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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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Financial Times

The Fast Lane: A tale of two skyscrapers
Financial Times
Today I'm going to tell you a pair of tall stories. Tall not because they're works of great fiction but tall because both take place up in the clouds, high above two dazzling Asian cities. Like all good tales, the first story is set in a large woody ...



Dezeen

William Kaven proposes Portland's tallest skyscrapers at Postal ...
Dezeen
William Kaven Architecture has put forward a scheme to redevelop the soon-to-be demolished US postal building in Portland, including a pair of towers.

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Popular Science

The skyscrapers of the future could be built with the garbage of today
Popular Science
The home of the future won't look like The Jetsons. It won't come equipped with a flying car or a robot maid. While it will deploy a slate of clean-energy technologies that the cartoon's creators couldn't have imagined — solar windows, lithium-air ...

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Solar panels on skyscrapers not so farfetched
gulfnews.com
A skyscraper with solar panels on its roof and facades will spare the planet over 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide every year, which is the equivalent of planting 30,000 trees and growing them for 10 years. This amazing statistic alone makes a compelling ...

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The Atlantic

The Weird, Wooden Future of Skyscrapers
The Atlantic
Architects are even dreaming up wooden skyscrapers, such as a 35-story tower proposed for Paris [3] by Michael Green Architecture, a Canadian firm that designed an eight-story timber office building in British Columbia and a seven-story one in Minneapolis.



Dezeen

Ole Scheeren references mountain landscapes in design for Vietnam skyscraper
Dezeen
Architect Ole Scheeren has unveiled plans to build a 333-metre-high skyscraper in Vietnam's largest city, which will mimic the topography of the country's natural landscape. Called Empire City, the building will be built near the centre of Ho Chi Minh ...
ole scheeren reveals a symbiotic vision of nature and living in designs for vietnam's empire cityDesignboom
Buro Ole Scheeren Unveils Skyscraper Complex in Ho Chi Minh City Featuring Public "Sky Forest"ArchDaily

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Dezeen

Meganom gains permission for skinny supertall skyscraper in Manhattan
Dezeen
Moscow-based Meganom received the go-ahead to build the 262 Fifth Avenue tower in New York's Nomad district from the city's Department of Buildings yesterday. First unveiled earlier this year, the skinny skyscraper will reach 1,009 feet (307.5 metres ...

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Daily Times

Ban on skyscrapers: ABAD likely to cancel expo in protest
Daily Times
KARACHI: The Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) has announced to cancel its forthcoming 'International Expo-2018′ to be held in Karachi from August 12 to 14 if the ban on construction of high-rise and multi-storey buildings will ...



Dezeen

SOM designs tapering skyscraper that would dwarf neighbouring Cheesegrater
Dezeen
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has revealed visuals for a 56-storey skyscraper in the City of London, featuring a slanting glass facade that resembles the Rogers Stirk Harbour-designed Cheesegrater next door. Images produced for property investors London ...

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Mashable

Forget elevators, you can cycle up skyscrapers with this new design
Mashable
Royal College of Art graduate, Elena Larriba, designed "Vycle", a bicycle-inspired vertical transportation system that aims to disrupt the 'elevator or stairs' dilemma by adding a third choice to it. Elevators require a lot of energy to transfer people ...

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