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Date PostedJanuary 16, 2019

These Are The Tallest Buildings on the Planet Now

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When it comes to the world’s tallest buildings there’s one country that’s leading the race – China, having completed 88 buildings over 200 metres in 2018.

According to research by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 143 buildings of 200 metres or more have been constructed around the globe last year, down from 147 in the previous year.

There were 18 buildings constructed that were over 300 metres high – dubbed the “supertalls”.

The world now has a total of 1478 buildings 200metres or higher, a staggering 88 skyscrapers were completed by China in 2018 and 80 in 2017.

In second place with The U.S.A which constructed 13 tall buildings in 2018 and third was the United Arab Emirates with 10 skyscrapers constructed. Malaysia erected 7, Indonesia 5 and Thailand and South Korea constructed 3 each.

These are the world’s current tallest buildings

  1. The Burj Khalifa – 828 metres
  2. Shanghai Tower – 632 metres
  3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower – 601 metres
  4. Ping An Finance Centre – 599.1 metres
  5. Lotte World Tower- 554.5 metres
  6. One World Trade Centre – 541.3 metres
  7. CTF Finance Centre – 530 metres
  8. CITIC Tower – 528 metres
  9. Taipei 101 – 508 metres
  10. Shanghai World Financial Centre – 492 metres

Source: https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/property/2018/12/20/worlds-tallest-buildings-2018/

Peter Cutforth is a Director at Urban E-Learning, a global elearning and web strategy firm based in George St Brisbane. Peter's interests extend to training, safety and compliance, online marketing, and Mobile Apps.

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