Supertall Buildings Growth

The construction of supertall buildings has tripled in the past decade. While the trend is likely to slow down in the cooler economy, buildings over 300 m (984 ft.) are clearly a growth market.

An article in Structure suggests areas for product innovation, including:

Greater Sustainability: Look for opportunities for more efficient structures, services, and envelopes; incorporation of energy and food production into the buildings, and reduced embodied energy and CO2 emissions.

Multi-Functional Usage: No longer just for office, hotel, and residential towers, "could the supertall of the future house vertical farms, schools and places of education, and even sporting functions to create true vertical cities?" This will create the need to adopt many technologies to the specific demands of building in the sky.