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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The 27 Most Beautiful Skyscrapers in the World  Architectural Digest

From the world's tallest, Burj Khalifa, to the more modestly sized Agbar Tower, these skyscrapers all share one common trait—stunning design.


Vessel-shaped 'supertall' skyscraper transforms Beijing's skyline  CNN

Designed to resemble a ceremonial wine vessel, Citic Tower now soars hundreds of feet above its neighbors in the Chinese capital.


15 Photos of Skyscrapers Around the World - Cool Buildings  Redbookmag.com

From soaring towers in Shanghai to an icon of the New York City skyline, let's take a look at these beautiful structures that reach for the clouds (and in some ...


New Renders Of Possible New Inter & AC Milan Stadium Show Skyscrapers  SempreInter

Two renderings of the possible new Inter and AC Milan stadium have been published for the first time in Rome based newspaper il Corriere dello Sport...


10 Skyscrapers Changing City Skylines - Cool New Buildings  Redbookmag.com

If you ever find yourself wondering what the future looks like — just look around you. We are living in it. City skylines are changing now more than ever before.


The latest on the Leeds city centre skyscraper set to become Yorkshire's tallest building  Leeds Live

The central core of the building has shot up in the past couple of months.


It’s Tough Being a Young Skyscraper in New York  The New York Times

Photos of the early days — and growth spurts — of Manhattan's most iconic towers.


World's tallest residential skyscraper tops out in NYC  New Atlas

The world's tallest residential skyscraper, which overlooks New York City's Central Park, has reached its maximum height of 1550 ft.


Is This a Photo of 5 People Atop a Skyscraper Spire?  Snopes.com

In September 2019, a photograph supposedly showing five people atop a skyscraper spire was recirculated on social media under the caption: “The mother of ...


NYC’s tallest residential building tops out: See the incredible views  Curbed NY

This is shaping up to be a big year for the supertall skyscrapers sprouting up throughout Midtown Manhattan. Jean Nouvel's MoMA tower is just about complete; ...


New Sandton skyscraper is the tallest building in Africa - it offers a view of Magaliesberg  Fin24

Africa's tallest building is set to open next month as its developers seek to cash in on security fears and traffic jams by building a high-rise residential and retail ...


House that can't be moved: Owner stands ground despite being boxed dwarfed by skyscraper  Jakarta Post

The 40-square-meter house stands next to the 45-story Thamrin Executive Residence apartments on Jl. Kebon Kacang, Kebon Melati, Tanah Abang, Central ...


Jenga-like skyscraper approved by Los Angeles planning commission  Curbed LA

The 53-story tower from developer Jeffrey Fish would rise next to Pershing Square in Downtown LA.


Top 4 Lesser-known Skyscrapers Around The World  CEOWORLD magazine

Skyscrapers are the tallest and most magnificent structures made by humankind. They are prime examples of peak creativity of humans, which also serve the ...


Flat-packed Cities: Wooden Skyscrapers Sprout over Concrete Concerns  VOA News

For more than a century, countries have raced to build the world's tallest buildings with concrete and steel.


The 'Salchester' boom continues with new skyscraper set to be taller than Beetham Tower  Manchester Evening News

One Heritage Tower will be 55 storeys tall, second only to the soon-to-be-opened South Tower in Deansgate square.


Central Park Tower:1,500ft-high New York skyscraper is now the world's tallest residential building  Homes and Property

Central Park Tower in New York officially became the tallest residential building in the world this week as it reached its final height of 1550ft (470 metres).


Scientists shoot for world's tallest wooden skyscraper  Geographical

Buildings made from wood are becoming increasingly common in cities around the world, as designers and architects extol the carbon capturing nature of this ...


Pelli Clarke Pelli reveals Japan's tallest skyscraper  Dezeen

Construction has begun on Japan's tallest building, a 330-metre-tall skyscraper in Tokyo designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.


Lavish parties, skyscrapers and hip hop: the imperial ambitions of Marc Benioff's Salesforce - the biggest tech company you've never heard of  The Telegraph

It was January 2017 and tech billionaire Marc Benioff was in his element. At a Hawaiian-themed party in Davos hosted by his $134bn software company ...


‘Protect your glass skyscrapers’: Yemen’s Houthis claim to have NEW ATTACK DRONE & threaten UAE with DOZENS OF STRIKES  RT

Yemen's Houthi rebels has threatened to launch attacks on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its bustling financial center of Abu Dhabi using new drones, ...


Tokyo tower to become Japan's new tallest skyscraper  CNN

Construction has begun on a soaring tower that will become Japan's tallest skyscraper. The ambitious Toranomon-Azabudai project, in central Tokyo, aims to be ...


Wooden skyscrapers sprout over concrete concerns  台北時報

For more than a century, countries have raced to build the world's tallest buildings with concrete and steel. Now, a quiet contest in constructing tall wooden ...


Skyscraper day 2019: from Dubai to New York, the best 10 new supertall & tall buildings  Domus

A selection of the most interesting tall buildings recently completed or under construction from Dubai to New York.


London Is Changing Its Skyscraper Designs—to Favor Cyclists  WIRED

Of the many things to consider when putting up a skyscraper, wind is among the most basic: A building's not much good if it can't stand up to a stormy day, ...


Photographer Turns a Skyscraper Into a Giant Camera  PetaPixel

Brendan Barry is a UK-based photographer who's known for turning all kinds of unusual things into working cameras, from food and mannequins to shipping ...


Walla Walla artist's cloudlike work installed in Chicago skyscraper  Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Walla Walla artist Jacob “Jake” Hashimoto had a new, large sculptural art installation unveiled in mid-July — this time in Willis Tower, an iconic skyscraper in ...


Watch: Land reclamation will not result in artificial islands filled with skyscrapers, Muscat says  Malta Independent Online

The government's land reclamation policy will not result in the creation of artificial islands filled with skyscrapers, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Tuesday.


A Skyscraper-Size Asteroid Will Zoom Past Earth Saturday Night  Livescience.com

The space rock is as big as several football stadiums but poses virtually no threat.


One Vanderbilt tops out at 1,401 feet in Midtown East  Curbed NY

One of Midtown East's tallest skyscrapers is one step closer to completion.


'London needs loads more skyscrapers because the people make this city not old buildings'  MyLondon

We've tried expanding outwards and that's not an option anymore, argues Qasim Peracha.


People will live in self-cleaning homes and work in underground skyscrapers ‘by 2069’, experts predict  The Sun

FROM aquatic highways to real life "Quidditch" – boffins have predicted the sci fi inventions we could be enjoying in just 50 years' time. Robotic self-cleaning ...


Suspected drone activity diverts flights coming into Dubai: airport authorities  CNBC

A temporary airspace closure forced flights coming into Dubai from Australia, Singapore and India to be diverted to nearby airports.


Proposed skyscraper would be the tallest building in Utah  Deseret News

Salt Lake City is poised to get another addition to its already fast-growing skyline — and this high-rise would shatter the city's height record.


Russia Plans Mass Relocation of Ministries to Moscow's Skyscraper Citadel, Reports Say  The Moscow Times

Over a dozen Russian cabinet offices will relocate to a cluster of skyscrapers in the sprawling financial district of western Moscow, the Kommersant business ...


Plan for Salford's tallest skyscraper  Construction Enquirer

Hong Kong-based developer One Heritage Property Developments aims to start construction next year, subject to planning. Designed by OMI Architects, the ...


Franchising could even extend to skyscraper windows | Analysis  Gulf News

Generally speaking, radiology, cooking oil and skyscraper windows aren't exactly the first images that come to mind when one thinks of franchising. Yet, all three ...


Greek Minister Confirms Six Skyscrapers to Go Up at Hellinikon  GTP Headlines

Greek Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis has confirmed that six skyscrapers will be erected in Hellinikon on the Athenian Riviera.


Beijing skyscraper that looks like a dragon sells at 40% price cut  INSIDER

Pangu Plaza is a 629-foot-tall building that was designed by architect Li Zuyuan. It was built to resemble a dragon.


Curious Nashville: How The City's First Skyscraper Gave Weather Reports — And Why It Stopped  WPLN

During the 1950s, checking the weather wasn't as easy as it is today. But Nashville residents had one unusual option: to look at the city skyline.


Chapman & Cutler nears deal with new West Loop skyscraper  Crain's Chicago Business

Developer John O'Donnell is close to luring another big tenant to the 50-story office tower he's planning next to Union Station. Law firm Chapman & Cutler is ...


The 31-storey skyscraper set to be Salford Quays landmark  Manchester Evening News

Developers Anchorage Gateway want to create 290 apartments at the site.


In A World Of Bubbles, Tokyo's 'Skyscraper Curse' May Be Scariest  Forbes

Construction ahead of the 2020 Games has been a godsend for Japan's property developers as the cost of staging a few weeks of sporting events exploded to ...


Number of 100-meter-plus high rise apartment buildings to double by 2025  NL Times

With the housing shortage and ever increasing land prices in the Netherlands, Dutch municipalities and developers are increasingly building skyward.


Buy a Boston bolthole:London's closest US city has quality pied-à-terres in beautiful, historic streets  Homes and Property

Cultured, artistic and packed with heritage, Boston is geographically the closest US city to London, where Brits can feel completely at home. Handsome terraces ...


Bloomington skyscraper glass maker confident on long-term strategy despite Q2 slip  Star Tribune

Architectural-glass maker Apogee Enterprises reported a drop in its net income for the second quarter but its CEO said he is confident that its plan of diversifying ...


Philly’s design world adores the city’s first fire-engine red skyscraper  WHYY

Brilliant red terracotta laces architect Vishaan Chakrabarti's first Philadelphia skyscraper. He chose the fire-engine red material for a reason: It's the next best ...


Bat Signal will shine over 11 cities to celebrate 80 years of Batman  Metro.co.uk

If you look up in the sky and happen to see the Bat Signal, you know The Caped Crusader is never far away – and 11 cities will get to see that famous sight on ...


Bookstore installed in second-tallest skyscraper  New Atlas

Chinese architecture firm Wutopia Lab recently completed a new bookstore in the world's second-tallest skyscraper, the Shanghai Tower. Aptly named Books ...


Journal Squared's Next 72-Story Skyscraper Set to Eclipse 53-Story Sibling, in Jersey City  New York YIMBY

The second tower of the Journal Squared complex, aka 537 Summit Avenue, is rising rapidly and will soon surpass the adjacent 563-foot-tall, 53-story building, ...


National Skyscraper Day  CBS42.com

Today is National Skyscraper Day! Can you name all of Birmingham's skyscrapers? According to timeanddate.com, this holiday encourages people to learn ...


One of the most iconic photos of American workers is not what it seems  The Washington Post

But “Lunch atop a Skyscraper,” which was taken during the Great Depression, has come to represent the country's resilience, especially on Labor Day.


World's Tallest Passive House Skyscraper Designed for Vancouver  ArchDaily

Canadian company Henson Developments has released its plans to build the world's tallest passive house in Vancouver's West End neighborhood.


Mediterraneo Skyscraper  eVolo

Editors' Choice 2019 Skyscraper Competition. Spyridon Koutantzis Greece. Concept & Context The project's name – Mediterraneo – derives from its ...


Skyscraper proposed to replace Salt Lake City's century-old Utah Theater  KSL.com

SALT LAKE CITY — After years of struggle to revitalize the more than century-old Utah Theater downtown, Salt Lake City officials are considering a plan to ...


Mudslide Skyscraper  eVolo

Editors' Choice 2019 Skyscraper Competition. Liang Yue, Liu Zimin, Wang Chunxin, Meng Yuan China. In Sichuan and Gansu mountainous areas, the ...


Why are Philadelphia office towers all lit up at night? We shed some light.  The Philadelphia Inquirer

The most sophisticated energy-efficiency measures are only as good as the people managing the buildings. Philadelphia city government has a plan to address ...


The Symmetry and Chaos of the World's Megacities  WIRED

Architectural photographer Ryan Koopmans spent the past decade shooting hi-res photographs of the world's biggest cities. The results are mind-blowing.


Luxury travel news - Four Seasons opens hotel in Philadelphia skyscraper  TTG

Luxury property is located on the upper floors of Comcast Center.


Birmingham’s tallest residential skyscraper The Bank II set for completion  BuyAssociation

The centrally located skyscraper, which stands at more than 100 metres tall and contains 217 apartments, has attracted scores of investors since its launch.


New York City’s tallest residential building tops out at 1,550 feet  Curbed NY

Today, Extell's Central Park Tower will celebrate its official topping out at 1,550 feet, making it the tallest residential building in New York City. (More on ...


A rising riverside address:luxury skyscraper homes at Albert Embankment with iconic views along the Thames and 'secret gardens'  Homes and Property

For more than two decades, maverick Tory peer and best-selling novelist Jeffrey Archer lorded over Albert Embankment, living in splendid isolation at a ...


One Vanderbilt tops out at 1,401 feet, becomes tallest office building in Midtown  6Sqft

The Grand Central Terminal-adjacent supertall One Vanderbilt officially topped out this week, reaching its full 1,401-foot height. Designed by Kohn Pedersen ...


The legendary bat signal will shine over cities worldwide tonight to celebrate ‘Batman’s 80th birthday  NME Live

The iconic Batman bat signal will shine over eleven cities across the globe tonight (September 21). 80 years ago today, the first ever Batman comic was released ...


Amid heavy rains, Mumbai skyscraper turns into 'waterfall'; see reactions here  Deccan Chronicle

Mumbai: As Mumbai witnessed heavy rains on Wednesday, a video of water sprouting from the terrace of New Cuffe Parade skyscraper like a “waterfall”, left ...


Things To Do This Week In London: 16-22 September 2019  Londonist

Antony Gormley, Star Wars, and The Great Escape.


Friends in high places: Tokyo Skytree's window washers  The Japan Times

Vertigo-inducing job not for everyone, but the views are nice.


Chicagohenge 2019: Where and When You Can See It  NBC Chicago

Ready your cameras - one of Chicago's most photogenic moments is almost here.


Skyscraper Stan: Dusty dingoes, lukewarm bourbon and the blues  Stuff.co.nz

Kiwi country-blues maestro Skyscraper Stan is bringing his whisky-soaked sound to the Nelson Arts Festival.


City of London tightens rules on skyscrapers over wind tunnel fears  The Guardian

Tougher building rules for skyscrapers have been drawn up by the City of London because of concerns that a high-rise, urban microclimate will generate winds ...


Chicago Architecture Biennial 2019: 11 things we loved  Curbed Chicago

Walk into the Chicago Cultural Center for the biennial this year and atop a marble staircase to Preston Bradley Hall you'll see a massive banner with a land ...


9/11 anniversary – Melania Trump’s office blasts ‘ridiculous’ conspiracy theory her coat’s stitching looked li  The Sun

MELANIA Trump's office has hit back at critics accusing the first lady of wearing a coat with stitching in the shape of a plane flying into a skyscraper, calling the ...


A decade's difference in the OKC concert scene  NonDoc

The OKC concert scene has changed dramatically in the past decade. Bands that previously would have skipped OKC on their tours are now playing packed ...


Kiwi 'skyscraper' artist to tackle climate change at UN headquarters in New York  TVNZ

It's not the first time Joseph Michael has gone big with an artwork.


Canadian cities take wooden skyscrapers to new heights  The Guardian

British Columbia has doubled height limits allowed for timber towers – and countries around the world are following suit.


30 Years Since Hurricane Hugo  Spectrum News

NORTH CAROLINA -- This weekend marks 30 years since Hurricane Hugo devastated much of the coast of South Carolina. It was a category 4 hurricane with ...


How London would look if rejected skyscrapers were given green light  Metro.co.uk

Plans for a new skyscraper nicknamed a 'giant sperm' were thrown out last night, meaning we will never get the chance to climb the Tulip Tower (as it was more.


Hoff Building in Boise, ID listed for sale  boisedev.com

A STORY BOISEDEV MEMBERS GOT FIRST. The historic Hoff Building is nearly 100 years old, and could soon have a new owner. Colliers International posted ...


Freeway-facing balconies return to Downtown megadevelopment Olympia  Curbed LA

Citing health concerns, the city's planning commission had recommended that balconies facing the freeway be unusable.


'Dead Space': Photographer captures Hong Kong's dense hillside cemeteries  CNN

Photographer Finbarr Fallon visited nearly every cemetery in Hong Kong, a city where space comes at a premium -- even for the dead.


Tuesday briefing: Curbs on wind hazard skyscrapers | World news  The Guardian

London to ban designs that cause dangerous gusts … sudden end to freedom of movement under no deal … and chicken boxes turned back on Home Office.


Traffic warning as fog blankets Perth  PerthNow

Morning commuters are being warned to drive carefully as fog reduces visibility on Perth roads. The tops of skyscrapers in the Perth CBD could be seen poking ...


Letter From Japan: World Cup Set To Kick Off Amid Cultural Extravaganza  Pundit Arena

Sean McMahon reporting from Yokohama. It's finally here. The 2019 Rugby World Cup has arrived. It's been 1,419 days since Richie McCaw lifted the Webb ...


Mile-high skyscrapers 'could be made out of wood'  Metro.co.uk

Taller, greener, hairier? I'm not talking about your next internet date but perhaps the next office you work in. The buildings of the future could be more than a mile ...


Which is the world's most vertical city?  The Guardian

You might think of Hong Kong, given its famous skyscraper skyline, but by different measures of verticality other cities come out on top.


Tower was a boarding house, not apartments, says fire engineer who signed off cladding  Sydney Morning Herald

A fire engineer being pursued by the Andrews government's building authority over a cladding blaze at a city skyscraper says so many residents were crammed ...


In Booming Nashville, Country Music is Still King  CityLab

A historian on the Ken Burns documentary Country Music explains why the Tennessee capital's bond with country music endures, even as the city has boomed.


6 wild concepts for skyscrapers of the future  Fast Company

Supertall buildings don't just have to be places for people to live and work. Futuristic concepts imagine skyscrapers as landfills, forests, data storage towers, and ...


Skyscrapers pump out thousands of tonnes of CO2 | Business  The Times

Six of Britain's best-known skyscrapers produce more than 12000 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, equal to the annual emissions of about 3000 cars, ...


Up in the air: the global craze for skyscraper living  Financial Times

People are living higher above the ground than ever before. Residents at one of the topmost apartments in the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, can gaze ...


Experts call for ban on glass skyscrapers to save energy in climate crisis  The Guardian

Air conditioning is used to avoid greenhouse effect but cooling buildings adds to carbon emissions.


The ultra-skinny skyscrapers of 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.


Remembering Hurricane Hugo: 30 years later  WCNC.com

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — September 22, 2019, marks the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Hugo making landfall just north of Charleston, South Carolina. The monster ...


New heights: Explore five groundbreaking skyscrapers  USA TODAY

"New heights: groundbreaking skyscrapers" is an introduction and exploration into some of the world's tallest skyscrapers. During the experience, users can ...


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.


Special Olympics Iowa: 45 people will rappel 345 feet down the Financial Center  Des Moines Register

People who donated to help Special Olympics Iowa will rappel down a downtown Des Moines skyscraper.


New Rules for London's Skyscrapers Favor Pedestrians  ArchDaily

With a very bold and pioneering move, the UK for the first time is prioritizing cyclists and pedestrians. The city is making pressures on skyscrapers by issuing new ...


Buildings are killing up to 1bn birds a year in US, scientists estimate  The Guardian

New report ranks deadliest cities for feathered travelers, who often collide with glass-covered or illuminated buildings.


New York set to ban glass skyscrapers in bid to tackle climate change  The Independent

The building of glass skyscrapers could be banned in New York as part of a bid to cut greenhouse emissions by 30 per cent. Mayor Bill de Blasio said all-glass ...


The skyscraper infinity pool – sorry, but where's the diving board?  The Guardian

It is meant to be a boundary-busting 'punch for the sky'. But this design for a London rooftop pool is just another high-rise ego gimmick. Will Jennings. Fri 7 Jun ...




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