Which is CURRENTLY he 3rd tallest building.
Strictly adhering to the question, one can not including buildings under construction or future buildings being proposed.
Therefore, the current list is:
.#1 Taipe 101 Tower at 509m or 1670ft
.#2 Petronas Towers 1 & 2 at 452m or 1483ft
.#3 The Sears Tower at 442m or 1450ft.
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Tallest Skyscraper -
No 1. Burj Dubai (Currently Under Construction) United Arab Emirates Dubai 521.7m or 1,711.6ft.
No 2. Taipei 101 Republic of China(Taiwan) Taipei 509.2m or 1,671ft.
No 3. Petronas Twin Towers Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 452m or 1,482ft.
Edit: At this stage of construction the Burj Dubai is already taller than Taipei 101.
As of 9 August 2007, the tower's developers reported the Burj Dubai's height as 541.5 metres (1,776.6 feet), with 146 completed floors, surpassing the Taipei 101 (509.2 m (1,671 ft)) as the tallest high-rise building in the world.
Petronas Tower #1 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Petronas Tower #2 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are tied for second.
The fourth tallest building in the world is the Sears Tower in Chicago.
Technically, there is no third tallest building in the world.
Sears Tower in Chicago
Sears Tower in Chicago, Il.
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