The 10 tallest buildings set to top out in 2016-2017
8. Wilshire Grand Center, Los Angeles, USA
This 335-metre hotel and office building from AC Martin will take the title of California’s tallest (and tallest west of the Mississippi) when it tops out in 2016. Downtown LA is starting to look like the business hub you’d expect from America’s second largest city.
9. Zhuhau St. Regis Hotel & Office Tower, Zhuhai, China
This convention centre development adds another hotel to South China’s prime resort city. The centrepiece is a 330-metre cylindrical tower – a close stylistic cousin to Shanghai Tower – designed by Coscia Moos Architecture. This makes five of the ten tallest anticipated top outs in 2016 Chinese.
10. Salesforce Tower, San Francisco, USA
Los Angeles will wrest a share of West Coast skyline primacy away from San Francisco when Wilshire Grand tops out next year. But this 326-metre addition keeps San Fran in the mix. The Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed office tower will be the city’s tallest.