Countries with the Tallest Buildings

Which countries are home to a "supertall" skyscraper, defined as being at least 300 meters in height?
Includes buildings topped out but not yet finished
Only the tallest building in each country is shown
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Last updated: December 7, 2020
First submittedSeptember 5, 2015
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Height
Tallest Building
Country
828 m
Burj Khalifa
United Arab Emirates
632 m
______ Tower
China
601 m
Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower
Saudi Arabia
555 m
Lotte World Tower
South Korea
541 m
One World Trade Center
United States
508 m
_____ 101
Taiwan
462 m
Lakhta Center
Russia
461 m
Landmark 81
Vietnam
452 m
Petronas Towers
Malaysia
412 m
Al Hamra Tower
Kuwait
330 m
Ryugyong Hotel
North Korea
Height
Tallest Building
Country
323 m
Q1
Australia
318 m
Grand Hyatt Hotel _____
Philippines
311 m
Abu Dhabi Plaza
Kazakhstan
310 m
The Shard
United Kingdom
309 m
Baiyoke Tower II
Thailand
305 m
T.Op Torre 1
Mexico
301 m
Metropol ______ Tower
Turkey
300 m
Gran Torre _______
Chile
300 m
Abeno Harukas
Japan
300 m
Aspire Tower
Qatar
+11
Level 54
Dec 17, 2019
welcome to chilis
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Level 83
Dec 6, 2020
I haven't been there since the last Dundies.
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Level 62
Dec 9, 2020
I havent felt god in there since that night
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Level 43
Aug 14, 2020
Great quiz
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Level 81
Dec 6, 2020
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Level 90
Dec 6, 2020
I think it is interesting that so many Middle Eastern countries are on this list. Maybe even a bit ironic given the Tower of Babel story. I wonder if that story is included in the Quran, or if Muslims in general are aware of it.
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Level 82
Feb 14, 2021
They are but the made-up story in the Quran is different from the made-up story in the Bible.
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Level 56
Feb 14, 2021
Similarly to US, they have a lot of space and cash to build these. These big buildings just wouldn't fit in Europe for example. I mean imagine Empire states building next to Louvre😂 or Burj Khalifa next to Big Ben.
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Level 67
Feb 14, 2021
Wouldn't fit? I'd suggest that it's more to do with the lack of space in these middle-east countries that leads them to build upwards. France for example has a lot more space than many of the countries here, but cities like Paris are "historical" and protected by strict regulations. There's a park opposite the Louvre that could fit several Empire State Buildings, but it ain't gonna happen...
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Level 58
Feb 14, 2021
The skyscrapers of Dubai and other petrocities were often built on the outskirts of the city. These countries have historically been incredibly sparsely populated. Outside of a few oases, food and water are scarce on the Arabian Peninsula and there aren't many vast, arable plains to grow a crop of cereals to feed a city. So until they began producing a valuable export, the cities of the peninsula weren't very sprawling. Dubai, for example, was a fishing and pearl trading village of fewer than 100,000 people in the '50s.
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Level 82
Dec 6, 2020
Kudos to whoever named the Abu Dhabi Plaza--you set yourself up nicely to confuse a lot of future quiz takers.
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Level 84
Dec 6, 2020
Would have been more logical if it had been called the Borat Building.
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Level 62
Feb 16, 2021
I would help start a fund to have it renamed to the Borat Building.
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Level 74
Feb 20, 2021
Number one exporter of potassium. All other countries have inferior potassium.
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Level 63
Dec 7, 2020
After I sawn Abu Dhabi, I spent the rest of the quiz guessing every muslim country I could. I got it with 5 seconds left started guessing at 1:20.
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Level 90
Dec 6, 2020
Why are Manila and Santiago hidden but Taipei and Shanghai aren't?
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Level ∞
Dec 6, 2020
Fixed.
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Level 82
Dec 7, 2020
No CN Tower?
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Level 64
Dec 7, 2020
It's a tower, not a building/skyscraper by definition of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (that really exists :D).
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Level 56
Dec 7, 2020
Abu Dhabi Plaza in Kazkhstan confused me very much
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Level 71
Dec 7, 2020
Makes about as much sense as everything else in Kazakhstan
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Level 66
Feb 14, 2021
According to Wikipedia, "the highest tower of the building will be named Kazakhstan."

Kazakhstanis are clearly not good at naming things.

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Level 65
Feb 17, 2021
Considering Astana literally means "capital city", I think that has been well established. I mean, they did rename it again, but I'm not sure it was that much of an improvement.
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Level 74
Feb 20, 2021
All other countries are run by little girls.
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Level 70
Dec 10, 2020
Spent the last two minutes trying to think what obscure countries I had missed that might have sky scrapers. Ran out of time and hey presto, I missed some place called “China”!?
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Level 76
Feb 14, 2021
Kinda awkward, given that according to Wikipedia, of the 74 buildings in the world over 350m, 35 are in China. The next nearest country, the UAE, has 13 and the US has 11. In terms of cities with the most skyscrapers, China accounts for 6 of the top 10 in the world. New York (3), Dubai (4), Tokyo (6) and Chicago (7) are the only non-Chinese cities; Hong Kong (1), Shenzhen (2), Shanghai (5), Chongqing (8), Guangzhou (9) and Wuhan (10) are the Chinese cities. If you count Shenzhen and Guangzhou as one, as Jetpunk often does, then Shenyang and Singapore, which are tied, move up into 10th place. Guangzhou-Shenzhen stays second, but has substantially closed HK's massive lead. Anyway, point is China is basically THE country for skyscrapers.
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Level 54
Feb 15, 2021
yeah thanks, they were being sarcastic making a joke about how they forgot it.
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Level 56
Jan 12, 2021
The people that named it Abu Dhabi Plaza are evil
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Level 50
Jan 31, 2021
Wtf Kazakhstan...
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Level 54
Feb 4, 2021
100% first try!

What's the process of naming buildings in Kazakhstan?

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Level 71
Feb 14, 2021
He who pays the piper?
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Level 74
Feb 20, 2021
Kazakhstan friend of all except Uzbekistan. They very nosey people, with bone in their brain.
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Level 60
Feb 14, 2021
Isn't Magnolias Waterfront the tallest building in Thailand?

How much I can recall the Baiyoke Tower II is the third or fourth tallest skyscraper

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Level 13
Feb 14, 2021
where is eiffel tower -france ?
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Level 69
Feb 14, 2021
Yes, it is.
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Level 56
Feb 14, 2021
I'd probably get Kazakhstan if I haven't looked at the name of building. Kazakhstan has been somewhat important Soviet Republic and part of Russian empire so I'd imagine they'd be on that list.
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Level 42
Feb 14, 2021
Should replace Petronas Twin Towers with Merdeka 118 Tower
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Level 70
Feb 14, 2021
"As of February 2021, the tower is 70% completed and has reached Level 116 of its floor slab." Wikipedia
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Level 73
Feb 14, 2021
I was stumped by Abu Dhabi Plaza for quite a bit!
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Level 30
Feb 14, 2021
what about the cn tower? its taller than most of these
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Level 61
Feb 14, 2021
"Towers" don't count as "buildings".

I don't know why. Maybe there's a good reason.

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Level 58
Feb 14, 2021
Terrible Abu Dhabi Plaza hotel experience. Kicked out of elevator to a much smaller room
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Level 45
Feb 14, 2021
Can't believe I guessed Kazakhstan but missed Japan (thought I had already typed it, but apearantly not) * face-palm *
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Level 53
Feb 15, 2021
I could have sworn I'd typed Turkey...! What is going on with those crazy Kazakhstanis calling i Abu Dhabi plaza though it's not in Abu Dhabi ??
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Level 36
Feb 15, 2021
Where's the skytower NZ? 328m
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Level 70
Feb 15, 2021
It's a tower, not a building. We don't see Eiffel Tower or Tokyo Skytree here either.
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Level 45
Feb 16, 2021
Okay but if buildings under construction are included then where is Varso Tower in Poland?
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Level 43
Feb 16, 2021
What about the CN tower I'm pretty sure that was the tallest structure in the world for 30 years!
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Level 22
Feb 18, 2021
first of all, tokyo skytree is larger, and its a tower, not a building.
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Level 73
Mar 20, 2021
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milad_Tower
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Level 35
Mar 23, 2021
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varso - Polish and European highest building since February 2021- 310 meters
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Level 21
Mar 24, 2021
Taiwan is not a country
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Level 48
Mar 29, 2021
Why do they call it Abu Dhabi Plaza if it's in Kazakhstan?