The following is a list of the tallest structures in Doha, Qatar. The majority of Doha's skyscrapers are in the West Bay area. The Aspire Tower is Doha's highest structure. Aside from the city's existing highest structures, a number of supertall skyscrapers are on hold. The project which would have been the world's tallest free-standing tower has been cancelled.
The following lists the tallest buildings in Qatar by district:
The Aspire Tower - 391 m (1283 ft) - Qatari capital Doha
Qatar Foundation Center - 373 m (1178 ft)
Emirates Towers - 349 m (1147 ft)
Lusail City - 337 m (1097 ft)
Fujairah City - 331 m (1128 ft)
West Bay District
The Pearl-Qatar - 392 m (1284 ft)
The Residences at Madinat Jumeirah - 381 m (1243 ft)
Madinat Jumeirah - 376 m (1242 ft)
Jumeirah Lakes Towers - 363 m (1186 ft)
The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest structure, has held the distinction since 2010. The Shanghai Tower, the Abraj Al-Bait, and the Ping An International Finance Centre are also among the world's highest structures. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world's tallest structure. It is also the largest building by volume. The Shanghai Tower will be the second largest when it is completed.
The tallest building in the United States is the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) in Chicago. The tower is 875 feet (272 m) tall with 51 floors. It was built between 1973 and 1974 to replace the National Life Insurance Building as a headquarters for Sears, Roebuck & Company. The Petronas Twin Towers are both completed in Malaysia and hold the title of the world's tallest twin towers. They are 443 feet (133 m) high with 49 floors each.
In India, the current record holder is the Dharavi Slum Housing Project in Mumbai, which is 72 meters (233 ft) high with 44 stories. The project was built in an impoverished area where housing was made out of scrap materials such as plastic and cardboard. It is estimated that there are approximately one million such dwellings across Asia, Australia, and Africa.
Latin America has several countries with tall buildings. Mexico has many skyscrapers, some of which are listed as landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places.
Dubai The world's current tallest structure, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, reaches 2,716 meters into the sky, and new skyscrapers are being built in Asia and the Middle East every year. China has eight of the top fifteen tallest skyscrapers. India has two buildings in the list.
New York City New York City has thirty-three buildings that exceed 200 feet (61 m), with three currently under construction and another four proposed. Chicago has twenty-one buildings over 200 feet, including one under construction and another proposed. San Francisco has thirteen buildings over 200 feet, with two more under construction.
London London has twenty-one buildings that exceed 200 feet, with two more under construction. Tokyo has sixteen buildings over 200 feet.
Seattle Seattle has twelve buildings over 200 feet, with two more under construction. Philadelphia has eleven buildings over 200 feet.
Los Angeles Los Angeles has nine buildings over 200 feet, with two more under construction.
Chicago Chicago has eight buildings over 200 feet, with two more under construction.
New York City New York City has thirty-three buildings that exceed 200 feet (61 m). Chicago has eight buildings over 200 feet, including two under construction.
Houston Houston has seven buildings over 200 feet, with two more under construction.
The world's highest structures
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With a height of 829.8 meters, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) is now the world's tallest building, having been completed in 2009. (2,722 ft). The previous record was held by the Sears Tower in Chicago from 1981 to 2010. It is also the largest hollow structure in the world.
The building's owner, the Emir of Dubai, has called for proposals for an even taller tower, which will once again break the world height record. The new building will be over 1000 meters high (3281 feet), with room for 521 luxury apartments and retail space. It is expected to be complete by 2020.
Other famous buildings that hold the title of "highest" are the Taipei 101 in Taiwan (1098 m or 3482 ft) and the Shanghai World Financial Center in China (999 m or 3393 ft). Neither of these buildings is currently under construction, but both hope to become the world's tallest one day.
The St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome is the current holder of the title of "highest church building", with a height of 401 m (1323 ft) - although this designation is disputed by several other churches and mosques around the world.
Megatall structures are ones that stand higher than 1,968 feet. There are currently just three such structures: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which rises at 2,717 ft. and was finished in 2010, the Shanghai Tower, which was completed in 2015 in Shanghai, China, and sits at 2,073 ft., and the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, which stands at 1,972 ft. and was built in 2007 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The tallest building on record is the Sears Tower in Chicago, which was completed in 1973 and stands at 108 floors. It was later surpassed by the Willis Tower (formerly known as the John Hancock Center) in Chicago, which was built between 1969 and 1974 and reaches 102 stories. The Willis Tower is the current world's tallest building without any interior walls.
The third-tallest building is the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which were completed in 1998 and reach 92 stories each. They're also the most expensive residential buildings in history when they were sold last year for $150 million ($120 million) and $100 million ($80 million) respectively.
Megatall buildings of the future
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|4||Lakhta Center 2||703 m (2,306 ft)|