Special Report

Tallest Proposed Buildings in the World

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4. Signature Tower Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
> Proposed height: 2,093 ft
> Population of Jakarta in 2020: 34,540,000

Slated for completion in 2025, Signature Tower will be the tallest building in Indonesia. Because Jakarta is an active seismic zone, Signature Tower’s design features an exterior steel mega-frame and composite super columns. The top floor of the tower will contain an observatory.

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3. Shenzhen Tower, Shenzhen, China
> Proposed height: 2,106 ft
> Population of Shenzhen in 2020: 15,929,000

Shenzhen Tower, also called H700, is set to be built in Shenzhen’s Luohu business district, which serves as the city’s gateway to Hong Kong. Plans for the tower feature a rooftop public garden as well as a rainwater capture system that will run along the full exterior of the building.

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2. Tower M, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
> Proposed height: 2,297 ft
> Population of Kuala Lumpur in 2020: 8,285,000

After the proposed Merdeka PNB118 tower boasted a height of 2,113 feet, KLCC Holdings-the owner of the current tallest towers in Malaysia, the Petronas Twin Towers-announced a proposal for an even taller building: Tower M. Completion of Tower M would give the title of tallest tower in Malaysia back to the Petronas Towers developer.

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1. Uptown Dubai Tower 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
> Proposed height: 2,333 ft
> Population of Dubai in 2020: 2,502,715

The Burj Khalifa may be getting a new neighbor. The proposed Uptown Dubai Tower 1 would stand 389 feet lower than the current tallest building in the world, adding to a diverse skyline and providing a new venue for hotels, offices, and retail outlets.