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Skyscraper Construction Continues Record Breaking Pace

The new record for skyscrapers built in a year brakes the record set by the previous year. The record is expected to be set again next year.
January 24, 2016, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Dezeen shares news from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's (CTBUH) annual report on tall building construction. The news in skyscrapers is big: "A record-breaking total of 106 skyscrapers over 200 metres tall were completed in 2015, and even more are predicted for 2016," according to the report.

The previous record was 97 in 2014—and the recent building spree brings the worldwide total of skyscrapers to 1,040. The new total marks a "392 per cent increase from 2000, when the total was just 265."

The article shares a few of the key infographics from the report, and provides another fact from the report to provide context for what's described as a skyscraper surge: "As in previous years, Asia continues to dominate the list, particularly China. Excluding the Middle East, 81 of the year's 106 skyscrapers were located in Asia, 76 per cent of the total."

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Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Dezeen
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