Record-breaking Heights in Global Skyscraper Construction

This year saw completion of more buildings with a height of 200 m (656 ft) or greater than any previous year, says the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). According to its 2017 Tall Building Year in Review, 144 of these skyscrapers completed construction worldwide, which is up from 127 in 2016. This marks the fourth consecutive record-breaking year, with the global number of annual skyscraper-builds nearly doubling since 2013.

The data also presents 2017 as the most geographically diverse year, with 69 cities across 23 countries completing these skyscrapers (up from 54 cities across 18 countries in 2016). Twenty-eight of these cities and eight countries completed construction their tallest respective buildings.