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The world’s tallest buildings

One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center, seen from a helicopter looking directly down on the building. The building was deemed the tallest building in the U.S. on Tuesday. (Andrew Burton / Getty Images)
Willis Tower
A view of downtown Chicago shows the Willis Tower. The tower will be demoted to the second-highest in the U.S once One World Trade Center is completed. (M. Spencer Green / Associated Press)
World’s tallest towers
This illustration provided by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat shows the projected tallest 10 buildings in the world upon completion of One World Trade Center in New York. (Associated Press)
Zifeng Tower
Zifeng Tower in Nanjing in east China’s Jiangsu province in 2008. Zifeng Tower will the ninth-tallest completed building in the world, with a height measured at 1,476 feet upon One World Trade Center’s completion. (Associated Press)
Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa during its opening ceremony in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tower is the tallest completed building in the world with the height measured at 2,717 feet. (Kamran Jebreili / Associated Press)
Petronas Twin Towers
Malaysia’s landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. The Petronas 1 and 2 Towers will be the seventh- and eighth-tallest completed buildings in the world, with a height measured at 1,483 feet, once the One World Trade Center is completed. (Lai Seng Sin / Associated Press)
International Commerce Centre
The 118-story International Commerce Centre, as seen from the Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. It will eventually be the sixth-tallest completed building in the world, with a height measured at 1,588 feet once One World Trade Center is completed. (Vincent Yu / Associated Press)
Abraj Al-Bait Tower
The Abraj Al-Bait Tower, also known as Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, during the annual hajj in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Abraj Al-Bait Tower is currently the second-tallest completed building in the world with the height measured at 1,972 feet. (Hassan Ammar / Associated Press)
One World Trade Center skyline
One World Trade Center towers over lower Manhattan. (Andrew Burton / Getty Images)
Shanghai World Financial Center
The Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai. The tower will be the fifth-tallest completed building in the world with the height measured at 1,614 feet, following One World Trade Center’s completion. (Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press)
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