Tallest buildings in the world

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The tallest buildings in the world have been:

  1. Home Insurance Building (1885-1890)
  2. New York World Building (1890-1894)
  3. Manhattan Life Building (1894-1899)
  4. Park Row Building (1899-1901)
  5. Philadelphia City Hall (1901-1908)
  6. Singer Building (1908-1909)
  7. Metropolitan Life Tower (1909-1913)
  8. Woolworth Building (1913-1930)
  9. 40 Wall Street (1930)
  10. Chrysler Building (1930-1931) - since 2008 it is 90% owned by the government of Abu Dhabi.
  11. Empire State Building (1931-1972)
  12. World Trade Center (1972-1974)
  13. Sears Tower (1974-1998)
  14. Petronas Towers (1998-2004)
  15. Taipei World Financial Center (2004-2007)
  16. Burj Khalifa (since 2007)

The current tallest buildings in the world are:

  1. Burj Khalifa
  2. Abraj Al Bait Towers (601 meters)
  3. Taipei 101
  4. Shanghai World Financial Center
  5. International Commerce Centre
  6. Petronas Towers (452 meters)
  7. Greenland Square Zifeng Tower
  8. Willis Tower
  9. Kingkey 100
  10. Guangzhou International Finance Center