China on pace to build one new skyscraper every five days for next three years

Compiled by “Motian City”, a Chinese website for skyscraper enthusiasts, the list finds that China and Taiwan currently boast five of the world top 10 tallest buildings in Taipei (No. 2), Shanghai (No. 3), Hong Kong (No. 4), Nanjing (No. 7) and Guangzhou (No. 9).

There are no plans to beat the world’s tallest building – the 2,716ft-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai – but by 2015 China will have claimed the No.2 and No.3 spots with its Shanghai Tower, at 2,073ft, and the 1,988ft Greenland Center in Wuhan, the capital of the central Hubei province.

The blistering pace of construction is seen around the world as a sign of how the economic centre of gravity has shifted east, with China boasting nearly half of the 50 skyscrapers due for completion worldwide in the next six years.