In the 21st century, the emerging metropolises of the world are competing and even surpassing the great cities of the West when it comes to vertical architecture. The skyline of metropolises like Istanbul, Beijing, Dubai and Shanghai are all growing at astronomical rates, with economic development in those cities financing ever higher and more modern   Read More …

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Skyscraper video featuring the tallest buildings in the world, completed and currently under construction. Height criteria from CTBUH’s first method. Three buildings were consciously omitted from the video: 1. Federation Tower (Russia) for having its “spire” as a seemingly separate structure. 2. Pentominium (Dubai) for having a low likeliness of being completed in its original   Read More …

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This article was written in 2011, but it still rings true today. A short excerpt: For Americans fretting over U.S. decline, here’s another thump to the ego: the nation’s mightiest skyscrapers will soon be bested by towers in cities you’ve probably never heard of. Consider all the hype surrounding One World Trade Center. When it’s   Read More …

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Like the name says, this blog will be talking about skyscrapers and tall buildings, specific to the Asia-Pacific region. There are a lot of skyscrapers in the area. Some are well-known landmarks and others prefer to maintain a low-profile. Our purpose is to collate information about these skyscrapers and tall buildings and publish them here   Read More …

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