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Humanity has always been preoccupied with pushing the boundaries of what is possible, setting new records only to keep smashing them. Throughout history, those in positions of authority have always shaped the skylines of our cities. Churches once left their imprint, then public institutions, and during the past several decades, commercial buildings have become ever-taller.

Skyscraper development has surged in the Middle East, China, and Southeast Asia since the twenty-first century. Below there is a list of world’s tallest buildings or biggest buildings in the world :-

World tallest building 2022

  • Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The world’s highest structure

This structure is the tallest building in the world and also the tallest skyscraper or the tallest structure. It is located in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai and its 2,717 feet in height (828 m), has 163 floors. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, architects (SOM) are the architects in this building. The current functions of this building are Hotel, Residence, and Office.

World tallest buildings
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  • The tallest twisted building in the world is called Shanghai Tower

It is 2,073 feet (632 m) tall and has 128 storeys in China’s Shanghai. The building’s designer is Gensler. This building currently serves as a hotel and office. It was completed in 2010.

Shanghai tower
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  • The Makkah Royal Clock Tower is the highest structure in the world, featuring a clock face

It is located in Saudi Arabia, Mecca, and is 1,972 feet (601 m) tall with 120 stories. The architects of these structures are Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners and SL Rasch. Currently, this structure is for multipurpose. 2012 saw its completion.

Makkah royal clock tower
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  • Ping an finance center

It is located in China’s Shenzhen, and is 1,965 feet (599 m) tall with 115 stories. The architects of these structures are Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. Currently, this structure is for offices. 2017 saw its completion.

Ping an finance center
Source: Archdaily
  • Lotte world tower

It is located in South Korea, Seoul and its 1,819 feet in height (554.5 m), has 123 floors. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates are the architects of this building. The current functions of this building are Hotel, office, residential, and retail space. It was finalized in 2017.

Lotte world tower
Source: Archdaily
  • One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center restores the New York skyline, confirms downtown Manhattan’s dominance as a financial district, and creates a new national symbol. It is 1,776 feet (541.3 m) tall and has 94 storeys in New York. The building’s designer is Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, architects (SOM). This building currently serves as an office. It was completed in 2014.

One world trade center
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  • CTF Finance Center in Guangzhou

It is located in Guangzhou and its 1,740 feet in height (530 m), has 111 floors. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates are the architects of this building. The current functions of this building are Hotel, Residence, and Office. The building was finalized in 2016.

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CTF finance center in guangzhou
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  • CTF Finance Center in Tianjin

Same as before, but the building is located in Tianjin and its 1,740 feet in height (530 m), has 97 floors. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, architects (SOM) are the architects of this building. The current functions of this building are Hotel, serviced apartments, and Office space. It was finalized in 2019.

CTF finance center in tianjin
Source: Architect Magazine
  • Tower CITIC

The 30-hectare heart of Beijing’s central business area will feature the CITIC Tower as its signature structure. As it is located in Beijing and its 1731 feet in height, it has 109 floors. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (Design Architect) and TFP Farrells are the architects. The structure was finished by 2018.

Tower CITIC
Source: Archdaily
  • TAIPEI 101

TAIPEI 101, located in Taipei’s Xinyi District, an area renowned for its financial services and bustling shops. It is 1,667 feet in height (508 m) and has 101 floors. C.Y. Lee & Partners Architects/Planners are the architects. Offices are the building’s primary use. The building was completed in 2004.

TAIPEI 101
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  • World Financial Center of Shanghai

The Shanghai World Financial Center represents business and culture that refers to the city’s growth as a world power. It is 1,614 feet in height (492 m) and has 101 floors. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), Mori Building, and Irie Miyake Architects and Engineers served as the architects. Hotel and office are used for the structure. Finalization was 2008.

World financial center of shanghai
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  • Center for International Commerce

The International Commerce Centre is a 108-story, 1,588-foot-tall commercial skyscraper in West Kowloon, Hong Kong. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates are the architects and the structure is used for Hotel and office. It was completed in 2010.

Center for international commerce
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  • Central Park Tower

A residential skyscraper, more often referred to as the Nordstrom Tower, is located at 225 West 57th Street in the Midtown Manhattan area of New York City, close to Billionaires’ Row. It is 1,550 feet in height (472,4 m) and has 98 floors. Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill were the architects of this building. It was finalized in 2020.

Central park tower
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  • Lakhta Center

The Lakhta Center, which uses various public services combined with transit infrastructure to anchor a sustainable economic zone, serves as the hub of St. Petersburg’s Primorsky District. It is located in Russia’s St. Petersburg is 1,516 feet in height (462 m) and has 87 floors. The building’s function is for office purposes. It was finalized in 2019.

Lakhta center
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  • 81 Vincom Landmark

Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City is the location. It is 1,513 feet in height (461.3 m) and has 81 floors. The Designers are Atkins. Residential and Hotel are the building’s functions. It was finished in 2018.

81 Vincom Landmark
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  • IFS Tower T1 in Changsha

In Changsha, Hunan Province, there is a high-rise structure called the IFS Tower. It was created by the Hunan Province Construction Company and is named after the “IFS International Finance Center.” The skyscraper has 68 levels above ground and 10 floors below ground, and it comprises an underground parking garage, an office building, and a shopping complex. It is 1,483 feet in height (452.1 m) and has 94 floors. Wong Tung & Partners are the architects. Hotel and office are used for the structure. It was finished in 2018.

IFS tower T1 in changsha
Source: Wong Tung
  • Petronas Twin Tower 1

It is located in Kuala Lumpur and 1,489 feet in height (451.9 m) and has 88 floors. Cesar Pelli & Associates are the architects. Office is the building’s function. It was finalized in 1998.

Petronas twin tower 1
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  • Second Petronas Twin Tower

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur were built to symbolize Malaysia’s rapid economic development and to announce Malaysia’s entry into the world economy. It is 1,489 feet in height (451.9 m) and has 88 floors. Cesar Pelli & Associates are the architects. Office is the building’s function, which was finalized in 1998.

Second petronas twin tower
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  • IFS Suzhou

Suzhou IFS uses contemporary design methods to belay the region’s historical repertory to be a landmark on the Suzohu city’s skyline in both form and function in China. It is 1,476 feet in height (450 m) and has 95 floors. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates are the architects (KPF). Hotel, office, and serviced apartment uses for the building. It was finalized in 2019.

IFS suzhou
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  •  Tower Zifeng

A multi-building mixed-use complex called Zifeng Tower is situated on parcels A1 and A2 of two plots. A podium bridging two skyscrapers may be seen in parcel A1. China’s Nanjing is the place where it is located. It is 1,476 feet in height (450 m) and has 66 floors. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP are architects (SOM). Hotels and offices are the uses for this structure. It was finalized in 2010.

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tower zifeng
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  • 106 The Exchange, the city of Kuala Lumpur

It is located in Kuala Lumpur and is 1,460 feet in height (445,1 m) and has 95 floors. Mulia Group are the architects and the office is a building’s function. It was finalized in 2019.

106 the exchange
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  • Tower in Wuhan Center

Wuhan Center Tower, modeled as a sailing ship, is ideally located next to Mengze Lake in Hubei province along the Yangtze River in the city of China’s Wuhan. It is 1,437 feet (443 meters) in height and has 88 floors. East China Architectural Design & Research Institute are the architects of the Building and Hotel, Residence, and Office are the functions. It is finalized in 2019.

Tower in wuhan center
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  • Willis Tower

It is located in Chicago, Illinois, United States and is 1,450 feet in height (442.1 m) and has 108 floors. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP are the architects (SOM). Offices are a building’s primary use. Finalization was in 1974.

Willis tower
Source: Chicago Business
  • KK100

It is located in Shenzhen and is 1,449 feet in height (441.8 m) and has 100 floors. TFP Farrells are the architects. Hotels and Offices are a building’s primary use. Finalization was in 2011.

KK100
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  • International Finance Center of Guangzhou

Guangzhou’s third-largest city in China has an iconic tower that symbolizes its growing worldwide power. It is 1,439 feet in height (438,6 m) and has 103 floors. Wilkinson Eyre Architects are the architects. Hotel and office are used for the structure. Finalization was in 2010.

International finance center of guangzhou
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  • 111 West 57th Street, New York City

It is located in New York City, United States and 1,428 feet in height (435,3 m) and has 84 floors. SHoP Architects are the architects who designed this building. Housing is the use of the Building. Finalization was in 2021.

111 west 57th street, new york city
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  • One Vanderbilt Avenue in Manhattan

It is located in New York City, United States. It is 1,401 feet in height (427 m) and has 62 floors. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates are the architects. The office is a building’s function. Finalization: 2020

One vanderbilt avenue in manhattan
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  • New York City, 432 Park Avenue

Located in New York City, United States, is 1,397 feet in height (425.7 m) and has 85 floors. Rafael Violy Architects are the architects. Housing is the use of the Building. Finalization was in 2015.

New york city, 432 park avenue
Source: Enclos Corp
  • UAE Marina 101

Located in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is 1,394 feet in height (425 m)and has 101 floors. The National Engineering Bureau are the architects. The use of this building is Hotel and Residential. It was finalized in 2017.

UAE marina 101
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  • Trump Hotel & Tower International

It is located in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It is 1,389 feet in height (423,2 m) and has 98 floors. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP are the architects. Building is used for Hotel and Residential purposes, Finishing in 2009.

Trump hotel & tower international
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  • Dongguan’s T2 Minying International Trade Center

It is located in China’s Dongguan and 1,386 feet in height (422,6 m) and has 85 floors 5+ designed by the architects. The office is a building’s function. Finalization was in 2021.

Dongguan's t2 minying international trade center
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  • Tower Jin Mao in Shangai

In China, in Shanghai, it is 1,380 feet in height (420,5 m) and has 88 floors. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP are architects. Hotel and office use of the structure. It was finished in 1999.

Tower jin mao in shangai
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  • Dubai’s Princess Tower

It is located in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai and is 1,356 feet in height (413,4 m) and has 101 floors. The Engineer was Adnan Saffarini. Housing is the use of the Building. Finalization was in 2012.

Dubai's princess tower
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  • Kuwait’s Al Hamra Tower

Located in the Kuwaiti city of Kuwait, it is 1,354 feet in height (412,6 m) and has 80 floors. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP are the architects. The office is a building’s function. Finished in 2019.

Kuwait's al hamra tower
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  • Hong-Kong’s Two International Finance Center

In China, Hong Kong, 1,352 feet in height (412 m) has 88 floors. Cesar Pelli & Associates are the architects. The office is a building’s function. Finalization was in 2003.

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Hong-kong's two international finance center
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  • Busan’s LCT The Sharp Landmark Tower

Located in South Korea, Busan, it is 1,350 feet in height (411,6 m) and has 101 floors. Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd. are the architects (DLN). Building is used for hotels and residences. Finalization was in 2019.

Busan's lct the sharp landmark tower
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  • China Resources Tower in Guangxi

At China’s Nanning, it is 1,321 feet in height (402,7 m) and has 86 floors. Goettsch Partners are the designers. Hotel and office use of the structure. Finalization was in 2020.

China resources tower in guangxi
Source: Goettsch Partners, Inc.
  • International Financial Center of Guiyang, T1

In China, Guiyang is 1,316 feet in height (401 m) and has 79 floors. Architects are South China University of Technology’s Architectural Design and Research Institute. Hotel and office use of the structure. Finalization was in 2020.

International financial center of guiyang, t1
Source: Skyscraper city
  • Shenzhen’s China Resources Tower

Located in China’s Shenzhen and its 1,288 feet in height (392,5 m) and has 68 floors Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and CCDI Group are the architects. The office is a building’s function. Finishing was in 2018.

Shenzhen's china resources tower
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  • Dubai Marina 23

In the city of Dubai, the building is 1,287 feet in height (392,4 m) and has 88 floors. KEO International Consultants are the architects. Housing is the use of the Building. Finalization was in 2012.

Dubai marina 23
Source: Trip.com Travel Singapore Pte. Ltd.
  • Guangzhou’s CITIC Plaza

Located in China, Guangzhou, it is 1,280 feet in height (390,2 m) and has 80 floors. Maunsell AECOM Group, Inc. are the architects. The office is a building’s function. Finalization was in 1996.

Guangzhou's citic plaza
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  • Shenzhen’s Shum Yip Upperhills Tower One

In China’s Shenzhen, it’s 1,273 feet in height (388,1 m) and has 80 floors. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP are architects. Hotel and office use of the structure. Finalization was in 2020.

Shenzhen's shum yip upperhills tower one
Source: som
  • New York City’s 30 Hudson Yards

In New York City, United States, it is 1,270 feet in height (387,1 m) and has 73 floors. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates are the architects. The office is a building’s function. Finalization was in 2019.

New york city's 30 hudson yards
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  • Tower PIF in Riyadh

In Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, it is 1,263 feet in height (385 m) and has 72 floors. Omrania & Associates and HOK, Inc. Are the architects. Hotel and office use of the structure. Finalization was in 2021.

Tower pif in riyadh
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  • Shenzhen’s Shun Hing Square

Located in China’s Shenzhen And its 1,260 feet in height (384 m) and has 69 floors. American Design Associates and K.Y. Cheung Design Associates are two architects. The office is a building’s function. Finalization was in 1996.

Shenzhen's shun hing square
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  • Dalian’s Eton Place Dalian Tower One

Located in China, Dalian is 1,257 feet in height (383,2 m) and has 80 floors. NBBJ are the architects. Hotel and office use of the structure.Finalization was in 2016.

Dalian's eton place dalian tower one
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  • Logan Century One in Nanning, China

It is located in China’s Nanning and is 1,251 feet tall (381,3 m) and has 82 floors. Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers (HK) Ltd. are the architects (DLN) and finished in 2018. Hotel and office use of the structure.

Logan century one in nanning, china
Source: Archello
  • Abu Dhabi’s Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid

In the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, it is 1,251 feet tall (381,2 m) and has 88 floors. Foster + Partners are the architects of this building which was finished in 2014 and is being used for housing.

Abu dhabi's burj mohammed bin rashid
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  • New York’s Empire State Building

In the United States, New York City, it’s 1,250 feet in height (381 m) and has 102 floors. Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates are the architects. Offices are a building’s primary use. Finalization was in 1931.

New york's empire state building
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  • Dubai’s Elite Residence

Located in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, it is 1,248 feet in height (380,5 m) and has 87 floors. Engineers are Adnan Saffarini, which was finalized in 2012. Housing is the use of the Building.

Dubai's elite residence
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Conclusion

The skyscraper is one of the modern age’s most recognizable and celebrated symbols. Since the Industrial Revolution, these towering structures have come to represent innovation and progress. This article takes an overview of this list and its implications for architects, engineers, real estate developers, and urban planners interested in learning more about these buildings and their impact on cities around the globe.

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