Tuesday, May 01, 2018

"The Five Tallest Skyscrapers by 2021", really Six; four are in Asia

Here are “The Five Tallest Skyscrapers by 2021”, a short video, posted by B1M in late 2017.

I got into this after seeing a film “On Borrowed Time” set in Dubai at FilmfestDC.

This short maintains that there are two more super towers in China planned, both over 2000 feet, as well as one in Bangkok, Thailand and one more in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that will be taller than the Petronas Towers.

But the largest of all will be a tower of one kilometer, over 3000 feet, in the port city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, by 2021.

That is as great a vertical drop as the distance from base to summit along much of the Blue Ridge in Virginia and North Carolina.

But there are also reports that there will be another tower in Dubai by 2020, taller than the Burj Khjalifa.

Authoritarian countries still want to put on the pretense of living well. And people in Asia and the Middle East certainly seem interested in creating this artificial luxury in challenging environments.
Wikipedia attribution link for picture of Tianjin, site of one of the towers. 

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