Image courtesy of WikimediaIn The Future of Cities: Megatall and Supertall Buildings we look at the\u00a0trend in the world right now for architects to design\u00a0“supertall” and “megatall” buildings.The Council for Tall Building and Urban Habitats (CTBUH) defines \u201csupertall\u201d as a building over 300 meters (984 feet) in height, and a \u201cmegatall\u201d as a building over 600 meters (1,968 feet) in height. And, as of June 2015 there were 91 supertall and 2 megatall buildings fully completed and occupied globally.The following image shows the tallest building, from ‘Height to Architectural Top.’ Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flagpoles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the CTBUH rankings of the \u201cWorld\u2019s Tallest Buildings.You can see their full criteria here.Megatall Buildings (FW: Thinking)Is it possible to construct a completely pre-fabricated megatall building (i.e. over 600 meters)? (CTBUH)Simon Lay, “Solutions for Fire & Life Safety at Extreme Heights”Other references:List of future tallest buildings in the world (Wikipedia)2016 heralds beginning of the “megatall” skyscraper era\u00a0(Dezeen)Najib launches Warisan Merdeka project\u00a0(The Star Online)Approaching the apex? Skyscraper trend stokes debate as developers, activists dispute benefits (Construction Dive)***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.