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Tallest buildings in the world
This list of the world’s tallest buildings includes only those with continuously occupiable floors, as opposed to non-building structures such as TV towers. Roof or spire height is taken into consideration in this ranking, but not antenna height.
(Correct as of 5 April 2017.)
 Top 50
Has held the title of world’s tallest building since 2010.
7. Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, Guangzhou, China (2016), 530m, 111 floors
World’s tallest building 2004 – 2010.
9. Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, China (2008), 492m, 101 floors
10. International Commerce Center, Hong Kong, China (2010), 484m, 108 floors
12. Zifeng Tower, Nanjing, China (2010), 450m, 89 floors
14. KK100, Shenzhen, China (2011), 441.8m, 100 floors
15. Guangzhou International Finance Center, Guangzhou, China (2010), 437.5m, 103 floors
16. 432 Park Avenue, New York (2015), 425.5m, 85 floors
18. Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai, China (1999), 420.5m, 93 floors
20. Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait (2011), 412.6m, 90 floors
21. Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong, China (2003), 412m, 90 floors
23. CITIC Plaza, Guangzhou, China (1996), 391.1m, 80 floors
24. Shun Hing Square, Shenzhen, China (1996), 384m, 69 floors
25. Eton Place Dalian Tower 1, Dalian, China (2015), 383.1m, 81 floors
29. Central Plaza, Hong Kong, China (1992), 374m, 78 floors
31. Bank of America Tower, New York City, USA (2009),365.8m, 55 floors
37. T & C Tower, Kaohsiung, Taiwan (1997), 347.5m, 85 floors
38. Aon Center, Chicago, USA (1973), 346.3, 83 floors
39. The Center, Hong Kong, China (1998), 346m, 73 floors
40. John Hancock Center, Chicago, USA (1969), 343.7m, 100 floors
42. Chongqing World Financial Center, Chongqing, China (2015), 339m, 73 floors
43. The Wharf Times Square, Wuxi JS, China (2014), 339m, 68 floors
44. Mercury City Tower, Moscow, Russia (2013), 338.9m, 75 floors
45. Tianjin Modern City Office Tower, Tianjin, China (2016), 338m, 65 floors
46. Tianjin World Financial Center, Tianjin, China (2011), 336.9m, 76 floors
47. Shanghai Shimao International Plaza, Shanghai, China (2005), 333.3m, 60 floors
49. Minsheng Bank Building, Wuhan, China (2008), 331.3m, 68 floors
50. China World Trade Center Tower 3, Beijing, China (2010), 330m, 68 floors
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