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Ranking of the World's Tallest Buildings
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Ranking of the World's Tallest Buildings (1995) »

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Skyscrapers, when someone hears the term they probably automatically think New York City. This city, however, is no longer constructing the tallest buildings in the world. These structures are being built all over the planet in an effort to get the most economic advantage from land. In the case of the tallest skyscrapers, the economic motivation is usually nonexistent as greater height entails greater expenses. In these cases the motivation is purely for advertising purposes because these huge buildings, especially if they can pull off being labeled as the tallest building (in the city or country), acquire relevance and notoriety, and they provide their owners with an image of power and prosperity.

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Buildingcolumns columns Height  (m)
1Sears TowerSears Tower442.00
2Empire State BuildingEmpire State Building381.00
3Central PlazaCentral Plaza374.00
4Bank of China TowerBank of China Tower367.00
5Aon Center (Chicago)Aon Center (Chicago)346.00
6John Hancock CenterJohn Hancock Center344.00
7Ryugyong HotelRyugyong Hotel330.00
8Chrysler BuildingChrysler Building319.00
9Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)312.00
10US Bank TowerUS Bank Tower310.00
11AT&T Corporate CenterAT&T Corporate Center307.00
12JPMorgan Chase Tower (Houston)JPMorgan Chase Tower (Houston)305.00
13Two Prudential PlazaTwo Prudential Plaza303.00
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