Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Tall Buildings in Numbers
The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall
November 2018
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The Middle East region recently hosted its first CTBUH Conference since 2008. In that year, there were 119 completed buildings of 150 meters or greater height. Ten years later, there are now 387 such buildings either completed or topped out (with expected 2018 completion), meaning an average of nearly 27 were constructed each year in the region during that decade. As this study will show, however, the growth is not evenly distributed nor especially correlated to overall population, or to density. The dynamics, and the reasons for high-rise construction in the region, are as diverse as the nations that comprise it.

The Middle East: 30+ Years of Building Tall

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Timeline of Skyscraper Completion in the Middle East
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Future 10 Tallest Buildings in the Middle East

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