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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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Treehugger

How many LEGO skyscrapers could be built from a year's worth of ocean plastic?
Treehugger
TIME crunches the numbers to determine how many life-size skyscrapers could be built with ocean plastic turned into LEGO bricks. OK first things first, this little experiment does not imply that there are skyscrapers' worth of LEGO bits in the ocean ...



Telegraph.co.uk

15 ingenious skyscrapers designed to save the world
Telegraph.co.uk
15 ingenious skyscrapers designed to save the world. Previous slide Next slide 1 of 16 View All Skip Ad. evolo. Here we showcase some of the most striking architectural concepts shortlisted for Evolo's latest futuristic skyscraper design competition ...



Bloomberg

Japan Wants Robots to Help Build Its Skyscrapers - Bloomberg
Bloomberg
It takes about half a million man-days to erect a 30-story office tower, a number that hasn't changed much over the years, because building sites have remained largely impervious to advances in automation. That's becoming a problem for construction ...
The Final Robotics Frontier: Constructing Skyscrapers in JapanBloombergQuint

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Dallas News

Uptown Dallas law firm headed to one of downtown's biggest ...
Dallas News
During the last few years, several of Dallas' biggest legal firms have left downtown for new digs in Uptown. But now an Uptown law firm is headed the other way. Simon Greenstone Panatier PC, a trial law firm, is trading its office on McKinney Avenue ...

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Archinect

Are San Francisco skyscrapers prepared for the next big earthquake?
Archinect
Taking a hard look at San Francisco's building codes, this NY Times piece goes in depth on what it means for city high rises if the next big earthquake hit. From the 1906 earthquake and fire to current seismic safety, concerns revolve around the number ...




The Independent

Origami-inspired skyscraper which can be folded and flown into ...
The Independent
An origami inspired skyscraper design which can be dropped into disaster zones to provide temporary shelter has won a competition. Skyshelter.zip is a foldable structure which can be neatly packaged into a box and carried to disaster zones by helicopter.

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TIME

See How Many LEGO Skyscrapers You Could Build With a Year's Worth of Ocean Plastic Waste
TIME
Plastic has been plagued with some bad press in the weeks leading up to Earth Day, which takes place Sunday, April 22, from a sperm whale that washed ashore in Spain with 64 pounds of plastic in its body to a 600,000 square mile area in the Pacific ...



Business Insider

San Francisco is building skyscrapers like crazy — and there could be a deadly downside
Business Insider
In downtown San Francisco, where most of the new skyscrapers are clustered, a 7.2 magnitude quake cou ld leave nearly 30% of apartments or office spaces in the neighborhood completely unusable. That's almost one in three residences. The city is located ...
San Francisco Earthquake Risks: Questions and AnswersNew York Times
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City A.M.

London's skyline is set for a revamp with hundreds of skyscrapers planned over the next decade
City A.M.
I am a journalist for City A.M. reporting on the energy and mining sectors. I also keep an eye on the pharmaceuticals sector and cryptocurrencies. Email: courtney.goldsmith@cityam.com. Follow Courtney. London's skyline could be changing with a growing ...
London's soaring skyline: Skyscraper projects pass 500 for first time ...Evening Standard
London skyscrapers top 500The Times
510 More Skyscrapers Are Planned For LondonLondonist
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