The world's tallest buildings

POSTED: 09:13 AM PDT Mar 22, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Sep 02, 2015 

In honor of National Skyscraper Day on Thursday, take a look at which buildings are the tallest in the world.

Shanghai World Financial Center, China
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A trapezoid-shaped opening near the top reduces wind pressure on the world's fifth tallest tower, the 101-story (1,614 feet tall) Shanghai World Financial Center in China.


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