The Highest Architectural Marvels

Among the thousands of ordinary brick-and-mortar buildings making up the bulk of the urban landscape, skyscrapers are architectural and engineering marvels that rise hundreds of meters into the air, overlooking all others. Check out our list of the top ten tallest buildings in the world.

1) Burj Khalifa (828 m (2,717 ft), Dubai, UAE)



2) Taipei 101 (509 m.(1,670.6 ft), Taipei, Taiwan)



3) Shanghai World Financial Center (492 m.(1,614.2 ft), Shanghai, China)



4) International Commerce Centre (484 m.(1,588 ft), Hong Kong, China)



5) Petronas Towers (452 m.(1,482.9 ft), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)



6) Nanjing Greenland Financial Center (450 m.(1,480 ft), Nanjing, China)



7) Willis Tower (442 m.(1,451 ft), Chicago, USA)



8) Guangzhou West Tower (438 m.(1,436 ft), Guangzhou, China)



9) Trump International Hotel and Tower (423 m.(1,389 feet), Chicago, USA)



10) Jin Mao Tower (421 m.(1,381 ft), Shanghai, China)


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