Tallest building completions maintain momentum in 2018



The global clamour for tall buildings continued in 2018 as 143 buildings of more than 200 metres were completed down by four from the all-time record of 147 in 2017. This year also saw the completion of 18 “supertalls”, the largest number ever in a single year, these are buildings of at least 300 metres height. The report covers other statistical highlights of 2018 and predicts completions for 2019.

The past decade has seen an outburst in growth of tall building construction reaching an all-time record of 147 in 2017. The total number of 200-metre-and higher buildings in the world now stands at 1,478, a 141 percent increase from 614, in 2010 while the total sum of heights of all completions in 2018 alone was 35.2 kilometres.

China has been leading the world in the completion of tall buildings consecutively over the past four years and this year was no different with the tallest building to complete in 2018 being the 528-metre Citic Tower in Beijing. China’s previous record was set in 2016, with 86 buildings of 200 meters or higher and once again, surpassed its own record from last year, recording 14 completions. The United States took second place with 13 completions, up from 10 in 2017.

SOURCEEstateCloud Kenya.