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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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The ultra-skinny skyscrapers on New York's Billionaire's Row  British GQ

GQ tours some of New York's slimmest skyscrapers that cluster on the south side of Central Park known as Billionaires' Row.


The World's Most Amazing Skyscrapers  The Munich Eye

Imagine the euphoria of visiting one of the most amazing cities in the world and you have the time and oopportunity to observe in detail the city you are visiting.


X-rays reveal secrets of termites' self-cooling, self-draining skyscrapers | Imperial News  Imperial College London

INSECT ARCHITECTS - New insight into termites' architectural strategies could help us design more energy efficient self-sustaining buildings for humans.


Number of London Skyscrapers Rocket  IBB Solicitors

Number of London Skyscrapers Rocket. If you are a commercial property developer seeking advice on applying and dealing with associated legal issues contact ...


“Gleaming skyscrapers built alongside medieval churches”  CityMetric

The Corporation of London's chair of planning, on the future of the City. The capital faces a turbulent few weeks as the long-running Brexit saga plays out in ...


X-Rays Reveal Termites' Self-Cooling, Self-Ventilating, Self-Draining Skyscrapers  Lab Manager Magazine

Credit: University of NottinghamNew insight into termites' architectural strategies could help us design more energy efficient, self-sustaining buildings for ...


Boutique hotel, condos, apartments planned in two new Midtown skyscrapers  Crain's Detroit Business

Another boutique hotel is planned for Detroit along the Woodward Avenue spine, this time as part of a new development proposal called The Mid that includes ...


Wingsuits swoop over Los Angeles skyscrapers during supermoon night sky  euronews

Los Angeles had a special flypast to mark the coinciding of the final supermoon of the year and the spring equinox.


See the future skyscrapers that are about to transform Melboiurne’s skyline  Herald Sun

More than 20 new skyscrapers are set to transform Melbourne's skyline as the unprecedented boom leaves Sydney in its wake. The enormous towers — all at ...


Our wooden future: making cars, skyscrapers and even lasers from wood  New Scientist

Wood can now be processed into a super-material with extraordinary properties – and a wood-based, climate-saving economy is just what the planet needs.


The design tricks that keep skyscrapers from swaying  Vox.com

At 1,396 feet, 432 Park Avenue isn't the tallest building in New York. But with a height-to-width ratio of 15 to 1, it is one of the skinniest. On windy days, that ratio ...


Skyscrapers, massive transit center could reshape area around Soldier Field  Chicago Tribune

Chicago's skyline could extend all the way south to McCormick Place, under a multibillion-dollar development plan unveiled Wednesday that would create a row ...


London skyline will be transformed with record 76 skyscrapers finished in 2019  Daily Mail

Eighteen of this year's 76 skyscrapers will crop up in the East End of London, in the borough of Tower Hamlets, with the southern area of Lambeth close behind ...


‘French spiderman’ scales skyscraper harness-free  The Hindu

Dubbed the “French Spiderman”, Alain Robert scaled a skyscraper in Paris without a harness to raise funds for the renovation of Notre-Dame cathedral.


Rafael Viñoly updates NEMA Chicago skyscraper design  Dezeen

New York firm Rafael Viñoly Architects has revealed an updated version of a residential skyscraper for Chicago in new images and a short movie.


Chinese city has nearly completed enormous ÂŁ2.7bn complex with 'horizontal skyscraper' on top  Daily Mail

The mega-structure in Chongqing will have a mall, a hotel, offices and flats. A rooftop bridge, dubbed a 'horizontal skyscraper', will have pools and ...


London skyscrapers:48-storey building in Southwark to be among 80 new towers due for completion in the capital this year  Homes and Property

Eighty new skyscrapers are set to be completed in London this year, with 18 of them in the borough of Tower Hamlets, new research reveals.


Raffles City Chongqing is a $4.8 billion horizontal skyscraper  Fast Company

China is nearing completion of a new architectural landmark. The building is actually four distinct skyscrapers rising above the city of Chongqing. But what ...


World’s tallest ‘horizontal skyscraper’ will feature two swimming pools, restaurants and a light show 820ft in  The Sun

A record-breaking sky bridge called The Crystal is set to open in China this year as part of the billion pound complex, Raffles City Chongqing. The 'horizontal ...


Trump’s Secret Windfall: The Crown Jewels Of His Fortune Are 2 Skyscrapers He Didn’t Want—And Doesn’t Control  Forbes

The president's largest holding is a $900 million stake in two buildings that don't have his name on them. It's an arrangement that some of his tenants aren't even ...


Manhattan’s New Luxury Skyscrapers Continue to Fill Up  The New York Times

Last month, 70 Vestry Street and 220 Central Park South had the most expensive residential closings, though both were dwarfed by the record $240 million sale ...


Skyscrapers double amid demand for new homes in London  The Times

The number of skyscrapers in the capital is set to double by 2030.There are now 541 buildings of 20 storeys or more in the pipeline, with some 76 due to be ...


Three new skyscrapers proposed for downtown Bellevue  KING5.com

BELLEVUE, Wash. — The Bellevue skyline might get a lot taller if three, 600-foot tall skyscrapers get approval. The plan comes from Vancouver B.C.-based real ...


paolo pettigiani takes an infrared portrait of skyscrapers and sand in dubai  Designboom

paolo pettigiani has photographed new york city, much of italy, and more through infrared filters and sensitivity settings. here, candy-colored-contrasts seen ...


In Jakarta, kampungs coexist with skyscrapers - Thu, March 21 2019  Jakarta Post

Space is a luxury: Residents go about their daily activities in densely populated Kampung Muka, Ancol, North Jakarta, in this 2017 file photo.


Tall buildings in London:the number of new skyscrapers being built this year hits all-time record high  Homes and Property

London's skyline is to be transformed by more new towers in 2019 than in any other year in the capital's history, research reveals today. A record 76 buildings of ...


'Year of the tall building' as skyscrapers spread across London  Architects Journal

London's skyscraper epidemic is spreading with the number of tall buildings set to appear in the capital's outer boroughs growing by a fifth last year.


The enduring legacy of Bauhaus, from phones to skyscrapers  Financial Times

There is a story that LĂĄszlĂł Moholy-Nagy, then head of the Bauhaus school's famed foundation course, would ask students to make something from a single ...


French 'Spiderman' climbs skyscraper to save crumbling Notre-Dame cathedral  Reuters.com

The 56-year-old was seen using horizontal struts running up the Engie headquarters' curved facade and a protruding structure going top-to-bottom of the ...


China's amazing horizontal skyscraper nears completion  New Atlas

Raffles City Chongqing is nearing completion in China. Representing a genuinely impressive engineering achievement, the "horizontal skyscraper" consists of ...


New York to Developers: Stop Using Empty Space to Make Your Buildings Taller  Bloomberg

At the heart of many of New York's tallest residential skyscrapers lie “mechanical voids.” They are growing in size and number and the city council and Mayor Bill ...


The tallest building in California will be a 77-story 'supertall' skyscraper in Los Angeles  Business Insider

Los Angeles could be getting a brand-new skyscraper that's taller than the Wilshire Grand.


Piercy & Co reveals fresh Elephant and Castle plans after SOM skyscrapers dropped  Architects Journal

Piercy & Company has submitted a new set of proposals for the overhaul of an office block next to Elephant and Castle roundabout, replacing an earlier ...


China’s epic horizontal skyscraper The Crystal will be tallest in the world and opens soon  Express

CHINA will soon be home to a whopping horizontal skyscraper. The quirky piece of architecture, known as The Crystal, will be the highest sky bridge in the world ...


Precht Designs Timber Skyscrapers with Modular Homes and Vertical Farming  ArchDaily

Precht has designed a timber skyscraper concept that combines modular housing with vertical farming. The concept was created by Penda co-founder Chris ...


One Central development calls for skyscrapers next to Soldier Field  Curbed Chicago

Hours after the Chicago City Council's voted in favor of Sterling Bay's hotly-debated Lincoln Yards project on Wednesday, a different developer unveiled a new, ...


Jet-Crash Tragedy Rocks Kenya From the Slums to Its Skyscrapers  Bloomberg

Once a year, Abdullahi Ibrahim Mohammed would scrape together enough cash to fly from Saudi Arabia back home to Kenya to visit the wife, parents and three ...


Raffles City Chongqing: China’s ‘horizontal skyscraper’ nearly complete  NEWS.com.au

A “horizontal” skyscraper is set to open in China later this year as part of a brand new mixed-use complex that features hotels, restaurants, shops, offices and ...


North Korea unveils new masterplan for 1,080ft ‘Hotel of Doom’ at the centre of Dubai-style skyscraper city in  The Sun

North Korea unveils new plan for hotel of doom in the country's capital Pyongyang including Dubai-style skyscrapers.


Can Oprah and Spielberg Convert Hollywood to the Church of Apple?  Vanity Fair

Monday's big Apple TV+ announcement was light on information about the tech giant's turn toward Hollywood, but heavy on star power and white, polished ...


Brooklyn Skyscraper Hub Receives $330M in Refinancing  GlobeSt.com

Steiner NYC secured the loan for its 610-foot residential tower the largest one in Brooklyn.


'Fight for Air Climb' participants to climb downtown LA skyscraper to raise funds in fight against lung disease  KABC-TV

ABC7's Circle of Health team joins the 12th annual "Fight for Air Climb" at the AON center to raise $260000 to fight lung cancer, COPD, asthma and other lung ...


Lawsuit: Sater looked to launder cash through Trump projects  Washington Post

A lawsuit says a Soviet emigre who worked on real estate deals with President Donald Trump plotted to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder money ...


San Jose Leaders Consider Allowing Taller Skyscrapers  NBC Bay Area

San Jose may be growing up, literally. The City Council on Tuesday will consider raising current building height limits up to 35 feet higher in downtown and up to ...


Back Bay gunplay leads Boston police to bullet damage at Prudential Center  Boston Herald

Detectives found ballistic damage to a window in The Skyscraper Center on Boylston Street while investigating a report of shots fired in the Back Bay early ...


Dubai honors Jacinda Ardern by projecting image onto skyscraper  New York Post

A photo of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a hijab hugging a person affected by the anti-Muslim attack in Christchurch lit up Dubai's Burj Khalifa on Friday, ...


WATCH: Super skyscrapers stretching out into space - How high can we build?  News24

For centuries, human beings have sought to build bigger buildings and taller towers than ever before. But is there a limit to the lengths we can go to try and reach ...


Dubai projects NZ PM's image on iconic skyscraper  New Straits Times

DUBAI: Dubai has projected the image of New Zealand premier Jacinda Ardern onto its iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, in thanks for her ...


Two Bridges Developers Respond to New Lawsuit Against the City  Bowery Boogie

Friday morning, a coalition of concerned neighbors and grassroots organizations under the umbrella Lower East Side Organized Neighbors, filed a lawsuit.


Peter B. Kaplan, 79, Daredevil Photographer From on High, Dies  The New York Times

Peter B. Kaplan, a photographer who captured spectacular views from vertiginous vantage points like the torch of the Statue of Liberty and the masts of the ...


Upper West Side Skyscraper's Future Uncertain After NY State Court Ruling | New York Law Journal  Law.com

The development at 200 Amsterdam Ave. in Manhattan is slated to be the tallest building on the Upper West Side, with its 51 stories rivaling the skyscrapers ...


'World's first skyscraper' brought back to former glory  Business Leader

The Grade I listed Main Mill in Shropshire has been restored after standing derelict for decades.


Landmark Skyscraper In Rural Denmark Given Thumbs Up  Forbes

The tallest building in Denmark is to be built not in the buzzing capital Copenhagen, but in the small rural town of Brande. The 300-meter-tall tower – the same ...


Farah Al Qasami photographs the playful everyday behind Dubai's flashy veneer  Document Journal

The New York and Dubai-based photographer disrupts the notion that Dubai is all flashy cars and towering skyscrapers in an exhibition at Jameel Arts Centre.


Downtown New York's Tallest Residential Skyscraper Tops Out  ArchDaily

Rafael Viñoly's 125 Greenwich Street skyscraper in downtown Manhattan has topped out.


Eiffel Tower's 130th birthday: Five other skyscrapers to photograph once in a lifetime  Malay Mail

PARIS, March 17 — Opened on March 31, 1889, the Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world at that time, at a height of 312m (324m currently, including ...


Elise Stolte: No Blatchford or skyscraper, the humble Muttart project shows a path to a stronger Edmonton  Edmonton Journal

Without an eye-catching tower, the new Muttart Lands redevelopment near the Stadium LRT Station could easily slip under the radar.But towers are overrated, ...


These are all the skyscraper apartments up for rent - and this is what they could mean for prices in the city centre  Manchester Evening News

'Timeline of towers' will shake up the city centre - this is how.


Image of New Zealand's Ardern hugging shooting victim projected on UAE skyscraper | TheHill  The Hill

The United Arab Emirates on Friday displayed an image of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on a skyscraper to thank her for how she handled the ...


Construction begins on skyscraper across from Holy Name Cathedral  Curbed Chicago

One Chicago Square is ready to break ground in River North.


Skyscrapers and 'super' trees stand neck to neck with Singapore's 'invisible poor'  The Independent

Singapore emerged tops among South East Asian countries in Mercer's 2019 Best Quality of Life Survey. The 39 standards upon which the survey was based ...


The Gold Coast skyscraper with a bright view  The Age

In a city more famous for skyscrapers than footballers Gold Coast could not have picked a better captain than their 209-centimetre ruckman Jarrod Witts.


World's longest 'horizontal skyscraper' topped out | News  New Civil Engineer

The world's longest “horizontal skyscraper”, built across the top of four towers in south east China, has been topped out.


Amazon drops plans to move into Seattle skyscraper  Financial Times

Amazon is dropping plans to occupy a new Seattle high rise just weeks after its abrupt cancellation of a $2.5bn campus in New York. The company said on ...


Mecanoo Designs Bronze Skyscraper for World's Largest Weaving Enterprise in Shenzhen  ArchDaily

Dutch design practice Mecanoo has created a new skyscraper design for the Hengli Group Headquarters in Shenzhen, China.


YIMBY Tours 125 Greenwich Street As Rafael Vinoly's First Lower Manhattan Skyscraper Officially Tops Out At 912'  New York YIMBY

YIMBY tours 125 Greenwich Street in Manhattan's Financial District, where it's recently topped out.


Brisac Gonzalez Old Kent Road skyscraper approved despite design concerns  Architects Journal

Councillors have approved construction of a 48-storey Brisac Gonzalez tower in south-east London despite concerns raised by a design review panel and ...


Rooftop bar plan for Newcastle's tallest skyscraper Hadrian's Tower  Chronicle Live

Developers of the Hadrian's Tower want to offer year-round access to the top of the 27-storey tower.


YIMBY Tours 99 Hudson Street, New Jersey's Tallest Skyscraper  New York YIMBY

The 79-story residential skyscraper, 99 Hudson Street, is being designed by Perkins Eastman and developed by China Overseas America. Plaza Construction is ...


Sunday movie: Skyscraper – what you need to know  The South African

M-Net brings us The Rock's Skyscraper this Sunday.


VPD react to skyscraper stunt  CityNews Vancouver

It's the latest incident in what's known as 'rooftopping.' Now Tom Walsh tells us a video has emerged of a person sliding down the roof of a skyscraper, here in ...


Huntington to hunt buyer for Akron skyscraper  Crain's Cleveland Business

Downtown Akron's tallest office building, the 27-story Huntington National Bank Tower, is going up for sale. Nick Browning, Huntington's Akron regional vice ...


Auckland skyscraper's fire design rejected  Radio New Zealand

The developer of an Auckland skyscraper has been forced to lodge a new building consent, after officials ruled the fire design did not meet new regulations.


New on HBO in March 2019: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,’ ‘Skyscraper,’ ‘The Meg’  Seattle Times

By. Sean Axmaker. Special to The Seattle Times. Last summer's action spectacles are coming to HBO in March. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard rescue a ...


Sterling Bay proposes Michigan Avenue hotel-residential tower  Crain's Chicago Business

The skyscraper would add yet another high-profile project to the portfolio of the city's busiest developer. Check out the renderings.


New skyscraper, housing tower proposed for Buckhead  Reporter Newspapers

Posted by John Ruch | Mar 5, 2019. New skyscraper, housing tower proposed for Buckhead. A $400 million development unveiled March 4 will bring a new ...


A stunning horizontal skyscraper is nearing completion In China  AOL UK

The highly-anticipated Raffles City Chongqing project in China is nearly complete. Devised by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, it measures a staggering ...


Ariana Grande’s Dance Moves in Skyscraper Heels Impress Giuseppe Zanotti  Footwear News

According to Giuseppe Zanotti, who made custom shoes for her 'Sweetener' tour, Ariana Grande is one of few to impress in super-high heels.


Mixed-Use Skyscraper at 570 Fulton Street Receives City Approval to Begin Construction in Downtown Brooklyn  New York YIMBY

YIMBY has the latest on city-approved plans from Slate Property Group to construct a new mixed-use building in Downtown Brooklyn, at 570 Fulton Street.


JDL Development ready to break ground on One Chicago Square skyscraper in River North  Crain's Chicago Business

JDL Development has closed on the construction financing for One Chicago Square, an apartment-condo project that will cost more than $850 million and take ...


U.S. House panel again postpones Trump business associate, to focus on Mueller report  KFGO News

(Reuters) - The House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Monday it was postponing the testimony of a former business associate of President ...


One Central megadevelopment too tall, says South Loop alderman  Curbed Chicago

The massive 34-acre plan next to Soldier Field needs "numerous revisions," says Alderman Pat Dowell.


A defective skyscraper built by Carillion needs ÂŁ4m of glazing repairs - must the landlord pay?  Building

Since Carillion built the 47-storey Beetham Tower in 2006, it has been the tallest building in Manchester. Mid-morning on 22 June 2014, a problem was spotted ...


Sea Point residents object to building of 18-story skyscraper  CapeTalk

The tribunal approved an application for a new skyscraper in Sea Point but residents are concerned about the building's scale.


VIDEO: Man slides down roof of Vancouver skyscraper in latest 'rooftopping' stunt  Kimberley Bulletin

Vancouver Police are aware of the video, calling it dangerous and possibly criminal.


125 greenwich street: rafael viñoly-designed skyscraper tops out  Designboom

125 greenwich street, a 912 foot-tall (278 meter) residential skyscraper designed by rafael viñoly, has officially topped out in manhattan's downtown financial ...


Raffles City Chonqing: World's first 'horizontal skyscraper' nears completion  Nine

The jaw-dropping multi-structure Raffles City Chongqing complex is nearing completion in China after six ye...


Square Mile skyscraper to bring in Shard man Lemon  City A.M.

The City's tallest skyscraper has drafted in The Shard's former manager as it prepares to open its doors later this year.


Deutsche Plans to Give Up Office Space in Hong Kong’s Tallest Skyscraper  BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- Deutsche Bank AG, the struggling German lender that's in talks about a merger with Commerzbank AG, is weighing giving up as many as three of ...


Images of Onni Group of Cos. Bellevue skyscraper project emerge  Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

The 600-foot-tall mixed-use development will have room for room for up to 4000 workers and around 3100 residents.


[LISTEN] The concept behind The Leonardo - Sandton's new skyscraper  702

The Leonardo in Sandton may become the tallest building in Africa.


Factbox: Smoke or fire? Contacts between Trump campaign and Russia  Reuters

Special Counsel Robert Mueller and other U.S. prosecutors have been investigating whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign conspired with Russia.


BBVA offices in Mexico City skyscraper evacuated due to threats  Vallarta Daily

The Mexican headquarters of Spain's BBVA, located in one of the capital's tallest skyscrapers, were evacuated on Wednesday around midday due to what the.


Star Witness: Brawling, Scheming Spy Linked to Trump, Moscow  U.S. News & World Report

NEW YORK (AP) — The way Felix Sater tells it, his life is a screenplay just waiting to be written, with tales of drunken brawling, Wall Street rip-offs, international ...


Chrysler Crisis? Is the Famed Skyscraper Only Getting $100M Bids?!  Commercial Observer

Since the iconic skyscraper at 405 Lexington Avenue went on the market back in January, bids have been trickling in below $90 million.


Bid to Build Australia's Biggest Skyscraper Falls Flat  Tunf.com News

Crown Resorts' attempt to build Australia's tallest skyscraper failed after it did not receive enough funding or extra time from the government. The company ...


A Mar-a-Lago Weekend and an Act of God: Trump’s History With Deutsche Bank  The New York Times

Deutsche Bank's hunger for profits and risk led it to lend Donald Trump more than $2 billion. Once he was elected president, employees were told not to utter his ...


'The Beach' opens Friday in Detroit skyscraper  The Detroit News

'The Beach,' a pop-up art project with a huge pool of white plastic spheres that resemble ocean foam, opens Friday in Detroit at 1001 Woodward.


New Sea Point skyscraper to include affordable housing  GroundUp

Cape Town's Municipal Planning Tribunal has approved a proposal for a skyscraper that would include affordable housing in Sea Point. If the development ...


Four Seasons to build skyscraper hotel in downtown Nashville  WKRN News 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - News 2 follows area growth in our Nashville 2019 reports and downtown Nashville is expanding again, this time with a new luxury ...




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