THE AMERICAN NOTICE
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Record number of skyscrapers completed in 2015
A record-breaking total of 106
over 200 metres tall were completed in 2015, and even more are predicted for 2016, according to new industry research.
The annual report from the
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
(CTBUH) has revealed that more tall buildings were completed in 2015 than ever before – smashing the previous record of 97 in 2014.
Buildings 200 metres or taller completed each year from 1960 to 2017 – click for larger image
This brings the total number of skyscrapers worldwide to 1,040, exceeding 1,000 for the first time and marking a 392 per cent increase from 2000, when the total was just 265.
The year also saw building work complete on 13 so-called "super-talls" of over 300 metres. These include
432 Park Avenue in New York
Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building
CTBUH is calling the trend a "skyscraper surge" and predicts that the totals for 2016 will be even higher.
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