The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, will be getting a new big brother in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 568 feet bigger in fact. The future skyscraper will reach 3,280 feet and take over the status as the world’s tallest building. Until then, here's a top 5 list of the current tallest buildings in the world: 1. Burj Khalifa. Dubai, UAE (2.717ft) 2. Taipei 101. Taipei, Taiwan (1,670.6 ft). Recently dubbed "World's Tallest Green Building. 3. Shanghai World Financial Center. Shanghai, China (1,614.2 ft). 4. International Commerce Center. West Kowloon, Hong Kong (1, 588 ft). 5. Petronas Towers. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1,483ft). Not following us on Twitter or a fan on Facebook? Shame! (We love you anyway, but seriously take care of that).
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