Information on the worlds tallest Skyscrapers including Burj Khalifa, Taipei 101, and many more


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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 skeletonas 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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Global Construction Machinery Market 2019-2023 | Growing Trend of Skyscrapers to Boost Growth | Technavio  Business Wire

The global construction machinery market is expected to post a CAGR of over 6% during the period 2019-2023, according to Technavio.


Can You Identify These Cities By The Skyscraper?  Reader's Digest

Skylines of famous cities can become iconic and easily identifiable. But can you ID the city by just one skyscraper?


Skyscrapers by the chacha fountain – Batumi residents come out against new projects in historic centre  JAMnews

Batumi residents have come out against plans of the local authorities to allow five skyscrapers to be built in the historical part of Batumi. A Facebook page ...


Watch This Video about the Next Big Wave in Urban Sustainability: Wooden Skyscrapers  Interesting Engineering

Forward-thinking city planners are moving toward natural materials as a means of reducing carbon footprints and increasing the overall enjoyability of urban ...


Glass Skyscrapers Have Turned Entire Cities Into Energy Vampires  VICE

Energy inefficient condos and office towers are the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions, but hey, developers love them.


Mile-high skyscrapers 'could be made out of wood'  Metro.co.uk

Taller, greener, hairier? I'm not talking about your next internet date but perhaps the next office you work in. The buildings of the future could be more than a mile ...


Developers race to build ever taller residential skyscrapers  Financial Times

FT property correspondent Judith Evans says luxury living is reaching for the sky in the US, UAE and China. It's a trend underpinned by the global shift of ...


Let’s Build a Global Skyscraper Network to Save the Planet  WIRED

When New York City passed an aggressive set of greenhouse-gas-limiting laws in April, the buzz was, rightly, about the ambition of America's biggest city putting ...


Could wooden skyscrapers be the answer for sustainable...  Daily Maverick

In search of sustainable methods of construction, Swedish construction company, Folkhem, is building on a vision of the future of wood in construction.


Swindon or Manhattan? Plan for skyscraper apartments at Wharf Green  Swindon Advertiser

Massive skyscrapers might be coming to the heart of Swindon. FI Real Estate Management, the Manchester company which owns the Brunel shopping centre in ...


Which is the world's most vertical city?  The Guardian

You might think of Hong Kong, given its famous skyscraper skyline, but by different measures of verticality other cities come out on top.


Up in the air: the global craze for skyscraper living  Financial Times

People are living higher above the ground than ever before. Residents at one of the topmost apartments in the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, can gaze ...


Are Glass-and-Steel Skyscrapers Actually Harmful? Paul Taylor and Gregg Pasquarelli Weigh In  Architectural Digest

AD PRO asks two prominent architects about the future of tall buildings in New York and what we can do to make them more green.


Wooden skyscrapers, self-driving cars displayed at London exhibit  Aljazeera.com

Being selected to exhibit at the Royal Society is one of the greatest honours a scientist can have.


Luxury Skyscrapers vs. Seattle Rock Clubs - News  TheStranger.com

A tale of two music venues—the Showbox and El Corazón—which seem to be headed toward different fates.


Glass skyscrapers: An environmental boon to the built environment  GreenBiz

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared that skyscrapers made of glass and steel "have no place in our city or our Earth anymore." He argued that their ...


Researchers Pitch Wooden Skyscrapers  NBC4 Washington

Around the world, modern wooden buildings are popping up. Now, University of Cambridge researchers are proposing the first wooden skyscrapers -- and aim ...


Leader of Woking opposition says 'skyscrapers are not the answer' as 39-storey tower proposed  Get Surrey

Councillor Ann-Marie Barker said the application for a 39-storey building in Commercial Way is too high.


Facebook Is in Talks to Lease Space at Hudson Yards Skyscraper  Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. is in discussions to rent office space in one of the flashy new skyscrapers under construction at the Hudson Yards development on Manhattan's far ...


Sowing seeds for timber skyscrapers can rewind the carbon footprint of the concrete industry  Cambridge Network

Cambridge University's Centre for Natural Material Innovation this week exhibit their proposals for timber skyscrapers at the Royal Society's Summer Science ...


London mayor to 'look into' banning glass skyscrapers  New Civil Engineer

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is to “look into” following New York's lead in banning glass… SUBSCRIBE TODAY. Subscribe for unlimited access. Read in-depth ...


8 Derelict London Buildings That Time Forgot  Londonist

Beyond London's glimmering skyscrapers and grand institutions, there is a twilight zone of burnt-out factories and decaying mansions. Few people know this ...


Sneak peek: Expo 2020 to reveal world’s first ropeless elevators  Time Out Dubai

Known as Multi, the world's first ropeless elevator for skyscrapers will be revealed at Expo 2020, being selected as one of the Expo's lighthouse projects.


A man was filmed climbing to the top of Europe's 2nd-tallest skyscraper at 5 a.m. without a harness  INSIDER

A man has baffled the internet after he was spotted climbing to the top of one of Europe's tallest skyscrapers without a harness just after 5 a.m. on Monday.


Sharon Van Etten Struts Among Skyscrapers in ‘No One’s Easy to Love’ Video  Rolling Stone

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Malaysia Musings: look beyond the skyscrapers and the exciting night life for a rich cultural experience  YourStory

"May is the worst time to visit Malaysia. The humidity will kill you." "Oh, it's just another Southeast Asian country with skyscrapers!" "Try one of the European ...


Burnaby fire department bracing for expanded pipeline and a forest of skyscrapers  Vancouver Sun

A request for proposal issued by the city this week identifies high-rise firefighting and *service* demand in high-density town centres as priorities, along with ...


Parking and 'yuppies' put public off Brunel skyscraper plan  This Is Wiltshire

Visitors to FI Real Estate's Management's public exhibition were not entirely won over by the slick graphics and discussions with the company's…


Dine at the top of London's gherkin this weekend  Spectator.co.uk

Our weekly bitesize guide to what to see and do in London each weekend – from art and theatre to the best places to eat and drink.


Demolition Wraps for Two New Residential Skyscrapers at 601 West 29th Street, Next to Hudson Yards  New York YIMBY

601 West 29th Street and 606 West 30th Street will soon make way for two new residential towers. Both are located in the Hudson Yards District.


Flowers bloom in the Myriad Gardens - Photo Gallery  Oklahoman.com

Hardy hibiscus A flower is pictured in a Captivating Cultivars garden at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City, Thursday, July 11, 2019.


Free climber scales Shard skyscraper in London – video  The Guardian

Onlookers filmed a free climber scaling London's 310-metre Shard skyscraper, one of the tallest buildings in Europe.


WATCH: Wooden skyscrapers could reshape our cities  Fin24

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are predicting skyscrapers made from wood could give rise to whole eco-friendly cities.


One Dalton, Boston’s commanding new skyscraper, conjures architectural magic  The Boston Globe

One Dalton Street, the city's newest high-rise, is a marvelously intelligent piece of urban design and architecture that has no particular reason to exist. With a ...


Westminster council plans skyscraper ban - but property developers say the only way is up  Evening Standard

Westminster is a booming area at the capital's core, but a battle looms ahead between the council and developers as the borough consults over its plans for the ...


London mayor blocks plans for 'Tulip' skyscraper  Reuters

London's mayor has blocked plans to build a glass viewing platform 1000 feet (300 m) above Britain's capital on a slender tower shaped like a tulip, saying it ...


Wood: Tomorrow's Skyscraper Construction Material?  VOA News

Tall buildings made of wood are beginning to pop up around the world, from the United States and Canada to Norway and soon England. Builders say wood ...


Lunch atop a skyscraper in 1932  Cyprus Mail

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Ramaphosa dreams of skyscrapers and bullet trains – here’s what happened to the last R84 billion smart city  BusinessTech

President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined his vision for a new state-of-the-art South African smart city in his state of the nation address this week.


£15m skyscraper to stand on old Quaker site  Jesmond Local

Jesmond Three Sixty, the residential development built by Jomast, could soon be expanded with an 18-storey skyscraper. Called “Three”, the skyscraper, along ...


Positive response to £40m Swindon skyscraper plans  Swindon Advertiser

THE plans for a £40m revamp of the town centre including two tower blocks have been welcomed.


A skyscraper on the plains: Camargo’s old elevator now leaning just a bit to the south  KFOR Oklahoma City

CAMARGO, Okla. - The wheat is ready. The sun is finally shining. Harvesters took advantage on a hot, Thursday afternoon in northwest Oklahoma. This one ...


London Mayor Rejects Plans For 1000-Feet High 'Tulip' Skyscraper  NDTV News

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has blocked a plan for the construction of a 1000-ft-high tower, known as the 'Tulip', saying that the high-rise would be of "limited" ...


Plans unveiled for new California skyscraper  The Construction Specifier

Plans have been revealed for the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Center, a new office building in Oakland, California. The 28-story tall. building is scheduled to break ...


How Marketers Create A Strong Persona  Forbes

Creating personas can be puzzling. Here's how to make the process easier.


Amazon plans a 43-story skyscraper in Seattle suburb  USA TODAY

The proposed building, referred to as Bellevue 600, would have room to accommodate thousands of employees.


RSM Renews Lease in Namesake Skyscraper  Twin Cities Business Magazine

The company is also planning a full renovation to the space.


Get an Inside Look at the Skyscraper Museum's New Exhibition on Housing Density in NYC  Untapped Cities

Get an inside look at the latest exhibition inside the Skyscraper Museum, a deep dive into NYC's housing density transformation from "Tenements to Towers."


Future Moscow skyscraper to become Europe’s tallest residential complex  RT

The 405-meter 'One Tower' is set to be become the tallest residential building in Europe, the deputy mayor of Moscow announced as he presented the ambitious ...


Plan for £15m Jesmond skyscraper flats with rooftop gardens emerges  Chronicle Live

Proposals for the 18 and 12-storey high scheme are to go on show to the public.


Journal Squared's Next 72-Story Residential Skyscraper Rising Rapidly at 537 Summit Avenue, in Jersey City  New York YIMBY

The second tower at Journal Squared is quickly rising. Handel and Hollwich Kushner are the architects while Kushner Real Estate Development is developing.


George King: Free-climber who scaled 1000ft Shard skyscraper without safety equipment is 19-year-old stuntman  Southwark News

The free-climber who scaled the Shard on Monday morning without ropes has been revealed to be a teenage stuntman. Nineteen-year-old George King braved ...


Americans focus on responding to earthquake damage, not preventing it, because they're unaware of their risk  The Conversation - US

Engineers know how and where to build to minimize earthquake damage. But laws don't always reflect that wisdom. A new study suggests it's because of a ...


8 amazing football pitches from skyscraper rooftops to floating stadiums  Mirror Online

There are some amazing football pitches around the world in some unusual locations - here are some of our favourites.


Ground Broken For New Skyscraper In Downtown Boston  CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston skyline will be changing as construction is underway for what will be the tallest office building built in the city since 1984.


Skyscraper is out, but new developer has other plans  WCPO Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — Plans for a luxury apartment skyscraper on the riverfront in eastern Downtown have been ditched, but a new developer has its own big hopes for ...


Two Bartolotta restaurants named among 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America  BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)

It's no secret that many local diners and critics consider The Bartolotta Restaurants' Lake Park Bistro and Harbor House to be some of the area's top restaurants– ...


Revisiting Word Count in 2019  Search Engine Journal

If we want to own Page 1, is 2000 words of *content* SEO best practice or a myth? Here's the truth about word count, search intent, and rankings today.


This Gorgeous Bar Just Opened at the Top of Thailand's Tallest Skyscraper  Travel+Leisure

Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar, Thailand's highest restaurant and bar, is now open at Bangkok's King Power Mahanakhon, also known as the tallest building.


Shreveport's first skyscraper gets new life  Shreveport Times

The Commercial National Bank was built in 1910 and was Shreveport's first skyscraper, it has been renovated into apartments called The Standard.


Amazon planning to build another Seattle-area skyscraper  Construction Dive

Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly *content*.


Lincoln Park home by Louis Sullivan for sale for $1.95M  Curbed Chicago

In Lincoln Park, a rare single-family home designed by famed Chicago architect Louis Sullivan is on the market for the first time in nearly three decades. Built in ...


London Mayor blocks proposal for 1000-foot skyscraper  Yahoo News

London: Exercising his powers, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has blocked a plan for the construction of a 1000-ft-high tower, known as the 'Tulip,' stating that the ...


China’s $4.8 billion ‘horizontal skyscraper’ is almost done  Inkstone

Construction is nearly complete on a “horizontal skyscraper” in Chongqing, in China's southwest. ...


Hanergy wraps 460 kW of CIGS around Chinese skyscraper  pv magazine International

Copper indium gallium selenide thin film technology is on the fly as conversion efficiency closes in on that of crystalline silicon. The technology can be integrated ...


What's a 'Smart City' Supposed to Look Like?  CityLab

The vision of the technology-powered metropolis of the future is being sold with images that bear little resemblance to the real world.


Goodbye to First Pasadena State Bank. And to an era. [Opinion]  Houston Chronicle

First Pasadena State Bank, the only skyscraper in Pasadena, Texas, is scheduled to implode at 7 a.m. on Sunday, July 21 . That breaks my heart.


Possible revenge for the Titanic and other newsflashes  The Times of Israel

Sometimes, when you read the news, you really need to check if this is a Purim or April's Fools' Day joke or not. A UAE's businessman wants to tow a giant polar ...


The building that houses Rockpool restaurant in Sydney's CBD is on the market for a sizzling $40 million  Commercial Real Estate News

A grand art deco retail space that is home to two of the finest restaurants in the country has hit the market with a suitably upmarket price tag. The two dining ...


Helicopter pilot killed in New York skyscraper crash flew erratically  Business Insider

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report released on Tuesday that pilot Tim McCormack was flying erratically before he ...


Is Everything Making You Angry And Miserable? Here's How To Change Your Life  Forbes

Large corporations are feeding us poison through their news, television programs, movies, food, alcohol and prescribed drugs. You can, however, choose to ...


New art installation by Jacob Hashimoto opens in Willis Tower lobby  Curbed Chicago

As the massive renovation of Chicago's Willis Tower continues, the famous skyscraper reopened its Wacker Drive lobby on Tuesday, revealing a new installation ...


Construction Elevators Coming Down on 15, 30, and 35 Hudson Yards as Equinox Hotel Opens  New York YIMBY

The elevator hoists for 15, 30, and 35 Hudson Yards at Related Companies' first phase of Hudson Yards are coming down, and the Equinox Hotel has opened.


Company aiming to build Dundee skyscraper 'in discussions with major developer'  Evening Telegraph

The company behind an ambitious proposal to bring a skyscraper to Dundee has claimed it is in discussions with a “major developer and investment company”.


Turkish firm to build Central Asia's tallest skyscraper  Anadolu Agency

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan. Turkish contractor Ozguven Architecture will build Central Asia's tallest skyscraper at a height of 215 meters. The 50-story building ...


Planning Cromwell Lodges Plans for Collins Street Skyscraper, Eyes Build-to-Rent Ana Narvaez 2 Min  The Urban Developer

*Fresh* from its latest equity raising rounds, ASX-listed property fund Cromwell has lodged plans for a 55-storey skyscraper at 700 Collins Street in Melbourne's ...


Committee endorses skyscraper across from Figat7th  Curbed LA

The tower at Figueroa and Eighth streets will hold 438 market rate condos and 505 parking spaces.


SEE IT: Dirty water floods subway station in Queens, gives one straphanger a slippery ride during thunderstorm  New York Daily News

A city straphanger got swept off his feet by gushing water in a subway station Wednesday night — and narrowly escaped falling into the path of an incoming train ...


Manhattanhenge 2019: Where to look for New York's sunset show in July  CNN

If you're in New York City on July 12 and 13, you can enjoy a special sunset event: Manhattanhenge 2019. These are the best streets along the borough's grid to ...


US$4.8 billion 'horizontal skyscraper' nears completion in China  South China Morning Post

Construction is nearly complete on a so-called horizontal skyscraper in China's southwestern province of Chongqing. The Raffle City Chongqing complex ...


Daredevil Nik Wallenda to walk in the air above Times Square  New York Post

Nik Wallenda has walked across Niagara Falls. And between two Chicago skyscrapers. Watching him attempt these feats on live TV is nerve-wracking ...


Nema Chicago in South Loop lands big loan from KKR  Crain's Chicago Business

With the first residents of Nema Chicago still settling in, the building's developer has lowered its interest costs by refinancing the 76-story skyscraper, the tallest ...


Demolition application moves Glasgow hotel skyscraper forward  Scottish Construction Now

Plans for a 20-floor hotel complete with a sky bar overlooking the River Clyde in Glasgow are a step closer with the submission of demolition plans at the site.


Willis Tower Fast Facts  NBC2 News

CNN Library Here's some background information about Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, located in Chicago.


This Skyscraper Will Have The World’s First 360-degree Infinity Pool On Top  Simplemost

Infinity pools have long been the crown jewels of bathing options. They come with a guarantee that you'll get a gorgeous view — perhaps a city skyline or ocean ...


First photos inside NEMA Chicago, the city’s tallest rental building  Curbed Chicago

Dominating Chicago's southern skyline, the imposing 76-story, 800-unit apartment tower known as NEMA Chicago is now officially open for business and ready ...


Window washers stuck 10 stories up rescued by San Francisco firefighters, video shows  Tacoma News Tribune

Firefighters in downtown San Francisco rescued two window washers trapped 10 stories up the side of a Millennium Tower complex building — too high for the ...


Time-lapse Photographer Captures Amazing Footage of New York City Blackout  Fstoppers

The recent blackout in New York City that happened on the anniversary of the infamous 1977 blackout took out a swath of the west side of Manhattan for ...


Helicopter pilot killed after crashing into New York City skyscraper 'did not know where he was', say investigators  Independent.ie

A pilot who died when his helicopter crashed atop a New York City skyscraper earlier this month had been flying erratically and said he did not know where he ...


Antonio Wei sues brother over Manhattan skyscraper trust feud  New York Post

A Florida man turned his family's Manhattan high-rise into a $200 million property but cruelly cut them out of the hefty profits, his brother charges in a lawsuit.


Amazon to build Bellevue's largest skyscraper by 2024  The Watchdog

Over the past two years, Amazon has been quietly acquiring real estate in downtown Bellevue. As of now, the gargantuan tech company owns approximately 1 ...


Taiwan rejects Hong Kong firm's skyscraper bid over 'security concerns' due to builder's close ties with China  The Straits Times

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan has vetoed a US$2 billion (S$2.71 billion) bid by a Hong Kong-led consortium to build a twin skyscraper in Taipei citing national security ...


First State Super takes up inaugural lease at new-look city tower  Sydney Morning Herald

First State Super has kicked off the next wave of leasing activity across the tight Sydney office market signing as the inaugural tenant in the new-look 388 George ...


FIRST TAKE: Ramaphosa's SONA was high on dreams, low on detail  News24

Ramaphosa's third State of the Nation Address was high on dreams but low on detail. He touched on important issues but provided very little detail about how ...


'It was absolutely beautiful': NYC artist sketches iconic Cape Breton scenes  CBC.ca

New York artist Nick Golebiewski has sketched some iconic scenes of Cape Breton, sometimes in scarcely more time than it takes to snap a photo.


Netflix Signs Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot & Ryan Reynolds For Red Notice  Empire

Way back in February last year we reported on a studio bidding "frenzy" for hot ticket Red Notice. Dwayne Johnson was already attached to re-team with his ...


New Jersey Officials Investigating If Workers Intentionally Sprayed Baby Falcons Off Skyscraper  Daily Voice

A video showing Jersey City window washers spraying a nest of endangered falcons has prompted an investigation.Animal-lovers are livid over the footage that ...


Stuck In The Dirt: After Years Of Promises, Atlanta's Fabled Luxury Skyscraper Clouded In Mystery  Bisnow

No2 Opus Place is supposed to be the tallest residential tower in Atlanta. But shifting stories from a developer with an unsavory reputation have raised doubts.


‘It’s Always Sunny’ is coming out with a mobile game and it’s weird  East Bay Times

Every show nowadays needs to have a mobile video game. “The Simpsons” has had one for years. “Rick and Morty” adds new *content* to its mobile title with ...




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