Findings from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) annual report show that 106 buildings taller than 200 meters (656 feet) were completed last year—the most ever. Upping the ante, 13 supertalls (defined by CTBUH as buildings at least 300 meters tall) were completed in 2015, yet another milestone.
By CTBUH’s estimate, the combined height of these buildings comes to 25,926 meters—just over 16-miles worth of skyscraper. Not surprisingly, more than three-quarters of these towers were completed in Asia. China alone completed more than half of them. Even North Korea hopped on the bandwagon, completing its first tall building, the Mirae Scientists Street Residential Tower last year.
The tallest building completed in 2015 was Gensler’s Shanghai Tower, clocking in at 632 meters (2,073 feet), making it the world’s second-tallest building after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Check out CTBUH’s interactive data page here.