Top 7 Tallest Buildings of the World in 2010

In January this year was opened in Dubai, UAE, the world’s tallest building. This event presents me an excellent opportunity to see which the “Top 7” of the world’s tallest buildings are. It is amazing that since I first published this list (back in February 2010), two new buildings entered it. We’ll see how long this one will be kept actualized…

7. Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)

Willis Tower

Height: 442 m (1 451 ft)

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Year Opened: 1974

Number of floors: 108

Use: office

6. Nanjing Greenland Financial Complex

Nanjing Greenland Financial Center

Height: 450 m (1 476 ft)

Location: Nanjing, China

Year Opened: 2010

Number of floors: 89

Use: Mixed use

5. Petronas Towers

Petronas Towers Night

Height: 452 m (1 483 ft)

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Year Opened: 1998

Number of floors: 88

Use: Offices

4. International Commerce Center

The new Kowloon skyline and Hong Kong's tallest under construction building, The International Commerce Center ICC that will have the third highest roof in the world, Hong Kong, China.

Height: 484 m (4 869 ft)

Location: Hong Kong, China

Year Opened: 2010

Number of floors: 108

Use: Mixed use

3. Shanghai World Financial Center

Shanghai World Financial Center

Height: 492 m (1 614 ft)

Location: Shanghai, China

Year Opened: 2008

Number of floors: 101

Use: Mixed use

2. Taipei 101

taipei 101

Height: 508 m (1 667 ft)

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Year Opened: 2004

Number of floors: 101

Use: Office

 1. Burj Khalifa


Height: 828 m (2 717 ft)

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Year Opened: 2010

Number of floors: 163

Use: Mixed use

Source: skyscraperpage


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