According to Venture Capital Post, the tallest building in the world as of 2014 is the Burj Khalifa, standing at 2,716 feet tall. The skyscraper is located in Dubai, UAE and has 163 floors.
The building took six years to complete and officially opened to the public in January 2010. It has been the tallest building in the world since its construction and is over 656 feet taller than its closest competition. There are nine hotels, 19 residential towers and countless business offices housed within the building. The building also attracts thousands of tourists each year and has brought Dubai international recognition for something other than its oil-based economy.