February 26, 2014
The February issue of Construction Headline News features the new change of city landscapes: skyscrapers. Since the end of the 2009 financial crisis, skyscraper construction has become a trend worldwide with China leading in 2013 with 37 tower projects. Known for having the world’s tallest building, Dubai adds on to their list with the completion of the JW Marriot Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2, the tallest building built last year. Toronto is leading North American development with 135 highrise buildings under construction and New York follows with 91 projects in the works.
The direction of skyscraper construction won’t be coming to a halt any time soon. By the year 2022, China is predicted to have over 1,300 skyscrapers, beating the United States’ projected amount of a little over a thousand. New Zealand is in the process of building their tallest building and is expected to be completed in 2020.
For more information about these trending towers and other news in construction check out this month’s issue of CHN.