Saturday, December 21, 2013

World's tallest buildings - Top 115 and Categories in Measuring a Building

This overview is the most accurate compilation of its kind and uses in-depth research results and reliable building information. It is based on data standards as outlined by the Emporis Standards committee (ESC). This listing is verified and updated continuously and includes high-rise buildings which have been topped out as well as those still under construction or on hold.


#BuildingCityFloorsHeightYear
1
Burj KhalifaDubai163828 m2010
2
Shanghai TowerShanghai121632 m2014
3
Makkah Clock Royal Tower [Abraj Al Bait]Makkah120601 m2012
4
One World Trade Center [New World Trade Center]New York City104541 m2014
5
Taipei 101Taipei101509 m2004
6
Shanghai World Financial CenterShanghai101492 m2008
7
International Commerce Centre [Union Square]Hong Kong118484 m2010
8
Petronas Tower 1 [Petronas Towers]Kuala Lumpur88452 m1998
9
Petronas Tower 2 [Petronas Towers]Kuala Lumpur88452 m1998
10
Zifeng TowerNanjing66450 m2010
11
Willis TowerChicago108442 m1974
12
KK100Shenzhen100442 m2011
13
Guangzhou International Finance Center [Guangzhou Twin Towers]Guangzhou103438 m2010
14
Trump International Hotel & TowerChicago98423 m2009
15
Jin Mao TowerShanghai88421 m1999
16
Two International Finance Centre [International Finance Centre]Hong Kong88415 m2003
17
Princess TowerDubai101414 m2012
18
Al Hamra TowerKuwait City80412 m2011
19
23 MarinaDubai89395 m2012
20
CITIC Plaza [CITIC Plaza]Guangzhou80391 m1997
21
Shun Hing Square [Shun Hing Square]Shenzhen69384 m1996
22
The Domain [Central Market]Abu Dhabi88382 m2014
23
Empire State BuildingNew York City102381 m1931
24
Elite ResidenceDubai91380 m2012
25
Central PlazaHong Kong78374 m1992
26
Bank of China TowerHong Kong70367 m1990
27
Bank of America TowerNew York City58366 m2009
28
Almas TowerDubai68363 m2009
29
The PinnacleGuangzhou60360 m2012
30
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 1 [JW Marriott Marquis Dubai]Dubai77355 m2012
31
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai 2 [JW Marriott Marquis Dubai]Dubai77355 m2014
32
Emirates Office Tower [Emirates Towers]Dubai54355 m2000
33
Tuntex Sky TowerKaohsiung City85348 m1997
34
Aon CenterChicago83346 m1973
35
The CenterHong Kong73346 m1998
36
John Hancock CenterChicago100344 m1969
37
Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar TowerDubai76342 m2014
38
The Wharf Times SquareWuxi68339 m2015
39
Global Financial BuildingChongqing73339 m2014
40
Mercury CityMoscow75339 m2013
41
Tianjin Global Financial CenterTianjin72337 m2011
42
The TorchDubai79337 m2011
43
Keangnam Hanoi Landmark TowerHanoi72336 m2012
44
Wenzhou Trade CenterWenzhou68333 m2010
45
Rose TowerDubai72333 m2007
46
Shimao International PlazaShanghai66333 m2006
47
Modern Media CenterChangzhou57332 m2013
48
Minsheng Bank BuildingWuhan68331 m2007
49
Ryugyong HotelPyongyang105330 m2013
50
Al Yaqoub TowerDubai72330 m2013
51
China World Trade Center Tower III [China World Trade Center]Beijing74330 m2010
52
The IndexDubai80328 m2010
53
Longxi International HotelJiangyin74328 m2011
54
Wuxi Suning PlazaWuxi68328 m2013
55
Deji Plaza Phase IINanjing62324 m2013
56
The LandmarkAbu Dhabi72324 m2013
57
Shimao No.1 The Harbour Main Tower [Shimao No. 1 The Harbour]Yantai57323 m
58
Q1 TowerGold Coast City80322 m2005
59
Burj Al ArabDubai60321 m1999
60
Chrysler BuildingNew York City77319 m1930
61
Teddy Tower [Nina Towers]Hong Kong80319 m2007
62
New York Times TowerNew York City52319 m2007
63
HHHR TowerDubai72317 m2010
64
Bank of America PlazaAtlanta55312 m1992
65
Maoye Plaza 1 [Maoye Plaza]Shenyang75311 m2013
66
US Bank TowerLos Angeles73310 m1989
67
Menara TelekomKuala Lumpur55310 m2001
68
Ocean HeightsDubai82310 m2010
69
Sky Tower [The Gate]Abu Dhabi74310 m2010
70
The Shard [London Bridge Quarter]London95310 m2013
71
Pearl River TowerGuangzhou71310 m2012
72
Guangzhou Fortune CenterGuangzhou68309 m2014
73
Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel [Emirates Towers]Dubai56309 m2000
74
EurasiaMoscow67309 m2014
75
Burj RafalRiyadh68308 m2013
76
Northeast Asia Trade Tower [Songdo New City]Incheon68308 m2011
77
Cayan TowerDubai73307 m2013
78
AT&T Corporate Center [AT&T - USG Complex]Chicago60307 m1989
79
One57New York City75306 m2013
80
East Pacific Center Tower AShenzhen85306 m2013
81
The Address Downtown DubaiDubai63306 m2008
82
600 Travis StreetHouston75305 m1982
83
Etihad Tower 2 [Etihad Towers]Abu Dhabi79305 m2011
84
Baiyoke Tower II [Baiyoke Towers]Bangkok85304 m1997
85
Two Prudential Plaza [Prudential Plaza]Chicago64303 m1990
86
Wuxi Moi City Tower [Moi City]Wuxi72303 m2013
87
Leatop PlazaGuangzhou65303 m2012
88
Wells Fargo PlazaHouston71302 m1983
89
Kingdom CentreRiyadh32302 m2002
90
Gate to the EastSuzhou74302 m2013
91
Capital City Moscow Tower [Capital City]Moscow76302 m2010
92
Doosan Haeundae We've the Zenith Tower ABusan80301 m2011
93
Aspire Tower [Sport City]Doha36300 m2007
94
Abeno Harukas [Abeno Redevelopment Project]Osaka60300 m2014
95
Arraya Center Office Tower [Arraya Centre]Kuwait City60300 m2009
96
Gran Torre Santiago [Costanera Center]Santiago60300 m2013
97
One Island East Centre [Taikoo Place]Hong Kong69298 m2008
98
First Canadian Place [First Canadian Place]Toronto72298 m1976
99
Shanghai Wheelock SquareShanghai58298 m2010
100
Eureka TowerMelbourne91297 m2006
101
Four World Trade Center [New World Trade Center]New York City72297 m2013
102
Comcast Center [Pennsylvania Plaza]Philadelphia57297 m2008
103
Yokohama Landmark TowerYokohama73296 m1993
104
Emirates CrownDubai63296 m2008
105
Khalid Al Attar Tower 2Dubai65294 m2010
106
Central Park Office Tower [Central Park Towers Plot 08]Dubai49294 m
107
Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & TowerPanama City68293 m2011
108
311 South WackerChicago65293 m1990
109
Haeundae I'Park Marina Tower 2Busan72292 m2011
110
SEG PlazaShenzhen70292 m2000
111
American International BuildingNew York City66290 m1932
112
Busan International Finance Center Landmark TowerBusan63289 m2014
113
Global Trade PlazaDongguan68289 m2013
114
Key Tower [Key Center]Cleveland57289 m1991
115
Park Hyatt GuangzhouGuangzhou66288 m2013


source: http://www.emporis.com/statistics/worlds-tallest-buildings




For example, do we take in account spires and antennas? To end this discussion, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat made a compromise. They defined 4 categories for measuring tall buildings;
- Height to the structural or architectural top.
- Height to the highest occupied floor.
- Height to the top of the roof.
- Height to the top of antenna.
NOTES:
Criteria for Inclusion on the List of 100 Tallest Buildings by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
This data was gathered and/or supplied by members and representatives of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat who represent world leaders in the field of the built environment, including research, industry, and education.
What defines a building (as opposed to a tower)? A "building" is considered to be a structure that is designed for residential, business, or manufacturing purposes. An essential characteristic of a building is that it has floors. Note that towers are NOT included in the list. Although a number of tall buildings on this list have "Tower" in their name—the famous Petronas Towers, for example—none are technically towers.
When does a building appear on the list? When a building is "topped out"—the point of construction when the structure has met its proposed structural top (see height definition below)—the building is officially ranked and is placed on the list.
Height The height of a building is measured from the sidewalk level of the main entrance to the structural top of the building. This includes spires, but does not include television antennas, radio antennas, or flag poles. Height is listed in both meters and feet and is rounded to the nearest integer. This is the official criterion used by the Council in determining ranking.
In many cases, the height of a building is supplied to the Council using only one unit of measure (either feet or meters). Based on the exact value of the unit supplied, the other unit’s value is mathematically calculated, then rounded to the nearest integer. The final determinant in ranking a building’s height is the footage—not meters—because of footage’s smaller (and therefore more precise) incremental value.
Rank Ranking is determined by height to the structural top of the building (see above). If there is a tie, the building with the larger number of stories is ranked higher. If a tie still remains, the building which was completed first is ranked higher. If a tie would still remain, the buildings would be ranked alphabetically.
Year The year in which construction of the building was officially completed. “UC” stands for Under Construction. For a building that is currently under construction to appear on the list it must be “topped out.”
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