It's a real competition gigatisme. After the announcement by Prince al-Walid to build a tower more than a thousand feet high, the Burj Dubai skyscraper almost seem "small." Yet, this tower, which rises to 828 meters currently holds the record for the tallest tower in the world. And the number of buildings approaching that height now record, will increase in coming years.
The popularity of the towers is very strong especially in emerging countries, which will soon appear three new skyscrapers lying in a range in height from 500 to 800 meters. Symbols of modernity and economic development, they show by their names prosperity of their city or country. The Makkah Clock Royal Tower (601 m) should be opened in Saudi Arabia at the end of this year.The draft Jakarta Tower (588 m) in Indonesia, launched in 1997, should finally set up in 2012. As for the tallest tower in China, the Shanghai Tower (632m), with completion scheduled for 2014.
United States, where the tallest buildings are just above half a mile, top of a building 541mètres should dominate the sky in 2013. This is a skyscraper built on the ruins of the World Trade Center.