Burj Khalifa Tower
List of World's Tallest Buildings

The world's tallest structure is the 828 m (2,717 ft) tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The building gained the official title of "Tallest Building in the World" at its opening on 4 January 2010. It is taller than any other man-made structure ever built.

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an organization that certifies buildings as the "World’s Tallest", recognizes a building only if at least fifty percent of its height is made up of floor plates containing habitable floor area. Structures that do not meet this criterion, such as the CN Tower, are defined as "towers".

There are dozens of radio and television broadcasting towers which measure over 600 metres (about 2,000 ft) in height, and only the tallest are recorded in publicly available information sources.










Category
Structure
Country
City
Height (Met)
Height (Feet)
Year Build
Skyscraper
Burj Khalifa
UAE
Dubai
828
2,717
2010
Guyed Mast
KVLY-TV mast
USA
Blanchard, North Dakota
628.8
2,063
1963
Concrete tower
Canton Tower
China
Guangzhou
600
1,968
2010
Scientific research
BREN Tower
USA
Nevada Test Site
462
1,516
1962
Mast radiator
Lualualei VLF transmitter
USA
Lualualei
458
1,503
1962
Twin towers
Petronas Twin Towers
Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
452
1,482
1998
Chimney
GRES-2 Power Station
Kazakhstan
Ekibastusz
419.7
1,377
1987
Radar
Dimona Radar Facility
Israel
Dimona
400
1,312
2008
Lattice tower
Kiev TV Tower
Ukraine
Kiev
385
1,263
1973
Partially guyed tower
Gerbrandy Tower
Netherlands
IJsselstein
366.8
1,203
1961
Guyed tubular steel mast
TV Tower Vinnytsia
Ukraine
Vinnytsia
354
1,161
1961
Electricity pylon
Yangtze River Crossing
China
Jiangyin
346.5
1,137
2004
Bridge pillar
Millau Viaduct
France
Millau
342
1,122
2004
Dam
Nurek Dam
Tajikistan
Nurek
300
984[7]
1980
Concrete dam
Grande Dixence Dam
Switzerland
Val d'Hérens
285
935[8]
1965
Electricity pylon built of concrete
Nanjing Yangtze River Crossing
China
Nanjing
257
843
1992
Clock tower
NTT Docomo Yoyogi Building
Japan
Tokyo
240
790
2000
Electricity pylon for DC
Wuhan Yangtze River Crossing
China
Wuhan
229
751
2003
Minaret

Hassan II Mosque

Morocco

Casablanca

210

689

1993

Wind turbine
Wind Turbine Laasow
Germany
Laasow, Brandenburg
205
673
2006
Cooling tower
Niederaussem Power Station
Germany
Niederaussem
200
656
2003
Monument
Gateway Arch
United States
St. Louis, Missouri
192
630
1965
Masonry tower
Anaconda Smelter Stack
United States
Anaconda, Montana
178.3
585
1919
Stadium
Olympic Stadium
Canada
Montreal
175
574
1976
Obelisk
San Jacinto Monument
United States
La Porte, Texas
173.7
570
1939
Church building
Chicago Temple Building
United States
Chicago
173
568
1924
Masonry building
Mole Antonelliana
Italy
Torino
167
548
1889
Ferris wheel
Singapore Flyer
Singapore
Singapore
165
541.3
2008
Church tower
Ulm Minster
Germany
Ulm
162
530
1890
Flagpole, free-standing
National Flag Square
Azerbaijan
Baku
162[9]
530
2010
Industrial hall
Vehicle Assembly Building
United States
Kennedy Space Center
160
525
1966
Dome
Dome of the Basilica
Côte d'Ivoire
Yamoussoukro
158
518
1990
Memorial cross
Santa Cruz del Valle de los
Spain
El Escorial
152.4
500
1957
Roller coaster
Kingda Ka
United States
Jackson, New Jersey
138.98
456
2005
Tomb
Great Pyramid of Giza
Egypt
Giza, Cairo
138.8
455.2
2560 BCE
Air traffic control tower
Airport control tower
Thailand
Bangkok
132.2
433.7
2006
Statue (including pedestal)
Bronze Buddha Statue
Japan
Ushiku
120
394
1995
Storage silo
Henninger Turm
Germany
Frankfurt
120
394
1961
Sculpture
Spire of Dublin
Ireland
Dublin
120
393
2003
Wooden structure
Gliwice Radio Tower
Poland
Gliwice
118
387
1935
Aerial tramway support tower
Pillar of third section
Austria
Kaprun
113.6
373
1966
Electricity pylon for single phase AC
Traction Current Powerline
Germany
Germany
111
364
?
Lighthouse
Yokohama Marine Tower
Japan
Yokohama
106
348
1961
Sphere
Ericsson Globe
Sweden
Stockholm
85
279
1989
Statue
The Mamayev Monument
Russia
Volgograd
82
269
1967
Brick lighthouse
Lighthouse of Genoa
Italy
Genoa
77
253
1128
Brick minaret
Qutub Minar
India
Delhi
72.5
237.8
1386
Electricity pylon,
Pylon 310 of powerline
Switzerland
Littau
59.5
195.2
1990
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