Top 10 Tallest Buildings In The World 2021

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Whenever the name of the tallest buildings comes, the name of burj khalifa first. After the burj khalifa, very highest buildings have been built in China. At this time, China has the many tallest building in the world. Want to know what is the burj khalifa height and others. Here we have prepared the list of top 10 tallest buildings in the world 2021.


10. Taipei 101 – 1,671 feet

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Taipei 101 is a 101 floor building in Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan). In 2004, it replaced Willis Tower (called Sears Tower) as the tallest building in the world. However, in 2010, it was overtaken by Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Taipei 101 does not hold the record for the tallest building from the ground to the summit. At the top of the Sears Tower are two television antennas, the antennae up to 527 meters high above the ground.

Taipei 101 is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Taipei 101 is the tenth tallest building in the world. The tower had an estimated construction cost of US$1.895 billion.

  • Location: Taiwan, China
  • Floor count: 101
  • Height: 509 meter (1671 feet)


09. China Zun – 1,731 feet

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The CITIC Tower is a supertall skyscraper in the Central Business District of Beijing. It is famous as China Zun. The 109-story, 528-meter (1,732 ft) building is the tallest in the city, crossing China World Trade Center Tower III at a distance of 190 meters. On August 18, 2016, CITIC Tower surpassed China World Trade Center Tower III in height, becoming the tallest building in Beijing. 

The tower was structurally topped on July 9, 2017, fully topped on August 18, 2017, and was completed at the end of 2018 making the CITIC Tower the tallest completed building of 2018. China Zun is one of the tallest buildings in the world.

  • Floor count: 109 ( +8 below ground)
  • Height: 527 meter (1731 feet)

08. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre – 1,739 feet

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The Tianjin CTF Finance Center is a super-tall skyscraper in Tianjin, China.  Construction began in 2013 and was completed in 2019. 

Tower is the second tallest building in Tianjin after Goldin Finance 117, the eighth tallest building in the world and the tallest building in the world with less than 100 floors. It is located in the outer district of Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Zone. The Tianjin CTF Finance Center is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in collaboration with Ronald Lu & Partners.

  • Location: China
  • Floor count: 97
  • Height: 530 meter (1,739 feet)


07. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre – 1,739 feet

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The Guangzhou Chow Tai Fook Finance Center is a 530-meter (1,739 ft) tall mixed-use skyscraper in Guangzhou, Guangdong, completed in October 2016. It is the third-tallest building in China, the tallest building in Guangzhou. Seventh highest in the world. 

The Guangzhou CTF Finance Center has 111 above ground and five below ground floor and a shopping mall, offices, apartments and a hotel.  The gross floor area of ​​the skyscraper is 507,681.0 m2 (5,464,633 sq ft), of which slightly more than 20% is not part of the skyscraper, but the podium is attached to it.

  • Location: China
  • Floor count: 111 (+5 below ground)
  • Height: 530 meter (1,739 feet)

06. One World Trade Center – 1,776 feet

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The One World Trade Center, also known as the One WTC or Freedom Tower, is the main building for the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The building is 1,776 feet (541 m) high and is the tallest building in America, and it is one of the top 10 tallest buildings in the world.

It is mostly used for offices. People can see the city from above an observatory. On 8 November 2013, architects in Chicago and New York City began a debate about the height of the One World Trade Center and the Willis Tower. They were saying that there was a possibility that Willis Tower was taller than the One World Trade Center.

On 12 November, a committee agreed that the antenna at the top is part of the building, so the One World Trade Center is taller than Willis Tower. WTC is one of the tallest buildings in the world.

  • Location: United States
  • Floor count: 94 (+5 below ground floors)
  • Height: 541.3 meter (1,776 feet)

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05. Lotte World Tower – 1,819 feet

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The Lotte World Tower is a 555.7 m (1,823 ft), 123-story skyscraper located in Seoul, South Korea. It opened to the public on April 3, 2017 and is currently the tallest building in South Korea and one of the top 10 tallest buildings in the world.

On March 17, 2016, before the final phase of exterior construction, the Diagrid Lantern-shaped roof structure was completed. The roof structure was constructed with steel counterparts that are 12 meters each and weigh 20 tons.  The models are made of bent metal panels that are 6 cm thick.

  • Location: South Korea
  • Floor count: 123 above ground, 6 below ground
  • Height: 554.5 meter (1,819 feet)

04. Ping An Finance Center – 1,965 feet

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The Ping An International Finance Center is a 115-story, 599-meter (1,965 ft) skyscraper in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China. The building was commissioned by Ping An Insurance and was designed by American architectural firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. 

It was completed in 2017, becoming the tallest building in Shenzhen, the second tallest building in China and the fourth tallest building in the world. It also broke the record for being the highest observation deck in a 562 m (1,844 ft) building. Estimated construction cost US$1.5 billion.

  • Location: China
  • Floor count: 115, plus 5 underground floors
  • Height: 599 meter (1,965 feet)


03. Abraj Al Bait – 1,972 feet

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The Abraj Al-Bait is a state-owned complex of seven skyscrapers in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project, which aims to modernize the catering of its pilgrims in the city. The Central Hotel Tower, Mecca Royal Clock Tower, is the world’s largest clock face and one of the top 10 tallest buildings in the world and the tallest freestanding structure. 

The Clock Tower includes the Clock Tower Museum which occupies the top four floors of the tower. Abraj Al-Bait is one of the tallest buildings in the world. Estimated construction cost US$15 billion.

  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Floor count: 120 (Clock Tower)
  • Height: 601 meter (1,972 feet)

02. Shanghai Tower – 2,073 feet

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The Shanghai Tower is a 128-story skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It is 632 meters (2073 ft) high. As of 2017, it had the world’s second highest lift at a top speed of 74 km / 46 mi per second at 20.5.

Planning models for the Lujiazui Financial District dating back to 1993 plan for a close-knit group of three supersert skyscrapers. The first of these, Jin Mao Tower, was completed in 1999; The adjacent Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) opened in 2008. Shanghai Tower is the second tallest building in the world. The tower had an estimated construction cost of US$2.4 billion.

  • Location: China
  • Floor count: 128 above ground and 3 below ground
  • Height: 632 meter (2,073 feet)


01. Burj Khalifa – 2,717 feet

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The Burj Khalifa is an extremely tall skyscraper in Dubai named after Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest building at 828 meters / 2,717 feet. Before the building opened it was called Burj Dubai. The building is 162 storeys high, construction of the tower was started in 2004.  

The building was officially opened on 4 January 2010. It is the tallest structure built by humans in the world. The building is more than 300 meters higher than Taipei 101. Taipei 101 was the tallest building until 2010 before it became the Burj Khalifa. Estimated construction cost US$1.5 billion.

  • Location: Dubai
  • Floor count: 154 + 9 maintenance
  • Burj Khalifa Height: 828 meter (2,717 feet)

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