tallest building

James Mackintosh

A Chinese company is setting out to build the world’s tallest building in Changsha, central China, aiming to go from start to finish in just three months.

Aside from the impact of the amazing technique (assuming it works) on the construction industry, this might send a message to investors: get out of China now!

My colleagues on FT.com have put together a pretty graphic showing previous holders of the record for tallest towers. Almost all began construction at or near the peak of a bubble: Read more