A look at the world's tall skyscrapersLoading
  • Tallest Skyscraper Dilemma
    Eight of the 10 tallest skyscrapers are scattered throughout the Middle East and Asia. Two are in the United States — the Willis Tower in Chicago and 1 World Trade Center in New York. On Tuesday, an international panel of architects announced that the monument to those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks would become the tallest building in the United States, surpassing Chicago's skyscraper. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat ruled that the needle atop 1 World Trade Center can be counted when measuring the structure's height, also making it the third tallest building in the world when it is completed. Here is a photo gallery of the 10 tallest buildings in the world: Read more: 1 World Trade Center named tallest U.S. building
    AP
  • Tallest Skyscraper-Photo Gallery
    The Burj Khalifa is illuminated during the official opening ceremony in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest completed building in the world with the height measured at 2,717 feet.
    Kamran Jebreili | AP
  • Tallest Skyscraper-Photo Gallery
    The Abraj Al-Bait Tower, also known as Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, is seen during the annual Hajj in the Saudi holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Abraj Al-Bait Tower is the second tallest completed building in the world with the height measured at 1,972 feet.
    Hassan Ammar | AP
  • Tallest Skyscraper-Photo Gallery
    In a photo taken with a fisheye lens, 1 World Trade Center, center, overlooks the wedge-shaped pavilion entrance of the National September 11 Museum, lower right, and the square outlines of the memorial waterfalls in New York. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 1 World Trade Center, once completed, will be the third tallest building in the world with a height of 1,776 feet.
    Mark Lennihan | AP
  • Tallest Skyscraper
    Pedestrians cross a road by the side of Taipei 101 in Taipei. Taiwan. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Taipei 101 will be the fourth tallest completed building in the world, with a height measured at 1,667 feet.
    Chiang Ying-ying | AP
  • Tallest Skyscraper-Photo Gallery
    The Shanghai World Financial Center in Shanghai, China. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Shanghai World Financial Center will be the fifth tallest completed building in the world with the height measured at 1,614 feet.
    Eugene Hoshiko | AP
  • Tallest Skyscraper-Photo Gallery
    The 118-story International Commerce Centre as seen from the Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the International Commerce Centre will be the sixth tallest completed building in the world, with a height measured at 1,588 feet.
    Vincent Yu | AP
  • Tallest Skyscraper-Photo Gallery
    A tourist poses for a photo in front of Malaysia's landmark Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, 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.
    Lai Seng Sin | AP
  • Tallest Skyscraper Photo Gallery
    Motorists drive past the under contruction Zifeng Tower in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Zifeng Tower will the ninth tallest completed building in the world, with a height measured at 1,476 feet.
    AP
  • Tallest Skyscraper-Photo Gallery
    The 110-story, 1,450-foot Willis Tower rises above the Chicago skyline. According to the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, will be the tenth tallest completed building in the world, with a height measured at 1,451 feet.
    M. Spencer Green | AP
  • Tallest Skyscraper
    This Tuesday, April 30, 2013 photo shows New York's Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan. New York and Chicago are home to five of the tallest buildings in the U.S. Once the world's tallest building, the Empire State Building held that title until 1972, when the World Trade Center went up.
    Mary Altaffer | AP
Sacramento Bee Job listing powered by Careerbuilder.com
Quick Job Search
Buy
Used Cars
Dealer and private-party ads
Make:

Model:

Price Range:
to
Search within:
miles of ZIP

Advanced Search | 1982 & Older

Sacramentoconnect.com SacWineRegion.com SacMomsclub.com SacPaws.com BeeBuzz Points Find n Save