China's Building Boom Makes 2016 a Record-Breaking Year for Skyscrapers

  • 2017-01-17
  • Dezeen

A chart-busting 128 skyscrapers over 200 metres tall were completed last year, 84 of which were in China, according to the latest industry research.

The annual report from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has revealed that the number of skyscrapers is greater than ever before – making it the third record-breaking year in a row.

The total of 128 is a significant increase from 2015, when just 106 buildings over 200 metres high were completed, and brings the total number of these structures worldwide up to 1,168.

But China was by far the most active country for skyscraper construction in 2016, responsible for 84 – two thirds of the entire worldwide total. This includes the tallest building of the year, the 530-metre-high Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre.