Skyscrapers continue to fill the worlds skies with their majestic statures. Horizontal space has become more and more a thing of the past, while going vertical continues to illuminate our future. According to a search carried out by the Allianz Group, more than 20 buildings in the world will reach 600 meters by 2020.
The tallest skyscrapers have been constructed in the past four years, within seven years the so-called super skyscrapers have tripled their presence, reaching 101 units.
The term super skyscraper refers to those which exceed 300 meters. The Alliance Group’s study reveals that the majority of such skyscrapers are located in big cities in the US.
Cities such as New York simply do not have the available space horizontally for new buildings, so up and away it is. For the most part, these high-rise skyscrapers are super luxurious, which attracts foreign investors. In Manhattan, for example, the tallest residential skyscraper in the western hemisphere has been recorded. It is located at 432 Park Avenue, at the corner of 56th street. Whilst it has yet to be completed, the units have already been reserved.
Moving our attention to Europe, London is the leading city for exceptionally tall skyscrapers. With an expected population of 10 million people by 2030, the city has no choice but to continue rising upwards to make way for new luxury apartments in London. Planning foresees the construction of almost 236 skyscrapers, 189 of which for residential use. There is also no harm in noting that with recent trends, it is worth keeping an eye out for the East.