10 Tallest Buildings Under Construction
The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is a true engineering marvel. At 2,717 feet in height, it is by far the tallest building in the world. But that building will take in a few challenges soon, as this listing of the ten tallest buildings under construction shows.
Note: All totals are as of November 2019. The heights are based on what these buildings plan to look like when construction ends.
Jeddah Tower – 3,300 feet
The Jeddah Tower in the same city in Saudi Arabia will be the tallest in the world when finished in 2021. However, construction delays at the tower have placed its planned opening in jeopardy.
Tower M – 2,300 feet
Kuala Lumpur is already home to the Petronas Towers, two towers that were the tallest in the world when they were built in the late 1990s. Tower M will be the centre of a major project called the KLCC East Gate. The tower is not expected to be completed until 2035.
Merdeka PNB118 – 2,113 feet
Also in Kuala Lumpur, the Merdeka PNB118 tower gets its name from the number of stories in the property. There will be twelve stories reserved for a luxury hotel.
Evergrande International Finance Center T1 – 1,699 feet
The Evergrande tower in Hefei, China, would be the tallest building in the Anhui province. The tower will feature a bamboo-inspired design.
Central Park Tower – 1,550 feet
The Central Park Tower in New York will be the world’s tallest residential building when construction is complete in 2020. The building is on 57th Street in Manhattan near Columbus Circle and Central Park. A seven-story Nordstrom store will be on the bottom.
Chengdu Greenland Tower – 1,535 feet
The southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu will be home to this supertall building in 2020. The blue tone of the building’s body evokes the beauty of the nearby mountains.
Corporate Avenue 1 – 1,503 feet
The Chinese city of Chongqing will feature this building near the Yangtze River. Construction began in 2013, but it will not be fully complete until 2020.
Riverview Plaza – 1,430 feet
The Chinese city of Wuhan will be home to the Riverview Plaza tower. There will be more than forty elevators supporting the supertall building. There will also be a couple of underground stories all around.
Diamond Tower – 1,417 feet
The city of Jeddah will be home to one of the most intriguing architectural wonders in the world when the Diamond Tower is finished. The tower will feature a twist design that will twist a full 360 degrees along with its height. This would surpass Panama City’s F&F Tower for having the highest rotation among all twisted buildings. The F&F tower has a total rotation of 315 degrees, although that building is a little under 800 feet in height.
One Vanderbilt – 1,401 feet
New York City’s One Vanderbilt tower will be completed in 2020. The Midtown Manhattan building is on the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue.