The 100 tallest towers in the world for 2020 have been named—and two Australian towers have made the list.
For the first time since 2014, last year no building taller than 500m was completed.
China had the greatest number of tall completions, making up 53 per cent of the list while Dubai in the United Arab Emirates had the highest number of tall completions of any one city at 12.
The tallest building list for 2020 also welcomed an inclusion from Monterrey, Mexico—the T.Op Torre 1, the city’s first supertall tower, at 305m.
There were 106 towers above 200m added to skylines globally in 2020, down on 2019’s 133 completions and a predicted 150 completions for this year.
10. Hengqin International Finance Center
Located in Zhuhai, China, this building designed by Aedas “resembles a flood dragon” and was built for Zhuhai Shizimen Central Business District Development Holdings Co. The mixed-use development has a 138,158sq m gross floor area with 69 floors and is 338m.
9. Parc1 Tower I
Y22 Development’s tower in Seoul, South Korea, was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. This office building has 68 floors and is 338m.
8. Heartland 66 Office Tower
This tower in Wuhan, China was also designed by Aedas. It has 60 levels and is the second tallest in Wuhan at 339m.
7. Neva Towers 2
Renaissance Development’s two-tower residential development is in Moscow, Russia and its concept design was created by FXCollaborative. It has 79 floors and is 345m.
6. St. Regis Chicago
This building in Chicago, US was designed by Studio Gang for Magellan Development Group. The mixed-use tower has 101 floors and is 363m.
5. Shum Yip Upperhills Tower 1
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP designed this tower in Shenzen, China for Shum Yip Land Company Limited. It is the tallest in a complex of six towers with 80 levels split between office and hotel use. It measures 388m.
4. Guiyang International Financial Center T1
Zhongtian Finance’s tower is in Guiyang, China and was designed by the Architectural Design and Research Institute of South China University of Technology. The office and hotel has 79 floors and is 401m tall.
3. Nanning China Resources Tower
Goettsch Partners designed this tower in Nanning, China for China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited. It is the anchor tower for a mixed-use precinct created to expand the city’s centre. Inspired by crystalline forms it has 87 floors and is 403m.
2. One Vanderbilt
SL Green Realty Corp developed this tower, the third tallest in New York City, US. Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates designed the office tower next to the Grand Central Terminal. It has 59 floors and is 427m.
1. Central Park Tower
The second tallest tower in New York City and the US was created by Extell Development Company. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture designed the tower, the tallest residential building in the world, at Billionaires’ Row on 57th Street. The supertall skyscraper has 98 floors and is 472m.
Although Central Park Tower was first on the list, it’s completion date is set for 2021, according to the developers. It will house 179 homes as well as Nordstrom's flagship Manhattan store occupying seven storeys of the tower.