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More and more skyscrapers in the world: new perspectives for the world of elevators

According to the statistics, it is now clear that we have to get used to looking at cities with their noses up: infact the 2018 CTBUH Tall Building Year in Review and Tall Buildings in numbers data analysis report found that 143 buildings of 200 meters’ or greater height were completed in 2018, down by four from the all-time record of 147 in 2017. Obviously these new heights require the search for new investments in the elevator sector. The average height of 200-meter-plus giant-buildings completed in 2018 was 247 meters, a slight increase over the 244-meter figure for 2017. The exponential growth of this number of tall buildings built in the last decade evidently continues to meet the interest of the public and the builders. The total number of 200-meter-andhigher buildings in the world is now 1,478, a 141 percent increase from 614, in 2010. The total sum of heights of all completions in 2018 was 35,246 meters. This is down slightly from the all-time
high of 35,849 in 2017, but it’s still an impressive figure – if laid end-to end, these buildings would exceed the length of Manhattan Island, which is about 21.6 kilometers long. The tallest building to complete in 2018 was the 528-meter Citic Tower in Beijing (it is the fourth year in a row in which the tallest building to complete in that year is in China). It is now a real custom for China; for the 23rd year in a row, has maintained its reign as the most prolific country when it comes to the construction of 200-meter-plustall buildings, with 88 completions in 2018, for 61.5 percent of the total.

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