2015- Year of the Skyscrapers

In 2014 we saw the completion of One World Trade Center in New York City, but 2015 will be mark the completion of an even bigger building and many other huge skyscrapers.  It will be amazing to see their completion, some of them in fast developing cities in Asia and the Middle East. Here is a list of the top 5 tallest skyscrapers set to be completed in the upcoming year and a sneak peak of a mega-skyscraper coming in 2019.

  • Coming in at number 5 is the Capital Market Authority (CMA) Tower in Riyadh Saudi Arabia,. This skyscraper will stand at  1263 ft (385 m) and will, for a short time, be known as the second tallest skyscraper in the Saudi Arabia. The tallest skyscraper currently in Saudi Arabia is the Clock Royal Tower which stands in the holy city of Mecca, in the center of the country. However this won’t be the tallest building for long, read on if you want to find out what will. This CMA Tower will will be located in the new King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh and will house almost 2 million square feet in office space. It has a unique shape with no vertical columns, instead they sweep in and out with the faceted curtain wall.

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  • Number 4 is the lone American skyscraper on our list and comes from the American skyscraper capital, New York City. 432 Park Avenue is located in midtown Manhattan and once completed, will stand at 1,396 feet (426 meters). It will be a residential building, the second highest in the world and will contain 84 floors. The condominium units will range from a small 350 square foot studio to a a 6 bedroom penthouse that is already valued at $95 million. Building designer  Rafael Viñoly described the architecture as "the purest geometric form: the square," and this massive square will quickly become a a centerpiece of high rise luxury in 2015. One World Trade Center in New York City, but 2015 will be mark the completion of an even bigger building and many other huge skyscrapers.  It will be amazing to see their completion, some of them in fast developing cities in Asia and the Middle East. Here is a list of the top 5 tallest skyscrapers set to be completed in the upcoming year and a sneak peak of a mega-skyscraper coming in 2019.
    • Coming in at number 5 is the Capital Market Authority (CMA) Tower in Riyadh Saudi Arabia,. This skyscraper will stand at  1263 ft (385 m) and will, for a short time, be known as the second tallest skyscraper in the Saudi Arabia. The tallest skyscraper currently in Saudi Arabia is the Clock Royal Tower which stands in the holy city of Mecca, in the center of the country. However this won’t be the tallest building for long, read on if you want to find out what will. This CMA Tower will will be located in the new King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh and will house almost 2 million square feet in office space. It has a unique shape with no vertical columns, instead they sweep in and out with the faceted curtain wall.
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  • For number 3, we move back to the Arabian peninsula in the ever-expanding city of Dubai. This new skyscraper will be known as Marina 101 and will be just a meter taller than 432 Park Avenue, standing at 1,417 feet (432 meters). This new tower will be the tallest residential building on earth. The first 33 floors of the building will house a 281 room Hard Rock Hotel and floors 34-100 will be residential. The 101st floor, where the building derives its name will feature a lounge restaurant and Hard Rock, Rock Shop.

One World Trade Center in New York City, but 2015 will be mark the completion of an even bigger building and many other huge skyscrapers.  It will be amazing to see their completion, some of them in fast developing cities in Asia and the Middle East. Here is a list of the top 5 tallest skyscrapers set to be completed in the upcoming year and a sneak peak of a mega-skyscraper coming in 2019.

  • Coming in at number 5 is the Capital Market Authority (CMA) Tower in Riyadh Saudi Arabia,. This skyscraper will stand at  1263 ft (385 m) and will, for a short time, be known as the second tallest skyscraper in the Saudi Arabia. The tallest skyscraper currently in Saudi Arabia is the Clock Royal Tower which stands in the holy city of Mecca, in the center of the country. However this won’t be the tallest building for long, read on if you want to find out what will. This CMA Tower will will be located in the new King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh and will house almost 2 million square feet in office space. It has a unique shape with no vertical columns, instead they sweep in and out with the faceted curtain wall.

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  • Number 2 is in another rapidly growing city, this time in Wuhan, China. The Wuhan Center as it will be known, will be the first building in central China to exceed 400 meters and top out at a height of 438 meters or 1,473 feet. The 88 floor building has an aerodynamic shape with a beautiful look and was designed to reduce wind resistance.  Wuhan is also slated to have several other massive skyscrapers by the ends of the decade and the Wuhan Center won’t be Wuhan’s tallest for long.

One World Trade Center in New York City, but 2015 will be mark the completion of an even bigger building and many other huge skyscrapers.  It will be amazing to see their completion, some of them in fast developing cities in Asia and the Middle East. Here is a list of the top 5 tallest skyscrapers set to be completed in the upcoming year and a sneak peak of a mega-skyscraper coming in 2019.

  • Coming in at number 5 is the Capital Market Authority (CMA) Tower in Riyadh Saudi Arabia,. This skyscraper will stand at  1263 ft (385 m) and will, for a short time, be known as the second tallest skyscraper in the Saudi Arabia. The tallest skyscraper currently in Saudi Arabia is the Clock Royal Tower which stands in the holy city of Mecca, in the center of the country. However this won’t be the tallest building for long, read on if you want to find out what will. This CMA Tower will will be located in the new King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh and will house almost 2 million square feet in office space. It has a unique shape with no vertical columns, instead they sweep in and out with the faceted curtain wall.

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  • Finally, the largest building scheduled to be completed in 2015 is the Shanghai Tower, also in China.  At 2,073 feet (632 meters) and with 121 stories it will dominate Shanghai's skyline. Once completed, it will be the second tallest building in the world and will house the highest hotel in the world, the 320 room Four Seasons which will be on floors 84-110. The building also holds the world record for the furthest travelling single elevator at 1,896 feet (578 meters) and will have parking space for over 1,800 vehicles!

One World Trade Center in New York City, but 2015 will be mark the completion of an even bigger building and many other huge skyscrapers.  It will be amazing to see their completion, some of them in fast developing cities in Asia and the Middle East. Here is a list of the top 5 tallest skyscrapers set to be completed in the upcoming year and a sneak peak of a mega-skyscraper coming in 2019.

  • Coming in at number 5 is the Capital Market Authority (CMA) Tower in Riyadh Saudi Arabia,. This skyscraper will stand at  1263 ft (385 m) and will, for a short time, be known as the second tallest skyscraper in the Saudi Arabia. The tallest skyscraper currently in Saudi Arabia is the Clock Royal Tower which stands in the holy city of Mecca, in the center of the country. However this won’t be the tallest building for long, read on if you want to find out what will. This CMA Tower will will be located in the new King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh and will house almost 2 million square feet in office space. It has a unique shape with no vertical columns, instead they sweep in and out with the faceted curtain wall.

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  So, as you can see, 2015 could be known as the year of the skyscrapers but it may eventually lose that title to 2019,  the year that the Kingdom Tower is set to be completed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It will be much taller than the Burj Khalifah in Dubai, which currently stands as the world's tallest building, and construction on the Kingdom Tower began in April 2013.This mega-skyscraper will be the first human made structure to reach the 1km height mark, equal to about 0.6 miles. The truth is, that the exact height is being kept a secret, developers have only said it will be taller than a kilometer. To put that in perspective, it would take the average person over 13 minutes just to walk the length of the building, and a much, much longer time to climb all those stairs. One World Trade Center in New York City, but 2015 will be mark the completion of an even bigger building and many other huge skyscrapers.  It will be amazing to see their completion, some of them in fast developing cities in Asia and the Middle East. Here is a list of the top 5 tallest skyscrapers set to be completed in the upcoming year and a sneak peak of a mega-skyscraper coming in 2019.

  • Coming in at number 5 is the Capital Market Authority (CMA) Tower in Riyadh Saudi Arabia,. This skyscraper will stand at  1263 ft (385 m) and will, for a short time, be known as the second tallest skyscraper in the Saudi Arabia. The tallest skyscraper currently in Saudi Arabia is the Clock Royal Tower which stands in the holy city of Mecca, in the center of the country. However this won’t be the tallest building for long, read on if you want to find out what will. This CMA Tower will will be located in the new King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh and will house almost 2 million square feet in office space. It has a unique shape with no vertical columns, instead they sweep in and out with the faceted curtain wall.

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