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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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Record number of supertall skyscrapers completed in 2018  Dezeen

Eighteen new supertall skyscrapers were built in 2018 according to the CTBUH skyscraper report, as China continues to dominate the tall building charts.

The Advertiser editorial, January 18, 2019: Skyscrapers, students rake in billions  The Advertiser

It was not so long ago that you could be certain of counting the number of cranes around the Adelaide CBD on one hand.

Massive sky corridor connected atop four skyscrapers in Chongqing  Shanghaiist

The megacity of Chongqing has added yet another extraordinary piece of architecture to its city skyline with a massive “sky corridor” that stretches across the top ...

How to build a skyscraper out of wood  The Week Magazine

Building skyscrapers out of wood: It sounds bizarre, unsafe, maybe even a bit twee. But it could actually be the future of construction. "Each material has its ...

Going up in the world: the rise and rise of supertall skyscrapers  The Times

More “supertall” skyscrapers were built around the world last year than ever before and the record is likely to be broken again this year.Eighteen new “supertalls” ...

For Mumbai Metro, Giant Tunnels Dug Below Skyscrapers, Slums, Shrines  NDTV News

Building an underground metro in one of the world's most crowded cities is no easy task but Mumbai has taken up this challenge. For the Devendra Fadnavis ...

The tallest skyscrapers of 2018 include a helipad, sky gardens, and an indoor skating rink  Business Insider

The tallest skyscrapers build in 2018 are mostly in China, with the exception of a few giant structures in Philadelphia and Malaysia.

‘Neighbourhoods in the sky’: the architects rethinking skyscrapers  South China Morning Post

High-rises are the most space-efficient way to house people, but they have also been accused of creating anonymous, atomised cities.

The Top 10 New Skyscrapers of 2018  ArchDaily

Emporis has announced the results of its annual Emporis Skyscraper Award, recognizing the best new supertall buildings completed in the previous year.

Old Kent Road skyscrapers: heritage watchdog's 'growing concern'  London SE1

Heritage watchdog Historic England has warned Southwark Council of its "growing concern" over the piecemeal development of skyscrapers along the Old Kent ...

Zaha Hadid Architects wins approval for pair of London skyscrapers  Dezeen

Zaha Hadid Architects' Vauxhall Cross Island towers, which caused controversy at the planning stage, has been approved for south London.

Bridges, skyscrapers and conservation battles  Apollo Magazine

The major architectural events to look out for in 2019, from museums in Hollywood and Qatar to office buildings in London.

Tulip: New skyscraper plans 885ft-high dining in moving pods  Evening Standard

Londoners will be able to dine in the ultimate room with a view — if plans for the landmark Tulip building get the go-ahead. Of the 24 pods that will travel around ...

Uproar over plans for a skyscraper that looks like a 'tombstone'  Manchester Evening News

Plans for the 55-storey student tower off Oxford Road, also likened to a chimney, has prompted hundreds of objections from furious neighbours.

Salford’s tallest residential skyscraper sold to European investor  Manchester Evening News

100 Greengate, developed by Renaker, has been under construction since May 2016.

Zaha Hadid Architects' pair of south London skyscrapers win go-ahead  Architects Journal

Lambeth Council has approved Zaha Hadid Architects' (ZHA) controversial plans for a pair of skyscrapers in Vauxhall – described as a 'breakthrough project' for ...

These Window-Cleaning Drones Make Cleaning Skyscrapers Look Easy  Interesting Engineering

Even at over 1000 ft from the ground, this drone cleans the massive windows of skyscrapers safely and efficiently.

KPF unveils scrolling supertall Tel Aviv skyscraper that will be Israel's tallest building  Dezeen

Kohn Pedersen Fox has designed the Azrieli Tower, a 340-metre-high supertall skyscraper for Tel Aviv that will be the tallest building in Israel.

Branson Getting New "Skyscraper" Thrill Ride

BRANSON, Mo. - The skyscraper will stand 170 feet tall at its peak, right off the Branson strip. That's about 20 feet taller than the Ferris wheel, about a half mile ...

Skyscrapers in Fields: Wind Energy Continues to Expand in Iowa  Iowa Public Radio

If you've driven along I-80 between Iowa City and Des Moines in the last year, you've noticed the dozens of wind turbines being built along the interstate.

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill reveals design for China's tallest skyscraper  Dezeen

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has revealed the Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center, a 700-metre tower, which will be China's tallest building.

RTD Pins A Line Rail Problems In Part On Denver Skyscrapers  Colorado Public Radio

The Regional Transportation District is pointing to high-rise growth in downtown Denver as one of the main causes of the district's ongoing issues with the metro ...

Lawsuit seeks to block Providence skyscraper project  Boston 25 News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A new lawsuit from a real estate appraisal firm and a nonprofit is seeking to block construction of what would be Rhode Island's tallest ...

Bullet-shaped skyscraper crowned by stunning cathedral-like space  New Atlas

Prolific American firm Kohn Pedersen Fox is responsible for many of the world's tallest skyscrapers and always produces interesting eye-catching designs.

For sale: New York City's second most famous skyscraper  The Guardian

Chrysler building, the city's art deco skyscraper which is 90% owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, is up for sale. Reuters. Wed 9 Jan 2019 15.56 EST ...

Hoping for a skyscraper of a sale price, Abu Dhabi put the Chrysler Building up for sale  The Hustle

The Abu Dhabi state investment fund is putting the Chrysler Building up for sale, and antique skyscrapers are in this season.

City of London approves Make's tweaked Leadenhall skyscraper  Architects Journal

Ken Shuttleworth's practice Make has won permission for revised plans for a 35-storey office block next to Leadenhall Market in the City of London.

Skyscraper plan could bring 460 homes to Leeds  Yorkshire Evening Post

Plans to create a duo of skyscrapers containing more than 400 homes in Leeds will be discussed by councillors.

New London skyscraper is 'attention-seeking' and 'extremely damaging' for Tower of London, charity warns  The Telegraph

Historic Royal Palaces has objected to the building of a new "attention-seeking" skyscraper, claiming it would overshadow the Tower of London and detract from ...

Recessions and the Skyscraper Curse  NEWSREP

One of the many odd incidents of history is, with seemingly only one exception, every time a record-breaking skyscraper is completed, the world economy.

Williamsburg's Newest Skyscraper Revealed at 159 Broadway, Adjacent to the Williamsburgh Savings Bank  New York YIMBY

YIMBY has the reveal for a new 26-story hotel and condominium project rising at 159 Broadway, by Cornell Realty Management LLC, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

China Resources Headquarters skyscraper completes in Shenzhen  Dezeen

Kohn Pedersen Fox has completed a 400-metre-high supertall skyscraper as the headquarters of the China Resources export company in Shenzhen, China.

City Council to discuss building skyscraper in Downtown Orlando  Fox 35 Orlando

Downtown Orlando could be getting a big addition to their skyline, as officials are discussing a new building that would stand as the tallest in the city.

Big plans in works for Dayton’s first modern skyscraper  Dayton Daily News

Fire Blocks developer has big plans for Grant Deneau tower, first modern skyscraper in downtown Dayton, Dayton business.

There's a new contender for world's second-tallest skyscraper  New Atlas

The Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center, by Adrian Smith+Gordon Gill Architecture, is poised to become one of the world's tallest buildings, perhaps even ...

New York's "beloved" Chrysler Building is for sale  Dezeen

The art deco Chrysler Building in New York City, one of the world's most recognisable skyscrapers, has gone up for sale for an undisclosed price.

Foster + Partners reveals Shenzhen skyscraper for China Merchants Bank  Dezeen

British architectural studio Foster + Partners is designing a 350-metre-tall skyscraper in Shenzhen as the headquarters for the China Merchants Bank.

Zaha Hadid Architects' London Skyscraper Duo Gets the Greenlight  ArchDaily

Zaha Hadid Architects have received the go-ahead for their Vauxhall Cross Island towers, a duo of skyscrapers sited adjacent to Vauxhall Station. The...

china's tallest building: AS+GG reveals plans for 700 meter skyscraper  Designboom

adrian smith + gordon gill architecture (AS+GG) has unveiled plans for a skyscraper in shenzhen, which, if realized, would become the tallest building in china ...

Philly skyscraper pokes fun at Cody Parkey field goal with 'Doink!' graphics  CBS Sports

By now, most people have accepted that the Chicago Bears' season-ending field-goal miss by Cody Parkey was actually a blocked kick. That doesn't mean a ...

This week, OMA designs a football stadium and Foster + Partners plans a skyscraper  Dezeen

This week on Dezeen, OMA showed designs for a football stadium in the Netherlands, while Foster + Partners announced plans for a 350-metre-tall skyscraper.

Watch Future Climb Skyscraper in ‘Jumpin on a Jet’ Video  Rolling Stone

Less than a week after Future dropped his “Crushed Up,” the rapper returns with a new video for “Jumpin on a Jet,” the second single off his soon-to-be-released ...

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Wins Competition to Design China's Tallest Skyscraper | Artinfo  BLOUIN ARTINFO

In a recent press release, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), a Chicago based international architecture firm, announced their competition win to ...

HEIGHT OF POPULARITY: Tele readers back Dundee skyscraper plan  Evening Telegraph

In an online poll, in which 530 people took part, 58.6% said they loved the proposals. A total of 37.1% said they hated it, while 4.1% didn't mind either way.

Checking In On Ceruzzi Properties' Planned 76-Story Skyscraper at 520 Fifth Avenue, in Midtown Manhattan  New York YIMBY

YIMBY has the latest update on Ceruzzi Properties' 520 Fifth Avenue, a new 76-story mixed-use and condominium skyscraper planned in Midtown Manhattan.

A skyscraper in Kitsap? It could still happen in Bremerton  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — The sky's still the limit for building downtown, the Bremerton City Council decided earlier this month. Mayor Greg Wheeler had proposed a ...

Inside 15 Hudson Yards, the NYC megaproject’s first residential tower  Curbed NY

The condo tower at Hudson Yards is ready for its close-up.

Brokenshire faces court battle over ‘Purley Skyscraper’ ruling  Inside Croydon

A London-based property developer has launched a legal challenge against the decision announced by a Conservative Government minister to block plans to ...

Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Center Will Be China's Tallest Skyscraper  HYPEBEAST

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture have recently won the competition to design the Shimao Longgang Master Plan which incorporates a 700-meter tall ...

Snøhetta’s new design for 550 Madison Avenue gets broad support from architects  Curbed NY

Snøhetta's proposed changes to 550 Madison Avenue, Philip Johnson's Postmodern skyscraper (which was landmarked last summer), went before the ...

Travel Through History with this Interactive Timeline of Chicago's Tallest Buildings  ArchDaily

Orbitz has illustrated 20 of Chicago's most prominent skyscrapers to celebrate the city's love for sky-high architecture.

Bombs Away! Worst Movies of 2018 Include ‘Book Club,’ ‘Vox Lux’ and ‘Skyscraper’  Us Weekly

Natalie Portman, Melissa McCarthy and Dwayne Johnson made misfires with these turkeys. Us Weekly film critic Mara Reinstein counts down the Worst Movies ...

MVRDV's Vanke 3D City in Shenzhen will be a "new type of skyscraper"  Dezeen

Eight interlinking blocks will form the 250-metre-tall Vanke 3D City in Shenzhen, demonstrating what MVRDV are calling the next generation of skyscrapers.

osaka metro plans large-scale redevelopment with futuristic skyscraper station in yumeshima  Designboom

osaka metro announces redevelopment of its underground network and a new station for the man-made island of yumeshima in light of the 2025 world expo.

Bullet hole found in Lexington skyscraper  WKYT

Lexington police say the bullet hole was found in a 25th floor window of the Lexington Financial Center, better known as the Fifth Third Building or the Big Blue ...

researchers using data-driven approach to make earthquakes less damaging | UCLA  UCLA Newsroom

25 years after Northridge, civil and environmental engineers are using artificial intelligence, machine learning, sensor networks and advances in mapping in ...

100 east 53rd street: foster + partners' NYC skyscraper nears completion  Designboom

100 east 53rd street, the slender new york skyscraper designed by foster + partners, is nearing completion in midtown manhattan.

Developer unveils hotel, housing and retail designs on site of touted Dundee skyscraper  Evening Telegraph

The development of a Waterfront site has taken a step forward following the first of several public consultation events. Officials behind plans for Site 12 held the ...

foster + partners designs skyscraper for china merchants bank in shenzhen  Designboom

foster + partners has revealed the designs for china merchants bank's new global HQ in shenzhen, china. the 350-meter skyscraper is the first building approved ...

American Ninja Warrior Finalist Joins American Lung Association Fight For Air Climbs in Five Cities  Look to the Stars

The American Lung Association has announced the dates and locations of five Fight For Air Climbs where American Ninja Warrior TV series finalist and National ...

Philly Skyscraper (Yes, Skyscraper) Brutally Trolls Bears’ Cody Parkey  NESN

Cody Parkey just can't catch a break. The Chicago Bears kicker has been crucified since his double-doink miss against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Reaching new heights through architourism  The Manila Times

LAST week, I shared with you my experiences and insights on the phenomenon of architourism: architecture that is a memorable tourist destination, and.

POLL: Could the planned 39-storey Waterfront skyscraper be good for Dundee?  Evening Telegraph

Last week, a vision was revealed for a 39-storey skyscraper at Dundee Waterfront, which – if built – would become Scotland's tallest building, including a ...

Putin Has Given Chechnya Free Rein to Persecute LGBT People (Op-ed)  The Moscow Times

For the second time in less than two years, a violent homophobic crackdown has left LGBTI people in Chechnya fearing for their lives. Earlier this week the ...

‘Major international investor’ in talks over 39-storey Dundee skyscraper  Evening Telegraph

Developers behind ambitious plans for a skyscraper on the city's Waterfront have revealed they are in talks with a “major international investor”. Eddie Wighton ...

V&A Dundee was a ‘fantasy’ so skyscraper dream can also come true, says developer  Evening Telegraph

A director of the company behind Dundee's skyscraper proposals has said it can take inspiration from the V&A – because the museum was “fantasy” when it was ...

Four Seasons New York Downtown hotel review: Why you should stay in the revitalised financial district  The Independent

In a nutshell: Polished, unapologetically modern luxury hotel in New York's constantly evolving business district. The neighbourhood.

MVRDV conceives vanke's shenzhen HQ as 'new type of skyscraper'  Designboom

MVRDV has won a competition organized by vanke to design the chinese real estate developer's new headquarters in shenzhen, a project dubbed 'vanke 3D ...

Global Elevators and Escalators (Equipment Sales and Services) Market to 2024: Growing Prominence of Smart Elevators and Escalators in Smart Cities of the Future Benefit Market Expansion  GlobeNewswire

Dublin, Jan. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Elevators and Escalators - Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts" report has been added to ...

Report: HRDF invested RM154m in skyscraper without approval 8 Jan 2019  Malaysiakini

The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) has reported to the police on how its former management acquired real estate in Bangsar South Kuala ...

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?

Dezeen's top 10 skyscrapers of 2018  Dezeen

We pick 10 of the year's best skyscrapers for our review of 2018, from one sporting a 100-metre-high waterfall to the northernmost tower block in the world.

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 ...

“Black Monday,” Reviewed: In Praise of Regina Hall and Little Else  The New Yorker

Troy Patterson on the Showtime comedy series “Black Monday,” set on Wall Street in the nineteen-eighties and starring Don Cheadle and Regina Hall.

Goldman-Backed Startup Zola Signs Lease in 7 World Trade Tower  Bloomberg

Zola Inc., the wedding-planning startup that received funding from Goldman Sachs Group Inc., agreed to lease space in 7 World Trade Center after outgrowing ...

Residential skyscrapers on the rise in Manhattan's Financial District  Dezeen

The southern tip of Manhattan is becoming a sought-after place to live. Here are eight towers in FiDi that offer high-rise living Downtown.

SOM's "sister skyscrapers" for doomed Chicago Spire site halted  Dezeen

The controversy surrounding Santiago Calatrava's Chicago Spire site continues, as the city stalls the pair of skyscrapers proposed by SOM's David Childs.

Dattner Architects organizes campaign for Saturday's Women's March on NYC  The Architect's Newspaper

A throng of local architects, both men and women, will gather wearing pink hard hats and caution tape sashes at this Saturday's Women's March on NYC in an ...

The Rise of Homo Verticalis  Scientific American

The evolution of humankind is intimately intertwined with the development of our living spaces. All forecasts point to an almost complete urbanization of our ...

Fit hacks: An alternative to mountains? Skyscrapers, of course  Financial Times

Running up the European Central Bank is perfect preparation for an ultra-marathon.

Skyscraper movie director wanted "a tower based on real possibilities" says Adrian Smith  Dezeen

This summer's blockbuster movie Skyscraper centres around a fictional megatall tower that is intended to be as realistic as possible, according to architect ...

China is building a record number of skyscrapers  Fast Company

In 2008, developers around the world built a grand total of four “supertall” skyscrapers, a term that refers to buildings that shoot 1,000 feet or more into the air.

Plans for trio of Brisbane skyscrapers by Zaha Hadid Architects dropped  Dezeen

Australian developer Sunland has abandoned its long-running plans to build three towers designed by Zaha Hadid Architects on the Brisbane River.

Will skyscrapers sink to new depths in British cities?  The Guardian

Councils are under pressure to build higher, but campaigners say new towers will ruin historic skylines.

Seven megatall skyscrapers reaching new heights  Dezeen

Following the release of the movie Skyscraper, which centres around a fictional megatall tower in Hong Kong, we've pulled together more examples of buildings ...

US Bank Tower, once the West's tallest building, goes on the block  Los Angeles Times

US Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles, the tallest skyscraper in the West for decades, is on the block as its Singaporean owners test the limits of the city's ...

Chinese skyscraper incorporates 108-metre high waterfall  Dezeen

New video footage reveals the latest incredible skyscraper being constructed in China, which incorporates a giant waterfall into its facade.

City of London's third tallest skyscraper, The Diamond, revealed  The Guardian

A 56-storey tower called The Diamond is set to join the growing cluster of skyscrapers in the City of London and will be the financial district's third-tallest building ...

Most outrageous-looking skyscrapers of all time  Business Insider

Skyscrapers have gotten taller, more expensive, and a lot more elaborate over the past few decades. Business Insider has rounded up 20 of the most ...

The Rock's 'Skyscraper' Doesn't Seem to Get Skyscrapers  CityLab

The Rock's new movie should have gotten more thrills out of high-rise design, an engineer argues.

First Look At Four Hot Skyscrapers  Forbes

City skylines are as almost as crowded as the streets—soaring higher due to in-demand skyscraper living offering enviable views and convenient lifestyle ...

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

Foster-designed 305m viewing platform would grow next to Gherkin, if approved.

Skyscrapers make hurricanes much worse, study finds  The Independent

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey – a category 4 tropical cyclone – ripped into the US city of Houston causing catastrophic flooding, killing 68 people and ...

Bjarke Ingels Drops National Theater Project  Exit - Explain Albania

Architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group of Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has dropped the construction project of the National Theater, well-informed sources tell ...

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.

9 skyscrapers that will transform the London skyline by 2020  Business Insider

In the next two years, London will witness many stunning architectural changes, including a 26-story high-rise with a rock-climbing window and a mixed-used ...

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.

From Al Rigga Street to Lamcy Plaza: What to explore beyond the Dubai Shopping Festival  Economic Times

While the Dubai Shopping Festival pools in thousands of visitors over the month, this is also a time for families to enjoy all that the city has to offer. This city-wide ...

"Hopeful moment" is emerging from Tbilisi's architectural chaos  Dezeen

Tbilisi's architecture is at a crossroads. But there are reasons to be optimistic, according to architects at the inaugural Tbilisi Architecture Biennial.

Skyscrapers, trains and roads: How Addis Ababa came to look like a Chinese city  CNN

High rise towers, a shiny new Metro system and twisting spaghetti junctions, Ethiopia's capital looks more like Chongqing than Johannesburg. What does a ...

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