Height of the tallest global skyscrapers 2019

As of 2019, the largest skyscraper in the world was the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, standing at 828 meters tall. Adrian Smith of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill acted as the chief architect of the project, which was constructed by Samsung C&T.


A skyscraper is defined as a building that is comprised of over 40 floors and is over 150 meters taller. Skyscrapers are integral parts of major cities around the world. As of 2018, China had the highest number of skyscrapers in the world. Furthermore, they had the largest number of tall buildings exceeding 200 meters in height as of June 2019, that which were mostly located in major cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.

Skyscrapers in the United States

New York City is known for their famous skyscrapers that make up the city’s skyline. It is home to the tallest skyscraper in the United States, the One World Trade Center. To replace the World Trade Center that was destroyed during the September 11 attacks, the One World Trade Center was built to stand 541 meters tall. New York City also houses seven out of the 15 largest skyscrapers in the United States. Other major cities in the United States that are home to several skyscrapers include Chicago, Miami, and Houston.

Height of the world's tallest skyscrapers in 2019

Height in meters
Burj Khalifa (Dubai, UAE)828
Shanghai Tower (Shanghai)632
Makkah Clock Royal Tower (Mecca, Saudi Arabia)601
Ping An International Finance Center
Lotte World Tower (Seoul, South Korea)554
One World Trade Center (New York, U.S.)541
CTF Finance Center (Guangzhou, China)530
Tianjin CTF Finance Centre (Tianjin, China)530
CITIC Tower (Beijing, China)528
Taipei 101 (Taipei, Taiwan)509
Shanghai World Finance Center (Shanghai, China)492
The Exchange 106 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)492
International Commerce Centre (Hong Kong)484
Lakhta Center (St. Petersburg, Russia)462
Vincom Landmark 81 (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)461
The Wharf IFS Tower 1 (Changsha, China)452
Suzhou IFS (Suzhou, China)452
Petronas Tower 2 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)452
Petronas Tower 1 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)452
Zifeng Tower (Nanjing, China)450
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