Top 10 Tallest Skyscrapers in The World (with Map & Photos)

Towering above the ground, skyscrapers are the most impressive structures in modern cities. Our site presents the Top 10 tallest skyscrapers

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (829.8 m.)

In the first place in the Top 10 skyscrapers for the seventh year, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest skyscraper in the world, has been held. Burj Khalifa, seven hectares of parks and 163 floors, houses more than 30,000 apartments, nine hotels, a shopping center and a superb artificial lake. Burj Khalifa was built at the initiative of the government of the United Arab Emirates to transform the economy from an oil-based commodity to a more modern tourism-based industry.  

Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China (632 m.)

It took the builders of the Shanghai Tower eight years to build the second tallest building in the world. It was completed in 2015, although it was only opened to the public a year later, all this year the world's leading designers have been working on the interiors of the Shanghai Tower.

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China
Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China

Abraj Al-Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia (601 m)

The honorable third place in the Top 10 skyscrapers is occupied by a complex of buildings called Abraj al-Bait, which is owned by the government of Saudi Arabia, it is of great importance for the culture and society of this Islamic country. Located just a few steps from the most sacred site in Islam, the world's largest Masjid al-Haram, the complex was built as part of an initiative to modernize the city and expand the hotel room for pilgrims. 

Abraj Al-Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Abraj Al-Bait, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Ping'an International Financial Center, Shenzhen, China (599 m.)

The tower is not yet completed, but this year the builders promise to hand it over, already now the skyscraper in Shenzhen is the 4th highest in the world and the second in China. The Ping'an International Financial Center was originally expected to be taller than Shanghai Tower in Shanghai and become the tallest building in China, but the architects had to abandon the 60-meter antenna as it interfered with aircraft landing at the local airfield. The building is located in the central business district of Shenzhen.

Ping'an International Financial Center, Shenzhen, China
Ping'an International Financial Center, Shenzhen, China

Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea (555 m.)

5th in the Top 10, Lotte World Tower is a 123-story skyscraper in Seoul, located in Sinchon-dong, next to Lotte World, which opened in 1989 and contains a theme park, cinemas and a shopping mall. After 13 years of planning and preparation, the tower was completed at the end of 2015 and the entire outer structure of the building was completed in March 2016. 

Conceptual design of a thin cone with convex, slightly curved sides. The pale-colored glass appearance  draws inspiration from Korean  ceramics  and features metal filigree accents  .  Located near  the Han River.

In 2016, the roofers , Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov from Ontheroofs , climbed the Lotte World Tower under construction, and Vitaly Raskalov then freely climbed onto the crane at the top of the tower. ATThe ideo received huge resonance and media attention in Korea.

Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea
Lotte World Tower, Seoul, South Korea

One World Trade Cente, New York, USA (541 m.)

One World Trade Center is located in lower Manhattan, New York and is the tallest and one of the most significant buildings in the United States. The 104-story building includes offices, restaurants, radio centers, and an observation deck offering breathtaking views of Manhattan.

One World Trade Cente, New York, USA
One World Trade Cente, New York, USA

CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou, China (530 m.)

Another Chinese skyscraper, CTF Finance Centre is the second of two Guangzhou Twin Towers, which are located in the Tianhe city district and overlook the Pearl River. The first one was completed in 2010, and the East Tower was completed in 2016, it is a multifunctional urban complex with 111 floors.

CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou, China
CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou, China

Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan (509.2 m.)

Taipei 101 is a modern icon of Taiwan and its main tourist attraction, combining modern technology with Asian centuries of tradition. Designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes, the tower incorporates traditional Asian symbolism and feng shui philosophy. For example, its 101st floor symbolizes the renewal of time and the bright yellow glow at its top is seen as a torch, which also symbolizes freedom. 

Taipei 101 held the title of the tallest building in the world from its completion in 2004 to the commissioning of the Burj Khalifa in 2010 in Dubai.

Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China (492 m.)

Located in Shanghai's Pudong District, the 101-story Shanghai World Financial Center serves as the main hub for international finance and trade in Shanghai and is made up of offices, hotels, conference rooms and observation decks. Similar to a bottle opener, the skyscraper is known for its hole at the top, and you can even buy a functional replica tower bottle opener from the Shanghai World Financial Center Observation Deck gift shop.

Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China
Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China

International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong (484 m.)

The tenth place in the Top 10 is occupied by the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong, it is a 108-storey skyscraper. It was supposed to be the tallest building in the world, but its height was reduced due to local regulations that prohibit buildings higher than the surrounding mountains. Completed in 2010, the skyscraper houses the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, commercial offices, a shopping mall, a five-star restaurant, and an observatory called Sky100.

International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong
International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong