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 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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Business Insider UK

One Chinese city built more skyscrapers in 2016 than the US and Australia combined
Business Insider UK
guangzhou international finance center tallest buildings The Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, pictured in the background, is the tallest building completed in 2016. Reuters. China added an impressive 84 skyscrapers to its skyline in 2016, setting a record ...
Shenzhen Completed More Skyscrapers in 2016 than Entire US ...That's Online (registration)

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Dezeen

China's building boom makes for record-breaking year in skyscrapers
Dezeen
A chart-busting 128 skyscrapers over 200 metres tall were completed last year, 84 of which were in China, according to the latest industry research.
Skyscraper glut continues as 2016 sets new record | News | Building ...Building Design
2016 breaks another record for skyscraper constructions, thanks to ...Yahoo News

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ScienceAlert

Engineers have released plans for a 5-km-high skyscraper that eats ...
ScienceAlert
Arconic, a materials science company, has envisioned a 3-mile-high (4.8-km) skyscraper built from materials that are either in-development or have already ...

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Times of India

Slow groundwork delays Central business district skyscrapers
Times of India
AHMEDABAD: The ambitious Central Business District (CBD), spread over 122 hectares, planned on Ashram road was projected as a game-changer in urban planning when Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) first declared the development ...



Wall Street Pit

Smog-Eating Mega Skyscrapers Are Coming
Wall Street Pit
And with 3D printing, the building materials used will become even better — not just make skyscrapers look more modern, but also make them able to endure high winds and unique climates. This can effectively be realized by providing architects and ...



Sputnik International

Dominating the Skies: China Surpasses US in Number of Skyscrapers
Sputnik International
In 2016, a total of 128 skyscrapers 200 meters in height or taller were constructed around the world; 84 of them are located in China. Sputnik takes a look at ...

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Quartz

A single city in China built more skyscrapers last year than the US and Australia combined
Quartz
In 2016 the world saw the completion of 128 skyscrapers, up from 114 in 2015, according to the US-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (it defines a skyscraper as being higher than 200 m, or 656 ft). Of those, 84 came from China, a new ...
China claims title of world's largest skyscraper producer for ninth ...Construction Dive
Skyscraper glut continues as 2016 sets new recordBuilding.co.uk

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The Express Tribune

Looking beyond skyscrapers
The Express Tribune
KARACHI: Truth be told, I wasn't too excited when asked to visit Dubai last December. Not only had I been there one too many times already but somehow, the city never really struck a chord with me, what with its steamy climate and penchant for having ...



IFLScience

The Cityscapes Of Tomorrow Might Include Smog-Busting SkyScrapers
IFLScience
Their new campaign – dubbed “The Jetsons” – features designs of a skyscraper complete with smog-absorbing surfaces. The trick is their EcoClean technology, a titanium dioxide coating painted onto an aluminum surface to create a coil-coated aluminum ...



The Independent

This three-mile-high skyscraper design is coated in self-cleaning ...
The Independent
Arconic, a materials science company, has envisioned a three-mile-high skyscraper built from materials that are either in-development or have already been ...
Arconic Cleans Air & Fights Pollution With New SkyscrapersSnapMunk
Arconic envision 3D-printed skyscraper which could make cleaner ...TCT Magazine

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