China's Skyscraper Boom: China Attempts to Build Tallest Building in 90 Days

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By Michelle FlorCruz | December 20, 2012 8:05 AM EST

China is growing in all directions, particularly upward. The country is now home to a third of the world's 100 tallest buildings, and does not plan on slowing  down construction.

According to the Shanghaiist, a English-language newsblog on Chinese topics, on average, a new skyscraper is erected in China every five days. It no longer comes as a surprise that China is estimated to surpass the U.S. in the number of total skyscrapers, defined as buildings exceeding 500 feet (150 meters), by the year 2017. China's current skyscraper count is estimated at 470, compared to the U.S.'s 533.

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