Ten Tallest 100+ Story Skyscrapers

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What are the 10 tallest towers in the world today?

This simple question can have different answers, depending on the definition of what is being measured. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the organization that keeps a rigorous database of vertical markers, uses three main categories: 1) height to the architectural top; 2) to the highest occupied floor; and 3) to the tip (including added antennas, flagpoles, etc.).

The category that The Skyscraper Museum has surveyed for its exhibition TEN TOPS comprises all skyscrapers of 100 stories or taller that are completed or under construction. The Museum's list of tallest towers today considers all of those that are “topped out” �" meaning the building has achieved its full vertical height, but is not yet open to the public. Our Top Ten list therefore differs from the CTBUH which waits until a building is open for occupancy to include in its line-ups.

The Skyscraper Museum’s Top Ten includes only buildings, not other types of tall structures such as the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, which rises 600m to the top of its antenna and has an observation deck at 488 meters. In the world today, we count 24 buildings that are 100 stories or taller. Of these, 15 are completed or topped out. Another 10 are still in various stages of construction.

Our line-up of Top Ten topped-out towers diverges from that of the CTBUH line up above (ordered by the definition of Architectural Top) in two ways: While we use their official measurements of vertical height, our category includes only buildings with 100 or more stories. Therefore, we exclude 88-story Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the 66-story Zifeng Tower in Nanjing. We do include two recently topped out 100+ Chinese towers, the 128-story Shanghai Tower, the world’s current second-tallest building, and the 111-story CTF Finance Center in Guangzhou, currently #5.
Our slide show and line-up counts from the 100-story KK100 to the Burj Khalifa, at 828m and 2,717 feet, the tallest building in the world in all categories.
Created on 4/15/2015, source: http://skyscraper.org/EXHIBITIONS/TEN_TOPS/toppedout.php

The Top Ten

1 Burj Khalifa Burj Khalifa

Sorry... Their building a new building called the kingdom tower that will be taller than the burj khalifa

2 Shanghai Tower
3 Makkah Royal Clock Tower

Near Most Beautiful place of the world

4 One World Trade Center

No The Willis Tower is taller than the 1 WTC - peaceswagtv

5 CTF Finance Center
6 Taipei 101
7 Shanghai World Financial Center
8 INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE CENTER Hong Kong
9 Sears/ Willis Tower
10 KK100



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