Hong Kong International Commerce Center
Dubai may have the world’s single tallest building, but China has most of the highest skyscrapers on earth. Completion this year of Hong Kong’s (484 m/1588 ft) International Commerce Center and Nanjing’s (450m/1476 ft.) Greenland Financial Center gives the People’s Republic of China 10 of the 16 tallest buildings in the world. The ten towers, located in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen are all over 367m/1205 ft. For comparison, the Willis (formerly Sears) tower in Chicago, America’s tallest building is 442m/1451 ft.
China has clearly taken the lead as the nation constructing the most ultra-tall skyscrapers in the world. The Asian continent is now the location of 16 of the world’s 20 tallest buildings (the US has the other 4).
The Ritz Carlton hotel will occupy the top 15 stories of the Hong Kong ICC, making it the world’s highest hotel, taking the current title from the Park Hyatt in the Shanghai World Financial Center (currently the world’s third tallest balding ). China isn’t through with building, it has another 4 skyscrapers currently under construction that will exceed 440 m/1443 ft.
Nanjing Greenland Financial Center