Skyscraper index alarm for China

Sarah Coles
China skyscrapers
China skyscrapers


Skyscrapers are meant to be the embodiment of confidence in a booming economy. The taller the building, the better you are doing and the more your businesses are thriving.

The problem is that history shows us they actually tend to be built at exactly the wrong time, heralding economic disaster. So what's going on, and why does this spell trouble for China?