Last year was a record year for skyscrapers. According to the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) via CNN, 144 buildings standing 656 feet or taller were completed. Despite this boom, the tallest buildings are yet to come.[slideshow:104148]
A new building in NYC is set to become the second-tallest in America, behind One World Trade Center, while another skyscraper under construction is set to overtake Dubai’s Burj Khalifa as the tallest building in the world.
With developing Asian business centers looking to assert their global influence, bigger and bigger towers are being built in countries such as United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and especially China, where four skyscrapers are currently under construction that will rank among the top 25 tallest in the world upon completion.
Read on to discover where 15 of the most jaw-dropping mega-tall structures are being constructed.