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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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Skyscrapers Made of Wood Are Making a Comeback  Bloomberg

More than a century after steel and concrete became the standard for building high-rise buildings, the humble tree is making a comeback.


Citigroup makes offer to buy London skyscraper HQ for £1.2bn  Financial Times

Citigroup is in talks to buy its London skyscraper office for about £1.2bn, as the US bank commits its long-term future to the UK despite the political and economic ...


Britam Tower named top skyscraper in Africa  The Standard

Britam Tower has received the Emporis Skyscraper Award. This makes it the only skyscraper in Africa to feature among the top ten buildings in the world in the ...


Upward Momentum: Charting a Year of Skyscraper Construction  Visual Capitalist

Ever since the first towering spires broke through the clouds in New York and Chicago, skyscrapers have remained a potent symbol of economic might.


ISIS sickos post chilling pic of Los Angeles skyscraper exploding into flames with the caption ‘our promise w  The Sun

A group backed by ISIS has issued a chilling image of a Los Angeles skyscraper exploding in flames.


Building miracle: China's highest and 'lowest' skyscrapers  CGTN

The city of Shanghai is now home to China's highest and, at the same time, its "lowest" skyscrapers. The two buildings – the Shanghai Tower and the Shanghai ...


Nairobi's Britam Tower featured among top 10 skyscrapers in the world  Tuko.co.ke

Tuko.co.ke News ☛ Rising from Nairobi's skyline at 200 metres, Britam Tower, in Upperhill has been featured among ten high-rise architecture globally.


Tower Fifth supertall skyscraper proposed for Midtown Manhattan  Dezeen

New York developer Harry Macklowe and Gensler have proposed a tower in Midtown Manhattan, which could become the city's tallest skyscraper by roof height.


Timber frames: will we see wooden skyscrapers in the future?  Building

Timber frames, for so long limited to the low-rise residential sector, have begun to break into commercial and higher-rise uses, thanks to technological ...


Record of 18 Supertall Skyscrapers Completed Last Year  CRL Management

2018 witnessed the construction of 18 new skyscraper buildings that fall into the category of 'supertall.' This amount is the highest ever reported for a single year, ...


Thames bridge plans:luxury skyscrapers in Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf with residents' sky club and tennis courts could get new connections  Homes and Property

Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe face each other across the Thames. Since the demise of the old docks 50 years ago, each of these areas has developed a ...


Menacing social media post shows LA skyscraper explode  South China Morning Post

The Los Angeles Police Department said that it is aware of the posting but has 'not been able to find any credible threat against buildings in our city'.


Record-breaking skyscraper opens in Saudi Arabia's Dammam city  Construction Week Online

The tallest skyscraper in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, is open for business after completion of the 37-storey AKH Tower. Built by contractor Shapoorji Pallonji ...


Tourism bosses object to new 1,000ft London skyscraper over fears it would attract too many visitors  The Telegraph

Tourism officials have objected to a new 1000ft London skyscraper over fears the building will attract too many visitors.


Britam Tower named the top skyscraper in Africa  Daily Nation

Building is continent's premier skyscraper to feature among world's outstanding buildings.


15 Cities In The World With The Most Skyscrapers  Daily Hawker

Despite the fact that Mumbai isn't the capital of India, this city has gained such a great amount of recognition for being the financial focus and the business center ...


Chilling image posted online by ISIS shows L.A. skyscraper exploding in flames  Daily Mail

A chilling image of an L.A. skyscraper bursting into flames has been circulated by the terror group ISIS. The image contains teh caption: 'Our promise will soon ...


Polish leader’s alleged skyscraper plan roils Warsaw  POLITICO.eu

A newspaper says Law and Justice chief Jarosław Kaczyński was recorded discussing a massive real estate investment.


The latest decisions from Manchester's planning committee  Manchester Evening News

A huge new car park for Manchester Airport, a skyscraper and more than 100 affordable homes were discussed at Manchester's latest planning committee ...


Inside Twentytwo, the London Skyscraper Rising During Brexit  Bloomberg

Twentytwo, a $1.3 billion project, was born around the time Britons voted to leave the European Union. Now it's setting out to fill 62 floors of office space.


Thousands participate in 13th annual Trek the Tower in Omaha's tallest skyscraper  KETV Omaha

Thousands participated in the 13th annual Trek the Tower at the First National Bank building.


See renderings for 63-story skyscraper pitched for South Park  Curbed LA

The Australian developers planning a 52-story skyscraper in South Park have decided to aim a little higher—the project is now expected to reach at least 63 ...


L.A. Skyscraper Shown Exploding in New ISIS 'Promise Fulfilled' Threat  PJ Media

An ISIS-supporting group posted an image online depicting an explosion at the top of the third-tallest office tower in downtown Los Angeles. Though ISIS ...


Qatar admits it unwittingly helped bail out Jared Kushner's skyscraper  The Independent

When news emerged that Qatar may have unwittingly helped bail out a New York skyscraper owned by the family of Jared Kushner, Donald Donald Trump's ...


Terror group's photo of DTLA building raising security concerns  KABC-TV

A terrorist group posted a disturbing image showing an explosion at a downtown Los Angeles skyscraper, although officials say they are not aware of any ...


Review: "Skyscraper" - Part "Die Hard", Part "Towering Inferno", All Action  Top 10 Films

Playing a security expert brought in to evaluate a new structure, Dwayne Johnson fights fire, mocks death defying drops and tackles heavily armoured ...


Video: Rafael Viñoly reveals inspiration for South Loop skyscraper  Curbed Chicago

While the upcoming skyscraper known as NEMA Chicago will offer impressive views and 70,000 square feet of amenities to its future residents, the 76-story ...


MVRDV designs Albania's tallest building with pixellated facade  Dezeen

Construction has started on Downtown One, a skyscraper in Tirana designed by MVRDV, featuring a facade with a pixellated map of Albania at its centre.


The first ‘skyscraper’ of the Middle Ages was in Toledo  EL PAIS

On account of the bears, wild boar and other animals lurking in the forests that stretched some 30 kilometers around Toledo, the capital of the Visigothic ...


'French Spiderman' Arrested After Scaling Manila Skyscraper  VOA News

French urban freeclimber Alain Robert was arrested on Tuesday, police said, after he scaled one of Manila's tallest towers in his latest high-risk ascent.


The Story Behind Paul T. Frankl's 'Skyscraper Furniture'  Garage

How a shelving system intended to accommodate a variety of books—both slender and bulky—became design history.


Poland's political leader on unprecedented defensive  Hartford Courant

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's most powerful politician who has built his position on a reputation of honesty and anti-communist convictions, suddenly finds.


16 London Bars With Seriously Impressive Views  Londonist

Cocktails (and coffees) with skyline views over the capital.


Skyscraper-sized pieces of ice break off Tasman Glacier  Radio New Zealand

Chunks of ice the size of skyscrapers have broken off the Tasman Glacier in the Aoraki-Mount Cook National park.


Is St. Pete ready for a 50-story skyscraper on Central Avenue?  Tampa Bay Times

The 400 block of Central Avenue has never seen a building as tall as the Red Apple Group's proposed tower. Some aren't ready for that kind of development.


Developer says new Tulip skyscraper would boost London economy by nearly £1bn  Evening Standard

The developer behind plans for the controversial Tulip skyscraper on Wednesday attempted to quieten critics by claiming the City's tallest building would give a ...


Beetham Tower needs a £4million makeover after court found it in 'disrepair'  Manchester Evening News

The chairman of Ground Rents Income Fund, which owns the tower, has issued a statement to shareholders.


New skyscraper to be built opposite The Angel Pub on outskirts of Manchester city centre  Manchester Evening News

It will offer 'affordable' housing - a first for the council.


Dubai's latest skyscraper emerges from its ruler's fingerprint  Yanko Design

Referred to as the 'new icon in Dubai's skyline', the Burj Jumeira stands at 550m tall and in many ways, is representative of the essence of Dubai. Designed by ...


New Dubai skyscraper will have one of the world's highest infinity pools  Daily Mail

The pool will be located on the 50th floor of the 52 storey The Palm Tower, which is currently under construction on Palm Jumeirah island.


French 'Spiderman' arrested after scaling Philippines skyscraper  Irish Times

French climber Alain Robert also known as the French 'Spiderman' climbed the Philippines' 47-storey GT Towers on Tuesday (January 29). Videos shared on ...


Tel Aviv Skyscraper: Remake of Tower of Babel or Preparation for Third Temple?  Breaking Israel News

Israeli real-estate developer revealed plans for the soon-to-be tallest building in Israel that looks similar to impressions of the Tower of Babel.


New York's World Trade Center skyscraper lights up for Chinese New Year  The Straits Times

NEW YORK (XINHUA) - One World Trade Center (One WTC), the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan of New York, was ...


Spectacular views of Birmingham revealed from top of new skyscraper  Birmingham Live

Topping out ceremony at Bank 2 reveals you can see for miles and miles from the roof of the 33-storey tower.


SEE IT: Toronto Woman Charged With Throwing Chairs Off 45 Story Skyscraper in Viral Video  Yeshiva World News

A 19-year-old woman turned herself in to police on Wednesday to face charges for allegedly throwing two chairs off a 45th story balcony along a busy downtown ...


Chicago Weather: Blowing snow leads to spinouts, crashes across area  WLS-TV

Blowing and drifting snow created some dangerous driving conditions Wednesday morning.


Lehigh Valley skyscraper to be demolished  The Brown and White

The Martin Tower is set to be demolished after sitting vacant for over a century. After all options were exhausted, the council has rezoned the property.


Proposed Tulip skyscraper breaches London regulations  IanVisits

The Mayor of London could find himself in dispute with the Lord Mayor of London over proposals for a tall viewing skyscraper called the Tulip. The tall bulbous ...


Crown Group Unveils Marilyn Monroe Inspired LA Skyscraper  The Urban Developer

Sydney-based developer Crown Group has unveiled designs for a 63-storey residential tower in downtown Los Angeles. The 528 apartment building, located at ...


Streets Reopen After Debris, Glass Falls From Midtown Skyscraper  CBS New York

Updated Jan. 22 at 5:30 a.m.. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Midtown streets were closed off Monday night after reports of debris and glass falling from a ...


Moscow Skyscraper Talks Continued Through ‘the Day I Won,’ Trump Is Said to Acknowledge  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump was involved in discussions to build a skyscraper in Moscow throughout the entire 2016 presidential campaign, his personal ...


Dezeen's top 10 skyscrapers of 2018  Dezeen

We pick 10 of the year's best skyscrapers for our review of 2018, from one sporting a 100-metre-high waterfall to the northernmost tower block in the world.


Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group's Hudson Yards Skyscraper Completed in Manhattan  ArchDaily

Construction has completed on Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Lead Architect) and Rockwell Group's (Lead Interior Architect) 15 Hudson Yards, an 88-story skyscraper ...


Shattered Windows Send Glass Flying Onto Downtown Fort Worth Streets  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

At least two windows on the 17th floor of a downtown Fort Worth skyscraper shattered Tuesday morning, sending broken glass and debris to the ground below, ...


A New Roof Garden Just Opened In The City Of London  Londonist

You don't have to scrape the sky to get stunning vistas of London. At least that's the thinking behind The Garden at 120, a new mid-level roof garden on ...


Reality Check: What are the rules on building skyscrapers?  BBC News

With another skyscraper planned for London, what are the rules on putting up high-rise buildings?


Chase will redesign, enlarge public space at new Midtown HQ  Curbed NY

When JP Morgan Chase's new Midtown headquarters opens at 270 Park Avenue in a few years, it'll come with a privately owned public space—one that will ...


China built more skyscrapers in 2018 than ever before  CNN

China built more skyscrapers in 2018 than anywhere else in the world -- or at any other time in history, according to data released by the Council of Tall ...


New Orlando skyscraper near SkyHouse?: 19-story hotel could be joining downtown Orlando skyline  WFTV Orlando

A vacant lot and empty office space in downtown Orlando could soon be the site of a 19-story luxury hotel.


This 57-year-old carpenter from Shanghai cycles around the city to 'repair' history  Times Now

The 57-year-old grandfather cycles -- old tools hanging from the handlebars -- from job to job in a pocket of the northeast district of Hongkou.


Bridges, skyscrapers and conservation battles  Apollo Magazine

The major architectural events to look out for in 2019, from museums in Hollywood and Qatar to office buildings in London.


Our skyscrapers Pinterest board shows striking towers from around the world  Dezeen

We've updated our Pinterest board dedicated to skyscrapers, including Büro Ole Scheeren's 77-storey MahaNakhon tower and the twisting Generali tower.


TOP 10 towers and skyscrapers of 2018  Designboom

designboom continues its annual TOP 10 round up of the year's most talked about projects with a look at ten towers and skyscrapers from 2018.


SOM's "sister skyscrapers" for doomed Chicago Spire site halted  Dezeen

The controversy surrounding Santiago Calatrava's Chicago Spire site continues, as the city stalls the pair of skyscrapers proposed by SOM's David Childs.


Residential skyscrapers on the rise in Manhattan's Financial District  Dezeen

The southern tip of Manhattan is becoming a sought-after place to live. Here are eight towers in FiDi that offer high-rise living Downtown.


The Top 10 New Skyscrapers of 2018  ArchDaily

Emporis has announced the results of its annual Emporis Skyscraper Award, recognizing the best new supertall buildings completed in the previous year.


Record number of supertall skyscrapers completed in 2018  Dezeen

Eighteen new supertall skyscrapers were built in 2018 according to the CTBUH skyscraper report, as China continues to dominate the tall building charts.


Fit hacks: An alternative to mountains? Skyscrapers, of course  Financial Times

Running up the European Central Bank is perfect preparation for an ultra-marathon.


The tallest skyscrapers of 2018 include a helipad, sky gardens, and an indoor skating rink  Business Insider

The tallest skyscrapers build in 2018 are mostly in China, with the exception of a few giant structures in Philadelphia and Malaysia.


News in pictures: Friday February 15, 2019 | News  The Times

A waxing gibbous moon sets behind the Shard, the 95-storey skyscraper that rises 309m into the London skyline. The next full moon will be on TuesdayGUY ...


First Look At Four Hot Skyscrapers  Forbes

City skylines are as almost as crowded as the streets—soaring higher due to in-demand skyscraper living offering enviable views and convenient lifestyle ...


China is building a record number of skyscrapers  Fast Company

In 2008, developers around the world built a grand total of four “supertall” skyscrapers, a term that refers to buildings that shoot 1,000 feet or more into the air.


Will skyscrapers sink to new depths in British cities?  The Guardian

Councils are under pressure to build higher, but campaigners say new towers will ruin historic skylines.


Idea for ‘Tulip’ planted among City of London skyscrapers  Financial Times

Foster-designed 305m viewing platform would grow next to Gherkin, if approved.


Seven megatall skyscrapers reaching new heights  Dezeen

Following the release of the movie Skyscraper, which centres around a fictional megatall tower in Hong Kong, we've pulled together more examples of buildings ...


Most outrageous-looking skyscrapers of all time  Business Insider

Skyscrapers have gotten taller, more expensive, and a lot more elaborate over the past few decades. Business Insider has rounded up 20 of the most ...


9 skyscrapers that will transform the London skyline by 2020  Business Insider

In the next two years, London will witness many stunning architectural changes, including a 26-story high-rise with a rock-climbing window and a mixed-used ...


Plans for trio of Brisbane skyscrapers by Zaha Hadid Architects dropped  Dezeen

Australian developer Sunland has abandoned its long-running plans to build three towers designed by Zaha Hadid Architects on the Brisbane River.


Skyscrapers make hurricanes much worse, study finds  The Independent

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey – a category 4 tropical cyclone – ripped into the US city of Houston causing catastrophic flooding, killing 68 people and ...


LA’s seismic retrofit law ignores steel skyscrapers  Curbed LA

Daniel Zepeda, a structural engineer who specializes in seismic retrofitting, works in a glimmering skyscraper on Bunker Hill. The steel-framed tower opened in ...


Skyscraper movie director wanted "a tower based on real possibilities" says Adrian Smith  Dezeen

Blockbuster movie Skyscraper centres around a fictional supertall tower that is intended to be as realistic as possible, according to architect Adrian Smith.


Zaha Hadid Architects wins approval for pair of London skyscrapers  Dezeen

Zaha Hadid Architects' Vauxhall Cross Island towers, which caused controversy at the planning stage, has been approved for south London.


Terror Image Sparks Security Concerns In Downtown LA  CBS Los Angeles

An image posted online is sparking security concerns in downtown Los Angeles. At issue is a photoshopped picture showing a downtown LA skyscraper ...


Get ready for more and taller skyscrapers  MIT Technology Review

Tens of thousands of new skyscrapers will be built by 2050 if current trends continue, a statistical analysis projects—and there's a chance that the tallest could be ...


The Rock's 'Skyscraper' Doesn't Seem to Get Skyscrapers  CityLab

The Rock's new movie should have gotten more thrills out of high-rise design, an engineer argues.


YouTuber Uses Lego to Explain the Physics of Keeping Skyscrapers from Shaking  Interesting Engineering

Have you ever wondered why skyscrapers don't sway in the wind or worse during earthquakes? How do such high buildings maintain their stability?


Two Bridges skyscrapers get City Planning approval  Curbed NY

Five months after beginning a public review process, the developers of a trio of skyscrapers on the Lower East Side have cleared a major hurdle. The Real Deal ...


Skyscrapers, trains and roads: How Addis Ababa came to look like a Chinese city  CNN

High rise towers, a shiny new Metro system and twisting spaghetti junctions, Ethiopia's capital looks more like Chongqing than Johannesburg. What does a ...


Reach for the ply: how wooden skyscrapers could save the planet  The Times

Building 18-storey wooden “plyscrapers” could help Britain to meet its climate change targets, according to the Royal Society and Royal Academy of ...


Seoul Lotte World Tower skyscraper has fastest elevator in the world  Business Insider

Seoul's Lotte World Tower won the Emporis Skyscraper Award, which honors the top skyscrapers of the year.


Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill reveals design for China's tallest skyscraper  Dezeen

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has revealed the Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center, a 700-metre tower, which will be China's tallest building.


The tallest building in every US state  Business Insider

Skyscrapers are multiplying as US cities appear to be in race toward the sky. Many of the tallest American skyscrapers, such as One World Trade Center, were ...


These Window-Cleaning Drones Make Cleaning Skyscrapers Look Easy  Interesting Engineering

Even at over 1000 ft from the ground, this drone cleans the massive windows of skyscrapers safely and efficiently.


Moscow greenlights its tallest skyscraper yet  CNN

Moscow officials have approved the construction of a new 404-meter (1325 feet) building that will become the city's tallest skyscraper.


How to build a skyscraper out of wood  The Week Magazine

Building skyscrapers out of wood: It sounds bizarre, unsafe, maybe even a bit twee. But it could actually be the future of construction. "Each material has its ...


Skyline Robotics Raises $3M To Automate Dangerous Window Cleaning For Skyscrapers  Forbes

'“As a society we've become too comfortable watching people hanging off the sides of 30-story buildings,” says Yaron Schwarcz, CEO of Skyline Robotics.


Ole Scheeren designs twin Vancouver skyscrapers to be vertical villages  Dezeen

Büro Ole Scheeren has revealed plans for a pair of skyscrapers in Vancouver that would be formed from irregularly stacked glass boxes.


Can you solve it? Rise to the Skyscrapers challenge  The Guardian

Hi guzzlers,. Skyscrapers is one of my favourite Japanese logic puzzles because it forces you to think three-dimensionally, and also because Tokyo is full of ...


Eight-storey sky atriums top a pair of skyscrapers by GMP in Zhengzhou  Dezeen

Gerkan, Marg and Partners has completed twin 284-metre skyscrapers that dominate the skyline of Zhengzhou, China.


London's getting a bunch of new skyscrapers — Economy  Economy

510 buildings over 20 stories high are being planned in the UK capital city, including a 300m-high skyscraper nicknamed “the Tulip”.




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