And yea so didn't expect such a site to have World's tallest Buildings page,
And it is quite updated and full linked irrefutable information,
and the reason why i am posting up the following post, is just for my future knowledge =)
No. 3: Pentominium
Location: Dubai Completion Year: 2012 Stories: 120 Height: 2,028 ft.
The name of this luxury development blends the words "penthouse" and "condominium." Not surprising perhaps, given that the building will provide some of the most luxurious real estate in the world. The tower was designed by architecture firm Aedas.
No. 1: Nakheel Tower
Location: Dubai Completion Year: 2020 Stories: 1,000-plus Height: 3,281 ft.-plus
This mixed-use tower could potentially top out as the world's tallest building, though plans have gone through multiple permutations since the project was first proposed five years ago. The current project is being designed by architects Woods Bagot.
No. 4: Russia Tower
Location: Moscow Completion Year: 2012 Stories: 118 Height: 2,009 ft.
Created by the British architects Foster + Partners, the triangular shape of this mixed-use tower evokes the ancient pyramids. The development will comprise a city within a building, providing homes, shopping, and offices for some 250,000 people.
No. 5: Chicago Spire
Location: Chicago Completion Year: 2012 Stories: 150 Height: 2,000 ft.The Chicago Spire was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, who took cues for its look from nature, and says that inspiration for the residential building's shape came from the spiral forms smoke takes when rising into the air.
No. 2: Burj Dubai
Location: Dubai Completion Year: 2009 Stories: 160-plus Height: 2,600 ft.-plus
The final height of this—already the world's tallest building—has yet to be finalized. The $1.4 billion project is intended to anchor the rapid development of downtown Dubai. Inside, the tower's developers promise a number of gee-whiz features including an Armani-designed luxury hotel and the world's fastest elevator.
No. 6: Makkah Clock Royal Tower
Location: Mecca, Saudi Arabia Completion Year: 2010 Stories: 76 Height: 1,893
The clock affixed to the top of this tower in the Muslim holy city will be some five times larger than Big Ben in London. The majority of the structure will be occupied by a luxury hotel aimed at serving pilgrims with deep pockets.
No. 10: Burj Al Alam
Location: Dubai Completion Year: 2011 Stories: 108 Height: 1,674 ft. Designed by Japanese architects Nikken Sekkei, this tower's name translates into English as "World Tower." The building's "crown" top will contain gardens with views and an indoor Turkish bath.
No. 7: China 117 Tower
Location: Tianjin, China Completion Year: 2013 Stories: 117 Height: 1,870 ft. This mixed-use tower will be China's tallest when it is completed. The structure, which is being developed by Chinese firm Matsunichi Hi-Tech, features a striking and ornate crown shape at its top.
No. 8: Doha Convention Center Tower
Location: Doha, Qatar Completion Year: 2012 Stories: 112 Height: 1,808 ft.
Attached to a 936,000-square-foot convention center, this tower is being developed by the real estate firm Qatari Diar to offer spectacular views of the booming city of Doha.
No. 9: World Trade Center One
Location: New York Completion Year: 2013 Stories: 82 Height: 1,776 ft. The "Freedom Tower" was designed by American architect David Childs. The spire is intended to echo the Statue of Liberty's raised arm. The building's height makes reference to the year the U.S. declared its independence.
No. 12: International Commerce Center
Location: Hong Kong Completion Year: 2010 Stories: 106 Height: 1,588 ft. The intended height of this office and hotel complex had to be scrapped to meet local regulations that do not permit buildings to reach higher than surrounding mountains. Still, when the building, designed by the New York-based architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, is completed in 2010, it will be the tallest building on Hong Kong Island.
No. 11: Busan Lotte Tower
Location: Busan, South Korea Completion Year: 2013 Stories: 107 Height: 1,674 ft. This tower, designed by Korean firm Baum Architects, is at the heart of a new economic development zone in the port of Busan. The tower will primarily be composed of office and hotel space.
No. 13: Nanjing Greenland Financial Center
Location: Nanjing, China Completion Year: 2009 Stories: 69 Height: 1,476 ft.
The interlocking forms at the center of this rising tower are intended to evoke China's traditional dancing dragon. The shape of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill-created structure is also designed to maximize the building's views of surrounding mountains.
No. 16: Dubai Towers Doha
Location: Doha, Qatar Completion Year: 2010 Stories: 84 Height: 1,434 ft. Designed by the British architecture firm RMJM, this $620 million mixed-use project will include a shopping mall, a five-star hotel on 13 floors, as well as office and residential space
No. 14: Kingkey Finance Tower
Location: Shenzhen, China Completion Year: 2011 Stories: 97 Height: 1,440 ft. Created by the Britain-based architects Terry Farrell & Partners, this gleaming tower will feature mixed office and hotel space. The top floor will feature a glass-enclosed garden
No. 12: International Commerce Center
Location: Hong Kong Completion Year: 2010 Stories: 106 Height: 1,588 ft.
The intended height of this office and hotel complex had to be scrapped to meet local regulations that do not permit buildings to reach higher than surrounding mountains. Still, when the building, designed by the New York-based architects Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, is completed in 2010, it will be the tallest building on Hong Kong Island.As its name suggests, the estimated $300 million Marina 101 will feature 101 floors of mixed hotel and residential space when it is finished. It was designed by the Dubai-based architecture firm National Engineering Bureau
No. 17: Trump International Hotel & Tower
Location: Chicago Completion Year: 2009 Stories: 96 Height: 1,362 ft.Named after the American businessman, the Trump Tower Chicago was created by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. The architects and Donald Trump initially proclaimed that the $650 million tower would become the world's tallest, but plans were scaled back after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.