Number of Chinese skyscrapers sky high

08:50, June 09, 2011      

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According to reports by Voice of China, the "2011 China Cities of Skyscrapers List," a city competitiveness study report based on the number of skyscrapers, was published in Shanghai few days ago. Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen are rank among the top three.

Currently in China, there are more than 200 skyscrapers under construction. Five of the top 10 tallest buildings in the world are in China: except for the world’s tallest building, the 828-meter-high Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the second, third, fourth, seventh and ninth tallest buildings are located in Chinese Taipei, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, respectively.

In the coming three years in China, there will be a new skyscraper constructed in every five days. Such being the case, five years later the total number of skyscrapers in China will outnumber 800, four times of the amount currently in the United States. Some experts warn that China's skyscraper market faces excessive investment risk.

By People's Daily Online

 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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