Leaving a mark on history has been the desire of the greatest since the time immemorial. What better than leaving a mark on the sky too. Skyscrapers have been an object of fascination to the viewer and builder alike. The twenty-first century has marked new heights to skylines of all the major cities in the world.  The greatest known man-made structures to man were the Great Pyramids of Giza until the Lincoln Cathedral was built in England in 1311 AD. Since then, with each passing year, the world has seen many powerful and tall structures being built, showing the advancements in technology and architecture. The race to achieve new heights in building skyscrapers continues as we are moving forward in new decades.

Here is a list of 100 tallest buildings of the world in 2020

1. Burj Khalifa

Location – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Height – 829.8 m / 2,723 ft
Architect – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Number of Floors – 163
Building Function – Office / Residential / Hotel
Materials used for construction – Steel / Concrete
Year of Completion – 2010

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2. Shanghai Tower

Location – Shanghai, China
Height – 632 m / 2,073 ft
Architect – Gensler
Number of Floors – 128
Building Function – Office / Hotel
Materials used for construction – Steel / Reinforced Concrete
Year of Completion – 2015

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3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower

Location – Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Height – 601 m / 1,972 ft
Architect – Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners
Number of Floors – 120
Building Function – Hotel
Materials used for construction – Steel / Concrete
Year of Completion – 2012

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4. Ping An Finance Center

Location – Shenzhen, China
Height – 599.1 m / 1,965 ft
Architect – Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Number of Floors – 115
Building Function – Office
Materials used for construction – Steel / Concrete
Year of Completion – 2017

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5. Lotte World Tower

Location – Seoul, South Korea
Height – 555.7 m / 1,823 ft
Architect – Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Number of Floors – 123
Building Function – hotel / residential / office / retail
Materials used for construction – Steel / Concrete
Year of Completion – 2017

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 5. One World Trade Center

Location – New York City, United States
Height – 546.2 m / 1,792 ft
Architect – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Number of Floors – 94
Building Function – Office
Materials used for construction – Steel / Concrete
Year of Completion – 2014

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7. Guangzhou CTF Finance Center

Location – Guangzhou, China
Height – 530 m / 1,739 ft
Architect – Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Number of Floors – 111
Building Function – Office / Hotel / Residential
Materials used for construction – Steel / Concrete
Year of Completion – 2016

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8. Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

Location – Tianjin, China
Height – 530.4 m / 1,740 ft
Architect – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Number of Floors – 97
Building Function – Office / Hotel / Serviced Apartments
Materials used for construction – Steel / Concrete
Year of Completion – 2019

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9. CITIC Tower

Location – Beijing, China
Height – 527.7m / 1,731 ft
Architect – Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Number of Floors – 10
Building Function – Office
Materials used for construction – Steel / Concrete
Year of Completion – 2018

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10.TAIPEI 101

Location – Taipei, China
Height – 508 m / 1,667 ft
Architect – Caylee & Partners Architects/Planners
Number of Floors – 101
Building Function – Office
Materials used for construction – Steel / Reinforced Concrete
Year of Completion – 2004

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Architectural Journalist

Rethinking The Future

Ishani Pandey is a Design Researcher and an Architectural Journalist from CEPT University. Designing for development of communities is the driving force for her passion in Interior Architecture. Her aim is to contribute towards the development of innovative technologies for design in Architecture and Revival of Traditional Crafts in India.

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