Tickets: Observatory NT$500 ($16.50) per person, children under 12 pay NT$450
  • Floor: 101 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week.

7. CTF Finance Centre

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CTF Finance Centre: 7th Tallest Building in the World

CTF Finance Centre is the world’s 7th tallest building. This tower is another entry to our list from China after Taipei 101 and followed by mega tall building Ping An Finance Centre and Shanghai Tower.

With 111 floors in the heart of Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre, this superstructure is a marvelous creation of Kohn Pedersen Fox. This tower is mostly famous for its unique 2 tower structure. one is known as East tower and another is known as West Tower.

Famous for its hotels and elevators, this tower has the tallest hotel in the world. It is a showcase of 21st-century engineering and amazing skyscrapers of China.

CTF Finance Centre Facts

  • Build Time: It takes six years to build 2010 to 2016
  • Built: 2016
  • Address: China, Guangdong, Guangzhou, Tianhe, Huacheng Ave
  • Height: 530 m
  • The cost to build: $1.8 billion
  • Use: Office, Observation, Retail, Communication, Library
  • Hours: Observatory open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
  • Tickets: Observatory NT$500 ($16.50) per person, children under 12 pay NT$450
  • Floor: 111 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week.

6. One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center; Tallest Building In The World; Famous Skyscrapers
One World Trade Center: 6th Tallest Building in the World

One World Trade Center also popularly known as the Freedom Tower which was reconstructed in Lower Manhattan, New York City after the original was completely destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

The symbolic cornerstone of One World Trade Center was laid in a ceremony on July 4, 2004, in the memory of lives- lost in the 11/09 attack. However, the construction of the new building began on April 27, 2006, and was completed in July 2013. The building opened for visitors on November 3, 2014.

This symbol of hope and courage of humanity stands with a massive height of 1,776 feet (541 meters). This cubic base skyscraper is the world’s 6th tallest building. With the total floors 104, this is the heart of Manhattan and a new civil icon.

One World Trade Center Facts

  • Build Time: It takes seven years to build 2006 to 2013
  • Built: 2013
  • Address: 285 Fulton St, New York, NY 10007, United States
  • Height: 541 m, 546 m to tip
  • The cost to build: $3.8 billion
  • Use: Office, Observation, Retail, Communication, Library
  • Hours: Observatory open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
  • Tickets: Observatory $35 per person with 360° Stunning Views, $45 Priority Lane: Security, Elevator, and Exit and many more offers.
  • Floor: 104 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week.

5. Lotte World Tower

Lotte World Tower; Famous Skyscrapers
Lotte World Tower: 5th Tallest Building In The World

Lotte World Tower is a supertall skyscraper in Seoul, South Korea. The tower is known as the tallest building in Korea. Below are facts about the Lotte World Tower and some related information. Lotte World Tower is located in Shinchon-Dong, Songpa-Ku, Seoul, South Korea.

The tower is built in close proximity to the Lotte World Park and near the bank of Han River. Lotte World Tower stands 555 meters tall, the tower doesn’t contain spire, but the uppermost part is composed of the parapet, the highest occupied floor is 497 meters.

Lotte World Tower Facts

  • Build Time: It takes six years to build 2011 to 2017
  • Built: 2017
  • Address: 300 Olympic-or, Jamsil 6(yuk)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Height: 555 m
  • The cost to build: 3.4 billion USD
  • Use: Office, Observation, Retail, Communication, Library
  • Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10 am to 10 pm and Friday to Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm.
  • Floor: 123 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week.

4. Ping An Finance Centre

Ping An Finance Centre; Famous Skyscrapers
Ping An Finance Centre: 4th Tallest Building in the World

This is another entry of the super-structure towers from China to our list of skyscrapers. With 115 floors it secures its position as the 4th tallest building in the world. Popular as the heart of Shenzhen’s Futian District, China. The tower sized 4,183,752 sq. feet.

This 599 m tall building is used as a multiple-use infrastructure. It is now officially the second tallest building in China after the Shanghai Tower and the fourth tallest in the world after the Burj Khalifa, Shanghai Tower, and Makkah Royal Clock Tower.

Completed in 2017, Ping An Finance Centre stands as a stone and glass tower on the northeast corner of its central site. Its unique architecture is designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (famous American Architects). This multiple-use superstructure is the headquarters for Ping An Insurance Company, the city’s central business hub.

Ping An Finance Centre Facts

  • Build Time: It takes seven years to build 2000 to 2017
  • Built: 2017
  • Address:  Futian CBD, Futian, Shenzhen, China
  • Height: 599 meters
  • The cost to build: 150 crores USD
  • Use: Office, Observation, Retail, Communication, Library, Malls
  • Hours: Observatory open 9 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
  • Tickets: Observatory NT$500 ($16.50) per person, children under 12 pay NT$450
  • Floor: 115 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the building every day of the week.

3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower

Makkah Royal Clock Tower; Famous Skyscrapers
Makkah Royal Clock Tower:3rd Tallest Building In The World

You may also know this building as the Abraj Al-Bait of Mecca. Either name works. The Makkah Royal Clock Tower is currently the third tallest building in the world, standing at 1,972 feet, or 601 meters.

This building has a plethora of things inside such as a conference center, an Islamic museum, two prayer rooms with a capacity of 10,000 people, a five-story shopping mall and departmental store, and a Lunar Observation Centre, which is used to watch the moon during the Holy Month especially at Eid ul Fitr.

The giant clock on the building also holds the title of the largest clock faces in the world. That is all makes this wonderful skyscraper to be on the list.

Makkah Royal Clock Tower Facts

  • Build Time: Eight years to complete
  • Built: 2012
  • Address: AL HAJLAH MAKKAH CR ABRAJ AL-BAIT MALL, Mecca Saudi Arabia
  • Height: 601meter
  • The cost to build: $ 15 Billion
  • Use: Office, Observation, Hotel, Book store, Malls, Museum, Conference center
  • Hours: Observatory open 8:30 am to 10:00 pm last entry 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: 160rmb per person
  • Floor: 120 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the tower every day of the week.

2. Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower | tallest building
Skyscraper Shanghai Tower: 2nd Tallest building In The World

This tower is located in China, and China has most of the tallest and famous skyscrapers in the world. The tower has 5 floors below ground level and 128 floors above ground.

The tower is officially opened in June 2015. It has very unique design feature views from both inside and out, the tower is one of three huge skyscrapers in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai.

It has the world’s 2nd fastest elevators speed of 20.5m per second. This is one of the best places to watch a glimpse of sunrise from the top of the tower.

Shanghai Tower Facts

  • Build Time: Eight years to complete
  • Built: 2014
  • Address: 501 Yincheng Middle Rd, Lujiazui, Lujiazui Residential
  • Height: 632 meter
  • The cost to build: $1.2 billion
  • Use: Office, Observation, Hotel, Book store, Museum
  • Hours: Observatory open 8:30 am to 10:00 pm last entry 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: 160rmb per person
  • Floor: 128 floors
  • Visit: You can visit the tower every day of the week.

1. Burj Khalifa

Burj khalifa; Tallest Building In The World; Famous Skyscrapers
Prestige Burj Khalifa: Tallest Building In The World

This building is one of the tallest buildings and Famous Skyscrapers in the world which is situated in Dubai, UAE. The Burj Khalifa seems like touches the clouds and also offers the world’s highest restaurant, nightclub, and observation deck.

It was built in 2010 and now’s the tallest man-made structure over the world and also a famous Skyscraper. It is the heart of downtown Dubai it has 163 floors.

Building development with a large-scale, mixed-use, including 30 acres man-made lake, 30,000 residence, nine hotels in seven acres of parkland, 19 residential towers, and a shopping mall. There are various Hotels and malls also and they offer luxurious suites with amazing views.

Burj Khalifa Facts

  • Build Time: Five years to build
  • Built: 2009
  • Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Height: 828 m
  • The cost to build: $1.5 billion
  • Use: Office, residential, hotel, Observation
  • Hours: Observatory open daily from 10 a.m.-1 a.m.
  • Tickets: Observatory deck cost AED125 ($34) and for immediate entry cost AED400
  • Floor: 163
  • Visit: You can visit the Empire State building every day of the week
  • It has 6500 windows and 73 elevators.

Final Words

If you are looking for an extraordinary adventure on your next trip, then we personally recommend you to experience the thrill of being at the top of the world.!!!

Here is our list of top 10 tallest skyscrapers(building) in the world. All the buildings are marvelous with unbelievable architecture. These skylines will make you surprise with their structures.

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Frequently Asked Question(FAQ) About Tallest Building In The World.

1. What will be the tallest building in 2025?

Answer: Saudi Arabia’s upcoming tallest building Jeddah Tower(3280 feet tall) will be the next tallest skyscraper in the world by replacing the current gigantic structure in the world. The cost of construction is esteemed to $1.4 billion.
Jeddah Tower construction 2019

2. What is the smallest building in the world?

Answer: Located at 701 La Salle in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, Newby-McMahon Building is referred to as the world’s smallest building in the world. Constructed in February 2004, this 12 m height building has 4 floors only.
Newby-McMahon Building Smallest Building In The World

3. Where is the tallest building in Europe?

Answer: Lakhta Center in Saint Petersburg, 463 meters.

4. Who is the owner of Burj Khalifa?

Answer: Emaar Properties

5. Who currently owns the Empire State Building?

Answer: Real estate investor Peter Malkin bought the Empire State Building from Donald Trump

6. How tall is the building in Dubai?

Answer: 828 m, 830 m to tip

7. How expensive is Burj Khalifa?

Answer: The total cost of construction: $1.5 billion

8. Who built the clock tower in Makkah?

Answer: Abraj Al Bait,

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