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Old December 23rd, 2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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Nowhere Comes Close To China In Skyscraper Construction [Infographic]

Nowhere Comes Close To China In Skyscraper Construction [Infographic]
DEC 22, 2017

Niall McCarthy , CONTRIBUTOR

2017 saw a record-breaking boom in skyscraper construction. Across the globe, a grand total of 144 new buildings over 200 meters (660 feet) tall were constructed including 15 "supertall buildings" at least 300 meters (980 feet) high, according to The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Nowhere is more obsessed with building skywards than China. This year, China finished an impressive 76 buildings 200 meters tall or higher. The United States comes a very distant second, only building ten skyscrapers by comparison. South Korea rounds off the top-three with a grand total of seven while its isolated neighbor to the north completed four.

North Korea's four newest skyscrapers are concentrated at the Ryomyong residential complex in Pyongyang and the highest of them stretches 270 meters. China's tallest skyscraper of 2017 is the 115 floor Ping An Finance Center in Shenzhen which is now the world's fourth-tallest building. It stands 599 meters (1,965 feet) tall with 459,525 square meters (4,946,286 square feet) of space. The Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea, is the second tallest skyscraper of 2017 while Dubai's Marina 101 comes third.
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Old December 24th, 2017, 05:28 PM   #2
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they quote CTBUH, so here is the full report with many more awesome statistics: http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/year-in-review/2017

Here another interesting tidbit:
"For the 10th year running, China had the most 200-meter-plus completions with 76, representing 53% of the global 2017 total. Although still the world champion by a wide margin, this is a reduction from 2016, when China had 83 completions, for 65% of that year’s total."

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Old December 24th, 2017, 10:45 PM   #3
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Next year UAE and Malaysia are gonna have a bigger share, I reckon. Many well advanced projects in Dubai and Kuala Lumpur that could complete in 2018.
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Unfortunately construction is still slow due to the demolition is always difficult.
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Interesting to see if SK and NK were united they'd have built more skyscrapers than the US.
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