Since 1990, Asia has dominated skyscraper building, with the title ‘tallest building of the year’ going to the US just three times

1,006

Jeddah Tower

Saudi Arabia

 

828

Burj Khalifa

UAE

 

442

Sears Tower

US

 

381

Empire State Building

US

 

2020

2000

1980

1960

1940

1920

1900

800m

1,000m

600

400

200

US and Canada

China and Taiwan

Latin America

Europe

Asia and Oceania (ex. China)

1,006

Jeddah Tower

Saudi Arabia

 

828

Burj Khalifa

UAE

 

508

TAIPEI 101

Taiwan

 

442

Sears Tower

US

 

417

One World Trade Center

US

 

381

Empire State Building

US

 

319m

Chrysler

Building

US

 

2020

2010

2000

1990

1980

1970

1960

1950

1940

1930

1920

1910

1900

US and Canada

China and Taiwan

Latin America

Europe

Asia and Oceania (ex. China)

800m

1,000m

600

400

200