I published an article in February 2013 which illustrated in pictures the top ten tallest buildings in the World at that moment in time. You can view the article from the following link: ‘10 Tallest Buildings in the World - In Pictures’. It is staggering to think that by 2020 only one of the ten buildings highlighted within that article will still remain in the top ten!
I thought that it would be interesting to show you (in pictures) how the 10 tallest buildings in the World will look in 2020 as detailed on the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), database. When you look at these images consider the fact that 2020 is only six years from now and demonstrates our human desire to stretch the boundaries of engineering and construction to a point where we can make what may appear to be impossible, into a reality.
The top 10 highest buildings in the World in 2020
Kingdom Tower - Jeddah - Saudi Arabia - 1000 Metres - 3281 Feet - 167 Floors - Estimated Completion - 2019
Sky City - Changsha - China - 838 Metres - 2749 Feet - 202 Floors - Estimated Completion - 2014
Number 3Burj Khalifa - Dubai - UAE - 828 Metres - 2717 Feet - 163 Floors - Completed 2010
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Suzhou Zhongnan Center - Suzhou - China - 700 Metres - 2297 Feet - 138 Floors - Estimated Completion - TBC
Ping An Finance Center - Shenzhen - China - 660 Metres - 2167 Feet - 115 Floors - Estimated Completion - 2016
Burj 2020 - Dubai - UAE - 660 Metres - 2167 Feet - 115 Floors - Estimated Completion - 2020
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'Construction of the world’s tallest commercial tower, Burj 2020, will begin in Dubai in 2015, the executive chairman of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority revealed.
Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem said that the project had been put out to tender, with the architect to be announced this year.
“Construction will start in 2015,” said Bin Sulayem, who was speaking at the Destination Dubai 2020 conference held at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai.He said that the building — which was first announced in July 2013 and named Burj 2020 after Dubai’s successful Expo 2020 bid was announced on 27 November — would be the world’s tallest single-use tower' Source: http://arabianindustry.com/Number 7