China Will Have More Skyscrapers Than US
Beijing: China will surpass the US with most number of skyscrapers, or buildings more than 152 metres in height, in the next five years, according to a report.
China will have 802 such buildings by 2017, compared to 539 in the US. And in 10 years, the number of skyscrapers in China will reach 1,318, compared to 563 in the US.
Currently, the US tops the world with 533 skyscrapers, compared to 470 in China, the research organization MotianCity said in a report.
There are 332 such buildings under construction in China, with an additional 516 in the pipeline, the Shanghai Daily reported Monday.
In contrast, only six skyscrapers are under construction in the US at present, with another 24 in the planning stage.
The skyscrapers are set to rise not only in major cities like Shanghai and Beijing but also in second and third-tier cities.
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