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Tallest Buildings in the World

Tallest Buildings in the World



2,000 ft.



Burj Dubai

Dubai, U.A.E.

2008

More than 2,000 ft.

Eventual height is secret

Under construction



1,500 ft.



Freedom Tower

New York City

2009

1,776 ft.

Plans call for windmills to provide 20% of the building's power

Under construction



Taipei 101

Taipei, Taiwan

2004

1,670 ft.

The world's tallest building today.



Shanghai World Finance Center

2007

1,615 ft.

It will have the highest outdoor obsvation deck in the world

Under construction



1,000 ft.



Petronas Towers

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1998

1,483 ft.

The towers have 32,000 windows and are each 88 stories high



Sears Tower

Chicago

1974

1,450 ft.

The tallest building in the U.s. (spires count, antennas do not)



Jin Mao Tower

Shanghai

1999

1,381 ft.

Contains the world's highest hotel rooms



World Trade Center

New York City

1972

1973

1,368 ft. and 1,362 ft.

Destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001



Two International Finance Center

Hong Kong

2003

1,362 ft.

One of the few buildings in the world with double-decker elevators



Empire State Building

New York City

1931

1,250 ft.

Currently the world's ninth tallest building (it was the tallest for 41 years)

Tallest Buildings in the World

shared by rmmojado on Dec 24, 2011 in Economy

Tallest Buildings in the World

shared by rmmojado on Dec 24, 2011 in Economy

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Deskarati update – The planned Saudi Kingdom Tower will take the title of worlds tallest building when completed sometime in the next five years.
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