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World's Tallest

World's tallest building

The worlds tallest buildings are defined as habitable structures measured from the ground floor entrance to the top of the highest architectural feature such as the roof or spire. Antennae atop buildings are not included.

No Building Location Year
built
Stories Height
metres
1Taipei 101Taipei,
Taiwan
2004101509
2Petronas Tower 1 & 2Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
199888452
3Sears Tower, Chicago1974110442
4Jin Mao BuildingShanghai 199988421
5Two International
Finance Centre
Hong Kong200388415
6CITIC PlazaGuangzhou,
China
199680391
7Shun Hing SquareShenzhen,
China
199669384
8Empire State BuildingNew York1931102381
9Central PlazaHong Kong199278374
10Bank of ChinaHong Kong198972369
11Emirates Tower OneDubai199954355
12Turntex Sky TowerKaohsiung,
Taiwan
199785348
13Aon CentreChicago197380346
14The CenterHong Kong199873346
15John Hancock CenterChicago1969100344
16Wuhan International
Securities Building
Wuhan,
China
200568334
17Ryugyong HotelPyongyang,
North Korea
1995105330
18Burj al Arab HotelDubai199960321
19Chrysler BuildingNew York193077319
20Bank of America PlazaAtlanta199355312

Tallest Structure

The following structures are all taller than the tallest buildings listed above but they are not classified as buildings because mainly they are tv transmission towers without proper habitable floors and are supported by guy ropes. The CN tower is not classified as a building because only the observation deck is habitable, and the main purpose of the tower is a communication mast.

No Structure Location Height
Metres
Description
1KTHI TV-towerFargo (ND)629Communication-tower
2KXJB-towerGalesberg (ND)628Communication-tower
3KZFX TV-towerLake Jackson (TX)615Communication-tower
4WITN-towerGrifton (NC)610Communication-tower
5KATV-towerJefferson County (AR)610Communication-tower
6Senior Road FM SiteHouston (TX)603Communication-tower
7WFMY TV-TowerGreensboro (NC)583Communication-tower
8Coweta TV-TowerCoweta (OK)582Communication-tower
9CN Tower Toronto554Communication tower including inhabitable observation deck
10Ostankino Tower Moscow 540Communication-tower

Tallest British Buildings

The following lists the tallest structures in Britain

No Building Location Height
metres
Stories Year
built
1One Canada SquareLondon235501991
225 Canada SquareLondon200432001
3HSBC UK HeadquartersLondon200422001
4Bt TowerLondon188-1965
5Tower 42London183421980
630 St Mary AxeLondon180412003
7Hilton Deansgate TowerManchester171482006
810 Upper Bank StreetLondon160332003
9Blackpool TowerBlackpool157-1894
1025 Upper Bank StreetLondon153332004
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