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Hong Kong, China (CNN) – When the Burj Khalifa officially opened its doors in Dubai last January as the tallest building in the world, the fanfare came weeks after the emirate suffered a debt crash.

The building became the latest evidence of the correlation between building booms and economic crashes, popularized in 1999 when analyst Andrew Lawrence released his first “Skyscraper Index,” which showed how completion of the world’s tallest buildings coincided with economic downturns, from the eight-story Equitable Life Building in New York (which opened during the 1873 depression) to the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur (opening during the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis).

Now the latest version of Lawrence’s index raises alarm bells for China. “China skyscrapers are getting higher and higher, so it may be the start of a potentially bigger building boom,” the Hong Kong-based analyst for Barclay’s Capital told me.

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