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Tallest Buildings Timeline

When and how high they have been built

by Beth Rowen and Catherine McNiff
1890

New York World Building, New York City (309 feet, the number of stories is disputed, but figures range from 16 to 26)

1894

Manhattan Life Insurance Building, New York City (348 feet, 18 stories)

1913

Woolworth Building, New York City (792 feet, 60 stories)

1930

Chrysler Building, New York City (1,046 feet, 77 stories)

1931

The Empire State Building, New York City (1,250 feet, 102 stories)

1972

The World Trade Center, New York City (1,368 feet, 110 stories)

1974

The Sears Tower, Chicago (1,450 feet, 110 stories)

1998

The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1,483 feet, 88 stories)

2004

Taipei 101, Taiwan (1,670 feet, 101 stories)

2010

Burj Khalifa (formerly called Burj Dubai), United Arab Emirates (2,716 feet (828 meters), 160 stories)

2011 KK100, Shenzhen (1,449 feet, 100 stories); Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City (1,352 feet, 80 stories)
2012 Makkah Clock Royal Tower, Makkah (1,972 feet, 120 stories); Princess Tower, Dubai (1,356 feet, 101 stories); 23 Marina, Dubai (1,289 ft., 89 stories)
2014 Shanghai Tower, Shanghai (2,074 feet, 121 stories); One World Trade Center, New York City (1,776 feet, 104 stories)

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