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This site is a showcase for the Tallest Skyscrapers and buildings in the world. The word skyscraper was first applied to such buildings in the late 19th century, reflecting public amazement at the tall buildings being built in New York City.

#1 - Burj Khalifa in Dubai 828m/2716ft, 162 Floors
#2 -
Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel
#3 - Taipei 101 in Taipei 509m/1671ft, 101 Floors
#4 - Shanghai World Financial Center 492m/1614ft
#5 - International Commerce Center,484m/1588ft
#6 - Petronas Towers 1+2 452m/1483ft

The structural definition of the word skyscraper was refined later by architectural historians, based on engineering developments of the 1880s that had enabled construction of tall multi-story buildings. This definition was based on the steel skeleton—as opposed to constructions of load-bearing masonry, which passed their practical limit in 1891 with Chicago's Monadnock Building. Although Philadelphia's City Hall, completed in 1901, is the world's tallest load-bearing masonry structure - a title to which it still holds claim.

The steel frame developed in stages of increasing self-sufficiency, with several buildings in New York and Chicago advancing the technology that allowed the steel frame to carry a building on its own.

Today, however, many of the tallest skyscrapers are built more or less entirely with reinforced concrete. In the United States today, it is a loose convention to draw the lower limit on what is a skyscraper at 150 metres. Elsewhere, though, a shorter building will sometimes be referred to as a skyscraper, especially if it is said to "dominate" its surroundings. Thus, calling a building a skyscraper will usually, but not always, imply pride and achievement.

More and more skyscrapers, towers and buildings are being built in China and East Asia as there population grows and the race for every city to have more impressive space and buildings takes off.


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"Robin Hood of photography" scales skyscrapers for thrills and cash ...
WDEF News 12
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Bloomberg

Skyscrapers Stand Unfinished as Angolan Vote Marks New Era
Bloomberg
Around the horseshoe-shaped bay of Luanda, Angola's capital, unfinished skyscrapers stand as a testament to the challenges facing Africa's second-biggest oil producer as it prepares for its first leadership change in almost four decades. Before the oil ...
As vote looms, Angolans chafe over Dos Santos eraCapital FM Kenya (press release) (blog)

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BBC News

The farm with skyscrapers instead of fences
BBC News
Natalya Yurchenko and her family live on the same plot of land that her grandfather bought in 1947. They've turned it into an idyllic farm with an array of animals and crops. But what makes it different, is that it's right in the middle of the ...



Dezeen

Central Park Tower to become world's tallest residential skyscraper
Dezeen
New details about the future tallest residential building on Earth have been released, along with an updated rendering showing the supertall skyscraper towering over New York City. Sales of the ultra-high-end residences at Central Park Tower are slated ...



Shenzhen's never-ending skyscraper boom - CNN - CNN.com
CNN
With Beijing and Shanghai slowing the construction of new "super tall" buildings, Shenzhen is still headed skyward.

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Glass on Web

How Smart Technology Can Transform Skyscrapers
Glass on Web
The explosive growth of the skyscraper industry coincides with remarkable progress in technology over the last two decades. With ever more advanced “smart” technologies being discovered each year, there is an opportunity for skyscrapers to use such ...



The Straits Times

Skyscrapers 'pose fatal risk' to migratory birds, Singapore News ...
The Straits Times
Skyscrapers have become part of the skyline in land-scarce Singapore, but they are posing a problem for migratory birds. And buildings in the central and ...

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KTVQ Billings News

"Robin Hood of photography" scales skyscrapers for thrills and cash
KTVQ Billings News
He scales the tallest skyscrapers and captures his strolls along the very edge of buildings -- hundreds of feet off the ground -- in breathtaking photos. The Brooklyn-based climber is one of New York City's so-called "urban explorers," a growing ...



Daily Mail

Radical new maglev elevators that travel in ANY direction could lead to super skyscrapers far taller than today's ...
Daily Mail
In the 160 or so years since the first skyscrapers were built, technological innovations of many kinds have allowed us to build them to reach astonishing heights. Today there is a 1,000-meter (167-story) building under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.



The Straits Times

Skyscrapers pose fatal risk to migratory birds: Study
The Straits Times
SINGAPORE - Skyscrapers have become an intrinsic part of the skyline in land-scarce Singapore but they are posing a problem for migratory birds. And buildings in the central and western parts of the island are the ones birds are most likely to crash ...


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