Bye Bye 2016 and Thank You for these Ten New Supertalls

Bye Bye 2016 and Thank You for these Ten New Supertalls

Okay, so you have a rough time pointing out cities like Guangzhou, Dalian, Chongqing and Kunming on a blind mind of China. No worries, you are not alone. However, now would be a good time to start dropping some pins on your mental map as these are the places that lead the chart of the tallest newest skyscrapers.

2016 has produced ten supertalls, including one twin-tower project and all but two can be found in the Land of the Rising Cities. Here is how 2016 compares to other years

2014 2015 2016 2017
height of the #1 541 632 530 599
height of the #10 300 303 304 368
total height of the top 10 3,421 3,680 3,492 12,418
# new supertalls 14 11 10 35

Yes, 2017 promises to be some prolific year for the supertall!

Without further ado, let’s see what the Year of the Monkey has brought us.

1. Chow Tai Fook Finance Centre • Guangzhou • 530 meter • 111 floors • more

credit: Kevin Ho at Flickr

2. Eton Place • Dalian • 383 meter • 80 floors

Downtown #Dalian #China view from the Bohai Pearl Hotel. #obievip #obievip_china #obievip_skyline

3. Vostok Tower (Federation Towers) • Moscow • 374 meter • 95 floors • more
Originally a 450-meter tall spire was planned in between the two towers which make up the Federation Towers. Now completed is the Vostok (East) one, after its construction was suspended earlier in 2008.

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4. Modern City • Tianjin • 338 meter • 65 floors • more

5. Global City Square • Guangzhou • 319 meter • 67 floors • more
This one looks actually small standing next to the CTF Finance Centre but a top 5 building for 2016 it is nonetheless.

6. Chongqing International Finance Square • Chongqing • 316 meter • 62 floors • more

7. MahaNakhon • Bangkok • 314 meter • 75 floors • more
arguably the most anticipated supertall of 2016

MahaNakhon

8 & 9. Wanda Plaza • Kunming • 307 meter • 67 floors • more

Kunming

10. Chang Fu Jin Mao Tower • Shenzhen • 304 meter • 68 floors • more

The top eight has been lined up in a tournament bracket to find out which one the skyscraper fans think is the best supertall of 2016.

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