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World's Tallest Buildings

The Sears-Petronas debate: do spires count in the height? Marshall's Hot 500 says they do and so the diagram says they do. However, radio antennas are not included in the height. Go to bottom of the page for the table and links to the building photographs.

Please note that there are more articles at end of this page.

MUST SEE photographs taken from 83rd Floor of the Petronas tower & Sky Bridge.


Click on an underlined building for pictures.

Rank Name City Country Feet Metres Stories Year
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* Centre Of India Tower Katangi India 2222 677 224 2008
* Shanghai World Financial Centre Shanghai China 1509 460 94 2001
1 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 1483 452 88 1997
2 Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 1483 452 88 1997
3 Sears Tower Chicago USA 1450 442 110 1974
* Asia Plaza Kaohsiung Taiwan 1414 431 103 2008
* Taipei Int'l Finance Centre Taipei Taiwan 1404 428 101 2002
4 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai China 1380 421 88 1998
5 World Trade Centre 1 New York City USA 1368 417 110 1972
6 World Trade Centre 1 New York City USA 1362 415 110 1973
* Int'l Finance Centre, N Tower Hong Kong China 1310 400 88 2003
* Plaza Rakyat Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 1254 382 79 1999
7 Empire State Building New York City USA 1250 381 102 1931
8 Central Plaza Hong Kong China 1227 374 78 1992
9 Bank Of China Hong Kong China 1209 369 70 1989
* Posts & Telecom Building Xiamen China 1193 363 63 2000
* Emirates Tower 1 Dubai UAE 1163 355 54 2001
10 Tuntex Building Kaohsiung Taiwan 1140 348 85 1998
11 Amoco Building Chicago USA 1136 346 80 1973
12 John Hancock Centre Chicago USA 1127 344 100 1969
13 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen China 1066 325 81 1996
14 Sky Central Plaza Guangzhou China 1056 322 80 1996
15 Chicago Beach Hotel Dubai UAE 1053 321 60 1998
16 Baiyoke Tower 2 Bangkok Thailand 1050 320 90 1998
17 Chrysler Building New York City USA 1046 319 77 1930
* BDNI Centre Jakarta Indonesia 1040 317 62 1999
18 Nations Bank Plaza Atlanta USA 1023 312 55 1992
** Egged House Tel Aviv Israel 1018 310 65 2002
19 Library Tower LA USA 1018 310 73 1990
20 Malaysia Telecom HQ Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 1017 310 77 1998
* Emirates Tower 2 Dubai UAE 1012 309 56 2001
21 AT&T Corporate Centre Chicago USA 1007 307 61 1989
22 Chase Tower Houston USA 1002 305 75 1982
23 2 Prudential Plaza Chicago USA 995 303 65 1990
24 Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang N Korea 984 300 105 1995
* Kingdom Centre Ar Riyadh Saudi Arabia 984 300 - -
25 Commerzbank Frankfurt Germany 981 299 63 1997
26 First Interstate Plaza Houston USA 972 296 71 1983
27 Landmark Tower Yokohama Japan 971 296 70 1993
28 311 S.Wacker Drive Chicago USA 959 292 65 1990
29 The Centre Hong Kong China 958 292 69 1998
30 First Canadian Place Toronto Canada 952 290 72 1975

Go to technical paper on the towers

Photos taken from 83rd Floor of the Petronas tower

Other Articles & Links (from newspapers, etc):

1. Tallest buildings - from vision to reality

2. The link between the two towers - skybridge

3. Tallest building - one of them a leaning tower?

4. Towers will stand tallest under the next millenium?

5. Largest Stadium in Malaysia

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