The tallest residential building was announced this week as the Princess Tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates stands 413.4 m (1,356 ft) high, 101 stories above ground.

Architectural height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires (but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment).

The highest occupied floor stands at 356.9 m (1,171 ft).

Construction of the tower began in 2005, and is estimated to have cost (£134 million ($210 million).

The previous record holder for the tallest residential building, 23 Marina, was also in the United Arab Emirates, and stood 392.8 m (1,289 ft).