Tall Building Construction Continues to Smash Records and Redefine Skylines
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recently released its annual report on tall building construction.
"The 144 buildings completed in 2017 beat every previous year on record, including the previous record high of 127 completions in 2016," according to a post on the CTBUH website. "This brings the total number of 200-meter-plus buildings in the world to 1,319, increasing 12.3% from 2016, marking a 402% increase from the year 2000, when only 263 existed."
The post contains a large collection of interactive infographics to break down the data—for instance, graphs on completions by country, world's 100 tallest by location, and completions by material. Here's the graph for completions by city, showing New York City as the only U.S. city competing with other cities around the world in tall construction, but click through to the original source for more.