World's Tallest Buildings in 2011 (PHOTOS)

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on July 15 2011 4:17 PM
  • Taipei 101- Taipei, Taiwan
    Height- 508 meters (1,666.6 ft) Floors- 101 Completed- 2004 Materials used: -steel -glass Building Type: - office - communication - conference - library - observation - restaurant - retail - fitness center REUTERS
  • Shanghai World Financial Center- Shanghai, China
    Height- 492 meters (1,614.2 ft) Floors- 101 Completed- 2008 Materials Used: - glass - steel - concrete Building Type: - conference - hotel - museum - observation - office - parking garage - retail REUTERS
  • Willis Tower- Chicago, United States
    Height- 527.3 meters (1729.9 ft) Floors- 108 Completed- 1974 Materials Used: - glass - steel - aluminium - concrete Building Type: - office - communication - observation REUTERS
  • Trump International Hotel & Tower- Chicago, United States
    Height- 423.4 meters (1,389.1 ft) Floors- 98 Completed- 2009 Materials Used: - glass - steel - concrete Building Type: - hotel - parking garage - residential - retail - fitness center REUTERS
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In the constant race to the top, people have built taller, better, grander buildings up, up into the clouds. Each new building shoots up out of the ground at increasingly dizzying heights; right now, the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai is number one, but with constant building going on all over the world, it won't be for long.

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