World’s Tallest Buildings

One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the country, joining the ranks of the world's highest Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Click to see more photos of the world's tallest buildings in cities around the globe.

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One World Trade Center rises above the lower Manhattan skyline, Saturday, April 13, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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One World Trade Center rises above the lower Manhattan skyline. In a news conference, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced 1 World Trade Center, standing at 1,776 feet, is the tallest building in the country, beating out Chicago's Willis Tower. It joins the ranks of the world's highest, including Dubai's Burj Khalifa and Abraj Al Bait Clock Tower in Mecca. Click to see more photos of the tallest buildings in cities around the globe.
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Chicago's Willis Tower was the tallest building in North America until the completion of One World Trade Center. Completed in 1974, Willis Tower is 110 stories and 1,451 feet high.
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Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai is the current tallest building in the world. It was completed in 2010 with 160 stories, reaching 2,716 feet high.
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Also in Dubai are the Emirates Towers. The two towers rise to 1,165 feet and 1,014 feet respectively, ranking as the 23rd and 47th tallest buildings in the world.
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The Empire State Building in New York City was completed in 1931 with 102 stories and is 1,250 feet in the sky.
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The International Commerce Center in Hong Kong, China, was competed in 2010 with 108 stories at a height of 1,588 feet.
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The Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower face each other in the night sky of Shanghai, China. Completed in 2008, the Shanghai World Financial Center has 101 floors and stands at a height of 1,614 feet. It's predecessor, The Jim Mao tower, was completed in 1999 and is 1,380 feet tall.
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The four-faced clock, atop Saudi Arabia's tallest building the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, is shown looking over Mecca. The structure stands 1,972 feet high.
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The Petronas Twin Towers are located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Built in 1998, the towers are 1,482 ft. high.
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Princess Tower, center, is the world's tallest residential building, standing 1,358 feet high and 100 floors above ground in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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Taipei 101 is Asia's tallest building. It was completed in 2004 with 101 stories and a height of 1,667 feet.
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The Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 2,717 feet, it is the tallest building in the world. Completed in 2010, the building has 163 floors.
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