We Colonize the Sky, More than Ever

We Colonize the Sky, More than Ever
Dubai | Wallpaper Abyss

We just can’t stop colonizing the skies. A new reportWE shows that for the second year in a row, humans erected more skyscrapers than in any previous year.

According to the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, in 2015 we set a record for the most completed buildings that tower 200 meters or taller. With 106 new buildings completed, that’s more than any year before that, says the council. Even more are expected in 2016.

(Courtesy Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat)
(Courtesy Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat)

For the eighth year in a row, China was far and away the biggest builder, with 62 newly finished buildings. Indonesia came in second, with nine completed skyscrapers.

Sahid Sudirman Center | Wallpaperchimp
Sahid Sudirman Center | Wallpaperchimp

Jakarta was the city with the most new tall buildings, including the Sahid Sudirman Center, an office building 258 meters tall.

Keterangan Gambar (© Pemilik Gambar)

The tallest of the new structures, China’s Shanghai Tower, was finished in late 2015. Standing at 632 meters with a whopping 128 stories, it’s now the second tallest building in the world, after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.

432 Park Avenue, New York | The New York Times
432 Park Avenue, New York | The New York Times

The second tallest in 2015 was New York’s 432 Park Avenue, the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere, at 425.5 meters.

See the tallest 20 completed in the year, by height.

RankBuildingCityHeight (m)
1Shanghai TowerShanghai632
2432 Park AvenueNew York City426
3OKO – Residential TowerMoscow354
4Forum 66 Tower 1Shenyang351
5ADNOC HeadquartersAbu Dhabi342
6Chongqing World Financial CenterChongqing339
7Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre Tower 1Nanjing315
8Fortune CenterGuangzhou309
9Stalnaya VershinaMoscow309
10Diwang International Fortune CenterLiuzhou303
11Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 1Nanchang303
11Jiangxi Nanchang Greenland Central Plaza 2Nanchang303
13Greenland Puli CenterJinan301
14Ilham TowerKuala Lumpur298
15Xiamen Shimao Straits Tower BXiamen295
16Kaisa CenterHuizhou288
17D1 TowerDubai284
18City of Lights C1 TowerAbu Dhabi282
19Al Hekma TowerDubai282
20Eton Place Dalian Tower 2Dalian279

This article was first published in Quartz in January 2016

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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