30 Tallest Buildings in the World

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Why do people keep building huge skyscrapers, trying to touch the sky? That question doesn’t have one single answer, but the pursuit of that goal has led to the construction of mega tall buildings, seemingly competing with each other for style, beauty, and with it a lot of national and local-patriotic pride. Among the top 30 tallest buildings in the world, only 4 are in the Western hemisphere, all in the United States. 15 of them are in China.

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30. Capital Market Authority Headquarters, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: The tallest building in the Saudi capital, the CMAH building stands 385 meters / 1263 feet tall, with 77 floors. Construction on it was completed in 2016, taking 6 years to build.

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29. CITIC Plaza, Guangzhou, China: This building stands 391 meters / 1283 feet tall, and includes 80 levels. Completed in 1997, it was one of the oldest on this list. It is the 3rd tallest building in the city.