Skyscrapers set to be completed this year.


It has been quite some time since I previously written a post on skyscrapers, my favourite subject in architecture. By now, I think there is still no alteration to the list of world’s current top 10 tallest buildings. However, by end of this year, the list has to be updated as there will be few newly completed supertalls this year that will make it to the proud ranking. (Beware: The following images will take your breath away especially when you click for the full size version)

Shanghai Tower – 632 metres, 121 floors, Shanghai, China.

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One World Trade Center – 541 metres, New York City, United States.

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Dream Dubai Marina – 432 metres, 101 floors, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Capital Market Authority Headquarters – 400 metres, 77 floors, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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These four buildings above (each standing above towering 400 metres high) would be easily in top 20 tallest once completed. For my city, Kuala Lumpur, currently the tallest building under-construction is the 343 metres high Four Seasons Place besides the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. But it is in very slow progress and is no where near completion. The next tallest building under-construction in the city shall be the 300 metres tall Ilham Baru Tower. This one is now rising quite fast, and approximately left 1/3 before topping out. It should be completed by end of this year or early next year. You can see this tower’s construction below. It has design similar to Hong Kong’s Bank of China Tower.

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Wonderful images. That’s it for today.

 

(Images in this post are from skyscrapercity forum website pages)

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