Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Height: 2,717 feet (828 m)
Completed/Claimed the title: Jan. 4, 2010
If someone could stay in a building and never have to leave it, this would be the building to choose. Towering above everything else, the Burj Khalifa also claims the title for highest number of stories (160) and elevator with the longest travel distance in the world. The whole cost of the building project was $1.5 billion, and it includes observation decks, restaurants, residences, offices, hotel rooms, parks, water features, fitness clubs, and the Dubai Mall. Tom Cruise memorably scaled the outside of the building in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.