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Top 10 Global Skyscrapers Rating Of 2015 Featured

05 January 2015
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With the number of formally tall building doubling over the following couple of years, it's expected to jump from two to 10 by 2020. Indeed, next year alone 10 new skyscrapers of at least 1,110 feet (338 meters) will probably be accomplished. The following record is founded based on information from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the world's leading recognized authority on skyscraper construction. Here's a look at the 10 tallest skyscrapers anticipated to complete around the world this year. They are 2015′s tallest buildings.

1. Shanghai Tower, China - 2,073 feet (632 meters)

Shanghai Tower

Shanghai Tower by Gensler: On track to turn out to be the world's tallest building, Gensler's Shanghai Tower has already topped out at a height of 632 metres, surpassed only by the 828-metre Burj Khalifa in Dubai. It is the tallest structure ever built in China and features a twisted form generated after a series of wind-tunnel tests. It will offer an observation deck on the 124th floor when it opens later this year.

Floors:: 128

Global ranking upon completion:: 3rd tallest

Interesting fact:: The topped off construction site is a favorite target of so-called “roof-toppers,” daredevils who scale tall buildings without safety equipment for fun.

2. Wuhan Center in Wuhan, China — 1,437 feet (438 meters)

Wuhan Center

Floors:: 88

Global ranking upon completion:: 19th tallest

Interesting fact:: The tower’s aerodynamic shape was designed to reduce wind resistance and the vortex action that builds up around super-tall towers.

3. Marina 101, UAE - 1,399 feet (426 meters)

Marina 101

Marina 101, United Arab Emirates, by National Engineering Bureau : The Marina 101 tower in Dubai is set to become the second-tallest building in Dubai, with a height of 426.5 metres. The lower portion of the 101-storey tower will house the Middle East's first Hard Rock Hotel, while the upper levels will accommodate 420 one and two-bedroom holiday apartments and a restaurant with panoramic views of the city.

Floors:: 101

Global ranking upon completion:: 21st tallest

Interesting fact:: Construction on Marina 101, Dubai’s second tallest tower, originally began in 2006 but was stalled due to the global financial crisis. The project will finally be completed in the early part of 2015.

4. 432 Park Avenue, USA - 1,397 feet (426 meters)

432 Park Avenue

432 Park Avenue, United States, by Rafael Vinoly Architects and SLCE Architects: Rafael Viñoly hit the headlines for the wrong reasons, so the architect will be hoping for a greater response to his super-skinny 425-metre building completing this year in New York. Understood to be the tallest all-residential building in the world, 432 Park Avenue will offer 104 luxury residences, alongside facilities that include a private swimming pool, library and cinema screening room.

Floors:: 85

Global ranking upon completion:: 22nd tallest

Interesting fact:: As it has already been topped off, 432 Park Avenue is the tallest building in the the Western Hemisphere. The building’s most expensive unit on the market, Penthouse 94, is a full-floor, 8,255-square-foot six-bedroom with a $82.5 million price tag. That’s $9,994 per square foot.

5. Capital Market Authority Tower, Saudi Arabia - 1,263 feet (385 meters)

Capital Market Authority Tower

Capital Market Authority Tower, Saudi Arabia, by HOK and Omrania & Associates : With a height of 385 metres, this office tower by HOK and Omrania & Associates will become the tallest building in Saudi Arabia's capital city, Riyadh. The 76-storey CMA Tower is the highest of the five structures at the plaza of the King Abdullah Financial District, which will also boast a metro station designed by Zaha Hadid. An external skin of fins, gantries and perforated panels will shade the building from the desert sun.

Floors:: 79

Global ranking upon completion:: 34th tallest

Interesting fact:: The tower’s external layer of fins, gantries and perforated panels are there to shade the building from the unrelenting desert sun.

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