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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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Sports Interactive Network Philippines

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Seattle Times

At 80, Chicago ironworker who has dangled atop skyscrapers is still climbing
Seattle Times
Rukavina worked on the installation of the skyscraper's original antennas in the 1970s, back when it was known as the Sears Tower, then the world's tallest building. He helped triumphantly unfurl an American flag on top of the new building, clinging to ...

City A.M.

Asian investors pour record amounts of cash into City skyscrapers
City A.M.
Asian investors poured record amounts of money into London skyscrapers in the first six months of this year, with a whopping 68 per cent of City office purchases coming from Asia. According to research from real estate firm Savills, which looks at ...

The Independent

Paris has fallen in love with 'garden skyscrapers' – but will it end in highrise remorse?
The Independent
Planting a tree on top of a tower, where high winds thrash, takes more careful preparation than you might realise, explains architect Stefano Boeri. But growing a forest that covers a skyscraper means rethinking architecture from the soil up. Boeri is ...

Five of Ten Tallest Buildings Ever Demolished Were in Lower Manhattan, Study Finds
A new analysis by the Skyscraper Center (the global tall building database of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a organization with expertise on skyscrapers) indicates that of the 100 tallest buildings ever demolished anywhere in the ...

The Guardian

Skyscrapers wreck cities – yet still Britain builds them
The Guardian
Ever since the turn of the millennium, skyscrapers have acquired “iconic” status as harbingers of wealth, even if much of that wealth is funk money from foreign dictatorships. They are loved by virility-obsessed mayors. Ken Livingstone wanted to ape ...

Greenville News

Advance Movie Screening: Skyscraper
Greenville News
Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary's Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in ...

Curbed SF

The 39 SF high-rises at risk of collapse during a major quake, according to US Geological Survey [Updated]
Curbed SF
Most of the structures, which were built between 1964 to 1994, are clustered around downtown, the Financial District, and SoMa. The reason for concern: Many of the skyscrapers employed the use of a flawed technique that wasn't remedied until after a ...

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It's a strange day when the internet starts rooting for a raccoon. It's even stranger when the raccoon climbs a 25-story building in Minnesota. A lot of people ...
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