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How the world's tallest structures measure up

At more than 800 metres tall, the brand new Burj Dubai knocks Toronto's CN Tower out of the top spot

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Shun Hing Square, Shenzhen, China (1996): 384 metres

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CITIC Plaza, Guangzhou, China (1996): 391 metres

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Two International Finance Centre, Hong Kong (2003): 415 metres

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Jin Mao Building, Shanghai (1999): 421 metres

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Willis Tower, Chicago (1974): 442 metres

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Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur (1998): 452 metres

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Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai (2008): 492 metres

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Taipei 101, Taipei (2004): 509 metres

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CN Tower, Toronto (1974-75): 553 metres

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Burj Dubai, Dubai (2010): 800 + metres

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Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, seen at centre, in Dubai.

Kamran Jebreili/Kamran Jebreili/AP

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A general view of the Burj Dubai, the world's tallest building

David Cannon/2009 Getty Images

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