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Ranking of the World's Tallest Buildings
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Ranking of the World's Tallest Buildings (2010) »

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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)
1Burj DubaiBurj Dubai828.00
2Taipei 101Taipei 101509.00
3Shanghai World Financial CenterShanghai World Financial Center492.00
4Petronas TowersPetronas Towers452.00
5Sears TowerSears Tower442.00
6Jin Mao TowerJin Mao Tower421.00
72 International Finance Centre2 International Finance Centre415.00
8CITIC PlazaCITIC Plaza391.00
9Shun Hing SquareShun Hing Square384.00
10Empire State BuildingEmpire State Building381.00
11Central PlazaCentral Plaza374.00
12Bank of China TowerBank of China Tower367.00
13Bank of America Tower (New York City)Bank of America Tower (New York City)366.00
14Almas TowerAlmas Tower360.00
15Emirates Office TowerEmirates Office Tower355.00
16Tuntex 85 Sky TowerTuntex 85 Sky Tower348.00
17Aon Center (Chicago)Aon Center (Chicago)346.00
18The CenterThe Center346.00
19John Hancock CenterJohn Hancock Center344.00
20Rose TowerRose Tower333.00
21Shanghai Shimao International PlazaShanghai Shimao International Plaza333.00
22Minsheng Bank BuildingMinsheng Bank Building331.00
23Ryugyong HotelRyugyong Hotel330.00
24China World Trade Center Tower IIIChina World Trade Center Tower III330.00
25Q1 (building)Q1 (building)323.00
26Burj al ArabBurj al Arab321.00
27Chrysler BuildingChrysler Building319.00
28Nina Tower 1 & 2Nina Tower 1 & 2319.00
29New York Times BuildingNew York Times Building319.00
30Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)Bank of America Plaza (Atlanta)312.00
31US Bank TowerUS Bank Tower310.00
32Menara TelekomMenara Telekom310.00
33Emirates Hotel TowerEmirates Hotel Tower309.00
34One Island EastOne Island East308.00
35AT&T Corporate CenterAT&T Corporate Center307.00
36The Address Downtown Burj DubaiThe Address Downtown Burj Dubai306.00
37JPMorgan Chase Tower (Houston)JPMorgan Chase Tower (Houston)305.00
38Baiyoke Tower IIBaiyoke Tower II304.00
39Two Prudential PlazaTwo Prudential Plaza303.00
40Wells Fargo PlazaWells Fargo Plaza302.00
41Kingdom CentreKingdom Centre302.00
42First Canadian PlaceFirst Canadian Place298.00
43Eureka TowerEureka Tower297.00
44Comcast Center (office building)Comcast Center (office building)297.00
45Yokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Landmark Tower296.00
46Emirates CrownEmirates Crown296.00
47311 South Wacker Drive311 South Wacker Drive293.00
48SEG PlazaSEG Plaza292.00
49American International BuildingAmerican International Building290.00
50Key TowerKey Tower289.00
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