Back in February, we looked at the Skyscraper Index Building Bubble. This is the money shot from that report:




Note I posted a small low res shot so as to not overload the servers; if you want to see the full report, click here — otherwise, to see the larger version of the graphic above, click here.


Barclays Capital
Skyscraper Index
Equity Research Report, 10 January 2012

Category: Contrary Indicators, Digital Media, Psychology, Valuation

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5 Responses to “Skyscraper Index”

  1. GeorgeBurnsWasRight says:

    Hard to see how the Dubai tower makes economic sense. Looks like the Sears Tower had more usable floor space.

  2. ritom says:

    i’d hate working higher than 20th floor, especially if an elevator bank change was involved.

    Just an extra 5 minutes per day commuting via elevator * 240-ish day = 20 hours per year just staring at the elevator door.

    Higher floors to satiate vanity = lost productivity.

  3. gms777 says:

    There’s a photo in the new ish of the New Yorker of a monstrous big skyscraper in Mecca that the article says is the second tallest building in the world. Says it holds 65,000 guests. A hotel for hajjis.

    65,000 ???????

  4. JimRino says:

    Buying a Volt, or EV, would be a quick way to reverse US funds funding the Middle East, and returning America to Greatness. As the fuel savings will be offset by locally generated electricity, which will lead to new hires in the utility industry.

    The next tower could be built in America.

  5. A7L-B says:

    “Initially at 146.5 metres (480.6 ft), the Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.”