The tallest buildings to rise in 2017


And all are set to exceed the 400-meter mark — shoulders above 2016’s additions.

Predicting top-outs is an imperfect science, made difficult by factors including weather and financing.

Don’t be surprised to see a few familiar faces among the jaw-dropping supertalls that are redefining our cities’ skylines.

Helping us out with our predictions is The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat — the global referee for official building heights.

We cross-checked info from its database against developer websites and forums for skyscraper enthusiasts to get the most accurate read on construction progress.

See five of the tallest buildings rising in 2017 in the gallery above. For more on this story, head to The Spaces.