6 skyscrapers (beyond 400m high) that have architecturally topped-out and ready to climb to the ranking of the world’s tallest buildings.
Many buildings constructed nowadays are mostly very high due to the worldwide interest on building tall as the trend helps to maximize the limited land space available especially in dense and highly-populated cities. However, till now, there are still not many buildings that cross the 400-metres mark in height. Till now, there is only about 18 buildings across the world that managed to cross that milestone. However, by next year, we would see at least 6 additional skyscrapers which would accomplish that too and be part of the official ranking of the world’s tallest completed buildings.
This means that these 6 buildings which are still under construction now have had already topped-out architecturally. Topped out means that the building has reached its final height but are still not completed in construction yet. These are the 6 buildings:
Ping An Finance Center, 599 metres, 115 floors, Shenzhen, China.
Goldin Finance 117, 596.5 metres, 128 floors, Tianjin, China.
Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, 530 metres, 111 floors, Guangzhou, China.
Wuhan Center Tower, 438 metres, 88 floors, Wuhan, China.
Marina 101, 426.5 metres, 101 floors, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
432 Park Avenue, 425.5 metres, 85 floors, New York City, United States of America.
These extremely tall buildings are all nearing completion. Out of the 6 buildings mentioned above, the first four tallest are all in China. China is in full force now not only in their emerging global power in economy but also in constructing supertall buildings. Few years later, the country is definitely going to dominate the world’s tallest list (in fact, now, they already did). China is big and we observed many emerging cities like Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, Nanjing and Chongqing building skyscrapers aside from their already popular massive urban centres like Hong Kong and Shanghai.
(Images in this post are from forum webpages in skyscrapercity.com)