There are many tall buildings in the world, with Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Tower being the tallest skyscraper at 3280 feet or 1000 meters. However, relatively few of these structures actually meet the skyscraper status.
Each year there are more tall buildings are being constructed and most likely a new skyscraper will hold the record of being the tallest.
Although a 300-meter tall building is shorter than many others, it is still considered to be a skyscraper.
Here is a list of 9 buildings in existence that are at least 300 meters tall.
Did you know? 300 meters equals 984.25 feet.
#1. Aspire Tower – Doha, Qatar
The Aspire Tower is located in the Aspire Zone complex in Doha, Qatar. It is a multi-purpose skyscraper building that is 300 meters tall and covers an area of 35,000 square meters. There are several offices and conference rooms on the lower floors, laboratories, libraries, and classrooms on the ground floor. There are also two exhibition halls with the capacity to host over 1,000 people.
#2. Wells Fargo Plaza – Houston, USA
Located in downtown Houston Texas, the Wells Fargo Plaza is a modern, 27-story skyscraper that is 302 meters tall. The building has many amenities inside that make it a great place to work and enjoy some downtime.
The plaza offers an on-site fitness center as well as several outdoor spaces including fountains and gardens with comfortable seating for those who want to take a break from work or if you need some extra motivation for their daily workout routine.
#3. Mercury City Tower – Moscow, Russia
The Mercury City Tower is a skyscraper in Moscow, Russia that measures 332 meters tall. The building finished construction in 2014 and it became the tallest building in Europe with 57 floors. The tower also contains an observatory called Atrium on the 52nd floor that offers views of Moscow city with its skyline visible for up to 80 miles away.
#4. Empire State Building – New York, USA
The Empire State Building is one of the most popular tourist destinations in New York City. It was also the tallest building in the world when it was built back in 1931. Standing at 381 meters tall, this Art Deco structure has been an icon of NYC since its construction and still towers over Manhattan to this day.
#5. Central Plaza – Hong Kong, China
Central Plaza is a skyscraper located in Hong Kong, China and has a height of 374 meters tall. The tower has been used as the headquarters of Cheung Kong Holdings since 1991 and houses over 18,000 employees.
#6. The Landmark – Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Landmark is a high-rise office building in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The building was completed in 1983 and has 29 floors. It sits at an elevation above sea level and is 328 meters tall. It was designed by Arup Associates.
#7. Australia 108 – Melbourne, Australia
The 108 is an iconic building in Melbourne, Australia, and is 318 meters tall. This is a residential supertall skyscraper that is now the tallest building in Australia by roof height and the second tallest by full height.
#8. Tuntex Sky Tower – Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Also known as 85 Sky Tower, this 85-story skyscraper is 378 meters tall. This building mainly consists of offices but there is residential space and a department store.
If you are planning a trip to Taiwan, a visit to this tower is something that should be on your bucket list. The Tuntex Sky Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the world and offers some breathtaking views from its observation deck.
#9. Grand Hyatt Manila – Taguig, Philippines
The Grand Hyatt Manila hotel was built in 2016 and has 1,028 guest rooms. The building is 318 meters tall. There are several amenities available to guests such as a poolside bar, an Asian restaurant called Panorama, and the first high tea at any Philippine hotel. Truly something to be seen.