The crazy amount of tall and super-tall buildings being built around the world today can be hard to track. With One World Trade Center in New York opening for business this year, there are now seven buildings that have overtaken the former tallest, the Petronas Towers, in the last 10 years. Making sense of this height race can be overwhelming.
A new infographic attempts to elucidate this construction free-for-all. Compiled by Control Surveys, "The World's Tallest Buildings" shows the nine tallest towers in the world, along with their heights, costs, floors, completion dates, locations, and amount of years it took to complete.
Image courtesy Control Surveys
The graphic shines a light on the stats behind the Burj Khalifa, Shanghai Tower, Makkah Royal Clock Tower, One World Trade Center, CTF Finance Centre, Taipei 101, Shanghai World Financial Center, International Commerce Centre, Petronas Towers, and Zifeng Tower, illustrating how uneven the recent boom in skyscrapers has been, with most in Asia.
Burj Khalifa in Dubai
However, there are currently nearly 20 buildings under construction that will obliterate this list by the year 2020, as we continue to witness an unprecedented boom in skyscraper fever. The Kingdom Tower will eclipse all of the list when completed in 2019. Get more details on that project here.