September 20, 2020

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Ranking of tallest buildings by “Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat”

International Commerce Centre

We are amazed by the gigantic buildings that lead architects and engineers to the limits. Landmarks of this size are not only perpetuated on souvenirs, but also in the pop culture of entire continents.

On it you can see construction workers eating their meals at a dizzying height on a steel girder above the city of New York. To this day, the Rockefeller Center construction workers in the picture erected at that time, is the tallest building in New York with 259 meters and 70 floors and shapes the skyline of the world metropolis. Thanks to people’s intention to strive to go higher and higher, the Rockefeller Center was quickly replaced in the ranking of the world’s tallest buildings.

In 1969, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) set a uniform standard for cataloging the tallest buildings in the world. The height of a completed building is primarily measured as a structural height, i.e. from the walkway in front of the main entrance to the highest architectural element. Transmitter masts and towers that are not or only irregularly entered do not have a frame structure consisting of floors and walls. They are therefore not included in the category of buildings and are excluded from the CTBUH according to the design criteria.

Lp Name Location Max. Height Effective
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai (Emirate) 828 m 584,5 m
2 Shanghai Tower Shanghai (China) 632 m 583,4 m
3 Mecca Royal Clock Tower Mekka (Saudi Arabien) 601 m 494,4 m
4 Ping An Finance Center Shenzhen (China) 599,1 m 562,2 m
5 Lotte World Tower Seoul (Südkorea) 554,5 m 497,6 m
6 One World Trade Center New York (USA) 541,3 m 386,5 m
7 Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou (China) 530 m 495,5 m
8 TAIPEI 101 Taipei (Taiwan) 508 m 438 m
9 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai (China) 492 m 474 m
10 International Commerce Centre Hongkong (China) 484 m 468,8 m