TAIPEI, Taiwan ( TheStreet) -- High towers planned for inland China's major hub city would stand above every other building in the world, but a project one province to the south may get there first -- unless it's beat out by some other Chinese developer.
In a county that wants to remind the world of its economic power and where the facade means face, 71% of the world's super-tall office towers will rise in China during the next five years despite questions about demand, real estate services firm CBRE China says.
More than half of Asia's five-year supply of buildings over 300-meters (984 feet) high would be in China's second-tier cities, which are outpacing China's economic growth of about 7%, it adds. That's 132 new towers.
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