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.
These are the skyscrapers that could be coming to a city near you ...
From skyscrapers in mountains and trees, futuristic skyscrapers for London and New York and the â€śHeal-Bergâ€ť â€“ a â€śreverse climate changing machineâ€ť.
Hotel group wants to build two skyscrapers in Hobart worth a ...
NEW plans for the capital's first skyscrapers have been lodged with the Hobart City Council. The Singapore-based Fragrance Group yesterday lodged ...
How new skyscrapers including the 1000ft Trellis will transform London's skyline
After the Walkie-Talkie, the Cheesegrater and the Gherkin comes the Trellis, a 1,000ft skyscraper that in a few years' time will tower over the City. When Sadiq Khan gave the 73-storey tower final approval in December he sealed the future of Western ...
Mind-blowing skyscrapers of the future include an agricultural marketplace, the side of a mountain, and an iceberg
Architects may be able to appreciate the differences in skyscrapers, but to most of us they're just gigantic towers of glass and concrete. But an annual design competition held by architectural magazine eVolo shows some truly eye-catching concept ...
Record number of skyscrapers completed in London in 2016 - Dezeen
More skyscrapers were constructed in London last year than ever before, with 26 opening their doors and 455 more in the pipeline, according to new industry ...
London's future skyline: the 455 new skyscrapers turning our capital ...
A new London skyscraper was started each week last year as 48 ...
London's Skyline Growing Fast, Shows Report
Idea for Sequoia tree skyscraper wins honorable mention for eVolo ...
The average Giant Sequoia tree, native to California's Sierra Nevada, can stretch anywhere from 150 to 280 feet. The world's largest Sequoia (by trunk volume ...
Concept skyscraper competition gives a glimpse of the possible ...
A competition to find the best new concept skyscrapers of the future has announced its winners â€“ and the ideas look straight out of science fiction.
Concept skyscraper competition pitches fantastical buildings of the ...
Evolo magazine reveals winners of skyscraper competition | Daily ...
Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China ...
The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a "forest city" for China, modeled after the firm's completed green towers in Milan.
Japan: Tokyo Makes Room for 45 New Skyscrapers | Fortune.com
Tokyo's densely packed skyline is about to become even more crowded, as the city gets ready to christen another 45 skyscrapers before 2020.
The coolest futuristic skyscrapers that will (probably) never be built
Here we present some of the most spectacular designs shortlisted in Evolo's futuristic skyscraper competition, and other ambitious concepts from around the world, some of which may never see the light of day.