Skyscraper completions hit new high

A record number of skyscrapers were completed worldwide in 2017, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

More buildings of 200m or taller were completed in 2017 than in any other year, with a total of 144 topping out, marking the fourth consecutive record-breaking year, according to the CTBUH's 2017 Tall buildings Year in Review report.

As expected, much of the growth in tall buildings was in the Far East, with China way out ahead. The city of Shenzhen, directly north