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 skeletonas 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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LA’s mandatory retrofit program ignores steel skyscrapers  Curbed LA

After Northridge, engineers warned that hundreds of towers could be dangerous in a large earthquake—but the city hasn't required owners to fix them.


Record number of supertall skyscrapers completed in 2018  Dezeen

Eighteen new supertall skyscrapers were built in 2018 according to the CTBUH skyscraper report, as China continues to dominate the tall building charts.


Massive sky corridor connected atop four skyscrapers in Chongqing  Shanghaiist

The megacity of Chongqing has added yet another extraordinary piece of architecture to its city skyline with a massive “sky corridor” that stretches across the top ...


The Advertiser editorial, January 18, 2019: Skyscrapers, students rake in billions  The Advertiser

It was not so long ago that you could be certain of counting the number of cranes around the Adelaide CBD on one hand.


How to build a skyscraper out of wood  The Week Magazine

Building skyscrapers out of wood: It sounds bizarre, unsafe, maybe even a bit twee. But it could actually be the future of construction. "Each material has its ...


Going up in the world: the rise and rise of supertall skyscrapers  The Times

More “supertall” skyscrapers were built around the world last year than ever before and the record is likely to be broken again this year.Eighteen new “supertalls” ...


The tallest skyscrapers of 2018 include a helipad, sky gardens, and an indoor skating rink  Business Insider

The tallest skyscrapers build in 2018 are mostly in China, with the exception of a few giant structures in Philadelphia and Malaysia.


5 Tallest Skyscrapers Archives  Bitneni

What's the best way to ignite a love affair with the modern concrete jungle? Perhaps the giant towers which sculpt each city's unique downtown skyline are a ...


The Top 10 New Skyscrapers of 2018  ArchDaily

Emporis has announced the results of its annual Emporis Skyscraper Award, recognizing the best new supertall buildings completed in the previous year.


‘Neighbourhoods in the sky’: the architects rethinking skyscrapers  South China Morning Post

High-rises are the most space-efficient way to house people, but they have also been accused of creating anonymous, atomised cities.


Old Kent Road skyscrapers: heritage watchdog's 'growing concern'  London SE1

Heritage watchdog Historic England has warned Southwark Council of its "growing concern" over the piecemeal development of skyscrapers along the Old Kent ...


Zaha Hadid Architects wins approval for pair of London skyscrapers  Dezeen

Zaha Hadid Architects' Vauxhall Cross Island towers, which caused controversy at the planning stage, has been approved for south London.


Bridges, skyscrapers and conservation battles  Apollo Magazine

The major architectural events to look out for in 2019, from museums in Hollywood and Qatar to office buildings in London.


Tulip: New skyscraper plans 885ft-high dining in moving pods  Evening Standard

Londoners will be able to dine in the ultimate room with a view — if plans for the landmark Tulip building get the go-ahead. Of the 24 pods that will travel around ...


Uproar over plans for a skyscraper that looks like a 'tombstone'  Manchester Evening News

Plans for the 55-storey student tower off Oxford Road, also likened to a chimney, has prompted hundreds of objections from furious neighbours.


This "Hideous" New Manchester Skyscraper Has Got Everybody Talking  Lovin Manchester

Manchester is changing rapidly. And that's largely down to the amount of massive buildings that are going up across the City Centre and beyond.


Zaha Hadid Architects' pair of south London skyscrapers win go-ahead  Architects Journal

Lambeth Council has approved Zaha Hadid Architects' (ZHA) controversial plans for a pair of skyscrapers in Vauxhall – described as a 'breakthrough project' for ...


London skyscrapers of the future - Travel  The Telegraph

It's quick and easy to create your Telegraph account; You will also be able to comment on articles, read a Premium article per week and sign up to our ...


City to pull permits for Extell’s Upper West Side skyscraper  Curbed NY

The city plans to pull building permits for the Upper West Side's largest planned tower only three months after it shot down a challenge that, contrary to city code, ...


Salford’s tallest residential skyscraper sold to European investor  Manchester Evening News

100 Greengate, developed by Renaker, has been under construction since May 2016.


These Window-Cleaning Drones Make Cleaning Skyscrapers Look Easy  Interesting Engineering

Even at over 1000 ft from the ground, this drone cleans the massive windows of skyscrapers safely and efficiently.


Four Seasons Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi: skyscrapers and monkeys in dynamic Malaysia  The Week UK

As a gang of dusky leaf monkeys swung through the palm trees towards my villa, I grabbed some mango, dragon fruit and plums from the fruit bowl. Soon the ...


Work could soon start on new skyscraper next to Google tower  Austin Business Journal

With its sail-like design, this 35-story tower would bring a distinctive look to the skyline. It would be built on the last undeveloped piece of the former Green Water ...


Branson Getting New "Skyscraper" Thrill Ride  OzarksFirst.com

BRANSON, Mo. - The skyscraper will stand 170 feet tall at its peak, right off the Branson strip. That's about 20 feet taller than the Ferris wheel, about a half mile ...


RTD Pins A Line Rail Problems In Part On Denver Skyscrapers  Colorado Public Radio

The Regional Transportation District is pointing to high-rise growth in downtown Denver as one of the main causes of the district's ongoing issues with the metro ...


Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill reveals design for China's tallest skyscraper  Dezeen

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has revealed the Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center, a 700-metre tower, which will be China's tallest building.


Bullet-shaped skyscraper crowned by stunning cathedral-like space  New Atlas

Prolific American firm Kohn Pedersen Fox is responsible for many of the world's tallest skyscrapers and always produces interesting eye-catching designs.


The Rise of Homo verticalis  Scientific American

The evolution of humankind is intimately intertwined with the development of our living spaces. All forecasts point to an almost complete urbanization of our ...


Lawsuit seeks to block Providence, R.I. skyscraper project  Journal Record

A new lawsuit from a real estate appraisal firm and a nonprofit is seeking to block construction of what would be Rhode Island's tallest building.


china's tallest building: AS+GG reveals plans for 700 meter skyscraper  Designboom

adrian smith + gordon gill architecture (AS+GG) has unveiled plans for a skyscraper in shenzhen, which, if realized, would become the tallest building in china ...


For sale: New York City's second most famous skyscraper  The Guardian

Chrysler building, the city's art deco skyscraper which is 90% owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, is up for sale. Reuters. Wed 9 Jan 2019 15.56 EST ...


City of London approves Make's tweaked Leadenhall skyscraper  Architects Journal

Ken Shuttleworth's practice Make has won permission for revised plans for a 35-storey office block next to Leadenhall Market in the City of London.


Skyscraper plan could bring 460 homes to Leeds  Yorkshire Evening Post

Plans to create a duo of skyscrapers containing more than 400 homes in Leeds will be discussed by councillors.


Hoping for a skyscraper of a sale price, Abu Dhabi put the Chrysler Building up for sale  The Hustle

The Abu Dhabi state investment fund is putting the Chrysler Building up for sale, and antique skyscrapers are in this season.


New London skyscraper is 'attention-seeking' and 'extremely damaging' for Tower of London, charity warns  The Telegraph

Historic Royal Palaces has objected to the building of a new "attention-seeking" skyscraper, claiming it would overshadow the Tower of London and detract from ...


City Council to discuss building skyscraper in Downtown Orlando  Fox 35 Orlando

Downtown Orlando could be getting a big addition to their skyline, as officials are discussing a new building that would stand as the tallest in the city.


Williamsburg's Newest Skyscraper Revealed at 159 Broadway, Adjacent to the Williamsburgh Savings Bank  New York YIMBY

YIMBY has the reveal for a new 26-story hotel and condominium project rising at 159 Broadway, by Cornell Realty Management LLC, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Lawsuit Seeks to Block Providence Skyscraper Project | Rhode Island News  U.S. News & World Report

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A new lawsuit from a real estate appraisal firm and a nonprofit is seeking to block construction of what would be Rhode Island's ...


China Resources Headquarters skyscraper completes in Shenzhen  Dezeen

Kohn Pedersen Fox has completed a 400-metre-high supertall skyscraper as the headquarters of the China Resources export company in Shenzhen, China.


Big plans in works for Dayton’s first modern skyscraper  Dayton Daily News

Fire Blocks developer has big plans for Grant Deneau tower, first modern skyscraper in downtown Dayton, Dayton business.


Recessions and the Skyscraper Curse  NEWSREP

One of the many odd incidents of history is, with seemingly only one exception, every time a record-breaking skyscraper is completed, the world economy.


There's a new contender for world's second-tallest skyscraper  New Atlas

The Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center, by Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture, is poised to become one of the world's tallest buildings, perhaps even ...


Demolition permits filed for world's tallest teardown at 270 Park Avenue  6Sqft

Demolition permits have been filed for the JPMorgan Chase HQ at 270 Park Avenue, the tallest planned demolition in history.


New York's "beloved" Chrysler Building is for sale  Dezeen

The art deco Chrysler Building in New York City, one of the world's most recognisable skyscrapers, has gone up for sale for an undisclosed price.


Foster + Partners reveals Shenzhen skyscraper for China Merchants Bank  Dezeen

British architectural studio Foster + Partners is designing a 350-metre-tall skyscraper in Shenzhen as the headquarters for the China Merchants Bank.


Zaha Hadid Architects' London Skyscraper Duo Gets the Greenlight  ArchDaily

Zaha Hadid Architects have received the go-ahead for their Vauxhall Cross Island towers, a duo of skyscrapers sited adjacent to Vauxhall Station. The...


Developer launches legal challenge to government blocking Purley skyscraper  This is Local London

A legal challenge against the government's decision to block plans for the 'Purley skyscraper' was launched today (Monday, January 14).


Watch Future Climb Skyscraper in ‘Jumpin on a Jet’ Video  Rolling Stone

Less than a week after Future dropped his “Crushed Up,” the rapper returns with a new video for “Jumpin on a Jet,” the second single off his soon-to-be-released ...


This week, OMA designs a football stadium and Foster + Partners plans a skyscraper  Dezeen

This week on Dezeen, OMA showed designs for a football stadium in the Netherlands, while Foster + Partners announced plans for a 350-metre-tall skyscraper.


Philly skyscraper pokes fun at Cody Parkey field goal with 'Doink!' graphics  CBS Sports

By now, most people have accepted that the Chicago Bears' season-ending field-goal miss by Cody Parkey was actually a blocked kick. That doesn't mean a ...


HEIGHT OF POPULARITY: Tele readers back Dundee skyscraper plan  Evening Telegraph

In an online poll, in which 530 people took part, 58.6% said they loved the proposals. A total of 37.1% said they hated it, while 4.1% didn't mind either way.


Checking In On Ceruzzi Properties' Planned 76-Story Skyscraper at 520 Fifth Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan  New York YIMBY

YIMBY has the latest update on Ceruzzi Properties' 520 Fifth Avenue, a new 76-story mixed-use and condominium skyscraper planned in Midtown Manhattan.


If Philly participated in the 10-year challenge, here's what it would look like  Philly.com

From the skyline to how we pay for SEPTA, here are a few photos illustrating how much Philly has changed in about a decade.


A skyscraper in Kitsap? It could still happen in Bremerton  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — The sky's still the limit for building downtown, the Bremerton City Council decided earlier this month. Mayor Greg Wheeler had proposed a ...


Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center Will Be China's Tallest Skyscraper  HYPEBEAST

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture have recently won the competition to design the Shimao Longgang Master Plan which incorporates a 700-meter tall ...


Inside 15 Hudson Yards, the NYC megaproject’s first residential tower  Curbed NY

The condo tower at Hudson Yards is ready for its close-up.


MVRDV's Vanke 3D City in Shenzhen will be a "new type of skyscraper"  Dezeen

Eight interlinking blocks will form the 250-metre-tall Vanke 3D City in Shenzhen, demonstrating what MVRDV are calling the next generation of skyscrapers.


The best Tokyo parks and Japanese gardens for autumn, spring and beyond  LifeGate

Not just skyscrapers: the Japanese capital is a much greener city that most people imagine. Let's discover the best Tokyo parks and gardens from autumn to ...


100 east 53rd street: foster + partners' NYC skyscraper nears completion  Designboom

100 east 53rd street, the slender new york skyscraper designed by foster + partners, is nearing completion in midtown manhattan.


Philly Skyscraper (Yes, Skyscraper) Brutally Trolls Bears’ Cody Parkey  NESN

Cody Parkey just can't catch a break. The Chicago Bears kicker has been crucified since his double-doink miss against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.


American Ninja Warrior Finalist Joins American Lung Association Fight For Air Climbs in Five Cities  Look to the Stars

The American Lung Association has announced the dates and locations of five Fight For Air Climbs where American Ninja Warrior TV series finalist and National ...


POLL: Could the planned 39-storey Waterfront skyscraper be good for Dundee?  Evening Telegraph

Last week, a vision was revealed for a 39-storey skyscraper at Dundee Waterfront, which – if built – would become Scotland's tallest building, including a ...


New York City’s Chrysler Building Is Up for Sale  The News Wheel

The original headquarters of Chrysler is currently looking for a new owner, as the New York City skyscraper's current owners are planning to sell it.


V&A Dundee was a ‘fantasy’ so skyscraper dream can also come true, says developer  Evening Telegraph

A director of the company behind Dundee's skyscraper proposals has said it can take inspiration from the V&A – because the museum was “fantasy” when it was ...


MVRDV Redefines the Skyscraper as a 3D City in Shenzhen  ArchDaily

Dutch practice MVRDV has won the competition to design the new Vanke headquarters building in Shenzhen.


Putin Has Given Chechnya Free Rein to Persecute LGBT People (Op-ed)  The Moscow Times

For the second time in less than two years, a violent homophobic crackdown has left LGBTI people in Chechnya fearing for their lives. Earlier this week the ...


Four Seasons New York Downtown hotel review: Why you should stay in the revitalised financial district  The Independent

In a nutshell: Polished, unapologetically modern luxury hotel in New York's constantly evolving business district. The neighbourhood.


Report: HRDF invested RM154m in skyscraper without approval 8 Jan 2019  Malaysiakini

The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) has reported to the police on how its former management acquired real estate in Bangsar South Kuala ...


Global Elevators and Escalators (Equipment Sales and Services) Market to 2024: Growing Prominence of Smart Elevators and Escalators in Smart Cities of the Future Benefit Market Expansion  GlobeNewswire

Dublin, Jan. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Elevators and Escalators - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to ...


Reality Check: What are the rules on building skyscrapers?  BBC News

With another skyscraper planned for London, what are the rules on putting up high-rise buildings?


Dezeen's top 10 skyscrapers of 2018  Dezeen

We pick 10 of the year's best skyscrapers for our review of 2018, from one sporting a 100-metre-high waterfall to the northernmost tower block in the world.


After pregnant Meghan Markle steps out in five-inch heels, doctor warns she’s ‘putting baby at risk for sake o  The Sun

MEGHAN Markle stepped out in a pair of Manolo Blahnik five-inch Allura heels yesterday before slipping into some equally high heels for the opening of Cirque ...


China built more skyscrapers in 2018 than ever before  CNN

China built more skyscrapers in 2018 than anywhere else in the world -- or at any other time in history, according to data released by the Council of Tall ...


Glass review: M. Night Shyamalan's misunderstood superheroes  CNET

Spoiler-free: Twenty years in the making, the sequel to Unbreakable ain't no Marvel movie.


Why Our New Plan for Repairing the L-Train Tunnel Is Best  The New York Times

It's worth revisiting some of the assumptions behind the original plan to close down the East River subway tunnel.


Residential skyscrapers on the rise in Manhattan's Financial District  Dezeen

The southern tip of Manhattan is becoming a sought-after place to live. Here are eight towers in FiDi that offer high-rise living Downtown.


SOM's "sister skyscrapers" for doomed Chicago Spire site halted  Dezeen

The controversy surrounding Santiago Calatrava's Chicago Spire site continues, as the city stalls the pair of skyscrapers proposed by SOM's David Childs.


Skyscraper movie director wanted "a tower based on real possibilities" says Adrian Smith  Dezeen

This summer's blockbuster movie Skyscraper centres around a fictional megatall tower that is intended to be as realistic as possible, according to architect ...


Fit hacks: An alternative to mountains? Skyscrapers, of course  Financial Times

Running up the European Central Bank is perfect preparation for an ultra-marathon.


Dattner Architects organizes campaign for Saturday's Women's March on NYC  The Architect's Newspaper

A throng of local architects, both men and women, will gather wearing pink hard hats and caution tape sashes at this Saturday's Women's March on NYC in an ...


Skyscrapers of 2018: Soaring Beyond the Archetypal Crystal Tower  ArchDaily

Either as singular outcroppings or as part of a bustling center, skyscrapers are neck-craning icons across major city centers in the world. A modern...


China is building a record number of skyscrapers  Fast Company

In 2008, developers around the world built a grand total of four “supertall” skyscrapers, a term that refers to buildings that shoot 1,000 feet or more into the air.


Will skyscrapers sink to new depths in British cities?  The Guardian

Councils are under pressure to build higher, but campaigners say new towers will ruin historic skylines.


Seven megatall skyscrapers reaching new heights  Dezeen

Following the release of the movie Skyscraper, which centres around a fictional megatall tower in Hong Kong, we've pulled together more examples of buildings ...


Plans for trio of Brisbane skyscrapers by Zaha Hadid Architects dropped  Dezeen

Australian developer Sunland has abandoned its long-running plans to build three towers designed by Zaha Hadid Architects on the Brisbane River.


Chinese skyscraper incorporates 108-metre high waterfall  Dezeen

New video footage reveals the latest incredible skyscraper being constructed in China, which incorporates a giant waterfall into its facade.


City of London's third tallest skyscraper, The Diamond, revealed  The Guardian

A 56-storey tower called The Diamond is set to join the growing cluster of skyscrapers in the City of London and will be the financial district's third-tallest building ...


Most outrageous-looking skyscrapers of all time  Business Insider

Skyscrapers have gotten taller, more expensive, and a lot more elaborate over the past few decades. Business Insider has rounded up 20 of the most ...


First Look At Four Hot Skyscrapers  Forbes

City skylines are as almost as crowded as the streets—soaring higher due to in-demand skyscraper living offering enviable views and convenient lifestyle ...


Idea for ‘Tulip’ planted among City of London skyscrapers  Financial Times

Foster-designed 305m viewing platform would grow next to Gherkin, if approved.


The Rock's 'Skyscraper' Doesn't Seem to Get Skyscrapers  CityLab

The Rock's new movie should have gotten more thrills out of high-rise design, an engineer argues.


US Bank Tower, once the West's tallest building, goes on the block  Los Angeles Times

US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, the tallest skyscraper in the West for decades, is on the block as its Singaporean owners test the limits of the city's ...


Skyscrapers make hurricanes much worse, study finds  The Independent

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey – a category 4 tropical cyclone – ripped into the US city of Houston causing catastrophic flooding, killing 68 people and ...


6 rescued from elevator in one of Chicago's highest skyscrapers after crews break wall  USA TODAY

Firefighters broke through a wall in one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers to rescue six people who were trapped in an elevator.


TOP 10 towers and skyscrapers of 2018  Designboom

designboom continues its annual TOP 10 round up of the year's most talked about projects with a look at ten towers and skyscrapers from 2018.


9 skyscrapers that will transform the London skyline by 2020  Business Insider

In the next two years, London will witness many stunning architectural changes, including a 26-story high-rise with a rock-climbing window and a mixed-used ...


Goldman-Backed Startup Zola Signs Lease in 7 World Trade Tower  Bloomberg

Zola Inc., the wedding-planning startup that received funding from Goldman Sachs Group Inc., agreed to lease space in 7 World Trade Center after outgrowing ...


Skyscrapers, trains and roads: How Addis Ababa came to look like a Chinese city  CNN

High rise towers, a shiny new Metro system and twisting spaghetti junctions, Ethiopia's capital looks more like Chongqing than Johannesburg. What does a ...


Ole Scheeren designs twin Vancouver skyscrapers to be vertical villages  Dezeen

Büro Ole Scheeren has revealed plans for a pair of skyscrapers in Vancouver that would be formed from irregularly stacked glass boxes.


Can you solve it? Rise to the Skyscrapers challenge  The Guardian

Hi guzzlers,. Skyscrapers is one of my favourite Japanese logic puzzles because it forces you to think three-dimensionally, and also because Tokyo is full of ...




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