This year saw completion of more buildings with a height of 200 m (656 ft) or greater than any previous year, says the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). According to its 2017 Tall Building Year in Review, 144 of these skyscrapers completed construction worldwide, which is up from 127 in 2016. This marks the fourth consecutive record-breaking year, with the global number of annual skyscraper-builds nearly doubling since 2013.
The American Architecture Prize (AAP) has announced its 2017 winners, recognizing innovative and creative projects from around the world. Three firms were recognized with top honors in the design categories of architectural, interior, and landscape.
Earlier this year, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) collaborated with Guinness World Records to identify China’s Shanghai Tower as the commercial building with the fastest elevator speeds and longest vertical runs.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced the world’s second tallest building, Shanghai Tower in China, achieves Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum for Core and Shell (CS).