Interesting Tall Building / Urban Facts & Data
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A Year in Review: Trends of 2011
Skyscraper Completion Reaches New High for Fifth Year Running

In January of each year, CTBUH publishes a review of tall building construction and statistics from the previous year. The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a given year.

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
The projected world’s tallest 20 skyscrapers in the year 2020

Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters (around 2,000 feet) – that’s twice the height of the Eiffel Tower.

Tall Buildings and Population: Global Study

Currently there are 634 buildings over 200 meters tall globally, existing in 32 countries across the world. Continental Asia now contains over 63% of these buildings. This study shows the tallest building in each of these countries, the average height and age of the ten tallest in each country, the number of million inhabitants per 200m+ building in each country, and the percentage share of the global total of 200m+ buildings and population.

Tall Buildings over 200 and 300 Meters: Global Study

Despite the impact of the economic downturn, the number of 200-meter+ buildings completed globally per year is set to continue the large growth of recent years, largely due to the completion of projects in Asia.
As these statistics on the global number of 200m+ (and 300m+) buildings built each year since 1960 shows, we have heralded each year since 2007 as “the most successful year of skyscraper completion” in pure numeric terms.

Recent Global Trends in Tall Buildings: Location, Function & Structural Material

The world of tall buildings has changed fundamentally over the past decade or two, with a number of trends now evident. These trends are in addition to the simple trends of more, and taller, buildings being constructed and demonstrate fundamental shifts in predominant location (from North America to Asia/Middle East), function (from Office to Mixed-use/Residential) and materials (from Steel to Concrete/Composite).



Eighty Asian Icons

The congress website banner includes a skyline comprising 80 iconic skyscrapers located in Asia, including current proposals, towers under construction, and classic towers that were completed in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s. See this list and find out more information on each building by following building links to the CTBUH Tall Buildings Database.


Asia Cities

The congress website banner background text contains continental Asian cities with an urban area population of three million or more, as well as other key Asian cities with a significant tall building presence. See this list and find out more information on the tall buildings in each city by following building links to the CTBUH Tall Buildings Database.


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