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This is a ranked list of the tallest buildings in the world. These buildings include some of the newest and most beautiful beautiful building as well as some iconic long-standing skyscrapers. This list answers the question, “What is the tallest building in the world?” These tallest buildings in the world can be found everywhere from America, to the Middle East, to China. Skyscrapers have long been one of mankind's most prolific achievements. Since the dawning of the industrial era in America people have sought to build the biggest and tallest buildings in the world. As technology progressed and other nations look to make their mark on architecture, countries around the world are building buildings, each one taller than the next. These skyscrapers are often built by wealthy individuals or hugely successful multinational conglomerates. These tallest skyscrapers can be found all around the world in commercial centers in places like Dubai, Shanghai, and Chicago. These buildings offer some of the best views in the world.  These tallest buildings in the world include both business and commercial centers as well as residential buildings. If you are interested in architecture and buildings are are wondering “where the tallest building in the world is,” you can find it on this list.


Burj Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Tallest Buildings in the World
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Located in Dubai, this 2,717 ft tall building was built in 2010. It measures 163 stories tall.

Located In: Dubai

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Shanghai Tower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Tallest Buildings in the World
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Located in Shanghai, this 2,073 ft building will be completed in 2014. It will measure 121 stories.

Located In: Shanghai

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Makkah Royal Clock Tower


Makkah Royal Clock Tower is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Tallest Buildings in the World
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Located in Mecca this 1,971 ft building was built in 2012. It measures 120 stories.

One World Trade Center is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Tallest Buildings in the World
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Located in New York City, this 1,776 ft building was built in 2013. It measures 104 stories.

Located In: New York

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