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Shanghai 121 story 632 meter tower due to be completed in 2014
China usurps US in skyscrapers
The 121-storey Shanghai Tower is more than China’s next record-setting building: It is an economic lifeline for the elite club of skyscraper builders..

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The 121-story Shanghai Tower is more than China's next record-setting building - it is an economic lifeline for the elite club of skyscraper builders.

But in China, work on the 632-metre 2,074-foot Shanghai Tower, due to be completed in 2014, and dozens of other tall buildings is rushing ahead, powered by a buoyant economy and providing a steady stream of work to architects and engineers.

While the upcoming Shanghai Tower won’t be the world’s tallest super skyscraper, it will still be setting records. Estimated to tower over the Pudong skyline in 2014, Shanghai Tower will be 121 storeys or 632 meters high. That puts it in second place in the world behind the dizzyingly high Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

The US high-rise market is "pretty much dead", said Dan Winey, a managing director for Gensler, the Shanghai Tower's San Francisco-based architects. "For us, China in the next 10 to 15 years is going to be a huge market."

China has six of the world's 15 tallest buildings - compared with three for the United States, the skyscraper's birthplace - and is constructing more at a furious pace, defying worries about a possible real estate boom and bust.

Financial gloom has derailed plans for new towers in Chicago, Moscow, Dubai and other cities. India, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia all have ultra-tall towers under construction or on the drawing board. In the Gulf, Doha in Qatar and Dubai, site of the current record holder, the 163-story Burj Khalifa, each has three buildings among the 20 tallest under construction, though work on all but one of those has been suspended.

The shift is so drastic that North America’s share of the 100 tallest buildings will fall from 80 per cent in 1990 to just 18 per cent by 2012, according to Mr Wood. He said by then, 45 of the tallest will be in Asia, with 34 of those in China alone. “So 34 per cent of the 100 tallest buildings will be in a single country. That has only happened once before, and that was with the US,” he said.

"There are cities in China that most Western people have never heard of that have bigger populations and more tall buildings than half the prominent cities in the US," said Antony Wood, executive director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. In China, skyscrapers are going up in obscure locales such as Wenzhou, Wuhan and Jiangyin, a boomtown north of Shanghai.

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