9. Thai Boon Roong Twin Tower World Trade Center 2, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
> Proposed height: 1,843 ft
> Population of Phnom Penh in 2020: 2,129,371
The twin towers of Phnom Penh’s new World Trade Center are symbols of Cambodia’s bid to become a modern multinational business center. They will be the first world-class office buildings in the capital.
8. Hyundai Global Business Center, Seoul, Korea, South
> Proposed height: 1,867 ft
> Population of Seoul in 2020: 21,794,000
This proposed landmark building in Seoul will feature a concert hall, hotel, international offices, and a convention center. Although Hyundai originally aimed for 115 stories, the building is now slated to be 105 stories and will be South Korea’s tallest building.
7. Baoneng Binhu Center T1, Hefei, China
> Proposed height: 1,929 ft
> Population of Hefei in 2020: 7,457,027
Baoneng Binhu Center T1 will be the tallest in a set of seven adjacent, nearly identical buildings of increasing height, the shortest of which began construction in 2016. Dubbed the Magnificent Seven, the towers will be arranged in a semi-circle around a lake.
6. Nexus Tower, Shenzhen, China
> Proposed height: 1,952 ft
> Population of Shenzhen in 2020: 15,929,000
Designed by PLP Architecture, the Nexus Tower will feature three interlocking structures that are rotated to give the appearance of a propeller. The center will house a performing arts complex as well as retail spaces, a hotel, and multiple bridges and observation decks.
5. Tradewinds Square Tower A, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
> Proposed height: 1,995 ft
> Population of Kuala Lumpur in 2020: 8,285,000
This proposed office building in Malaysia’s capital, originally announced in 2011, would reach nearly 2,000 feet, adding to a growing skyline that consists of 5 other buildings over 1,000 feet with even more under construction.