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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House owner stands ground despite being boxed, dwarfed by skyscraper  Jakarta Post

Staunch defiance: An old house owned by Elis, 60, peaks out from below an access road to the Thamrin Executive Residence apartment complex in Central ...


Vessel-shaped 'supertall' skyscraper transforms Beijing's skyline  CNN

Designed to resemble a ceremonial wine vessel, Citic Tower now soars hundreds of feet above its neighbors in the Chinese capital.


The 27 Most Beautiful Skyscrapers in the World  Architectural Digest

From the world's tallest, Burj Khalifa, to the more modestly sized Agbar Tower, these skyscrapers all share one common trait—stunning design.


It’s Tough Being a Young Skyscraper in New York  The New York Times

Photos of the early days — and growth spurts — of Manhattan's most iconic towers.


10 Skyscrapers Changing City Skylines - Cool New Buildings  Redbookmag.com

If you ever find yourself wondering what the future looks like — just look around you. We are living in it. City skylines are changing now more than ever before.


15 Photos of Skyscrapers Around the World - Cool Buildings  Redbookmag.com

From soaring towers in Shanghai to an icon of the New York City skyline, let's take a look at these beautiful structures that reach for the clouds (and in some ...


Is This a Photo of 5 People Atop a Skyscraper Spire?  Snopes.com

In September 2019, a photograph supposedly showing five people atop a skyscraper spire was recirculated on social media under the caption: “The mother of ...


New Sandton skyscraper is the tallest building in Africa - it offers a view of Magaliesberg  Fin24

Africa's tallest building is set to open next month as its developers seek to cash in on security fears and traffic jams by building a high-rise residential and retail ...


World's tallest residential skyscraper tops out in NYC  New Atlas

The world's tallest residential skyscraper, which overlooks New York City's Central Park, has reached its maximum height of 1550 ft.


Jenga-like skyscraper approved by Los Angeles planning commission  Curbed LA

The 53-story tower from developer Jeffrey Fish would rise next to Pershing Square in Downtown LA.


‘French Spiderman’ hopes to climb the charts with debut dance record  Independent.ie

Skyscraper climber Alain Robert – known as the French Spiderman – will hope to scale new heights in his career when he makes his musical debut.


NYC’s tallest residential building tops out: See the incredible views  Curbed NY

This is shaping up to be a big year for the supertall skyscrapers sprouting up throughout Midtown Manhattan. Jean Nouvel's MoMA tower is just about complete; ...


New Renders Of Possible New Inter & AC Milan Stadium Show Skyscrapers  SempreInter

Two renderings of the possible new Inter and AC Milan stadium have been published for the first time in Rome based newspaper il Corriere dello Sport...


Flat-packed Cities: Wooden Skyscrapers Sprout over Concrete Concerns  VOA News

For more than a century, countries have raced to build the world's tallest buildings with concrete and steel.


Scientists shoot for world's tallest wooden skyscraper  Geographical

Buildings made from wood are becoming increasingly common in cities around the world, as designers and architects extol the carbon capturing nature of this ...


The 'Salchester' boom continues with new skyscraper set to be taller than Beetham Tower  Manchester Evening News

One Heritage Tower will be 55 storeys tall, second only to the soon-to-be-opened South Tower in Deansgate square.


House that can't be moved: Owner stands ground despite being boxed dwarfed by skyscraper  Jakarta Post

The 40-square-meter house stands next to the 45-story Thamrin Executive Residence apartments on Jl. Kebon Kacang, Kebon Melati, Tanah Abang, Central ...


Pelli Clarke Pelli reveals Japan's tallest skyscraper  Dezeen

Construction has begun on Japan's tallest building, a 330-metre-tall skyscraper in Tokyo designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.


Lavish parties, skyscrapers and hip hop: the imperial ambitions of Marc Benioff's Salesforce - the biggest tech company you've never heard of  The Telegraph

It was January 2017 and tech billionaire Marc Benioff was in his element. At a Hawaiian-themed party in Davos hosted by his $134bn software company ...


Top 4 Lesser-known Skyscrapers Around The World  CEOWORLD magazine

Skyscrapers are the tallest and most magnificent structures made by humankind. They are prime examples of peak creativity of humans, which also serve the ...


The latest on the Leeds city centre skyscraper set to become Yorkshire's tallest building  Leeds Live

The central core of the building has shot up in the past couple of months.


Athens Economy Athens to have 6 new skyscrapers  TheMayorEU

They will be located at Athens Former Hellinikon Airport.


Africa’s tallest skyscraper; Another oil strike?; NYT attacks SA; Dutch attack BAT  BizNews

Africa's tallest building, a 234m Sandton skyscaper called The Leonardo, is set to open next month according to a report by Bloomberg.


‘Protect your glass skyscrapers’: Yemen’s Houthis claim to have NEW ATTACK DRONE & threaten UAE with DOZENS OF STRIKES  RT

Yemen's Houthi rebels has threatened to launch attacks on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its bustling financial center of Abu Dhabi using new drones, ...


Tokyo tower to become Japan's new tallest skyscraper  CNN

Construction has begun on a soaring tower that will become Japan's tallest skyscraper. The ambitious Toranomon-Azabudai project, in central Tokyo, aims to be ...


Central Park Tower:1,500ft-high New York skyscraper is now the world's tallest residential building  Homes and Property

Central Park Tower in New York officially became the tallest residential building in the world this week as it reached its final height of 1550ft (470 metres).


Wooden skyscrapers sprout over concrete concerns  台北時報

For more than a century, countries have raced to build the world's tallest buildings with concrete and steel. Now, a quiet contest in constructing tall wooden ...


London Is Changing Its Skyscraper Designs—to Favor Cyclists  WIRED

Of the many things to consider when putting up a skyscraper, wind is among the most basic: A building's not much good if it can't stand up to a stormy day, ...


Watch: Land reclamation will not result in artificial islands filled with skyscrapers, Muscat says  Malta Independent Online

The government's land reclamation policy will not result in the creation of artificial islands filled with skyscrapers, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Tuesday.


Photographer Turns a Skyscraper Into a Giant Camera  PetaPixel

Brendan Barry is a UK-based photographer who's known for turning all kinds of unusual things into working cameras, from food and mannequins to shipping ...


Plan for Salford's tallest skyscraper  Construction Enquirer

Hong Kong-based developer One Heritage Property Developments aims to start construction next year, subject to planning. Designed by OMI Architects, the ...


A Skyscraper-Size Asteroid Will Zoom Past Earth Saturday Night  Livescience.com

The space rock is as big as several football stadiums but poses virtually no threat.


People will live in self-cleaning homes and work in underground skyscrapers ‘by 2069’, experts predict  The Sun

FROM aquatic highways to real life "Quidditch" – boffins have predicted the sci fi inventions we could be enjoying in just 50 years' time. Robotic self-cleaning ...


'London needs loads more skyscrapers because the people make this city not old buildings'  MyLondon

We've tried expanding outwards and that's not an option anymore, argues Qasim Peracha.


One Vanderbilt tops out at 1,401 feet in Midtown East  Curbed NY

One of Midtown East's tallest skyscrapers is one step closer to completion.


Skyscraper day 2019: from Dubai to New York, the best 10 new supertall & tall buildings  Domus

A selection of the most interesting tall buildings recently completed or under construction from Dubai to New York.


Russia Plans Mass Relocation of Ministries to Moscow's Skyscraper Citadel, Reports Say  The Moscow Times

Over a dozen Russian cabinet offices will relocate to a cluster of skyscrapers in the sprawling financial district of western Moscow, the Kommersant business ...


Proposed skyscraper would be the tallest building in Utah  Deseret News

Salt Lake City is poised to get another addition to its already fast-growing skyline — and this high-rise would shatter the city's height record.


Prism skyscraper developers hope to begin construction this year  Irish Examiner

The developers of the Prism Building in Cork say they expect to be on-site at the development before the end of the year. Conor Lee, director of operations with ...


East Lansing City Council opposes rezoning for skyscrapers  WILX-TV

The rezoning would have allowed construction of new buildings up to eight stories, or 112 feet high.


Walla Walla artist's cloudlike work installed in Chicago skyscraper  Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Walla Walla artist Jacob “Jake” Hashimoto had a new, large sculptural art installation unveiled in mid-July — this time in Willis Tower, an iconic skyscraper in ...


Beijing skyscraper that looks like a dragon sells at 40% price cut  INSIDER

Pangu Plaza is a 629-foot-tall building that was designed by architect Li Zuyuan. It was built to resemble a dragon.


Curious Nashville: How The City's First Skyscraper Gave Weather Reports — And Why It Stopped  WPLN

During the 1950s, checking the weather wasn't as easy as it is today. But Nashville residents had one unusual option: to look at the city skyline.


Franchising could even extend to skyscraper windows | Analysis  Gulf News

Generally speaking, radiology, cooking oil and skyscraper windows aren't exactly the first images that come to mind when one thinks of franchising. Yet, all three ...


Chapman & Cutler nears deal with new West Loop skyscraper  Crain's Chicago Business

Developer John O'Donnell is close to luring another big tenant to the 50-story office tower he's planning next to Union Station. Law firm Chapman & Cutler is ...


KhalifaSat congratulated people of KSA with a capture of the skyscraper, Kingdom Centre, image from space  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - Dubai PR Network) September 22, 2019: KhalifaSat, an earth observation satellite, congratulated people.


Prague's tallest building could soon become this post-apocalyptic metal tanker crashed into a skyscraper  Expats.cz

The Czech Republic might have a new tallest building, if developer Trigema's plan for the 135-meter-tall multifunctional high-rise building near Prague's Nové ...


'Chicagohenge' Expected Monday  WBBM NewsRadio

The phenomemon known as "Chicagohenge" -- when the sunrise and sunset create a glowing canyon effect in the Loop -- is expected to be at its peak on ...


In A World Of Bubbles, Tokyo's 'Skyscraper Curse' May Be Scariest  Forbes

Construction ahead of the 2020 Games has been a godsend for Japan's property developers as the cost of staging a few weeks of sporting events exploded to ...


The 31-storey skyscraper set to be Salford Quays landmark  Manchester Evening News

Developers Anchorage Gateway want to create 290 apartments at the site.


Buy a Boston bolthole:London's closest US city has quality pied-à-terres in beautiful, historic streets  Homes and Property

Cultured, artistic and packed with heritage, Boston is geographically the closest US city to London, where Brits can feel completely at home. Handsome terraces ...


Bloomington skyscraper glass maker confident on long-term strategy despite Q2 slip  Star Tribune

Architectural-glass maker Apogee Enterprises reported a drop in its net income for the second quarter but its CEO said he is confident that its plan of diversifying ...


Philly’s design world adores the city’s first fire-engine red skyscraper  WHYY

Brilliant red terracotta laces architect Vishaan Chakrabarti's first Philadelphia skyscraper. He chose the fire-engine red material for a reason: It's the next best ...


Bookstore installed in second-tallest skyscraper  New Atlas

Chinese architecture firm Wutopia Lab recently completed a new bookstore in the world's second-tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai Tower. Aptly named Books ...


Journal Squared's Next 72-Story Skyscraper Set to Eclipse 53-Story Sibling, in Jersey City  New York YIMBY

The second tower of the Journal Squared complex, aka 537 Summit Avenue, is rising rapidly and will soon surpass the adjacent 563-foot-tall, 53-story building, ...


One of the most iconic photos of American workers is not what it seems  The Washington Post

But “Lunch atop a Skyscraper,” which was taken during the Great Depression, has come to represent the country's resilience, especially on Labor Day.


The Raleigh City Council Signs Off on John Kane's Skyscraper. Conditions Apply.  INDY Week

After a series of delays and deliberations, the Raleigh City Council unanimously gave developer John Kane a green light Tuesday to begin planning what could ...


Liberals boycotted a Trump booster's gyms. Now his skyscraper hosts a Democratic candidates forum.  Queens Daily Eagle

By David Brand. Less than a month after Democrats across the country boycotted gyms and other companies owned by billionaire Trump fundraiser Stephen ...


World's Tallest Passive House Skyscraper Designed for Vancouver  ArchDaily

Canadian company Henson Developments has released its plans to build the world's tallest passive house in Vancouver's West End neighborhood.


Mediterraneo Skyscraper  eVolo

Editors' Choice 2019 Skyscraper Competition. Spyridon Koutantzis Greece. Concept & Context The project's name – Mediterraneo – derives from its ...


Skyscraper proposed to replace Salt Lake City's century-old Utah Theater  KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — After years of struggle to revitalize the more than century-old Utah Theater downtown, Salt Lake City officials are considering a plan to ...


Mudslide Skyscraper  eVolo

Editors' Choice 2019 Skyscraper Competition. Liang Yue, Liu Zimin, Wang Chunxin, Meng Yuan China. In Sichuan and Gansu mountainous areas, the ...


Why are Philadelphia office towers all lit up at night? We shed some light.  The Philadelphia Inquirer

The most sophisticated energy-efficiency measures are only as good as the people managing the buildings. Philadelphia city government has a plan to address ...


The coolest homes to see this Open House London weekend  City A.M.

This Saturday and Sunday, buildings across the capital will throw open their doors for Open House London, giving the public a peek into grand stately homes, ...


Luxury travel news - Four Seasons opens hotel in Philadelphia skyscraper  TTG

Luxury property is located on the upper floors of Comcast Center.


Birmingham’s tallest residential skyscraper The Bank II set for completion  BuyAssociation

The centrally located skyscraper, which stands at more than 100 metres tall and contains 217 apartments, has attracted scores of investors since its launch.


The story behind Detroit's comeback  National Geographic

A wave of civic pride has seen this one-time Michigan powerhouse bounce back from bankruptcy to become a vibrant hotbed of creativity.


A rising riverside address:luxury skyscraper homes at Albert Embankment with iconic views along the Thames and 'secret gardens'  Homes and Property

For more than two decades, maverick Tory peer and best-selling novelist Jeffrey Archer lorded over Albert Embankment, living in splendid isolation at a ...


New York City’s tallest residential building tops out at 1,550 feet  Curbed NY

Today, Extell's Central Park Tower will celebrate its official topping out at 1,550 feet, making it the tallest residential building in New York City. (More on ...


One Vanderbilt tops out at 1,401 feet, becomes tallest office building in Midtown  6Sqft

The Grand Central Terminal-adjacent supertall One Vanderbilt officially topped out this week, reaching its full 1,401-foot height. Designed by Kohn Pedersen ...


Tallest skyscraper in New Jersey nears completion  Archinect

99 Hudson Street, a 900-foot tower residential tower designed by architects Perkins Eastman for developers China Overseas America in Jersey City, New Jersey ...


The Symmetry and Chaos of the World's Megacities  WIRED

Architectural photographer Ryan Koopmans spent the past decade shooting hi-res photographs of the world's biggest cities. The results are mind-blowing.


Five things making headlines in South Africa today  Moneyweb.co.za

Here's what caught our attention on Monday: 1. Africa's tallest building is almost complete. Africa's tallest building, located in the heart of Sandton, is on its way to ...


Here are 14 of the week’s best photos  Washington Post

By Troy Witcher and Stephen Cook | Sept. 20, 2019. Israeli general election campaign, Saudi oil and gas facilities hit by drone attack, United Auto Workers strike ...


The legendary bat signal will shine over cities worldwide tonight to celebrate ‘Batman’s 80th birthday  NME Live

The iconic Batman bat signal will shine over eleven cities across the globe tonight (September 21). 80 years ago today, the first ever Batman comic was released ...


Skyscraper Stan: Dusty dingoes, lukewarm bourbon and the blues  Stuff.co.nz

Kiwi country-blues maestro Skyscraper Stan is bringing his whisky-soaked sound to the Nelson Arts Festival.


Chicagohenge 2019: Where and When You Can See It  NBC Chicago

Ready your cameras - one of Chicago's most photogenic moments is almost here.


City of London tightens rules on skyscrapers over wind tunnel fears  The Guardian

Tougher building rules for skyscrapers have been drawn up by the City of London because of concerns that a high-rise, urban microclimate will generate winds ...


9/11 anniversary – Melania Trump’s office blasts ‘ridiculous’ conspiracy theory her coat’s stitching looked li  The Sun

MELANIA Trump's office has hit back at critics accusing the first lady of wearing a coat with stitching in the shape of a plane flying into a skyscraper, calling the ...


Listen to Meghan Trainor’s cover of ‘Friends’ theme song ‘I’ll Be There For You’  NME Live

To mark Friends' 25th anniversary yesterday (September 22), Warner Brothers tapped Meghan Trainor for a cover of 'I'll Be There For You' by The Rembrandts, ...


Kiwi 'skyscraper' artist to tackle climate change at UN headquarters in New York  TVNZ

It's not the first time Joseph Michael has gone big with an artwork.


Canadian cities take wooden skyscrapers to new heights  The Guardian

British Columbia has doubled height limits allowed for timber towers – and countries around the world are following suit.


Investa fund reaches milestone at 60 Martin Place  The Age

Investa Commercial Property Fund (ICPF) and the co-owner Gwynvill Group have completed a $1 billion skyscraper at 60 Martin Place, a plaza that is ...


Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019: 11 things we loved  Curbed Chicago

Walk into the Chicago Cultural Center for the biennial this year and atop a marble staircase to Preston Bradley Hall you'll see a massive banner with a land ...


Trump Tower Theft: $353,000 in Jewelry Reported Stolen  The New York Times

Residents of two apartments in the president's namesake residence on Fifth Avenue in New York told the police that diamonds, emeralds and sapphires were ...


Batman fans react as bat signal is shone around the world to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 80th birthday  NME Live

Batman fans have been reacting after the iconic bat signal has been shone around the world to celebrate the Caped Crusader's 80th birthday. Read more: ...


And Then What Happened?: The colors of New England  The Recorder

Oh Lord, Bill Perlman is painting his barn yellow.Willie Gray painted his barn yellow once, along with two shades of brown, and you'd a thought he was building ...


Hoff Building in Boise, ID listed for sale  boisedev.com

A STORY BOISEDEV MEMBERS GOT FIRST. The historic Hoff Building is nearly 100 years old, and could soon have a new owner. Colliers International posted ...


30 Years Since Hurricane Hugo  Spectrum News

NORTH CAROLINA -- This weekend marks 30 years since Hurricane Hugo devastated much of the coast of South Carolina. It was a category 4 hurricane with ...


Freeway-facing balconies return to Downtown megadevelopment Olympia  Curbed LA

Citing health concerns, the city's planning commission had recommended that balconies facing the freeway be unusable.


Tuesday briefing: Curbs on wind hazard skyscrapers | World news  The Guardian

London to ban designs that cause dangerous gusts … sudden end to freedom of movement under no deal … and chicken boxes turned back on Home Office.


KhalifaSat wishes Saudi National Day from space - News  Khaleej Times

A click from space to mark the Kingdom's 89th National Day.


How London would look if rejected skyscrapers were given green light  Metro.co.uk

Plans for a new skyscraper nicknamed a 'giant sperm' were thrown out last night, meaning we will never get the chance to climb the Tulip Tower (as it was more.


A decade's difference in the OKC concert scene  NonDoc

The OKC concert scene has changed dramatically in the past decade. Bands that previously would have skipped OKC on their tours are now playing packed ...


Traffic warning as fog blankets Perth  PerthNow

Morning commuters are being warned to drive carefully as fog reduces visibility on Perth roads. The tops of skyscrapers in the Perth CBD could be seen poking ...


Skyscrapers pump out thousands of tonnes of CO2 | Business  The Times

Six of Britain's best-known skyscrapers produce more than 12000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, equal to the annual emissions of about 3000 cars, ...


Letter From Japan: World Cup Set To Kick Off Amid Cultural Extravaganza  Pundit Arena

Sean McMahon reporting from Yokohama. It's finally here. The 2019 Rugby World Cup has arrived. It's been 1,419 days since Richie McCaw lifted the Webb ...


In Booming Nashville, Country Music is Still King  CityLab

A historian on the Ken Burns documentary Country Music explains why the Tennessee capital's bond with country music endures, even as the city has boomed.


Experts call for ban on glass skyscrapers to save energy in climate crisis  The Guardian

Air conditioning is used to avoid greenhouse effect but cooling buildings adds to carbon emissions.


Lego Brickworld Michigan fun for both kids and kids at heart  Detroit Free Press

Lego enthusiasts across the state gathered to show off their creations Sunday at Brickworld Michigan inside Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.




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