Facts

Population

1,353,821,000 (2012)

Area

9,706,961 km²

3,747,858 mi²

Density

139.5 people per km²

361.2 people per mi²

GDP

$12.41 trillion (2012)

# of 150m+ buildings

2976 Completed • 876 Under Construction

First 150m+ Building

Tallest Building

Tallest City

Average Building Age

11 Years

Most Common Function*

Office (50%)

Most Common Material*

Concrete (63%)

Rankings

by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

#

1

Tallest Country in

the World

#

1

Tallest Country in

Asia

Buildings

Rank
Name
Status

Completed

Architecturally Topped Out

Structurally Topped Out

Under Construction

On Hold

Proposed

Vision

Never Completed

Demolished

Competition Entry

Canceled

Proposed Renovation

Under Renovation

Renovated

Under Demolition

Height

1

Shanghai Tower

632 m / 2,073 ft

2

Ping An Finance Center

599.1 m / 1,965 ft

3

Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

4

Tianjin CTF Finance Centre

530 m / 1,739 ft

5

CITIC Tower

527.7 m / 1,731 ft

6

TAIPEI 101

508 m / 1,667 ft

7

Greenland Jinmao International Financial Center

499.8 m / 1,640 ft

8

Suzhou Zhongnan Center

499.2 m / 1,638 ft

9

HeXi Yuzui Tower A

498.8 m / 1,636 ft

10

Fuyuan Zhongshan 108 IFC

498 m / 1,634 ft

CTBUH People & Events

SEA Chapter presents: The Future City - Reaching for the Skies

09 December 2021

CTBUH 2021 International Conference

08-12 November 2021

Videos

22 January 2021

Highlights - CTBUH China New Year Talk: Future City

Organized around the theme of the "future city," CTBUH held new year talk and Chinese book release in One Museum Place, Shanghai. The CTBUH China...

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Research

22 August 2022

Digital Design Strategies for Complex Buildings

Based on the digital design experience of the Beijing CBD Z6 Tower, this paper discusses the indispensable role digital technology plays in designing complex structures....

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Global News

16 September 2022

Fire Breaks Out in High-Rise Building in Changsha, China

A huge fire engulfed a skyscraper that’s believed to house China Telecom in the city of Changsha, according to the Chinese state media. It is...

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