The world's 10 tallest skyscrapers

Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building (at the moment).

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1. Burj Khalifa

Skyscrapers have long been viewed as symbols of economic and geographic capital. As engineering technology rapidly advances, government bodies around the world have sought new and more innovative ways to take on the infinite skyline with taller, more distinct and more audacious structures that distinguish their countries from all the rest.

Skyscrapers don't just serve an aesthetic purpose; they also house some of the world's most powerful and dynamic businesses, serve as centres for financial trade and multinational hubs for commerce, art and hospitality. They bolster the local economy with jobs and serve as popular destinations for tourism. Last year alone, more than 1.87 million tourists visited Burj Khalifa. Here, it is featured as one of the ten tallest skyscrapers in the world.

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Height: 828 metres

Completed: 2010

The world's tallest building, with a mix of residential apartments and corporate suites, developed by a UAE development group with substantial UAE government participation.