World's Tallest High-Rises
(present & future) -- Top 20

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Note 1 - The heights utilized in the following
are structural heights (the vertical elevation
from the base to the highest architectural
or integral structural element of the building)
-and- do *not* include attached add-on masts
and antennas.

Note 2 - Only high-rises with predominantly
occupied floors are included in the following.

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1. Madinat al-Hareer Tower
(proposed)
3,284 feet (250 floors)
Madinat al-Hareer, Kuwait
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article331975.ece

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2. Lotte World II Hotel
(proposed)
2,625 feet (200 floors)
Seoul, South Korea
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=158438

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3. Burj Dubai
(under construction,
to be completed in 2008)
2,313 feet (160 floors)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=182168
http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/lofiversion/index.php/lofiversion/t4590.html

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4. Park Square Tower
(approved, to be completed
in 2010)
2,185 feet (150 floors)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=241654

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5. Russia Tower
(approved, to be
completed in 2010)
2,126 feet (134 floors)
Moscow, Russia
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=102051

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6. Taipei 101
(completed in 2004)
1,671 feet (101 floors)
Taipei, Taiwan
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=100765

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7. Busan Lotte Tower
(planned, to be completed
in 2008)
1,621 feet (107 floors)
Busan, South Korea
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=131388

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8. Shanghai World Financial Center
(under construction, to be
completed in 2007)
1,614 feet (101 floors)
Shanghai, China
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=130957

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9. Abraj Al Bait Hotel Tower
(under construction, to be
completed in 2008)
1,591 feet (76 floors)
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=221047

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10. International Commerce Centre
(under construction, to be
completed in 2007)
1,588 feet (118 floors)
Hong Kong, China
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=101555

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11. Suyong Bay Tower
(proposed)
1,516 feet (102 floors)
Busan, South Korea
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=103144

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12. Xujiahui Tower
(proposed)
1,509 feet (92 floors)
Shanghai, China
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=101750

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13. Petronas Towers 1 & 2
(completed in 1998)
1,483 feet (88 floors)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=105766

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14. Dubai Towers Doha
(under construction, to be
completed in 2007)
1,460 feet (80 floors)
Doha, Qatar
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=230029

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15. Fordham Spire
(proposed)
1,458 feet (115 floors)
Chicago, USA
http://www.chicagoarchitecture.info/ShowBuilding/357.php
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=240620

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16. Sears Tower
(completed in 1974)
1,451 feet (108 floors)
Chicago, USA
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=117064

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17. Guangzhou Twin Towers 1 & 2
(approved, to be completed
in 2009)
1,417 feet (110 floors)
Guangzhou, China
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=39966
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=243077

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18. Asia Plaza
(approved, to be completed
in 2008)
1,414 feet (103 floors)
Kaohsiung, China
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=20
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=101581

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19. Jin Mao Tower
(completed in 1998)
1,380 feet (88 floors)
Shanghai, China
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=103803

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20. Freedom Tower
(approved, to be
completed in 2011)
1,368 feet (82 floors)
New York City, USA
http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=201521

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