Tallest buildings

The highest building in the world was Burj Dubai, the grand opening of which took place on January 4, 2010. Prior to this, the title of the tallest building in the world belonged to the Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taipei. Let's look at the top ten other tallest buildings in the world.

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2. The World Financial Center in Shanghai - the tallest building in China - stands among other high-rises near the Huangpu River in Pudong district in China. The 492-meter 101-story building was opened to the public on August 28, 2008. (Eugene Hoshiko-AP)

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3. In this figure, on June 28, 2006, the design of the 541-meter building, originally called the “Freedom Tower” in New York, is shown. On March 26, 2009, the City Hall of New York and New Jersey confirmed that the building would officially be called World Trade Center Tower 1. Upon completion, this would be the tallest building in the United States. (AP)

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4. The Nanjing Financial Center, also called the Zifeng Tower, was opened on December 19, 2009. The 457-meter building is the seventh tallest building in the world. (Aly Song-Reuters)

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5. The 452-meter Petronas towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are the tallest twin towers in the world, ranking fifth in the list of tallest buildings.(Kamran Adle-The Aga Khan Award for Architecture)

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6. The Hong Kong International Financial Center is 415 meters high. (Ed Jones-AFP / Getty Images)

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7. The designer’s sketches show the 609-meter tall Fordham Spire, which will be built in Chicago by architect Santiago Calatrava. If the building is built, it will be the highest in the United States. (Getty Images)

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8. International Commercial Center - 483-meter skyscraper under construction in Hong Kong. After construction, it will be the fourth tallest building in the world. (Bobby Yip-Reuters)

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9. Famous Empire State Building in New York’s Queens area, glowing with yellow and purple lights in honor of Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain on June 4, 2002. The 102-story, 443-meter-high building is the tallest in New York and one of the tallest in the United States. (Doug Kanter-AFP)

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10. The highest building in the United States remains the 441-meter Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower in Chicago. The building was the tallest in the world at the time of completion of construction in 1973.

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