2014 was year of skyscrapers: Report

31.01.2015
Four of the 200 metre-plus tall buildings completed last year were in the UAE — putting it in joint third place alongside Qatar in a ranking of countries building the most tall towers last year.

More skyscrapers were built in 2014 than in any other year, a new report has shown.

According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, developers completed 97 tall buildings of more than 200 metres in height last year.

The total beat the previous record of 81 completions of buildings in the same height category set in 2011. Four of the 200 metre-plus tall buildings completed last year were in the UAE — putting it in joint third place alongside Qatar in a ranking of countries building the most tall towers last year.

These included Abu Dhabi’s 381-metre World Trade Center Abu Dhabi — The Residences, which was the second-tallest building to complete worldwide in 2014.

The other building in the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Complex to complete in 2014, the 278-metre World Trade Center Abu Dhabi — The Offices, entered the charts at number 17.


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