Shenzhen Completed More Skyscrapers in 2016 than Entire US

By Sky Gidge, January 13, 2017

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The city of Shenzhen completed more skyscrapers in 2016 than the United States and Australia combined.

Eleven skyscrapers were added to the city’s skyline in 2016, including the 304 meter tall Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre, which is the 92nd tallest building in the world with 68 floors.

The US and Australia, meanwhile, completed seven and two skyscrapers, respectively.

CFC-center.pngThe Shenzhen CFC Changfu Centre was completed in 2016.

The tally was published in the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat year in review, with buildings over 200 meters tall being counted as skyscrapers. 

That review has been turned into some snazzy graphics and charts by skyscrapercenter.com, which you can view here.


Combining the height of all 11 completed Shenzhen skyscrapers amounts to 2,607 meters of glass and steel, or more than three times the height of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. 



shenzhen-venture-capital-private-enterprise-tower.jpgThe VC&PE Tower was also finished in 2016.

Four of the top five cities with the most new skyscrapers are located in mainland China.

It’s nine years running that China has taken the crown of most completed, though the pace is likely to slow as demand for office space dips, a Quartz.com report recently pointed out

[Images via skyscrapercenter.com]

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