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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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Purpose 2 Play

Meet Doris Long, the 101-year-old who rappels down skyscrapers
Purpose 2 Play
Even at 101 years old, Doris Long, wasn't content living her entire life on the ground. That's why at more than a century old, she rappelled down 557-foot Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, England and broke her own Guinness World Record in the process.



The Mercury

Electors' poll likely on Hobart skyscrapers | The Mercury
The Mercury
A POLL on whether high-rise buildings should be allowed in Hobart could cost the city council up to 150000.

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Dezeen

Five skyscrapers set to transform Chicago's skyline
Dezeen
Set to reach 1,186 feet at its highest point when it completes in 2020, local architect Jeanne Gang's Vista Tower will become the city's third tallest skyscraper and the tallest building in the world designed by a woman. The residential skyscraper is ...



South China Morning Post

Beijing's unfinished skyscrapers become a magnet for daredevils
South China Morning Post
Two half-finished buildings in downtown Beijing have become hotspots for thrill-seekers who enjoy posing for photos of themselves on top of them. The buildings are part of the Guoson Centre, located in the business hub of Dongzhimen, and have been ...



Dezeen

UNStudio uses colour to give identity to faceless South Korean skyscrapers
Dezeen
Dutch office UNStudio has devised a solution to the "impersonal homogeneity" of high-rises in many Asian cities – add colour and patterns to the exteriors. The Amsterdam-based firm has transformed two whole urban blocks in Daegu, South Korea's fourth ...



Film School Rejects

Dreamscapes and Skyscrapers: Buildings and Cinematic Expression
Film School Rejects
Architectural analogy to thought and imagination is an old and vibrant tradition, one sparked even brighter by cinema. Set design and the increasing power of CGI effects allow for otherworldly thoughts to be conveyed through making the familiarity of ...



Dezeen

Mecanoo designs 12 skyscrapers for new business district in - Dezeen
Dezeen
Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo has won a competition to masterplan a commercial district in Shenzhen, China, with its design for 12 stepped skyscrapers built ...

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Gizmodo

Blade Runner 2049 Clip Goes Beyond the Cyberpunk Skyscrapers
Gizmodo
Glittering lights. Neon decay. The overwhelming sense of being both overcrowded and half replaced by broken-down machines. The visionary design of ...
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FiveThirtyEight

Will Miami's Skyscrapers Withstand Irma?
FiveThirtyEight
The skyscrapers' most vulnerable points may be their windows. While glass can usually withstand the intense pressure within a storm, high winds can turn even pebbles into window-shattering missiles. New requirements put in place after Andrew required ...
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Neighbors voice concern over proposed skyscrapers
WAVE 3
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A pair of proposed 30 to 40-story skyscrapers near the Highlands could fundamentally transform that area. The development is proposed for the intersection of Grinstead Drive and Lexington Road. Those buildings, if built right ...


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