Tallest buildings in the world: Dubai is the leader…

Here you a list of the tallest buildings in the world. Actually the tallest one is the Burj Dubai with 818 meters / 2,684 feet in Bur Dubai (Dubai – UAE).

Dubai is the place with the highest concentration of tallest buildings..

1 Burj Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates 818 m 2,684 ft 162 2009
2 Taipei 101 Taipei Taiwan (Republic of China) 508 m 1,668 ft 101 2004
3 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai People’s Republic of China 492 m 1,614 ft 101 2008
4 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong Hong Kong 483 m 1,584 ft 118 2009
5= Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
5= Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
7 Nanjing Greenland Financial Center Nanjing People’s Republic of China 450 m 1,476 ft 89 2009
8 Willis Tower Chicago United States 442 m 1,451 ft 108 1973
9 Guangzhou West Tower Guangzhou People’s Republic of China 440 m 1,444 ft 103 2009
10 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai People’s Republic of China 421 m 1,380 ft 88 1998
11= Two International Finance Centre Hong Kong Hong Kong 415 m 1,362 ft 88 2003
11= Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago United States 415 m 1,362 ft 96 2009
13 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou People’s Republic of China 391 m 1,283 ft 80 1997
14 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen People’s Republic of China 384 m 1,260 ft 69 1996
15 Empire State Building New York City United States 381 m 1,250 ft 102 1931
16 Central Plaza Hong Kong Hong Kong 374 m 1,227 ft 78 1992
17 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong Hong Kong 367 m 1,205 ft 72 1990
18 Bank of America Tower New York City United States 366 m 1,200 ft 54 2008
19 Almas Tower Dubai United Arab Emirates 363 m 1,191 ft 68 2009
20 Emirates Office Tower Dubai United Arab Emirates 355 m 1,163 ft 54 2000
21 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung Taiwan (Republic of China) 348 m 1,140 ft 85 1997
22 Aon Center Chicago United States 346 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
23 The Center Hong Kong Hong Kong 346 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
24 John Hancock Center Chicago United States 344 m 1,127 ft 100 1969
25= Rose Tower Dubai United Arab Emirates 333 m 1,093 ft 72 2007
25= Shanghai Shimao International Plaza Shanghai People’s Republic of China 333 m 1,093 ft 60 2006
27 Minsheng Bank Building Wuhan People’s Republic of China 331 m 1,087 ft 68 2007
28= Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang North Korea 330 m 1,083 ft 105 2012
28= China World Trade Center Tower 3 Beijing People’s Republic of China 330 m 1,083 ft 74 2008
30 The Index Dubai United Arab Emirates 328 m 1,076 ft 80 2009
31 Q1 Gold Coast Australia 323 m 1,058 ft 78 2005
32 Burj Al Arab Dubai United Arab Emirates 321 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
33= Chrysler Building New York City United States 319 m 1,046 ft 77 1930
33= Nina Tower Tsuen Wan Hong Kong 319 m 1,046 ft 80 2006
33= New York Times Building New York City United States 319 m 1,046 ft 52 2007
36 HHHR Tower Dubai United Arab Emirates 317 m 1,040 ft 72 2009
37 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta United States 312 m 1,023 ft 55 1992
38= Sky Tower Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 310 m 1,018 ft 74 2009
38= U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles United States 310 m 1,018 ft 73 1989
40 Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 310 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
41 Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel Dubai United Arab Emirates 309 m 1,014 ft 56 2000
42 One Island East Hong Kong Hong Kong 308 m 1,011 ft 70 2008
43 AT&T Corporate Center Chicago United States 307 m 1,007 ft 60 1989
44 The Address Downtown Burj Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates 306 m 1,004 ft 63 2008
45 JPMorgan Chase Tower Houston United States 305 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
46 Northeast Asia Trade Tower Incheon South Korea 305 m 1,001 ft 70 2009
47 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok Thailand 304 m 997 ft 85 1997
48 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago United States 303 m 995 ft 64 1990
49= Wells Fargo Plaza Houston United States 302 m 992 ft 71 1983
49= Kingdom Centre Riyadh Saudi Arabia 302 m 992 ft 41 2002

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The Mole Antonelliana is a major landmark of the Italian city of Turin. It is named for the architect who built it, Alessandro Antonelli. Construction began in 1863 and was completed 26 years later, after the architect’s death. Nowadays it houses the National Museum of Cinema, and it is believed to be the tallest museum in the world.

The building was conceived and constructed as a synagogue. Antonelli again began construction, which took the height to 146, 153, and finally 167 meters (548 feet)

The Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Italian: Torre pendente di Pisa) or simply The Tower of Pisa (La Torre di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) after the Cathedral and the Baptistry.

Although intended to stand vertically, the tower began leaning to the southeast soon after the onset of construction in 1173 due to a poorly laid foundation and loose substrate that has allowed the foundation to shift direction. The tower presently leans to the southwest.

The height of the tower is 55.86 m (183.27 ft) from the ground on the lowest side and 56.70 m (186.02 ft) on the highest side. The width of the walls at the base is 4.09 m (13.42 ft) and at the top 2.48 m (8.14 ft). Its weight is estimated at 14,500 metric tons (16,000 short tons).

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