2015 IS LOOKING UP
This year brings a lineup of impressive skyscrapers to the world’s skylines
New York's One World Trade Center is now at 1,776 feet the tallest skyscraper in the United States, and the third tallest in the world. This spring when 432 Park Avenue opens in midtown Manhattan, the 1,396-foot residential skyscraper will become the second-tallest building in New York City. While there are considerably taller buildings already standing worldwide, 2015 nonetheless promises to be an impressive year for new skyscrapers. Here are the six other tallest debuting this year.
The 2,073-foot tower will be the tallest building in China and second tallest in the world, behind the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Its twisting form is not merely of aesthetic interest, but is designed to lessen the impact of winds from typhoons.
Billed as the world's tallest hotel, this 1,394-foot building in Dubai will house the first Hard Rock Cafe & Lounge in the Middle East, and will boast 360-degree views of the city.
Capital Market Authority Tower
Rising 76-stories (1,263 feet), this building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will utilize solar panels to harness energy from the blazing desert sun, and will have an external fins and gantries to provide shade.
Dalian Eton Place Tower 1
The tallest of a five-tower complex in Dalian, China, this 1,257-foot tower will not only house offices, hotels, a convention center and observation deck, but also a podium with a large public park.
Vostok Federation Tower
Under construction for 12 years, the 1,224-feet tower in Moscow was held back from completion in 2012 by a huge fire that consumed ten floors.
The second of Moscow's two major skyscrapers to open in 2015, the 1,155-foot tower alongside the Vostok Federation Tower was designed by the same architectural team behind One World Trade Center and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.