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Lester Ali


Tribeca Rogue Building / Woods Bagot

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The Results Are In: 2017 Was Another Record-Breaking Year for Skyscrapers

Tallest 20 skyline. Image Courtesy of CTBUH
Tallest 20 skyline. Image Courtesy of CTBUH

2017 was another banner year for skyscraper construction.

According to the 2017 Tall Building Year in Review, the annual web report from The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), a record-breaking 144 buildings 200 meters tall (656 feet tall) or higher were completed in 2017, led by the 599-meter-tall Ping An Finance Center and 555-meter-tall Lotte World Tower.

In the report, CTBUH outlines this year’s trends in tall building design. Notably, 2017 proved to be the most geographically diverse year in history for tall buildings, with 69 cities across 23 countries completing new towers, an significant increase from 54 cities and 18 countries in 2016. Of those numbers, 28 cities and 8 countries completed their new tallest building.

150 North Riverside / Goettsch Partners. Image © Nick Ulivieri PhotographyLotte World Tower; Seoul, South Korea / KPF. Image Courtesy of CTBUHPing An Finance Center; Shenzhen, China / KPF. Image Courtesy of CTBUHRaffles City Hangzhou; Hangzhou, China / UN Studio. Image © Hufton+Crow+ 27

Al Hilal Bank Office Tower / Goettsch Partners

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Public Safety Answering Center II / SOM

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Sowwah Square / Goettsch Partners

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  • Architects: Goettsch Partners
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  529400
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Novotech