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15 Reasons why 2018 was a Record-Breaking Year for Tall Buildings

15 Reasons why 2018 was a Record-Breaking Year for Tall Buildings
15 Reasons why 2018 was a Record-Breaking Year for Tall Buildings, Shenzhen Energy Mansion / BIG. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Shenzhen Energy Mansion / BIG. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

The CTBUH has released its Year in Review, charting the year’s tall building developments around the world. 2018 saw a record-breaking 18 supertall buildings (over 300 meters tall) built across the world, and 143 buildings of over 200 meters in height completed.

To quantify the extent to which architecture reached to the sky throughout the year, the CTBUH estimate that if each tall building completed in 2018 was laid end to end, it would exceed the entire length of the island of Manhattan; some 13 miles (21.6 kilometers).

Below, we have extracted some of the most impressive statistics from the CTBUH report. For more in-depth reading, download the full report and interactive tool from the CTBUH website here.

14: the number of tall buildings completed in Shenzhen alone thing year.

Shenzhen Energy Mansion / BIG. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu
Shenzhen Energy Mansion / BIG. Image © Laurian Ghinitoiu

16: the number of tall buildings completed in North America this year.

3 World Trade Center / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Image © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
3 World Trade Center / Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Image © Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

19: the number of cities that saw a new tall building completed this year.

Shenzhen recieved the largest number of new tall buildings.. Image © Tim Griffith
Shenzhen recieved the largest number of new tall buildings.. Image © Tim Griffith

42: the percentage of tall buildings completed that were dedicated to offices.

Zhengzhou Twin Towers / gmp Architects. Image © ZMG China
Zhengzhou Twin Towers / gmp Architects. Image © ZMG China

76: the percentage of tall buildings in the world completed in Asia in 2018, with 109 in total.

China Resource Tower. Image © Tim Griffith via CTBUH
China Resource Tower. Image © Tim Griffith via CTBUH

88: the number of tall buildings completed in China in 2018.

Zhengzhou Twin Towers / gmp Architects. Image © Jianghe Zeng
Zhengzhou Twin Towers / gmp Architects. Image © Jianghe Zeng

90: the number of concrete tall towers built in 2018, equaling 63%.

The Alvear Tower Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires. Image © Maximiliano Moratto - Inmobidrone via CTBUH
The Alvear Tower Puerto Madero in Buenos Aires. Image © Maximiliano Moratto - Inmobidrone via CTBUH

220: the height (in meters) of the Nurol Life building in Turkey, the only tall building completed in Europe this year.

The Nurol Life building in Istanbul was the only tall building completed in Europe this year. Image © Arma Elektropanc
The Nurol Life building in Istanbul was the only tall building completed in Europe this year. Image © Arma Elektropanc

260: the height (in meters) of the Bacata Torre 1 in Bogota, the new tallest building in Colombia.

BD Bacata Torre in Bogota, Colombia. Image © Yeison Garcia via CTBUH
BD Bacata Torre in Bogota, Colombia. Image © Yeison Garcia via CTBUH

326: the height of the San Francisco Salesforce Tower, one of 13 tall buildings completed in the USA this year.

Salesforce Tower / Pelli Clarke Pelli. Image © Tim Griffith
Salesforce Tower / Pelli Clarke Pelli. Image © Tim Griffith

381: the average height (in meters) of the world’s 100 tallest buildings.

CITIC Tower in Beijing. Image © CITIC Heye Investment
CITIC Tower in Beijing. Image © CITIC Heye Investment

461: the height of the Vincorn Landmark 81 in Ho Chi Minh City: the first building in Vietnam to break the 400-meter mark.

the Vincom Landmark 81 is now the tallest building in Vietnam. Image © Vingroup
the Vincom Landmark 81 is now the tallest building in Vietnam. Image © Vingroup

528: the height (in meters) of Beijing’s City Tower, the tallest completed building in 2018.

CITIC Tower, Beijing. Image © Shuhe Photo via CTBUH
CITIC Tower, Beijing. Image © Shuhe Photo via CTBUH

1,478: the number of tall buildings now in existence around the world.

Torre Paradox, Mexico's new tallest building. Image © Lester Ali via CTBUH
Torre Paradox, Mexico's new tallest building. Image © Lester Ali via CTBUH

35,246: the sum (in meters) of heights of all tall buildings completed in 2018.

 © Viktor Sukharukov. Image
© Viktor Sukharukov. Image

Read the full report here.

News via: CTBUH

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Cite: Niall Patrick Walsh. "15 Reasons why 2018 was a Record-Breaking Year for Tall Buildings" 17 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/907692/15-reasons-why-2018-was-a-record-breaking-year-for-tall-buildings/> ISSN 0719-8884

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