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China builds 84 skyscrapers in 2016, breaking its previous records | Updated: 2017-01-16 09:26

China builds more skyscrapers than any country in the world in 2016, building 84 of the total 128 skyscrapers completed last year. That's more than double the next ten countries combined, according to a year-end report from the US-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).

The 84 new skyscrapers is a new personal record for China, as it shattered its own previous world record of 68 skyscrapers built in 2015. However, this is the ninth year in a row that China has led the world in skyscraper-building.

China also built the tallest two skyscrapers of 2016. In fact, China built 14 of the top 20 tallest buildings completed last year.

The Guangzhou CTF Finance Center came in first place as 2016's tallest completed skyscraper at 530 meters tall. The building boasts an impressive 111 floors, and the fastest elevator in the world. The second-highest building completed last year is north China's Eton Place Dalian Tower 1, standing at 383 meters tall, it is located in Dalian city, Liaoning province.

According to the report, the United States came in second with seven skyscrapers completed which is four less than the number of skyscrapers built in 2016 in the city of Shenzhen alone. South Korea placed third, building six skyscrapers.

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