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List of skyscrapers
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List of skyscrapers

This is a list of skyscrapers:

Table of contents
1 Top 200 Skyscrapers by structural height
2 Selected Buildings
3 Observation Towers and Other Structures
4 See Also
5 External links

Top 200 Skyscrapers by structural height

Adapted from [1], and ranks buildings by the highest architectural detail, and does not include the height of structural components that may look like a spire, but are not classified as such. This sort of ranking allows buildings that look smaller to be higher in rank if one building's spire is a large antenna whereas on the other it is an architectural detail. This results in such controversial rankings such as the Petronas Towers being ranked higher then the Sears Tower despite having a much lower highest point and occupiable floor.

Also, the list does not include free-standing buildings that are not classified as high rises, such as the CN Tower, TV masts, bridges, or oil platforms. Updated to 2004 and destroyed buildings not included, notably the World Trade Center which would be in the top 10. (Note: Height is highest architectural detail and may not be highest point on building)

Height
Rank Building City (m) (ft) Floors Built
1 Taipei 101 Taipei 509 m 1,671 ft 101 2004
2 Petronas Tower 1 Kuala Lumpur 452 m 1,483 ft 88 1998
3 Petronas Tower 2 " " " " "
4 Sears Tower Chicago 442 m 1,450 ft 108 1974
5 Jin Mao Tower Shanghai 421 m 1,380 ft 88 1998
6 Two International Finance Hong Kong 415 m 1,362 ft 88 2003
7 CITIC Plaza Guangzhou 391 m 1,283 ft 80 1997
8 Shun Hing Square Shenzhen 384 m 1,260 ft 69 1996
9 Empire State Building New York City 381 m 1,250 ft 102 1931
10 Central Plaza Hong Kong 374 m 1,227 ft 78 1992
11 Bank of China Tower Hong Kong 367 m 1,205 ft 72 1990
12 Emirates Office Tower Dubai 355 m 1,163 ft 54 2000
13 Tuntex Sky Tower Kaohsiung 348 m 1,140 ft 85 1997
14 Aon Center Chicago 346 m 1,136 ft 83 1973
15 The Center Hong Kong 346 m 1,135 ft 73 1998
16 John Hancock Center Chicago 344 m 1,127 ft 100 1969
17 Ryugyong Hotel Pyongyang 330 m 1,083 ft 105 1992
18 Burj Al Arab Dubai 321 m 1,053 ft 60 1999
19 Chrysler Building New York City 319 m 1,046 ft 77 1930
20 Bank of America Plaza Atlanta 312 m 1,023 ft 55 1992
21 US Bank Tower Los Angeles 310 m 1,018 ft 73 1990
22 Menara Telekom Kuala Lumpur 310 m 1,017 ft 55 2001
23 Emirates Hotel Tower Dubai 309 m 1,014 ft 56 2000
24 AT&T Corporate Center; Chicago 307 m 1,007 ft 60 1989
25 JPMorganChase Tower Houston 305 m 1,002 ft 75 1982
26 Baiyoke Tower II Bangkok 304 m 997 ft 85 1997
27 Two Prudential Plaza Chicago 303 m 995 ft 64 1990
28 Kingdom Centre Riyadh 302 m 992 ft 41 2002
29 First Canadian Place Toronto 298 m 978 ft 72 1976
30 Yokohama Landmark Tower Yokohama 296 m 972 ft 70 1993
31 Wells Fargo Plaza Houston 296 m 972 ft 71 1983
32 311 South Wacker Drive Chicago 293 m 961 ft 65 1990
33 SEG Plaza Shenzhen 292 m 957 ft 70 2000
34 American International New York City 290 m 952 ft 66 1932
35 Key Tower Cleveland 289 m 947 ft 57 1991
36 Plaza 66 Shanghai 288 m 945 ft 66 2001
37 One Liberty Place Philadelphia 288 m 945 ft 61 1987
38 Bank of America Tower Seattle 285 m 937 ft 76 1985
39 Tomorrow Square Shanghai 285 m 934 ft 55 2003
40 Cheung Kong Centre Hong Kong 283 m 928 ft 62 1999
41 The Trump Building New York City 283 m 927 ft 70 1930
42 Bank of America Plaza Dallas 281 m 921 ft 72 1985
43 OUB Centre Singapore 280 m 919 ft 63 1986
44 Republic Plaza Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1995
45 UOB Plaza One Singapore 280 m 919 ft 66 1992
46 Citigroup Center New York City 279 m 915 ft 59 1977
47 Hong Kong New World Tower Shanghai 278 m 913 ft 61 2002
48 Scotia Plaza Toronto 275 m 902 ft 68 1988
49 Williams Tower Houston 275 m 901 ft 64 1983
50 Wuhan World Trade Tower Wuhan 273 m 896 ft 58 1998
51 Renaissance Tower Dallas 270 m 886 ft 56 1974
52 Dapeng International Plaza Guangzhou 269 m 884 ft 56 2004
53 21st Century Tower Dubai 269 m 883 ft 55 2003
54 Al Faisaliyah Center Riyadh 267 m 876 ft 30 2000
55 900 Northichigan Chicago 265 m 871 ft 66 1989
56 Bank of America Corporate Center Charlotte 265 m 871 ft 60 1992
57 SunTrust Plaza Atlanta 265 m 871 ft 60 1992
58 Bocom Financial Towers Shanghai 265 m 869 ft 52 2002
59 Triumph-Palace Moscow 264 m 866 ft 61 2004
60 120 Collins Street Melbourne 264 m 866 ft 52 1991
61 Tower Palace Three Tower Seoul 264 m 865 ft 73 2004
62 Trump World Tower New York City 262 m 861 ft 72 2001
63 Shenzhen Special Zone Shenzhen 262 m 860 ft 48 1998
64 Water Tower Place Chicago 262 m 859 ft 74 1976
65 Aon Center Los Angeles 262 m 858 ft 62 1973
66 Canada Trust Tower Toronto 261 m 856 ft 53 1990
67 Bloomberg Tower New York City 261 m 855 ft 54 2004
68 Post and Telecommunication Guangzhou 260 m 853 ft 66 2003
69 Transamerica Pyramid San Francisco 260 m 853 ft 48 1972
70 Bank One Plaza Chicago 259 m 850 ft 60 1969
71 GE Building New York City 259 m 850 ft 69 1933
72 Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt 259 m 850 ft 56 1997
73 PBCOM Tower Makati 259 m 848 ft 55 2000
74 Two Liberty Place Philadelphia 258 m 848 ft 58 1990
75 Bank of China Tower Shanghai 258 m 846 ft 53 2000
76 Park Tower Chicago 257 m 844 ft 67 2000
77 MesseTurm Frankfurt 257 m 842 ft 55 1990
78 U.S. Steel Tower Pittsburgh 256 m 841 ft 64 1970
79 Sorrento 1 Hong Kong 256 m 841 ft 75 2003
80 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower Seoul 256 m 840 ft 69 2003
81 Rinku Gate Tower Building Izumisano 256 m 840 ft 56 1996
82 Langham Place Office Tower Hong Kong 255 m 837 ft 59 2004
83 The Harbourside Hong Kong 255 m 837 ft 75 2003
84 Capital Tower Singapore 254 m 833 ft 52 2000
85 Highcliff Hong Kong 252 m 828 ft 72 2003
86 Osaka World Trade Center Osaka 252 m 827 ft 55 1995
87 Rialto Towers Melbourne 251 m 824 ft 63 1986
88 Jiali Plaza Wuhan 251 m 823 ft 61 1997
89 Wisma 46 Jakarta 250 m 820 ft 48 1996
90 One Atlantic Center Atlanta 250 m 820 ft 50 1987
91 KLI 63 Building Seoul 249 m 817 ft 60 1985
92 Central Park Perth 249 m 817 ft 52 1992
93 Cityspire New York City 248 m 814 ft 75 1989
94 One Chaseanhattan Plaza New York City 248 m 813 ft 60 1961
95 State Tower Bangkok 247 m 811 ft 68 2001
96 Bank One Tower Indianapolis 247 m 811 ft 49 1990
97 Conde Nast Building New York City 247 m 809 ft 48 1999
98 MetLife Building New York City 246 m 808 ft 60 1963
99 JR Central Office Tower Nagoya 245 m 804 ft 51 2000
100 Shin-Kong Life Tower Taipei 245 m 803 ft 51 1993
101 City Gate Ramat Gan Ramat Gan 244 m 801 ft 68 2001
102 Chifley Tower Sydney 244 m 801 ft 50 1992
103 Menara Maybank Kuala Lumpur 244 m 799 ft 50 1988
104 Tokyo City Hall, Tower I Tokyo 243 m 799 ft 48 1991
105 Citigroup Centre Sydney 243 m 797 ft 50 2000
106 The Tower Dubai 243 m 796 ft 54 2002
107 Dalian World Trade Center Dalian 242 m 794 ft 50 2000
108 Mellon Bank Center Philadelphia 241 m 792 ft 54 1990
109 Woolworth Building New York City 241 m 792 ft 57 1913
110 Maxdo Centre Shanghai 241 m 792 ft 55 2002
111 Bank of Chinaansion Qingdao 241 m 791 ft 54 1999
112 John Hancock Tower Boston 241 m 790 ft 60 1976
113 Four Seasons Hotel and Tower Miami 240 m 789 ft 64 2003
114 Manulife Plaza Hong Kong 240 m 789 ft 52 1998
115 Panglin Plaza Shenzhen 240 m 787 ft 57 1999
116 DoCoMo Yoyogi Building Tokyo 240 m 787 ft 28 2000
117 Moscow State University Moscow 240 m 787 ft 36 1953
118 Sunshine 60 Building Tokyo 240 m 787 ft 60 1978
119 Bank One Center Dallas 240 m 787 ft 60 1987
120 Mok-dong Hyperion I Tower Seoul 239 m 785 ft 63 2003
121 Commerce Court West Toronto 239 m 784 ft 57 1972
122 Roppongi Hillsori Tower Tokyo 238 m 781 ft 54 2003
123 30 Hudson Street Jersey City 238 m 781 ft 42 2004
124 Empire Tower Kuala Lumpur 238 m 781 ft 62 1994
125 Bank of America Center San Francisco 237 m 779 ft 52 1969
126 One Worldwide Plaza New York City 237 m 778 ft 50 1989
127 225 South Sixth Minneapolis 237 m 776 ft 56 1992
128 IDS Tower Minneapolis 236 m 775 ft 57 1973
129 Sorrento 2 Hong Kong 236 m 773 ft 66 2003
130 Wells Fargo Center Minneapolis 235 m 773 ft 57 1988
131 Bank of America Center Houston 235 m 772 ft 56 1983
132 Washington Mutual Tower Seattle 235 m 772 ft 55 1988
133 One Canada Square London 235 m 771 ft 50 1991
134 191 Peachtree Tower Atlanta 235 m 770 ft 50 1990
135 Temasek Tower Singapore 235 m 770 ft 52 1986
136 Tokyo Opera City Tower Tokyo 234 m 768 ft 54 1997
137 Tower Palace One, Tower B Seoul 234 m 767 ft 66 2002
138 Three First National Plaza Chicago 234 m 767 ft 57 1981
139 Wachovia Financial Center Miami 233 m 764 ft 55 1984
140 The Harbourfront Landmark Hong Kong 233 m 763 ft 70 2001
141 Shinjuku Park Tower Tokyo 233 m 763 ft 52 1994
142 International Ocean Shipping Shanghai 232 m 762 ft 50 2000
143 Texaco Heritage Plaza Houston 232 m 762 ft 53 1987
144 Menara KOMTAR Penang Island 232 m 760 ft 65 1985
145 Carnegie Hall Tower New York City 231 m 757 ft 60 1991
146 Palace of Culture and Science Warsaw 231 m 757 ft 33 1955
147 Chicago Title and Trust Business Chicago 230 m 756 ft 50 1992
148 Bear Stearns World Headquarters New York City 230 m 755 ft 47 2001
149 AXA Center New York City 229 m 752 ft 54 1986
150 1251 Avenue of the America New York City 229 m 750 ft 54 1971
151 One Penn Plaza New York City 229 m 750 ft 57 1972
152 Two California Plaza Los Angeles 229 m 750 ft 52 1992
153 Prudential Tower Boston 229 m 750 ft 52 1964
154 Time Warner Center North New York City 229 m 750 ft 55 2004
155 Time Warner Center South New York City 229 m 750 ft 55 2004
156 Gas Company Tower Los Angeles 228 m 749 ft 52 1991
157 Shanglong Building Shenzhen 228 m 748 ft 50 2004
158 MLC Centre Sydney 228 m 748 ft 60 1977
159 Cosco Tower Hong Kong 228 m 748 ft 53 1998
160 1100 Louisiana Building Houston 228 m 748 ft 55 1980
161 Trade Tower Seoul 228 m 748 ft 54 1988
162 60 Wall Street New York City 227 m 745 ft 55 1989
163 One Astor Plaza New York City 227 m 745 ft 54 1972
164 Governor Phillip Tower Sydney 227 m 745 ft 54 1993
165 Empire Tower Bangkok 227 m 744 ft 62 1999
166 The Belcher's Tower 5 Hong Kong 227 m 744 ft 61 2001
167 The Belcher's Tower 6 Hong Kong 227 m 744 ft 61 2001
168 One Liberty Plaza New York City 226 m 743 ft 54 1973
169 JR Central Hotel Tower Nagoya 226 m 741 ft 53 2000
170 Swissôtel The Stamford Singapore 226 m 741 ft 73 1986
171 20 Exchange Place New York City 226 m 741 ft 57 1931
172 Reliant Energy Plaza Houston 226 m 741 ft 47 1974
173 Two Union Square Seattle 226 m 740 ft 56 1989
174 Bell Atlantic Tower Philadelphia 225 m 739 ft 55 1991
175 Three World Financial Center New York City 225 m 739 ft 51 1986
176 Shenzhen World Trade Center Shenzhen 225 m 738 ft 50 2001
177 Shinjukuitsui Building Tokyo 225 m 738 ft 55 1974
178 Torreayor Mexico City 225 m 738 ft 55 2003
179 JPorgan Chase Tower Dallas 225 m 738 ft 55 1987
180 ARCO Center Los Angeles 224 m 735 ft 55 1974
181 Bourke Place Melbourne 224 m 735 ft 51 1991
182 Continental Center I Houston 223 m 732 ft 53 1984
183 Shinjuku Center Building Tokyo 223 m 731 ft 54 1979
184 Toronto Dominion Bank Tower Toronto 223 m 731 ft 56 1967
185 Carlton Centre Office Tower Johannesburg 223 m 730 ft 50 1973
186 World Finance Centre Tower Shenzhen 222 m 730 ft 54 2003
187 Grand 50 Tower Kaohsiung 222 m 728 ft 50 1992
188 Marriott Renaissance Center Detroit 221 m 726 ft 73 1977
189 Times Square Tower New York City 221 m 726 ft 47 2004
190 Parque Central Torre Este Caracas 221 m 725 ft 56 1979
191 Parque Central Torre Oest Caracas 221 m 725 ft 56 1984
192 777 Tower Los Angeles 221 m 725 ft 52 1991
193 Chevron Tower Houston 221 m 725 ft 52 1982
194 Olympia Centre Chicago 221 m 725 ft 63 1986
195 Oneellon Center Pittsburgh 221 m 725 ft 54 1983
196 Jewelry Trade Center Bangkok 221 m 724 ft 59 1996
197 St. Luke's Tower Tokyo 221 m 724 ft 51 1994
198 The Belcher's Tower 1 Hong Kong 221 m 724 ft 63 2000
199 The Belcher's Tower 2 Hong Kong 221 m 724 ft 63 2000
200 Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta 220 m 723 ft 73 1976

Selected Buildings

See List of buildings for a list of all buildings in alphabetical order. This is a list of selected buildings in alphabetical order from various places across the world.

Observation Towers and Other Structures

See Also

Specific places:

External links