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The tallest skyscrapers of 2018 include a helipad, sky gardens, and an indoor skating rink

The tallest skyscrapers of 2018 include a helipad, sky gardens, and an indoor skating rink
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Shenzhen's China Resources Headquarters is the fourth tallest building completed in 2018.

  • The year's tallest skyscrapers include a number of luxury towers around the world.
  • The structures feature notable design elements like helipads, sky gardens, and an indoor skating rink. 
  • 2018's tallest building, the Citic Tower in Beijing, draws inspiration from an ancient wine vessel. 

This was a landmark year for new construction, with more than 140 skyscrapers erected across the globe.

The number falls short of 2017's total, but represents the second-highest tally ever recorded, according to data from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

The vast majority of tall buildings completed in 2018 are located in China, which underwent a major construction boom, producing more skyscrapers than anywhere else in the world.

The nation is now home to half of the world's 100 tallest skyscrapers, including the Citic Tower, a mammoth structure that tops out at more than 1,700 feet.

Take a look at some of the tallest buildings completed in 2018.

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