The online magazine archdaily recently presented the 25 tallest buildings in the world. archdaily writes: “Humanity has become obsessed with breaking its limits, creating new records only to break them again and again. In fact, our cities’ skylines have always been defined by those in power during every period in history. At one point churches left their mark, followed by public institutions and in the last few decades, it’s commercial skyscrapers that continue to stretch taller and taller. ”

The magazine bases its classification on the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) classification system for high-rise buildings. According to this system, the Burj Khalifa (828 metres) is still currently the tallest building in the world.
We show you the next 5 in the ranking here. You can find descriptions of the 25 top skyscrapers in the archdaily article and the full list on the CTBUH website.

First: Burj Khalifa / Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (828 m / 2,717 ft)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Image © SOM (via archdaily)

2nd: Merdeka 118, Fender Katsialidis Architects, (679 m / 2,227 ft)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Merdeka 118. Image © InterEdit88 | Wikipedia (via archdaily)

3rd: Shanghai Tower / Gensler (632 m / 2,073 ft)
Shanghai, China

Shanghai Tower. Image © Gensler/Shen Zhonghai (via archdaily)

4th: Makkah Royal Clock Tower / Dar al-Handasah Shair & Partners + SL Rasch (601 m / 1,972 ft), Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Makkah Royal Clock Tower. Image © Samira [Flickr] under license CC BY 2.0 (via archdaily)

5th: Ping An Finance Center / Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (599.1 m / 1,965 ft), Shenzhen, China

Ping An Finance Center. Image © Terri Meyer Boake [via CTBUH]