Owner of an iconic skyline, Dubai added 12 more skyscrapers in 2020.
According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, year 2020 saw the completion of 12 buildings standing over 200 meters in Dubai 2020.
The completion of the 12 towering buildings are the most in any other city on the list, a report by Khaleej Times
Dubai still owns the distinction as the city with the tallest building in the world. The tallest building in the city is the 828m Burj Khalifa, which was completed in 2010.
The report stated that experts noted that rise of the additional high-rise buildings is indicative of the strength of Dubai’s construction sector and the interest from investors.
Based on the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s 2020 Year in Review report, 2020 yielded 106 completions of buildings 200m and taller, a 20 percent decline from 133 in 2019.
The decline in numbers was understandable due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the same council, the tallest building to be completed in 2020 was the Central Park Tower in New York City at 472 meters, marking the first time in five years that the tallest completed building was not in China.
The review showed that China alone still completed more than half of the total buildings in the study. China had the most completed buildings in 2020 with 56. The UAE came in second with 12 200-metre-plus buildings. United States came in third with 10, the United Kingdom was at fourth with five.
“Over the last few years, Dubai has done wonders in raising the vertical limit of construction with innovative projects,” Khaleej Times quoted Josef Kleindienst, chairman of Kleindienst Group, developers of the iconic The Heart of Europe destination, as saying.
“It is home to some of the best creations. The construction sector in Dubai has been, and will continue to remain robust, as developers continue to invest in new projects while others are finishing the existing projects. Due to Dubai’s attractiveness, investors will continue to buy assets in Dubai that will continue to drive demand for properties. As a result, construction will continue to dominate economic activities,” Kleindienst added. (CC)