A list of current skyscrapers on hold, with pictures. These are the tallest future buildings in the world for which construction has been suspended. When we examine a country's tallest structures, we often discover a timeline of that country's economic success. Why? Because skyscrapers are a structure typically built only during healthy economic times. In this case, however, this list may be indicative of countries biting off more than they can chew. The tallest skyscraper currently on hold is Goldin Finance 117 in China. You will find it and plenty of other steel towers within this list of the tallest skyscrapers on hold.