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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Co.Design (blog)

Abstractions Of Skyscrapers Inspired These Cozy Blankets | Co ...
Co.Design (blog)
By remixing photographs and satellite imagery, designer Danny Lee turns London buildings into beautiful pixelated patterns.

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Science Magazine

Would you live in a wooden skyscraper? | Science | AAAS
Science Magazine
A thicket of new and planned high-rises have skeletons of high-tech wood instead of steel.

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Time Out Los Angeles (blog)

There are two skyscrapers planned for the Arts District - Time Out
Time Out Los Angeles (blog)
The Arts District has been L.A.'s worst kept secret in recent years. The affordable "arts" aspect of the area has mostly given way to sleek eateries and in.

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Architecture and Design

Melbourne to host first Smart Skyscrapers Summit in 2017
Architecture and Design
Tower construction experts from all over the world will gather in Melbourne in March 2017 as the city plays host to the first ever Smart Skyscrapers Summit. Delegates to the premiere event will hear leading international and local professionals discuss ...



Forbes

Tree Houses: Is Wood Really The Future Of Skyscrapers? - Forbes
Forbes
Steel and concrete could be pushed aside, according to Dutch architects.

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CCTV-America

John Conklin: Sun-powered skyscrapers
CCTV-America
By harnessing the sun's power and integrating it into new and existing structures, SolarWindow believes, eventually, skyscrapers and high-rises could offset their power needs by simply generating their own electricity. “We see this as a global ...



Dezeen

Londoners demand skyscraper height restrictions - Dezeen
Dezeen
The sky may no longer be the limit for London's skyscrapers as Londoners call for height caps and no-build zones, says new survey.
Londoners and skyscrapers: a mixed picture of acceptance and ...The Guardian (blog)

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New York Times

In San Francisco, a Sinking Skyscraper and a Deepening Dispute
New York Times
The Millennium Tower, which its developers say is the largest reinforced concrete building in the western United States, has now sunk about 16 inches and is leaning six inches toward a neighboring skyscraper. The building's tilt has become a public ...

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eco-business.com

Smart Skyscrapers Summit launches in the Southern Hemisphere ...
eco-business.com
In March 2017 Melbourne will play host to the first ever Smart Skyscrapers Summit, a premiere event that will attract tower construction experts from around...

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Los Angeles Times

How the first skyscrapers proposed for L.A.'s Arts District will change ...
Los Angeles Times
Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne gets an early look at the design for a high-rise in L.A.'s arts district from Herzog & de Meuron, the firm behind ...
Massive Development Proposed For Arts District Includes The ...LAist

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