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China built the most skyscrapers in 2013 | 22 January 2014

The majority of tall towers built last year were constructed in China, according to a report by The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

The study revealed that 51 per cent of the skyscrapers – defined as a building that exceeded 200m in height – were located in China, occurring in 22 separate cities.

In contrast, architectsjournal.co.uk writes, only four were built in Europe. This tiny proportion included London’s The Shard, which measures 306m. Surprisingly, representation from the USA was even smaller; just one tower made it onto the list, 1717 Broadway.

The trend for skyscrapers is expected to continue in areas such as China, where the lack of development space has necessitated architects to find other solutions to the domestic housing crises – namely building upwards.

China may have completed the most skyscrapers, but it didn’t create the tallest building in 2013. That honour went to the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2, which stands at 355m.

The Council’s report also showed that with each passing year, the number of tall towers reaching completion stage increases, albeit only modestly. In 2013, reports i newspaper, 73 skyscrapers were opened – compared with 69 in 2012.

The activity is encouraging and suggests an end to the slump which had been experienced in the sector, which was noticeable between 2011 – 2012. Thirteen fewer buildings were finished between those years; a sign of the global recession.

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Qube Global Software. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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