The Tallest Towers in the World

It’s 2021 and the world is absolutely filled to the brim with monolithic skyscrapers. They keep getting bigger too. At a height of 1,454 feet, New York’s Empire State Building held the record for the tallest building in the world up until 1970. It’s an iconic building often thought to be one of the tallest in the world. Today, The Empire State isn’t even in the top forty.


3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower  (Saudi Arabia)

clock tower building in mecca blue sky

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With a view to The Kaaba, Islam’s holiest site, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower is the third tallest building in the world. It is also the tallest clock tower in the world. The construction price of this behemoth is generally estimated at fifteen billion dollars.


2. Shanghai Tower (China)


Shanghai tower in the clouds

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Shanghai has its fair share of ginormous skyscrapers. Towering above them all is the Shanghai Tower. At a staggering height of 2,073 feet, the Shanghai Tower boasts a total of 128 floors. It can comfortably accommodate a total of sixteen thousand people at any given time. On top of that, Shanghai Tower also boasts the fastest elevator in the world. One can only imagine the ride up to the top floor.


1. Burj Khalifa (Dubai, UAE)


Burj Khalifa towering above dubai in the sunset

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The tallest building in the world. The Burj Khalifa soars over the United Arab Emirates’ city of Dubai at an astonishing height of 2,716 feet tall, which means that the Burj Khalifa is taller than the second tallest building in the world, Shanghai Tower, by half an Empire State Building. That’s absolutely wild.


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