Tallest Skyscrapers in the World

Without elevators, skyscrapers would be useless heaps of steel and cement. But with elevators, skyscrapers are masterpieces of modern engineering that maximize space with their great verticality and serve as a symbols of economic power. Let’s take a look at the world’s tallest skyscrapers–and remember that these buildings house some of the world’s tallest elevators.

Burj Khalifa (2,717 ft)  Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel (1,971 ft)  Mecca, Sadi Arabia

Taipei 101 (1,670 ft) Taipei, Taiwan

Shanghai World Financial Center (1,614 ft) Shanghai, China

International Commerce Centre (1,588 ft) Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Petronas Towers (1,483 ft) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


















Zifeng Tower (1,476 ft) Nanjing, China

Willis Tower (Formerly Sears Tower) (1,450 ft) Chicago, USA