Skyscrapers on Skyscrapers: 10 Tallest Buildings in the World!

Through the years of 1931 and 1972, the Empire State Building has sat on the throne for being the tallest building in the world––standing at, what was then impossible, 1,454 feet. However, ever since technology has been recreating itself for the betterment of the world, so has the developments behind the construction of what will potentially be the tallest buildings of the world in the future.

As a result, the Empire State Building can’t even make it into the top 20s, 30s, nor the 40s. That’s how much the industry and technology have developed.

As you may know, the one who sits on the throne today doubles the height of the Empire State, standing at almost 2,800 feet, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai stands the tallest among them all. Each year, however, Asia and the Middle East have been killing the game––blueprinting more and more buildings that could possibly touch the sky. Considering that half of the top 15 tallest buildings come from China, the East side of the world has it all figured out. As for the United States, the One World Trade Center in the Big Apple boasts itself of the only US skyscraper made on the list––standing at a huge 1,776 feet.

Either way, as the world goes through a pause in any development for this matter, this might be the best time to present to you the 10 tallest buildings in the world!

10. TAIPEI 101

Height: 1,667 feet
Floors: 101
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Completion date: 2004

9. CITIC Tower

Height: 1,731 feet
Floors: 109
Location: Beijing, China
Completion date: 2018

8. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Height: 1,739 feet
Floors: 97
Location: Tianjin, China
Completion date: Expected in 2019

7. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

Height: 1,739 feet
Floors: 111
Location: Guangzhou, China
Completion date: 2016

6. One World Trade Center

Height: 1,776 feet
Floors: 94
Location: New York City, US
Completion date: 2014

5. Lotte World Tower

Height: 1,819 feet
Floors: 123
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Completion date: 2017

4. Ping An Finance Center

Height: 1,965 feet
Floors: 115
Location: Shenzhen, China
Completion date: 2017

3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower

Height: 1,972 feet
Floors: 120
Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Completion date: 2012

2. Shanghai Tower

Height: 2,073 feet
Floors: 128
Location: Shanghai, China
Completion date: 2015

1. Burj Khalifa

Height: 2,716 feet
Floors: 163
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Completion date: 2010

A couple of ties here and there, but the list is looking really good either way. Centuries before, humans have been constructing huge pyramids and sphinxes, how could anyone not expect that over 2,500-foot buildings are destined to be made? The 21st century just flaunted more of their modern and creative styles into construction considering they’re also tourist spots.

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However, don’t expect that these skyscrapers will hold their statuses for long. With new and taller projects on the way, expect the last spots of the top 10 to disappear. The Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia aims to come at a whopping 1,000 meters––a mere 3,200 feet. If it were to be completed today, it would take the throne from the Burj Khalifa––and it isn’t even close. Goldin Finance 117, another effort from the Eastern side of the world, China, will also be knocking some names off of the list as it is claimed to be 596.6 meters––just under 2,000 feet.

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