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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Dezeen's top 10 skyscrapers of 2018  Dezeen

Architecture reporter India Block picks 10 of the year's best skyscrapers for our review of 2018, from one sporting a 100-metre-high waterfall to the northernmost ...


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 ...


CTBUH's list of outstanding skyscrapers  Floornature.com

The list of skyscrapers presented with an Award of Excellence the first step in the CTBUH 2019 Awards presented to the world?s best tall buildings by the ...


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?


A walk through Dubai's supercity of futuristic skyscrapers made me uneasy for any city that mimics its rapid development  Business Insider

In the past 20 years, Dubai has grown to have the third-most skyscrapers in the world. But the development has come at the expense of workers' rights.


Washington Township lecture looks at some of Manhattans oldest skyscrapers  New Jersey Hills

WASHINGTON TWP. - Many have wandered the streets of Manhattan, marveling at the tall buildings and wondering about the stories behind them.


Work to begin on two gigantic Plymouth waterfront skyscrapers  Plymouth Live

The company behind ambitious plans to build two huge blocks of luxury flats on Plymouth's waterfront has raised the £3million it needs kick-start the projects.


Our skyscrapers Pinterest board shows striking towers from around the world  Dezeen

We've updated our Pinterest board dedicated to skyscrapers, including Büro Ole Scheeren's 77-storey MahaNakhon tower and the twisting Generali tower.


Rhinos mate in full view of skyscrapers at Nairobi national park  Daily Mail

A road maintenance worker got an eyeful when he visited the park to snap photos. The wanton one-ton duo got it on in front of him and the Kenyan capital's ...


Two Bridges skyscrapers get City Planning approval  Curbed NY

Five months after beginning a public review process, the developers of a trio of skyscrapers on the Lower East Side have cleared a major hurdle. The Real Deal ...


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.


What happened next? The super raccoon who scaled a skyscraper  The Guardian

The world tuned in to watch the plight of the creature as he climbed 25 stories. Where did he go and what is he up to now?


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

When the Gherkin appeared on the City of London skyline in 2003, it was something special — the first super-sleek tower, catalysing a striking cluster of ...


Manhattan Skyscraper Project Spurs Court Fight  Courthouse News Service

MANHATTAN (CN) – Opponents claim New York City officials' plans for three skyscrapers in a historic low-income area of Manhattan were rushed to approval ...


City Council Files Lawsuit Against 'Irrational' Approval Of LES Skyscrapers  Gothamist

Local elected officials have filed a lawsuit to prevent a trio of skyscrapers from rising in the Lower East Side, after the mayor's city planning agency voted to ...


Skyscrapers constructed with 21,000 plants could reduce cities’ roles in climate change  NOLA.com

We in a way design and build houses for trees,” said architect Stefano Boeri.


Drone footage shows the surreal view of glittering skyscrapers as they are shrouded in heavy fog  Daily Mail

Captured by an unmanned aerial vehicle at about 400 metres (1312 feet) high, the mesmerising clip shows bustling provincial capital Nanjing in eastern China ...


Houston skyscrapers may have snagged Hurricane Harvey, causing it to dump extra rain: studies  The Japan Times

Humans helped make recent devastating U.S. hurricanes wetter but in different ways, two new studies find. Hurricane Harvey snagged on the skyscrapers of Ho.


'Horn'y Rhinos Caught Mating in Full View of Nairobi Skyscrapers  PEOPLE.com

The lusty rhinos were photographed in Nairobi National Park in Kenya by a highway worker.


Ice Chunks Fall from Chicago Skyscrapers, Damaging Cars Hundreds of Feet Below  The Weather Channel

As ice and snow melted off Chicago's skyscrapers days after Winter Storm Bruce hindered travel in the city, large chunks of ice crashed down to the ground from ...


London's getting a bunch of new skyscrapers — Economy  Economy

510 buildings over 20 stories high are being planned in the UK capital city, including a 300m-high skyscraper nicknamed “the Tulip”.


Chicago Weather: Downtown sidewalks near skyscrapers closed due to falling ice  WLS-TV

Sidewalks around skyscrapers in downtown Chicago and on the Near North Side have been closed to pedestrians Wednesday to protect them from falling ice.


How capital wound up with slums next to skyscrapers  The Star, Kenya

Nairobi, the country's capital and largest city, epitomises the contrast between the haves and the have-nots. It is one of the many cities in Africa experiencing ...


From Greenwich scrapyards to designing homes in skyscrapers: how Tom Dixon's industrial chic revolutionised our interiors  Telegraph.co.uk

Beneath blue skies on the Greenwich waterfront, the designer Tom Dixon is paying a rare return visit to the place he knew as a child.


Lower skyscrapers, wider parks in revised Lincoln Yards proposal  Chicago Tribune

Shorter skyscrapers and more park space are key aspects of a revised plan for Sterling Bay's proposed $5 billion-plus Lincoln Yards development along the ...


From Skyscrapers To Food Halls To AstroWorld: The Biggest Houston CRE Stories Of 2018  Bisnow

Want to get a jump-start on upcoming deals? Meet the major Houston players at one of our upcoming events! After a few years of pain, 2018 has been a year of ...


Supreme court forces demolition of two 'iconic' skyscrapers on the Benidorm skyline  Euro Weekly News

TWO iconic apartment towers located in the area of ​​Punta Llisera, in Benidorm on the Costa Blanca are set to be demolished. The skyscrapers each have 22.


Six rescued unhurt after Chicago skyscraper elevator plummets 85 storeys  The Guardian

Six people including pregnant woman rescued by firefighters after one of several cables holding elevator broke and car fell rapidly.


City Planning Approves Two Bridges Skyscrapers, Opponents Threaten Legal Action  Bowery Boogie

The dystopian future in which glass towers wall off the Lower East Side waterfront is now much closer to happening. City Planning Commission yesterday.


Leave Dubai’s skyscrapers for the mountains of Hatta  The Sun

ENJOY an action packed holiday in the desert heat, but don't worry, there are plenty of places to cool off. The sunsets are spectacular and if you are a golf fan ...


Skyscrapers in Pall Mall? Designer's futuristic vision for Liverpool city centre  Liverpool Echo

Michael McDonough wants to see more office blocks on old station site.


Sir David Adjaye's First New York Skyscraper Continues Rising Over the Financial District at 130 William Street  New York YIMBY

Visible from the Brooklyn Bridge and starting to pop up over its surrounding context, 130 William Street, designed by Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates, ...


YouTuber Uses Lego to Explain the Physics of Keeping Skyscrapers from Shaking  Interesting Engineering

Have you ever wondered why skyscrapers don't sway in the wind or worse during earthquakes? How do such high buildings maintain their stability?


Sean and Kaycee - Skyscraper | D-trix Choreography - Music  noho arts district

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London's Tulip skyscraper worries airport  CNN

Ambitious plans for the construction of the Tulip, a new skyscraper in the British capitals, have worried air traffic control.


City Council Levels Lawsuit Against the City to Rein in Two Bridges Skyscrapers  Bowery Boogie

In the wake of the City Planning affirmative vote last week for three waterfront skyscrapers to proceed, City Council on Friday took legal action to pump.


Plans for 30-storey skyscraper near Waterloo station unveiled as part of £1.5bn scheme to replace Sixties block Elizabeth House  Evening Standard

A £1.5 billion scheme has been unveiled to transform the area outside Waterloo station with a 30-storey skyscraper. *Fresh* plans to replace brutalist Sixties block ...


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.


Damascus Awaits Its First Skyscrapers With Housing Complex Construction Underway  Sputnik International

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - The landscape of the Syrian capital will greatly change in the coming years due to the construction of two residential estates, with three ...


Meet the skyscrapers that joined Houston's skyline in 2018  Chron

Houston's skyline is looking sleeker than ever. Six major skyscrapers were completed or came close to completion in 2018, according to building database The ...


The Latest: Pedestrians warned of ice from skyscraper  New Jersey Herald

Police in North Carolina's largest city are warning pedestrians of ice falling from a downtown skyscraper.


Researchers: Houston Skyscrapers Slowed Hurricane Harvey, Causing More Rain  Insurance Journal

Humans helped make recent devastating U.S. hurricanes wetter but in different ways, two new studies find. Hurricane Harvey snagged on the skyscrapers of.


Skyscrapers Contributing To Climate Change, And Reinstating Clinton And Keller To Curriculum: The Good, Bad, & Ugly Of The Week’s News  Houston Public Media

The Houston Matters panel of non-experts breaks down stories from the week's news and decides if they're good, bad, or ugly.


Off-White Is Releasing A Dubai-Exclusive Capsule Collection Called "Skyscrapers"  HarpersBazaarArabia

Always edgy, always mysterious: Following the debut of their first Middle Eastern shop in Dubai Mall's Fashion Avenue, the trendiest brand on the map is ...


Ramsey County selects developer for skyscrapers along St. Paul riverfront  Star Tribune

The Ramsey County Board pushed forward a proposal Tuesday that could reshape the downtown St. Paul skyline and create a walkable slope down the bluffs ...


Dangle no more: Window-washing drone for towers could replace human cleaners  Digital Trends

The maker of a window-washing drone for tall buildings claims it can do the job 20 times faster than humans and is much safer than using workers in cradles.


'Urban Explorers' Spared Jail For Breaching Skyscraper Injunction  IBB Solicitors

Five teenage "urban explorers" have been spared jail for climbing a Canary Wharf skyscraper, even though they scaled to the top of the tower to mock a court ...


Developers want to build twin residential skyscrapers that would be tallest in Montreal  CBC.ca

A consortium of real estate developers have started promoting a $700-million pair of residential towers that promise to dominate Montreal's skyline well before ...


Heritage experts slam Norman Foster's plans for 1,000ft Tulip skyscraper  Daily Mail

Experts from Historic England have complained The Tulip, designed by Norman Foster would 'diminish' the impact of the Tower of London if city officials allow its ...


Flashback 1958: Australia’s first skyscraper opens in Melbourne  The Age

First published in The Age on October 15, 1958. View of City in Miniature from Our Tallest Office Block. Melbourne is of your feet at the top of Australia's tallest ...


Elevator riders plunge 84 floors after cables snap in Chicago skyscraper  WCVB Boston

People rescued from a trapped elevator in one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers later learned they had dropped 84 floors. The Chicago Tribune reported Monday ...


Half the skyscrapers in Karachi are illegal: Sindh LG minister  The Express Tribune

KARACHI: The Sindh Local Government Minister Saeed Ghani on Tuesday conceded that half of the high-rise buildings in Karachi were built illegally with the ...


Enough with the skyscrapers: let's keep Canberra the Bush Capital  The Canberra Times

I read your story on Nick Georgalis of Geocon ("More than just the bush capital", Sunday Canberra Times, November 18) – what an unbelievable achievement to ...


Emeryville Eyes Record-Breaking Residential Skyscraper  CBS San Francisco

EMERYVILLE (KPIX 5) — A 54-story residential tower is being proposed for Emeryville, which would make it the tallest residential building in the Bay Area.


Foster's 425 Park Avenue skyscraper tops out in New York  Dezeen

Norman Foster has declared that the stepped 41-storey office tower his firm has designed for New York's Park Avenue will "set new standards for workplace ...


Long Island City's Future Tallest Skyscraper, Skyline Tower, Now Rising Above Street Level  New York YIMBY

YIMBY has the latest construction update on the Court Square City View Tower in Long Island City, Queens, at 23-15 44th Drive, with 802 expected units.


From 1880 to Today: The Guaranty Building  Buffalo News

Today, Church Street between Franklin and Pearl streets is an urban canyon, with the Prudential/Guaranty Building and the New York Telephone building to the ...


35XV a sequined skyscraper in Manhattan by FXCollaborative  Floornature.com

The Manhattan skyscraper designed by FXCollaborative recalls a sparkling sequined dress.


Emeryville Considers Adding 54-Story Skyscraper  NBC Bay Area

The Emeryville Planning Commission on Thursday will host a study session focusing on a proposed mixed commercial/residential project anchored by a ...


Plans for 54-story skyscraper in Emeryville  KTVU San Francisco

The Emeryville Planning Commission on Thursday will host a study session focusing on a proposed mixed commercial/residential project anchored by a ...


Villager spent 30 years looking down from Manhattan skyscrapers  Villages-News

When you're 100 stories above the ground walking across a six-inch steel beam, Jay Dickson has some good advice. “Don't look up,” he advises. He should.


Korean- Italian restaurant Mad for Garlic to open in Taipei’s new skyscraper  Pulse News

SunAtFood Co., South Korean restaurant franchise operator, will open its 'Mad for Garlic' Korean-Italian food franchise restaurant in Taipei's new skyscraper ...


City Council president has no plans to revisit skyscraper proposal  Turn to 10

The head of the Providence City Council isn't planning to try to override a mayoral veto that jeopardizes a plan for a 46-story skyscraper. Democratic Mayor ...


Plans For Midtown Postmodern Skyscraper Redevelopment Scaled Back  Midtown Manhattan, NY Patch

New Plans For Midtown Postmodern Tower Renovation - Midtown Manhattan, NY - The city Landmarks Preservation Commission designated 550 Madison ...


Skyscraper star Chin Han talks disaster movies, Dwayne Johnson and terrifying stunts  Evening Standard

Chin Han is a film and TV actor who has appeared in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Night, Contagion, and – most recently – the pacy action caper, Skyscraper, ...


Salesforce to add 1,000 jobs in new Chicago riverfront skyscraper  Chicago Tribune

Salesforce announced plans Friday to anchor a new riverfront skyscraper and add at least 1,000 jobs to its Chicago workforce in the next five years. The San ...


Foster + Partners' skinny New York skyscraper rises beside Seagram Building  Dezeen

Foster + Partners' super-skinny residential skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan features a ribbed glass exterior and plenty of luxury amenities.


Skyscraper Fight Club  The New Yorker

A martial-arts league stages a glitzy fight on the hundred-and-second floor of One World Trade Center.


Europe's Tallest Skyscraper Costs More Than Dubai's Burj Khalifa, Media Reports  The Moscow Times

The newly built 87-story headquarters of Russia's Gazprom gas giant in St. Petersburg – now the tallest skyscraper in Europe – has reportedly surpassed the ...


TOWIE's Lydia Bright and sister Georgia climb skyscraper for charity challenge  East London and West Essex Guardian Series

Former TOWIE legend Lydia Bright has scaled one of London's tallest buildings to raise cash for charity close to her heart.


Plans for 700m-Tall Skyscraper Face Opposition in Shenzhen  That's Online

A draft plan for the renewal of the Hubei area in Luohu District was released on December 3, indicating that a new 700-meter skyscraper is likely to be built in the ...


Freestyle World Tour | Round 2 - NYC | Phil Foden designs a “Skyscraper” challenge in the Big Apple! - Football (soccer) greatest goals and highlights  101 Great Goals

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NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft discovers water on asteroid Bennu. Here's why that's a big deal.  NBCNews.com

In a discovery that sheds new light on the evolution of the solar system, NASA's OSIRIS-REx space probe has detected water on Bennu, the skyscraper-size ...


Watch how Manchester's biggest ever skyscraper shot up to soar over the north  Manchester Evening News

The final spadeful of concrete at Deansgate Square's 64 storey South Tower - the tallest building outside of London - was laid.


Snøhetta to revamp 550 Madison skyscraper in US  Design Build Network

Snøhetta is set to carry out rehabilitation works on the 550 Madison skyscraper, a commercial office tower located in Manhattan, New York, US.


Skyscrapers, soccer balls 'Be Best': White House decorations feature first family's favorite things  Daily Mail

Melania Trump has unveiled the White House holiday decorations, which feature the family's interests, the president's love of buildings, her 'Be Best' campaign ...


Urban explorers spared jail for scaling Canary Wharf skyscraper  ITV News

Five urban explorers who climbed a Canary Wharf skyscraper have avoided jail for defying a court order banning them from trespassing on the site.


A closer look at the space-age “Tulip” skyscraper  IanVisits

Earlier this week it was announced that planning permission would be sought for a “Tulip” skyscraper viewing platform in the City of London. The planning ...


Manchester’s latest skyscraper has reached its highest point  Manchester Evening News

The concrete structure and external envelope is complete.


Purley 'skyscraper' now won't be built after Government blocks plan  Croydon Advertiser

There has been a lot of controversy over the proposed 17-storey tower block of flats.


New Skyscraper Planned For Chicago River At Wolf Point  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — A new skyscraper is on the horizon for the Chicago River, as a software company plans to bring 1,000 new jobs to Chicago.


Government blocks plans to build Purley 'skyscraper'  Your Local Guardian

Plans to build a controversial 17 floor 'skyscraper' in Purley have been blocked by the Government.


Skyscraper The Shard relaunches festive light show over 20 storeys that mirrors the sky's changing colours  City A.M.

The Shard's Christmas lights are back with a bang this evening, transforming the top 20 storeys of the skyscraper into a festive light show. This year's Shard ...


Stupidity Unleashed – Skyscraper (DVD Review)  VultureHound Magazine

Did you ever want to see an action movie where it's relentlessly stupid all the way through and doesn't have that much originality in its body? Then, Skyscraper is ...


Second Round of Long Island City's Skyscraper Boom Gets Underway as Durst's 67-Story Queens Plaza Park Begins Rising at 27-29 Queens Plaza North  New York YIMBY

YIMBY has the latest on the Durst Organization's 67-story residential skyscraper "Queens Plaza Park," rising as part of the Amazon boom in Long Island City.


Century-old Hartford skyscraper looks to a more 'hip' future  Hartford Courant

Stark Office Suites of New York rebrands century-old skyscraper in downtown Hartford for a more hip future.


Meet the Tulip: London’s newest, and strangest skyscraper  The National

The Gherkin's flower-inspired sibling will stand at nearly 300 metres and could be built as soon as 2025.


NASA probe arrives at skyscraper-sized asteroid which could hit Earth  Yahoo News

NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft is now just a few miles from a skyscraper-sized asteroid, Bennu, which has the potential to hit Earth in just over 150 years time.


Providence City Council head no plans to revisit skyscraper plan  Boston.com

PROVIDENCE — The head of the Providence City Council isn't planning to try to override a mayoral veto that jeopardizes a plan for a 46-story skyscraper, ...


Brokenshire blocks planning permission for Purley ‘skyscraper’  Inside Croydon

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on a slap in the face for Croydon's planners To the "delight" of Croydon Conservatives, James Brokenshire, the ...


Plans submitted for new skyscraper, 3rd tallest downtown building in Salt Lake City  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY – Preliminary plans have been submitted by City Creek Reserve, a real estate arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to add a ...


DOWNTOWN ORLANDO: Proposed 41-story skyscraper would be the tallest in Orlando's skyline | WFTV  WFTV Orlando

Orlando's planning board recommended approval for a proposal to build Orlando's tallest skyscraper in the downtown area on Tuesday.


Neighborhood Group Prepares Lawsuit Against City Over Two Bridges Towers  Bowery Boogie

"The City is trying to violate its own law to approve the luxury towers on the Two Bridges waterfront," announces a flyer from the Lower East Side.


Thai Tower Features Glass-Floored Observation Deck 985 Feet in the Air  Metropolis Magazine

Soaring atop Thailand's tallest skyscraper is a newly-opened architectural feat: a 360-degree glass-floored observation deck. Ole Scheeren, principal of Hong ...


He paints the scaffolding of the world and this skyscraper is the pinnacle of power and exploitation  CBC.ca

Rafael Sottolichio is starting to work on an upcoming exhibition filled with his paintings. All of the works muse on the idea of "empire," defined by the Oxford ...


People hate new skyscraper hotel that looks like a guitar  Metro

A massive guitar-shaped hotel has been condemned by people living close to it who think its design is 'ugly.' The 40-story hotel is going up at the Seminole ...


6 people trapped in elevator at Chicago skyscraper | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

Six people trapped in an elevator at Chicago's John Hancock building said Monday they learned the elevator dropped 84 floors before they were rescued.


South Korea's IGIS and Hana pay NorthStar €670m for Frankfurt skyscraper  IPE Real Assets

A South Korean consortium made up of IGIS Asset Management and Hana Financial Investment has bought the Trianon skyscraper in Germany for €670m from ...


Canary Wharf tops out the UK’s tallest residential skyscraper  In Your Area

“On a clear day, you can see the Wembley stadium arch, Windsor Castle and even the Heathrow runways,” said Canary Wharf Contractors director Alec ...


Focus: Taichung as a trendsetter for the bike industry?  CyclingIndustry.News

There is hardly any bike to be found without a component produced in Taiwan. Over the past 50 years, the Pacific Island has not only developed into an ...




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