Reach for the sky: The 10 tallest towers opening around the world in 2024

Don’t expect to find NYC, LA or anywhere else in the US on this list

These Are the 10 Tallest Skyscrapers to be Completed in 2024
International Land-Sea Center, Nanjing Financial City II and Iconic Tower (KPF, gmp, Johan5885, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons, Getty)

Despite some economic woes, China continues to top the list of tallest skyscrapers set to be completed this year, with eight of the 10 entries on the list, according to SkyScraperCentral.

To find the remaining two you will need to look outside the U.S. and travel to the Middle East.

Here are this year’s top 10:

These Are the 10 Tallest Skyscrapers to be Completed in 2024
International Land-Sea Center (KPF, Getty)
  1. International Land-Sea Center

The tallest building  to be completed in 2024 is 1,503 feet tall and 98 stories, and will serve as a combination hotel, office, residential, retail and entertainment space in Chongqing, China. Owned by China Vanke Co., the building’s much-delayed construction began five years ago, and finally topped out in 2022.

These Are the 10 Tallest Skyscrapers to be Completed in 2024
The Greenland Shandong International Financial Center (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Getty)
  1. Greenland Shandong International Financial Center

The 88-floor combination hotel, residential and office building rises 1,404 feet in Jinan, China, making it the tallest building in the Shandong Province. Greenland Group is the developer.

These Are the 10 Tallest Skyscrapers to be Completed in 2024
Nanjing Financial City II (gmp, Getty)
  1. Nanjing Financial City II

The 88-floor, 1,398-foot building — developed by Nanjing Financial City Construction Development — in Nanjing, China, will serve as hotel and office space. It was recently capped and will have a total gross floor area of about 4.6 million square feet, according to Xinhua. 

These Are the 10 Tallest Skyscrapers to be Completed in 2024
Ningbo Central Plaza Tower 1 (Greentown China Holdings Limited, Shanshan Group, Getty)
  1. Ningbo Central Plaza Tower 1

The 80-floor, 1,342-foot skyscraper in Ningbo, China, will be a hotel, residential and office space. Developed by Greentown China Holdings Limited and Shanshan Group, the building’s completion date was pushed back due to delays in construction.

These Are the 10 Tallest Skyscrapers to be Completed in 2024
Iconic Tower (Johan5885, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons, Getty)

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  1. Iconic Tower

The first entry not located in China, the 77-floor, 1,292-foot building in the New Administrative Capital of Egypt, will serve as a hotel, office and residential space. Though yet to be finished, it’s already the tallest building in Africa. Its developer is Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities of Egypt.

These Are the 10 Tallest Skyscrapers to be Completed in 2024
Guangdong Business Center (Soft Boundaries Lab, Getty)
  1. Guangdong Business Center

Back to China, where this 60-story, 1,232-foot office building in Guangzhou is slated to be completed this year. It will be the fourth-tallest building in the city when completed. AVIC International is the owner.

These Are the 10 Tallest Skyscrapers to be Completed in 2024
Shanghai International Trade Center Tower 1 (Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Getty)
  1. Shanghai International Trade Center Tower 1

Another Chinese office skyscraper, the 67-story, 1,214-foot building (part of a complex of skyscrapers) will be Shanghai’s fourth-tallest building when completed. Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited is the developer.

These Are the 10 Tallest Skyscrapers to be Completed in 2024
Greenland Group Suzhou Center (SOM, Getty)
  1. Greenland Group Suzhou Center

Construction on the 1,175-foot, 77-story Greenland Group Suzhou Center began nearly 10 years ago. When finished, it will rank as the 34th-tallest building in China. Greenland Group is the developer.

  1. Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

The only other building not in China, and the only entry in Europe, the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey is 59-stories and 1,155 feet tall. The skyscraper, which will serve primarily as office space, will be the tallest building in Europe when completed. Limak is the developer.

  1. Junkang Center

Construction began in 2019 on the 71-story, 1,112-foot Junkang Center in Wenzhou, China. When completed, the office building will be the tallest in Wenzhou. Developed by Shanghai Construction Group.