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Global tall building completion height by select city 2019

There were 15 tall buildings (200 meters and over) completed in Shenzhen, China in 2019, with a combined height of 3,539 meters. China completed by far the most tall buildings in the world, dwarfing other countries like the United States and United Arab Emirates, which completed fewer skyscrapers in comparison.

Height of tall building completions worldwide in 2019, by select city

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January 2020



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Supplementary notes

Tall buildings refer to buildings 200 meters or taller.
Two or fewer tall buildings 200 meters or taller in height were also completed during 2019 in these cities: Algiers, Austin, Balneario Camboriu, Beijing, Bogota, Boston, Brisbane, Calgary, Changsha, Chicago, Colombo, Dalian, Edmonton, Fuzhou, Guiyang, Huizhou, Istanbul, Jakarta, Jinan, Kaohsiung, Kolkata, Kunming, Kuwait City, Makati, Mandaluyong, Melbourne, Mexico City, Nanning, Pasig, Riyadh, Sandton, Shanghai, St. Petersburg, Suzhou, Taguig City, Tianjin, Tokyo, Wuhan, Wuxi, and Zhongshan.

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