Cities with the Tallest Buildings

Can you name the 27 cities of the world that have a building at least 370 meters in height?
As of 29 May 2020
Color-coded by continent
This list is for buildings, not structures, such as the CN Tower
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Last updated: May 29, 2020
First submittedApril 14, 2012
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Height
Tallest Building
City
828
Burj Khalifa
Dubai
632
________ Tower
Shanghai
601
Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower
Mecca
599
Ping An Finance Centre
Shenzhen
555
Lotte World Tower
Seoul
541
One World Trade Center
New York City
530
Goldin Finance 117
Tianjin
530
CTF Finance Centre
Guangzhou
528
China Zun
Beijing
508
______101
Taipei
484
International Commerce
Centre
Hong Kong
462
Lakhta Center
St. Petersburg
461
Landmark 81
Ho Chi Minh City
452
________ IFS Tower T1
Changsha
Height
Tallest Building
City
452
Petronas Towers
Kuala Lumpur
450
Zifeng Tower
Nanjing
450
______ IFS
Suzhou
442
Willis Tower
Chicago
438
_____ Center
Wuhan
429
_______ International
Trade Center
Dongguan
413
Al Hamra Tower
Kuwait City
412
Haeundae LCT
Busan
403
Logan Century Center 1
Nanning
385
Capital Market Authority
Headquarters
Riyadh
383
Eton Place ______ Tower 1
Dalian
381
Burj Mohammed bin Rashid
Abu Dhabi
374
Federation Tower
Moscow
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Level 57
Mar 28, 2013
Toronto??? I know the CN tower is free standing but it isn't it still a building?
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Level 15
Mar 28, 2013
Yes exactly! I think Toronto deserves credit for the CN tower
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Level ∞
Mar 28, 2013
Well then what about all the radio-towers and such that are even taller.
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Level 58
Mar 25, 2014
Except you can actually go inside the CN Tower. There are floors inside, and there is also a restaurant inside the building. Radio towers don't have an inside, and they certainly have no tourist appeal. CN Tower has both and certainly meets the qualification to be called a building rather than a structure. The Eiffel Tower you could call a structure, but not the CN Tower. Should be there.
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Level ∞
Mar 15, 2016
I don't make the distinction. There is actually an international body that does that. I'd have to have a pretty good reason for using different criteria.
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Level 70
May 27, 2016
OK, symmetrik, how about "tallest buildings with tourist appeal"?
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Level 62
Apr 7, 2018
Well if that was the case, many of these buildings would be excluded. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that the Eton Place Dalian Tower 1 is not a hotspot for tourism.
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Level 80
May 11, 2018
There's a restaurant at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
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Level 78
May 30, 2020
Not at the top. There are restaurants on the first and second platforms, both less than halfway up. There's just a little kiosk selling champagne at the top. Not a lot of space up there.
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Level 36
Mar 25, 2014
A "building" in this sense is defined as having at least 50% of it's height having habitable floor space. Neither the CN tower nor the Tokyo skytree meet this requirement.
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Level 82
May 22, 2014
There's shops and stuff in the Eiffel tower as well. And you can go inside. So how does that make it a structure as opposed to the CN Tower? I am happy with both being structures - Brickster provides a good definition.
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Level 70
Mar 15, 2017
50% means half it's height is used for habitable floor space, the Eiffel Tower would only be eligible if you count the stairway as habitable space. The CN Tower also has small % of its height as habitable.
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Level 43
Mar 28, 2013
An interesting question would be how many of these cities had more than one building over one thousand feet.
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Level 72
Mar 28, 2013
I suppose the next logical step for me is to learn all of the big cities in China. Then I may have gotten more than 10.
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Level 83
Sep 25, 2014
This, exactly. I knew they must be in that area, but don't know those cities well.
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Level 72
Jul 11, 2017
Got 16 this time around. I must have learned a few more big Chinese cities. Although I still missed 2 of them.
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Level 72
Sep 24, 2020
Got 19 now...They must have added quite a few in the last 3 years.
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Level 50
Mar 25, 2014
This quiz is impossibru.
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Level 37
Mar 25, 2014
Damn, tough quiz. 23/32
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Level 47
Jun 18, 2017
Are you even doing the right quiz?
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Level 58
Mar 25, 2014
It's actually missing several.

Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai China 492 m 1,614 ft built 2008

23 Marina Dubai UAE 395 m 1,296 ft 89 2012

several others as well

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Level ∞
Mar 25, 2014
It's not missing any. We only show the tallest building for each city.
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Level 80
Mar 27, 2014
Burj Rafal? Must have built that in the last two years... last time I was in Riyadh the tallest thing by far was Kingdom Tower (Burj Mamlekah) and that is only 300 m I think.
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Level 80
Nov 25, 2019
Lakhta Center sneakily was completed after I left St Petersburg, too. When I was there don't recall anything nearly that big.
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Level 83
May 29, 2020
No, and it would compete unpleasantly with the otherwise nice grandiose versions of 19th-century Parisian-style architecture there.
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Level 80
Jun 24, 2020
Unfortunate if it detracted from the natural beauty of the city. In my opinion and in all my travels I found St Petersburg to be the most beautiful city in Europe.
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Level 66
Jun 25, 2020
Thankfully, the authorities didn't let them build it near the historic center, so they build it on the other side of the gulf. It's barely visible from most of the city.
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Level 38
May 22, 2014
Very nice quiz! (And good to see that it is up-to-date.)
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Level 45
Mar 9, 2015
Good quiz, but basically one of those "name as many Chinese cities as you can think of.
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Level 82
Mar 24, 2015
I thought I did pretty good, but I missed a solid dozen of them still.
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Level 80
Mar 10, 2015
You can't count Seoul for Incheon?
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Level 59
Jun 24, 2020
Just the same reason why you can't count NYC for Newark, Beijing for Tianjin, and Tokyo for Yokohama.
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Level 80
Oct 26, 2020
Incheon is much closer to Seoul than any of those aside from New York and Newark, basically part of the same city, and the only reason I think that Newark isn't thought of as having been absorbed into New York is that you have to cross a state boundary to get there. On the large majority of quizzes on the site that consider metro or urban areas, Newark is indeed considered part of New York City.
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Level 71
Sep 11, 2015
Surprised that there are no Japanese cities on the list at all
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2020
yes, I find that interesting too.
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Level 32
Sep 19, 2020
Japan sits on one of the world's most seismically active zones
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Level 72
Sep 24, 2020
That's not that as big of an issue as you may thing. As long as the structure is designed for it.
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Level ∞
Mar 15, 2016
With the last update we had to increase the cutoff to 1,200 feet.
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Level 88
Mar 25, 2016
Does the Lotte World Tower in Seoul need to be added, or is it disqualified for some reason?
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Level 59
Feb 6, 2017
I don't know whether the Koreans realize it or not but Lotte is a cartoon character.
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Level 74
Feb 4, 2018
Or a character from The Sorrows of Young Werther, who gave name to the company that build the tower.
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Level 54
Feb 6, 2017
Got Wuhan but missed Seoul and Moscow!
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Level 82
May 7, 2018
coincidentally suzhou, another city in china, also has a building at 1483ft recently topped out with the name of the city followed by IFS. tried guessing that above but it wouldn't work. suzhou is close to shanghai so maybe is not counted, but actually a separate city and in a different province. it could be added in.
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Level 80
May 11, 2018
I don't remember any giant towers in St Petersburg. Lots of beautiful buildings, though.
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Level 81
Oct 7, 2019
There's a massive one now, away from the old central city.
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Level 80
Nov 25, 2019
Apparently so. Looked it up and it opened in 2019. I only missed that one this time, along with Changsha and Nanning.
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Level 83
May 29, 2020
I'm not even exactly sure where those 2 cities are.
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Level 83
Jun 24, 2020
They're both in China.
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Level 67
May 11, 2018
As any Chicagoan (and most suburbanites) will tell you, it's the Sears Tower, not the Willis Tower. Regardless of what it actually says on the building. XD
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Level 54
May 11, 2018
Buuuut it's not called that anymore. Just because people cling to the old name doesn't make it right. Just like Ho Chi Minh City.
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Level 70
May 11, 2018
In the case of the Sears Tower, at least: no harm, no foul?
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Level 71
May 30, 2020
I'd argue that as long as people are using both names, then both names should be considered acceptable. If the US government suddenly decided that New York was to be officially renamed Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Bandar Seri Begawan Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious City, I'd be wiilling to bet that the majority of people around the world would still call it New York, and at the end of the day, the words that people actually use are what matter.
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Level 67
Jun 2, 2020
They would call it KT MARS BS BS city, so that would become Mars or BS city...

Ow forgot JK

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Level 77
May 29, 2020
It's not like the Chicagoans named it Sears Tower. It was a commercial name just like Willis.
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Level 60
Jun 24, 2020
Yep, and New York is New Amsterdam and Mount Everest is Chomolungma.
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Level 63
May 29, 2020
Uggghhh I didn't try Shenzhen because this site usually groups it with Guangzhou...
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Level 59
Jun 1, 2020
Surprised me that only 31% guess Dalian right. But where's Singapore? I tried it a lot of times, but it was never accepted and in the list there isn't...
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Level 46
Jun 24, 2020
Marina Bay Sands is not tall enough.
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Level 32
Sep 19, 2020
The tallest buildings in Singapore are all "only" around 280m or so
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Level 37
Jun 24, 2020
Really don't know there are so many skyscrapers here in China.
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Level 60
Jun 24, 2020
Well, if you just peeked out your window just a little bit.....
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Level 79
Jun 24, 2020
Once again I missed Shenzhen because I misspelled it (many ways). No idea why it won't stick in my brain.
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Level 67
Jun 26, 2020
I live in Suzhou!