National Skyscraper Day – The 10 tallest skyscrapers in the world

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September 3 is celebrated in the United States as National Skyscraper Day. National Day is commemorated on the same day as the birthday of American architect Louis H. Sullivan, known as the “Father of Skyscrapers”. At one time, the United States had a monopoly on skyscrapers in the world, with almost all of the tallest buildings contained within the country. But today, countries like China, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates are home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. Here are the 11 tallest skyscrapers in the world.

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Taipei 101 | The 508.2m tall skyscraper is located in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei. It was the tallest skyscraper in the world between 2004 and 2009 and the first to exceed half a kilometer. (Picture: Unsplash)

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CITIC Tower | Crossing to the Chinese mainland, the 109-story CITIC Tower is 528m tall, making it the tallest in the capital city of Beijing. (Picture: Pinterest)

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Guangzhou CTF Financial Center | Coming in at 7th place with a margin of only 2m, the Guangzhou CTF Finance Center is 530m high and is the tallest in Guangzhou Financial Center. (Picture: Pinterest)

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Tianjin CTF Financial Center | Tianjin CTF Financial Center is located in Binhai, Tianjin, China and tied for 7th with Guangzhou CTF Financial Center at 530m. (Picture: Pinterest)

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A global trade center | The rebuilt tower of the World Trade Center complex in New York, the 541.3m tall tower is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere and the tallest in the United States. (Picture: Unsplash)

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Lotte World Tour | The first skyscraper of more than 100 floors in South Korea, the Lotte World Tower is located in the capital Seoul. The year of the skyscraper is 555.7 m high. (Picture: Unsplash)

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Ping An Financial Center | The second tallest building in China, the Ping An Finance Center is a 115-story, 599 m (1,965 ft) tall in Shenzhen, China. (Picture: Unsplash)

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Makkah Royal Clock Tower | The Abraj Al Bait or The Clock Towers is a government-owned hotel complex in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The hotel’s main central tower, the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, is the tallest in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Picture: Pinterest)

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Shanghai Tower | China’s tallest building, the iconic Shanghai Tower rises 632m above Shanghai’s financial center. (Picture: Unsplash)

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Burj Khalifa | Standing well above the competition, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is the tallest building in the world. Culminating at 829.8 m, the building has broken many records. (Picture: Unsplash)

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