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.
The USSR in 10 buildings: Constructivist communes to Stalinist skyscrapers
After the war, the devastated Soviet state diverted precious resources into a seemingly whimsical project of seven triumphalist skyscrapers. Six of them were situated along Moscow's Garden Ring â€“ huge, monsters of buildings taking up entire city blocks ...
Stomach-churning moment daredevil leaps between two ... - Daily Mail
This stomach-churning footage of a daredevil leaping between two skyscrapers in Hong Kong could be the most vertigo-inducing urban climbing video yet.
Shanghai Daily (subscription)
Singapore's Fragrance plans Hobart's first skyscrapers | afr.com
The Australian Financial Review
Hobart could soon have its first skyscrapers under plans for two new hotels to be lodged this week by Singapore's Fragrance Group.
Singapore billionaire unveils plans for Hobart skyscrapers ...
The Japan Times
Tokyu to build two more skyscrapers in Shibuya over next two years
The Japan Times
Tokyo's bustling Shibuya district is set to get new high-rise building complexes and a riverside promenade with open cafes and squares over the next couple of years, according to new images unveiled by Tokyu Corp. on Monday. As part of the railway's ...
How to build skyscrapers that can withstand earthquakes
Mexico City's new tallest building, the Torre Reforma, posed a tricky design challenge for London engineering firm Arup, thanks to the city's predisposition to earthquakes. The 246-metre-tall skyscraper's triangular structure has a tendency to twist ...
Introducing Britain's 'most eco-friendly residential skyscraper'
The brand new Shanghai Tower, by the architects Gensler, claims to be one of the world's greenest skyscrapers, as well as one of the tallest. Its green features include rooftop wind turbines, rainwater collection and re-use, dual-layered insulation, ...
'No skyscrapers in the middle of Kingsland'
So we're not going to be building 12 to 15 storey skyscrapers in the middle of Kingsland!â€ť The 22-acre site at Kingsland is among the 20 per cent most deprived areas in the UK, with 41 per cent of children living in income deprived households. In March ...
Homes and Property
London's tallest residential skyscrapers: from The Shard to Spire London
Homes and Property
As part of these plans, the capital's highest residential skyscrapers are soon to be usurped by the arrival of another, taller kid on the block: Spire London, an ÂŁ800 million 771ft high rise promising â€śfive-star lifestyle amenitiesâ€ť. The 67-storey ...
Goldman Sachs 'in leases' with one of Dallas' tallest skyscrapers ...
Dallas Business Journal
Financial giant Goldman Sachs is apparently in final lease negotiations for upwards of 150000 square feet of office space within Trammell Crow Center, real ...
4th Annual Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2017 Dates Have Been ...
Expotrade Middle East today announced the dates of its 2017 edition of the Smart Skyscrapers Summit. Scheduled to be held on 3rd and 4th May 2017 at Sofitel ...