The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recently published The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall. Within this decade, the World’s first kilometer-tall building will be constructed, along with many other buildings over 600-meters tall. “The term “supertall” (which refers to a building over 300 meters) is thus no longer adequate to describe these buildings: we are entering the era of the “megatall.”

“Tallest 20 in 2020” is scattered across 15 cities in 7 countries. China leads the way, claiming 10 of the 20 projects in their pursuit of the supertall, followed by Korea (3), Saudi Arabia (2) and the UAE (2). Asia counts for 70% (14) of the buildings and the Middle East counts for 25% (5). China’s Shenzhen’s Ping An Finance Center is scheduled for completion in 2015. The 660-meter tall building will become the tallest in the country. Standing at 632-meters, the mixed-use Shanghai Tower will join a supertall cluster in the city’s Pudong area. The project began construction in 2009 and will be completed in 2014