Skyscrapers dominate the cityscape in many large cities and metropolises. They often embody technical masterpieces and architectural wonders. But people always strive to build even higher. In our weekly ranking, we therefore show you the ten tallest buildings in the world.

Faster, further, better, higher? Since the end of the 19th century, American cities in particular have excelled in building ever taller buildings. The race is said to have started in Chicago. The Home Insurance Building was completed in 1885 and is considered the world's first skyscraper. At the beginning of the 20th century, New York also joined the race for the tallest buildings. The Woolworth Building, the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building are the result.

The tallest buildings in the world

Meanwhile, many other nations are following suit and building ever taller buildings. Cities such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur have built spectacular skyscrapers. Many architects are relying on advanced building material technologies and wind dampening techniques.

The construction of so-called “megatall” buildings represents a new era in the history of skyscrapers. They are at least 600 meters high. Their smaller versions are called “supertall” buildings and must be at least 300 meters high. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has developed the standards for measuring and defining high-rise buildings. The organization also awards the title “World's Tallest Building”. In the following ranking we show you the ten tallest buildings in the world.

Platz 10: CITIC Tower

Tenth place in the ranking of the tallest buildings in the world goes to the CITIC Tower in China's capital Beijing. The skyscraper is 527,70 Meter high and was completed in 2018 after five years of construction. It has 109 floors, which mainly house offices.

10th place: CITIC Tower. (Photo: lee)

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