The non-profit, international organization Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) was
formed in 1969 and announces the title of "The Worlds Tallest Building" and sets the standards by
which buildings are measured. The council currently ranks Burj Khalifa as the tallest at 828 m (2,717
Lists of 10 skyscrapers:
10. Kingkey 100 - The Kingkey 100, formerly known as Kingkey Finance Center Plaza, is a
skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. It is located in Shenzhen's Luohu District in
an area which can be described as the financial district. The mixed-use building rises to 441.8
metres (1,449 ft) and contains 100 floors for office space and a hotel.
9. Willis Tower - Willis Tower (formerly named and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower) is a
108-story, 1,451-foot (442 m) skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At the time of its completion in 1973, it
was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and it
held this rank for nearly 25 years. The Willis Tower is the second-tallest building in the United
States. The skyscraper is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chicago, and over one
million people visit its observation deck each year.
8. Zifeng Tower - Zifeng Tower is a 450-metre (1,480 ft) skyscraper completed in 2009 in Nanjing,
China. The 89-story building comprises retail and office space in the lower section, and restaurants,
a hotel, and a public observatory near the top. The tower’s stepping is functional, helping separate
7. Petronas Towers - The Petronas Towers, also known as the Petronas Twin Towers are twin
skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the CTBUH's official definition and ranking,
they were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004 until surpassed by Taipei 101, but they
remain the tallest twin building in the world. The buildings are the landmark of Kuala Lumpur with
nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.
6. International Commerce Centre - The International Commerce Centre is a 118-storey, 484 m
(1,588 ft) skyscraper completed in 2010 in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. It is a part of the Union
Square project built on top of Kowloon Station. The development is owned and jointly developed by
MTR Corporation Limited and Sun Hung Kai Properties, Hong Kong's metro operator and largest
property developer respectively.
5. Shanghai World Financial Center - The Shanghai World Financial Center is a skyscraper
located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. It was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and
developed by the Japanese Mori Building Company. It is a mixed-use skyscraper, consisting of
offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls. Park Hyatt
Shanghai is the hotel component, containing 174 rooms and suites. Occupying the 79th to the 93rd
floors, it is the second-highest hotel in the world, surpassing the Grand Hyatt Shanghai on the 53rd
to 87th floors of the neighboring Jin Mao Tower.
4. Taipei 101 - Taipei 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark
skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. In July 2011, the building was awarded LEED
Platinum certification, the highest award in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
(LEED) rating system and became the tallest and largest green building in the world.
3. One World Trade Center - One World Trade Center is the primary building of the new World
Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York. The 104-story supertall
skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16 acres (6.5 ha) World Trade Center site,
occupying the location of what used to be the original 6 World Trade Center. The building is
bordered to the west by West Street, to the north by Vesey Street, to the south by Fulton Street, and
to the east by Washington Street.
2. Abraj Al Bait - The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is a
building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment
Project that strives to modernize the holy city in catering to the pilgrims. The complex holds several
world records, the tallest clock tower in the world, the world's largest clock face and the building with
the world's largest floor area.
1. Burj Khalifa - Burj Khalifa, known as Burj Dubai prior to its inauguration, is a skyscraper in Dubai,
United Arab Emirates, and is the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft).
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