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The Top 10 Tallest Skyscrapers in the World

Super-tall skyscrapers have always fascinated me - they're the embodiment of mankind's desire to reach higher and higher into the sky. Interestingly, only one skyscraper in the current top 10 is located in the Western Hemisphere. On the other hand, four of the 10 are located in China. While some of the skyscrapers on this list still need finishing, they are all architecturally topped out. Take a look at these incredible feats of engineering: 

 
10. International Commerce Center
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Height: 1,588 ft

Location: West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Year of Completion: 2010

Description:  Doesn't have any floors including the digit 4, due to East Asian superstition.

 
9. Shanghai World Financial Center
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Height: 1,614ft

Location: Shanghai, China  

Year of Completion: 2008

Description: Features trapezoid aperture at the top, referred to informally as “the bottle opener”.

 
8. Taipei 101 
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Height: 1,670ft

Location: Taipei, Taiwan  

Year of Completion: 2004

Description: Tallest skyscraper in the world between March 2004 and March 2010.

 
7. CTF Finance Center 
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Height: 1,740ft  

Location: Guangzhou, China

Year of Completion: 2016

Description: : Third-tallest skyscraper in China. 

 
6. One World Trade Center 
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Height: 1,776ft

Location: New York City, USA

Year of Completion: 2013

Description: Tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.  

 
5. Goldin Finance 117
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Height: 1,959ft

Location: Tianjin, China

Year of Completion: 2017

Description: Will have a diamond-shaped top once completed.
 
4. Ping An Finance Center
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Height: 1,965ft

Location: Shenzhen, China 

Year of Completion: 2016

Description: Fourth-tallest skyscraper in the world.

 
3. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower
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Height: 1,971ft  

Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia  

Year of Completion: 2012

Description: Features the largest clock face in the world. 

 
2. Shanghai Tower
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Height: 2,073ft

Location: Shanghai, China

Year of Completion: 2015

Description: Tallest skyscraper in China. 

 
1. Burj Khalifa 
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Height: 2,717ft

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Year of Completion: 2010

Description: Tallest structure ever built. 

 
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