The Skyscraper Museum is devoted to the study of high-rise building, past, present, and future. The Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence. This site will look better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.
GEOGRAPHY OF THE SUPERTALL
The new geography of the supertall is centered in Asia. Twenty-two projects in the exhibition are in China-counting two in Hong Kong-of which nine are completed. Taipei 101 in Taiwan and the twin Petronas Towers in Malaysia are former holders of the title of world's tallest building. Four supertalls are planned or under construction in South Korea.
When the Museum created the first Supertall Survey in 2007, there were eleven supertalls projected across the Middle East. Today, seven have been completed-five in Dubai-and four new towers are under way, totaling eleven on this globe.
One supertall is currently under construction in India, in Mumbai. One is planned for Jakarta, Indonesia. Russia is represented by two buildings in Moscow.
North America has two supertall cities, New York and Chicago, with a total of five buildings, although they are not shown on this hemisphere.
The tallest TV and observation towers are also included on the globe: Tokyo Sky Tree at 634 m; Canton Tower in Guangzhou at 600 m; and the 468 m Oriental Pearl in Shanghai.