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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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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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Melbourne skyline set to transform in building boom  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 ...


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.


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.


In Jakarta, kampungs coexist with skyscrapers - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Through the eyes of the haves, the kampungs of the city might be unpleasant to look at. Dark, situated alongside alleyways and densely populated with little ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Chinese city has nearly completed enormous £2.7bn 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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Morning Briefing: skyscrapers set to double in London  Inside Housing

London's skyline is set to become increasingly dominated by high rises with the number of towers in the capital expected to double by 2030, it is reported this ...


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

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


Downtown New York's Tallest Residential Skyscraper Tops Out  ArchDaily

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


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Transforming the broader urban fabric at the 2019 Skyscrapers Summit  Architecture and Design

Key experts responsible for conceiving some of the tallest, most innovative skyscrapers in Australia and overseas will soon touch down in Melbourne for the third ...


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 ...


Kampong Lorong Buangkok – Singapore  Atlas Obscura

Kampong Lorong Buangkok is hidden among giant skyscrapers and modern infrastructure.


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.


Construction begins on skyscraper across from Holy Name Cathedral  Curbed Chicago

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


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Dezeen's guide to Hudson Yards phase one in New York  Dezeen

New York City's Hudson Yards neighbourhood is finally opening to the public, so we've put together a guide to the mega development's first phase.


Spacious, sunny loft for sale for $675K in Downtown LA  Curbed LA

In the old UPS building on Flower Street, the loft features tall ceilings and concrete floors.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Crystal, Chongqing: China's new 'horizontal skyscraper'  Stuff.co.nz

"The Crystal" links six skyscrapers in Chongqing and is the world's highest sky bridge.


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.


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

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


Lower East Side residents sue city to stop controversial Two Bridges development  The Real Deal

A group of residents and local organizations are pushing back on a new set of residential development in Two Bridges, a controversial project that would bring ...


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.


The Vessel: New York’s Civic Sieve  National Review

Should you find yourself driving on the West Side Highway in Manhattan, it is inadvisable to guide your vision away from the Mad Max reenactors around you for ...


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.


William Gibson's 'Idoru': Tokyo sci-fi becomes full-blown reality  The Japan Times

The second novel in William Gibson's “Bridge” trilogy, sees its protagonist, Colin Laney, an intuitive recognition sifter of information patterns, in the *service* of a ...


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.


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

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


Priceless photos of Houston's rise over the years saved twice  KTRK-TV

DAVE WARD'S HOUSTON: A look at the astonishing images that capture our city over a century, and how they were saved.


Photographer captures the inventive ways the residents of Hong Kong dry their laundry  Daily Mail

A lot of people in Hong Kong live in skyscrapers, which led award-winning photographer Jimmi Ho to ask 'where do they hang their laundry?'


GNSS chip manufacturers gear up for Galileo roll-out in US - GPS World  GPS World magazine

U.S. manufacturers are eager to take advantage of the added accuracy that Galileo offers.


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.


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 ...


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

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


The Vessel in Hudson Yards Has Finally Opened to the Public  Architectural Digest

The Thomas Heatherwick–designed structure has been controversial, as some have likened its shape to a doner kebab, while others believe it could be New ...


A defective skyscraper built by Carillion needs £4m 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


The Crystal, Chongqing: China's new 'horizontal skyscraper' is nearly complete  Traveller

Billed as the world's highest sky bridge, China's latest mega-structure - the eighth and final skyscraper of Raffles City Chongqing - has moved a step closer to ...


A visit to Hudson Yards, on the cheap  amNY

The multibillion-dollar West Side development is no yard sale.


Lux Homes Get Major Price Cuts; NYC's 46-Story LCD Building; Gloria Estefan's Guest House For Sale  Cheddar

On 'Your Future Home', we break down mortgages, lux homes, NYC's latest skyscraper, and Gloria Estefan's guest home listing. thumbnail · WATCH NEXT.


Clark Tower foreclosure sale delayed  The Daily Memphian

The scheduled foreclosure sale of Clark Tower Friday was postponed until noon on April 26, two days after the office skyscraper's owner and trustee for lenders ...


History's Headlines: Martin Tower to come a tumblin' down  69News WFMZ-TV

The demolition would have been unthinkable on August 25, 1969, when the executives of Bethlehem Steel gathered with a group of political leaders to break ...


Wooden high-rise trend reaches new heights in Norway  Mother Nature Network

Located in the rural town of Brumunddal in Norway, Mjøsa Tower nabs the title of world's tallest wooden building.


Meet Trump’s Other Partners on His Attempted Moscow Tower — “Trump, Inc.” Podcast  ProPublica

In this week's episode, we explore some of Donald Trump's partners — including a developer with no site and no funding — and find one reason Trump might've ...


More images released for proposed skyscraper  Nashville Post

Nashville-based Giarratana LLC has released additional images related to its planned luxury residential tower Paramount — to rise about 750 feet and to be the ...


Sydney window cleaning company fined $300k after platform plummets down skyscraper  ABC News

A court finds the Sydney company failed to properly inspect a skyscraper's window-cleaning platform that plummeted 12 storeys to the ground after crucial bolts ...


NimbleBit Announces 'LEGO Tower', a Stunning Rebuild of 'Tiny Tower' in LEGO Form, Launching This Summer  Touch Arcade

NimbleBit just gets mobile gaming. Ever since the early days of the App Store, they've released titles that are perfect for smartphones, and even as a big ...


Eight minutes with Shaq, new Papa John's board member, franchise...  Atlanta Journal Constitution

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'Skyscraper' on HBO: We Need to Talk About That Boss Kitchen Fight Scene  Decider

Skyscraper premieres on HBO tonight and the best part of the movie is the crazy kitchen fight scene between Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Pablo Schreiber.


Trump campaign taking on a new shape for 2020  Newsday

WASHINGTON — The novice presidential campaign run exclusively out of Trump Tower that ushered Donald Trump into office in 2016 is taking on a new shape ...


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.


Skyscrapers Made of Wood Are Making a Comeback  Bloomberg

More than a century after steel and concrete became the standard for building high-rise buildings, the humble tree is making a comeback.


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?


VIDEO: Man slides down roof of Vancouver skyscraper in latest 'rooftopping' stunt  Chilliwack Progress

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


Jessica Simpson's best style moments from her third pregnancy  Page Six

Jessica Simpson, who welcomed baby daughter Birdie Mae with husband Eric Johnson on Tuesday, relied on her favorite bohemian maxidresses, oversized ...


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 ...


Upward Momentum: Charting a Year of Skyscraper Construction  Visual Capitalist

Nearly 150 skyscrapers were completed around the world last year. Find out which cities and regions are growing skyward the fastest.


Hudson Yards dazzles and distresses visitors on opening day  Curbed NY

New Yorkers took time off, families schlepped from outer boroughs, and tourists timed their trips to get a first look at the Hudson Yards megaproject that opened ...


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.


The boss of the new Comcast tower is cable's 'undisputed technical leader' who leads the pack 'slightly'  Philly.com

Comcast recruited him to Philadelphia more than a decade ago to modernize its ossified technology. He's now the top executive at the $1.5-billion Comcast ...


Lego art to be on display at upcoming Brickuniverse  Lebanon Democrat

The area LEGO artists previously displayed their creations throughout Tennessee, and even beyond. They have won multiple awards for their displays, and their ...


Burj Jumeira supertall skyscraper will rise from fingerprint of Dubai's ruler  Dezeen

Visuals have been released of the SOM-designed Burj Jumeira, a 550-metre-tall split-volume skyscraper in Dubai that will rise from a lake shaped like the ...


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 ...


Britain’s tower blocks, once symbols of poverty, are now for the rich  The Economist

TO THEIR FIRST residents, the tower blocks British councils built in the 1950s and 1960s were symbols of post-war aspiration, homes that seemed to offer in all ...


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.


Twitter Users Go Nuclear After 'Mad King' Donald Trump Lifts North Korea-Linked Sanctions  HuffPost

Pete Buttigieg, Adam Schiff, Bill Kristol and Eric Holder were among the raft of high-profile figures who condemned Trump's unexpected announcement.




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