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The Age of the Supertall

when i was born in 1976, there was a grand total of 7 supertalls in the world.

when i turned 10 in 1986, a further 1 was built for a total of 8 supertalls in the world.

when i turned 20 in 1996, a further 7 were built for a total of 15 supertalls in the world.

when i turned 30 in 2006, a further 12 were built for a total of 25 supertalls in the world (we also tragicaly lost the WTC twins).

when i turneded 40 this year, a further 64 supertalls were built with 126 more under construction for a total of 215 supertalls in the world!



from 7 to 8 to 15 to 25 to 215!

holy shit!
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I believe that there were only two when I was born in 1969
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It seems like Steely's age is the source of super tall glory. In other words, may you live to 110 yrs so that there can be 1000's of them. Economics don't dictate super talls, Steely Dan's age does. That's the missing piece in the economic books right there.

Now... where's my nobel prize for discovering this...
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25 years hence, will somebody start a thread about the progressive growth of ultra-talls? Doesn't that 1 km-high behemoth being built in Jeddah qualify?
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I believe China is responsible for much of the super tall growth. You could say Dubai is an outlier, but most of the 300m + towers rising are in China. Many of the 600m+ towers rising are in China along with proposals. NYC leads in the Western Hemisphere right now for super talls u/c and complete. NY is also on a fast track to eclipse Dubai if it keeps it up in the 300m category (completed).
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I believe that there were only two when I was born in 1969
depends when in 1969 you were born. could have been 2 or 3.

chrysler - 1930
ESB - 1931
JHC - 1969

i don't know what month in 1969 the JHC was completed.




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It seems like Steely's age is the source of super tall glory. In other words, may you live to 110 yrs so that there can be 1000's of them. Economics don't dictate super talls, Steely Dan's age does. That's the missing piece in the economic books right there.

Now... where's my nobel prize for discovering this...
LOL!

it just blows me away that i was born into a world where supertalls were extremely rare and only existed in two cities on the entire planet (NYC & Chicago). and now, 4 decades later we are seeing an absolute explosion of supertalls in cities all over the globe. in the next 10 years there will probably be over a thousand of them, with some cities having dozens of supertalls, perhaps there will even be one or two cities that amass 100 supertalls by then. this was all unthinkable 20 short years ago.

it's crazy.

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Took some data from the CTBUH. So its the 100 tallest towers right now, and the 100 future tallest towers. Note that it only goes up to 1300+ for future tallest/proposed. Lots more from 1000-1299 ft.

Cropped from CTBUH pdf's








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