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Super skyscraper completions to rise 60% in 2018

China leads in constructing ultra high-rise buildings, but market is set to cool

Apartment towers in Shenzhen, China: The country is leading Asia's ultra high-rise building boom.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The world is binging on skyscrapers. About 230 towers worldwide, each at least 200 meters tall, are slated for completion this year. 

This marks a 60% increase from 2017, with China accounting for 60% of the total and Southeast Asia and the Middle East are also big builders.

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