Azerbaijan Tower tops list of 10 tallest buildings in the works

Along with the central Asian nation, China, Malaysia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates all have skyscraper projects that are under construction or in development.

October 13, 2015 |
Azerbaijan Tower tops list of 10 tallest buildings coming soon

The Azerbaijan Tower is scheduled to be completed by 2019. Rendering courtesy Avesta

Some really, really tall buildings are in the works. Curbed profiled the 10 tallest buildings past the drawing board phase.

In a bit of a surprise, none of the projects are in North America. China has a few buildings in development or under construction, and Malaysia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates each have a massive skyscraper ready to open within the next half-dozen years.

Even Azerbaijan is taking part in the race to the top, and the country is doing it in a big way. The Azerbaijan Tower, near the city of Baku, is projected to be 3,445 feet and 189 floors, and will be completed in 2019. The tower will be the tallest building in the world by a considerable margin (the UAE’s Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest at 2,722 feet). 

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