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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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2017: A record year for skyscrapers - CNN Style -
More skyscrapers were built in 2017 than during any other year in history, with the completion of 144 buildings measuring 200 meters (656 feet) or taller.
More Skyscrapers Were Built in 2017 Than Any Other Year On RecordNewsweek
Skyscraper construction sets another record in 2017 - CurbedCurbed

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Skyscrapers finds space in miniature Christmas village | Inquirer News
BACOLOD CITY — Skyscrapers have risen in this city's iconic miniature Christmas village.

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"What a bad year for skyscrapers"
In this week's comments update, readers debate our pick of the top 10 skyscrapers of 2017, and what it says about the future of tall-building design. Ivory towers: as part of the Dezeen review of the year, we named the 10 most impressive skyscrapers ...


Dezeen's top 10 skyscrapers of 2017
Kohn Pedersen Fox tower South Korea. Lotte World Tower, South Korea, by Kohn Pedersen Fox. The 555-metre Lotte World Tower in Seoul is the loftiest on this year's list. The skyscraper tapers towards its summit, where a glass-bottomed observation deck ...

Atlas Obscura

See Scale Models of the Greatest Skyscrapers Never Built
Atlas Obscura
In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright summoned reporters to a press conference in Chicago, where he planned to unveil a skyscraper the likes of which the world had never seen. He dubbed it “Mile High,” and he meant that literally. “The Empire State Building ...


Daredevil Wu Yongning died after falling off skyscraper in China. What is 'rooftopping'?
Images of a Chinese daredevil falling from a 62-story skyscraper surfaced this week, highlighting the risky, glamorous and potentially lucrative world of rooftopping. Reports that Wu Yongning, 26, hoped to pocket $15,000 for dangling off Changsha's ...

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The best new skyscrapers in the world - INSIDER
From a pyramid-shaped high-rise in New York City to a tower in Guangzhou, China, take a closer look at these fascinating and extraordinary buildings.
Pyramid-shaped NYC building named world's best new skyscraperNew Atlas

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Famous China rooftopper 'confirmed dead' after fall from skyscraper
A famous Chinese 'rooftopper' fell to his death from a skyscraper in a daring £11,000 challenge as he sought to use his fame to help lift his family out of poverty, media reported. Wu Yongning, aged 26, fell from the summit of the 62-storey Huayuan Hua ...
A Chinese 'Rooftopper' Has Fallen to His Death While Scaling a SkyscraperTIME
Daredevil Who Climbed Skyscrapers Without Equipment Dies in 62-Story FallMen's Health
Daredevil falls to death after filming self atop 62-story skyscraper in ChinaUSA TODAY
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Daily Mail

Dubai unveils a new zip line among towering skyscrapers - Daily Mail
Daily Mail
Thrill-seekers have a new way to experience Dubai - on one of the world's longest zip lines. The kilometre-long stretch starts on top of a skyscraper 170 metres (558ft) above the ground.

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