A List Of The Tallest Buildings In The World At The Moment

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China’s landscape has undergone a drastic overhaul thanks to the construction of 88 of the world’s tallest buildings in 2018 – buildings 200metres high and over.

In 2018 there were 143 buildings of 200 metres or more were built and 18 buildings constructed were over 300 metres high.

There are currently 1478 buildings 200 metres or more across the globe, with 88 of those buildings being completed by China in 2018.

The USA constructed the second most number of tall buildings in 2018 with 13 buildings constructed.

Dubai still holds the record for the tallest building – The Burj Khalifa at 828 metres.

The second tallest building is the Shanghai Tower standing at 632 metres with theMakkah Royal Clock Tower standing at 601 metres high.

Source: https://thenewdaily.com.au/money/property/2018/12/20/worlds-tallest-buildings-2018/

Dubai Starts Construction on Tallest Building

Dubai is well known for having the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa and that’s not a title they’re ready to lose just yet. In fact the new world’s tallest building is under construction at Dubai Creek Harbour and is expected to be done by 2020.

The Tower as it has been named will be taller than 828 metres (2.700ft). Construction of the building will be cost around $1 billion and has been designed by Santiago Calatrava Valls, the man behind the World Trade Centre PATH Station.

The tower will boast a 360 degree observation deck which will provide visitors with an amazing panoramic view of the city.

 

Watch a 10 Story Building Erected in 2 Days

In this construction time-lapse video an Indian building firm constructs an entire 10 story building in just 48 hours.

In the past the construction industry in India has been plagued with stability and corruption issues, with a number of projects collapsing in the past few years. This particular project leaves me wondering if safety and stability were prioritised or whether we need to be worried about if this building will remain standing.

Let’s watch the video and find out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO8MAQQppaY

2016 is the Year for Super High Skyscrapers

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Construction taking place high above Melbourne.

As numerous reports have indicated there are a record number of skyscrapers on the books to be built this year.

According to a post on Dezeen.com 2016 is going to be the year of the skyscraper.

Most recently we heard that 110 skyscrapers over 100 metres had been planned for Melbourne, making it the city with the highest skyline in Australia, but internationally megatall skyscrapers are the latest building trend with each nation looking to outdo the next.

Over the next five years the number of skyscrapers over 600 metres is going to rise from three to seven. Would you like to work on one of these iconic buildings?

Read more at http://www.dezeen.com/2016/01/22/2016-megatall-skyscraper-era-council-tall-buildings-urban-habitat-ctbuh/

 

Glass Shortage Dramatically Slowing Down US Building Construction

When the recession hit the US in 2008 the construction industry was badly hit which resulted in the closure of at least 11 glass factories. When construction rebounded recently and began to boom, a serious glass shortage became evident.

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Architects and developers in the US are concerned about the shortage of glass for construction projects. And according to a post on Gizmodo.com.au there aren’t enough building products for skyscrapers and condos which are making up a large percentage of the construction projects in The US.

In fact the shortage is so serious that one real estate developer has opened their own glass manufacturing business – that’s one way to address a shortage.

Source: http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/09/theres-a-glass-shortage-and-its-dramatically-slowing-down-building-construction/

 

London Residents “Blown Away” by Latest Skyscraper

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The number of skyscrapers being built in most city centres around the globe are becoming more of a concern for the environment, and inhabitants of these cities.

The latest skyscraper edition to the London skyline is under fire for causing such heavy winds that people and signs have been blown away.

Now, after complaints from the public, the effects of the building under investigation. Read more about it here.