It's been a good year in 2007 for both the world of skyscrapers and Skyscrapernews.com.
In the past twelve this website has received 1,602,029 visitors of whom 800,554 were totally unique. Between them they viewed 9,358,132 pages, hit 71,889,028 files and burned through 1001.42 gigabytes of bandwidth.
We ran 472 stories and broke news on numerous projects including the likes of the super-tall Constellation and Burj Dubai becoming the world's tallest building. That story got us on the front page of Digg.com as did two others, one on the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco and the other on a new Temple in India that also managed to top Reddit. Along with the Lotte World Tower these were the most read stories of the year on Skyscrapernews.com.
During 2007 we introduced many new functions to the website, some of which are nascent whilst others are fully working. The most popular function by far is our news feed that in a matter of only four months has managed to pick up over 32,000 readers a month according to our server log.
The most popular building in the skyscraper database continues to be Beetham Tower in Manchester, followed by the Heron Tower in London and then very surprisingly, One Hyde Park which is also in London and has the world's single most expensive apartment.
We're confident that 2008 will easily trump 2007 and be an absolute vintage year. From a British point of view, all the long promised skyscrapers that in the previous year have seen demolitions happen on site will finally be under noticeable construction transforming the skylines of major cities across the United Kingdom.
Internationally things are just as promising. Lead by the Burj Dubai that will become the tallest structure ever constructed by mankind in the coming months, we expect a number of similarly super-tall towers to be proposed across the Middle East plus of course the continuing skyscraper booms of Dubai and China, the Chicago Spire and World Trade Centre site in New York.
Have a happy and prosperous New Year no matter where you are.