The Great Skyscraper Comeback Skips North America

Developers added 97 buildings of at least 200 meters in height to the global skyline last year

The newest addition to the Shanghai skyline is the 128-story Shanghai Tower.

Photographer: Andy Brandl/Getty Images

Tall buildings are back. Developers around the globe completed a record 97 buildings of at least 200 meters (656 feet) in height in 2014, according to a new report from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, as size-obsessed builders got back on a growth track after a two-year skyscraper dip.

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