The list of the world’s tallest towers is constantly changing with cities across the globe constantly upping the ante when it comes to height. Last month, that list changed again with the completion of the Shanghai Tower in the Lujiazui district of Shanghai, China. At 2,073 feet (632 meters) the tower has become the third building in the world to achieve megatall (600+ meters/1,968.5+ feet) status.
The completion of Shanghai Tower also marks the first time that Chicago’s Willis Tower is out of the top 10 since it was built in 1974. The iconic, 1,451 feet (442 meter) tower — originally known as the Sears Tower — was once the world’s tallest building and has retained a top 10 spot on the list for over four decades.
As more and more skyscrapers continue to reach new heights, it probably won’t be too long before the top 10 list changes again. In the meantime, check out the current roster of the world’s tallest skyscrapers as listed by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
Zifeng Tower, Nanjing China – 1,476 feet (450 meters)
Petronas Twin Tower 1 – 1,483 feet (451.9 meters)
Petronas Twin Tower 2- 1,483 feet (451.9 meters)
International Commerce Center, Hong Kong – 1,588 feet (484 meters)
Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai – 1,614 feet (492 meters)
Taipei 101, Taipei – 1,667 feet (508 meters)
One World Trade Center, New York City – 1,776 feet (541.3 meters)
Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, Mecca – 1,972 feet (601 meters)
Shanghai Tower, China – 2,073 feet (632 meters)
Burj Khalifa, Dubai – 2,717ft (828m)