Projects under way

27 12 2007

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The following skyscrapers are either proposed, approved or due to be completed in the near future:

  • Construction of the Burj Dubai is taking place in Dubai. Its exact future height is kept secret, but it is expected to become at least 800 m (2,625 ft) high, making it the tallest building in the world. The Burj Dubai is due to be completed in June 2009.
  • Construction is expected to start for the Shard London Bridge, also known as the Shard of Glass in the beginning of 2008. At 310m, is set to be the tallest building in the United Kingdom and the European union on its completion in 2011.
  • Standing at 492 m (1,614 ft) and scheduled to be completed in 2008, the Shanghai World Financial Center is a mixed used skyscraper; consisting of office space, hotel rooms and shopping zones at ground level. It will surpass Jin Mao Tower and will be the tallest skyscraper in Shanghai and in main land China.
  • Plans for a 358 m (1,175 ft). skyscraper in Boston have been confirmed[9], to be called Trans National Place. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2008 and be completed in 2011. If completed, it would be the tallest building in Boston and New England.
  • Construction has started for a 610 m (2,001 ft) skyscraper in Chicago to be completed in 2011, the Chicago Spire with 150 floors is a mixed use skyscraper, also tallest residential building. Designed by Santiago Calatrava, it will be North America’s tallest free-standing structure.
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