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The world's tallest buildings

Photographer
Handout .
Location
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

Dubai has started building what will be the world's tallest tower, pictured here in an artist's impression, another record for the city already home to the highest skyscraper. The following is a snapshot of the tallest skyscrapers in the world right now: Emaar Properties/Handout via REUTERS

Dubai has started building what will be the world's tallest tower, pictured here in an artist's impression, another record for the city already home to the highest skyscraper. The following is a snapshot of the tallest skyscrapers in the world right now: Emaar Properties/Handout via REUTERS
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Photographer
Matthias Seifert
Location
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

1: Dubai's Burj Khallifa, the world's tallest tower right now, stands at 2,722 ft. REUTERS/Matthias Seifert

1: Dubai's Burj Khallifa, the world's tallest tower right now, stands at 2,722 ft. REUTERS/Matthias Seifert
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Photographer
Aly Song
Location
SHANGHAI, China

2: The Shanghai Tower is currently second tallest. Height: 2,073 ft. REUTERS/Aly Song

2: The Shanghai Tower is currently second tallest. Height: 2,073 ft. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Photographer
Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
Location
MECCA, Saudi Arabia

3: The Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is third. Height: 1,971 ft. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

3: The Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is third. Height: 1,971 ft. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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Photographer
Bobby Yip
Location
SHENZHEN, China

4: The Ping An International Finance Centre in Shenzhen, China is fourth. Height: 1,969 ft. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

4: The Ping An International Finance Centre in Shenzhen, China is fourth. Height: 1,969 ft. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Photographer
Kim Hong-Ji
Location
SEOUL, South Korea

5: The Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is fifth. Height: 1,823 ft. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

5: The Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea is fifth. Height: 1,823 ft. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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Photographer
Eduardo Munoz
Location
BAYONNE, United States

6: New York's One World Trade Center. Height: 1,776 ft. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

6: New York's One World Trade Center. Height: 1,776 ft. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Photographer
Bobby Yip
Location
GUANGZHOU, CHINA

7: The CTF Finance Centre in Guangzhou, China. Height: 1,740 ft. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

7: The CTF Finance Centre in Guangzhou, China. Height: 1,740 ft. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Photographer
Nicky Loh
Location
TAIPEI, Taiwan

8: The Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Height: 1,671 ft. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

8: The Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Height: 1,671 ft. REUTERS/Nicky Loh
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Photographer
Handout .
Location
SHANGHAI, China

9: The Shanghai World Financial Center. Height: 1,614 ft. REUTERS/Shanghai Pacific Institute for International Strategy

9: The Shanghai World Financial Center. Height: 1,614 ft. REUTERS/Shanghai Pacific Institute for International Strategy
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Photographer
Tyrone Siu
Location
HONG KONG, China

10: Hong Kong's International Commerce Center. Height: 1,588 ft. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

10: Hong Kong's International Commerce Center. Height: 1,588 ft. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Photographer
Bazuki Muhammad
Location
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

11 & 12: The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Height: 1,483 ft. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

11 & 12: The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Height: 1,483 ft. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad
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Photographer
Aly Song
Location
NANJING, China

13: The Nanjing Greenland Center in China. Height: 1,476 ft. REUTERS/Aly Song

13: The Nanjing Greenland Center in China. Height: 1,476 ft. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Photographer
Jason Reed
Location
CHICAGO, United States

14: Chicago's Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower. Height: 1,451 ft. REUTERS/Jason Reed

14: Chicago's Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower. Height: 1,451 ft. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Photographer
Bobby Yip
Location
HONG KONG, China

15: The KK100, or Kingkey 100, in Shenzhen, China. Height: 1,449 ft. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

15: The KK100, or Kingkey 100, in Shenzhen, China. Height: 1,449 ft. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Photographer
Bobby Yip
Location
GUANGZHOU, China

16: The Ghuangzhou West Tower, or Ghuangzhou International Finance Center, in Ghuangzhou, China. Height: 1,440 feet. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

16: The Ghuangzhou West Tower, or Ghuangzhou International Finance Center, in Ghuangzhou, China. Height: 1,440 feet. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Photographer
Darley Shen
Location
WUHAN, China

17: The Wuhan Center in Wuhan, China. Height: 1,437 ft. REUTERS/Stringer

17: The Wuhan Center in Wuhan, China. Height: 1,437 ft. REUTERS/Stringer
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Photographer
Ahmed Jadallah
Location
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

18: Marina 101 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Height: 1,399 ft. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

18: Marina 101 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Height: 1,399 ft. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Photographer
Brendan McDermid
Location
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

19: New York's 432 Park Avenue. Height: 1,397 ft. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

19: New York's 432 Park Avenue. Height: 1,397 ft. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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Photographer
Jeff Haynes
Location
CHICAGO, United States

20: Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower. Height: 1,389 ft. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

20: Chicago's Trump International Hotel and Tower. Height: 1,389 ft. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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Photographer
Nir Elias
Location
SHANGHAI, China

21: Shanghai's Jinmao Tower. Height: 1,380 ft. REUTERS/Nir Elias

21: Shanghai's Jinmao Tower. Height: 1,380 ft. REUTERS/Nir Elias
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Photographer
Jumana El-Heloueh
Location
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates

22: The Princess Tower in Dubai. Height: 1,358 ft. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

22: The Princess Tower in Dubai. Height: 1,358 ft. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh
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Photographer
Stephanie McGehee
Location
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait

23: Kuwait's Al Hamra Tower. Height: 1,354 ft. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee

23: Kuwait's Al Hamra Tower. Height: 1,354 ft. REUTERS/Stephanie Mcgehee
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Photographer
Stringer .
Location
HONG KONG, China

24: Hong Kong's Two International Financial Center. Height: 1,352 feet. REUTERS/Stringer

24: Hong Kong's Two International Financial Center. Height: 1,352 feet. REUTERS/Stringer
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