Record number of high-rises completed construction in 2014

February 16, 2015 Laura McDaniel

In 2014, contractors the world over completed construction of 97 buildings at least 200 meters tall, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The previous record, set in 2011, was 81 completions. Of these, 11 supertalls, defined by CTBUH as 300 m or taller, finished up last year. Since 2010, builders have completed 46 supertalls. There are 935 buildings 200 m or taller in the world. This is a 352% increase since 2000, when there were only 266.At 541 m, the tallest building to open last year was One World Trade Center.

Meanwhile, Suffolk Construction began work this month on a 213-m-tall hotel in Boston. If finished in 2017, it would rank as the city's third-tallest, after the 241-m Hancock Place and the 229-m Prudential Tower.

Source: ENR Construction

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