Humans were fascinated with skyscrapers long before Superman jumped over one in a single bound. Here are forty of the world’s up and coming skyscrapers.
Beginning in Asia, there are several entries from China.
1. Shanghai Center/Tower, Shanghai, China
2. Kingkey Finance Center, Shenzhen, China
3. China 117 Tower, Tianjin, China
4. Guangzhou West Tower, Guangzhou, China
5. Nanjing Greenland Financial Center, Nanjing, China
6. International Commerce Center, Hong Kong, China
7. Busan Lotte Tower, Busan, South Korea
8. Four Seasons Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9. 151 Incheon Tower, Incheon South Korea
10. Central Park Residences, Jakarta, Indonesia
11. Sathorn Square Tower B, Bangkok, Thailand
12. One Rockwell West Tower, Makati, Philippines
Some of the largest buildings in the world will be built in the Middle East.
13. The Pentominium, Dubai, UAE
14. Abraj al-bait Towers, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
15. Dubai Towers, Doha, Qatar
16. Al-Hamra Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait
17. Sheikh Zayed Center, Lahore, Pakistan
18. The Centaurus, Islamabad, Pakistan
Skyscrapers are being built in Russia and European countries. The Shard is expected to be completed before the 2012 Olympics.
19. Mirax Plaza Tower A, Moscow, Russia
20. Federation Tower, Moscow, Russia
21. London Pinnacle, London, UK
22. The Shard, London, UK
23. Torre Puerto Triana, Sevilla, Spain
24. New Babylon – Tower 1, The Hague, Netherlands
25. Tower 185, Frankfurt, Germany
Several new buildings are being built in North and South America.
26. Claridge Plaza II, Ottawa, Canada
27. L Tower, Toronto, Canada
28. One World Trade Center, New York, USA
29. Carnegie 57, New York, US
30. MainPlace, Houston, TX
31. Waldorf Astoria, Chicago, Illinois
32. Great American Tower, Cincinnati, OH
33. Devon Energy Tower, Oklahoma City, OK
34. Torre Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico
35. Eco Berrini, Sao Paulo, Brazil
36. Central Bank of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait
37. Ocean Two, Panama City, Panama
The Portside is the first post-Apartheid skyscraper in South Africa.
38. Portside Tower, Cape Town, South Africa
There are some great proposals for Australia.
39. John Boyd Tower, Sydney, Australia