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Top 7 tallest skyscrapers in 2020 still under construction

Defying conventions, challenging their engineers and often courting controversy these are the seven tallest skyscrapers currently under construction on each of the six inhabited continents.

According to theb1m.com, despite global events disrupting construction progress in 2020, works are continuing on many new towers around the world and here are the top seven skyscrapers under construction in the world at the moment:

NORTH AMERICA: CENTRAL PARK TOWER (472 METRES / 1,550 FEET)

Central Park Tower on New York’s Billionaires Row remains unchallenged as the tallest skyscraper under construction in North America in 2020. The façade largely complete, work was temporarily suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak. The tower’s 179 apartments completion is now likely pushed back to 2021.

SOUTH AMERICA: YACHTHOUSE RESIDENCES CLUB (280 METRES / 919 FEET)

Brazil’s tallest the twin-towers of the Yachthouse Residences Club in Balneario Camboriu remain the tallest skyscrapers under construction in South America. The towers have recently begun to take on their final form as glass installation makes its way up the levels but with the pandemic hampering progress, this date has been pushed back to 2021.

EUROPE: ONE TOWER (405 METRES / 1,330 FEET)

Moscow's One Tower is currently in the early stages of construction and the 405-metre One Tower with its narrow site demanding a slim, tapering design, the 108-storey structure is set to contain a shopping centre and commercial space at its base, with high-end residential apartments in the tower above.

Currently, in its early stages, the collapse in oil prices and the pandemic were a double-blow to Russia’s economy, it will likely be some time before an official announcement is made

AFRICA: ICONIC TOWER (385 METRES / 1,263 FEET)

Egypt's 385-metre Iconic Tower is now the tallest skyscraper under construction in Africa, located in the country’s as-yet-unnamed new administrative capital east of Cairo, the tower is set to become the tallest skyscraper on the continent once completed. The project still looks set to meet its 2022 completion date.

ASIA: MERDEKA PNB118 (644 METRES / 2,113 FEET)

The tallest building under construction anywhere in the world is Asia’s tallest skyscraper 644-metre Merdeka PNB118 in Malaysia PBN118. 
The 118-storey mixed-use tower is set to contain apartments, offices, a hotel and one of the world’s highest observation decks.Despite work on the tower being temporarily suspended in the spring of 2020, work is starting to resume as the country’s lockdown measures are eased.

OCEANIA: AUSTRALIA 108 (317 METRES / 1,039 FEET)

Melbourne’s Australia 108 is fast approaching completion as temporary screens and supports for the dramatic starburst are removed, the tower’s distinctive silhouette is now being revealed.
Largely finished externally, testing on the final strips of LED lighting that ascend the tower continued working albeit at a reduced capacity, Australia 108 remains on track to complete by the end of 2020.

 

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