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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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Swindon or Manhattan? Plan for skyscraper apartments at Wharf Green  Swindon Advertiser

Massive skyscrapers might be coming to the heart of Swindon. FI Real Estate Management, the Manchester company which owns the Brunel shopping centre in ...


Could wooden skyscrapers be the answer for sustainable...  Daily Maverick

In search of sustainable methods of construction, Swedish construction company, Folkhem, is building on a vision of the future of wood in construction.


Watch This Video about the Next Big Wave in Urban Sustainability: Wooden Skyscrapers  Interesting Engineering

Forward-thinking city planners are moving toward natural materials as a means of reducing carbon footprints and increasing the overall enjoyability of urban ...


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 ...


Let’s Build a Global Skyscraper Network to Save the Planet  WIRED

When New York City passed an aggressive set of greenhouse-gas-limiting laws in April, the buzz was, rightly, about the ambition of America's biggest city putting ...


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.


Glass Skyscrapers Have Turned Entire Cities Into Energy Vampires  VICE

Energy inefficient condos and office towers are the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions, but hey, developers love them.


Are Glass-and-Steel Skyscrapers Actually Harmful? Paul Taylor and Gregg Pasquarelli Weigh In  Architectural Digest

AD PRO asks two prominent architects about the future of tall buildings in New York and what we can do to make them more green.


Wooden skyscrapers, self-driving cars displayed at London exhibit  Aljazeera.com

Being selected to exhibit at the Royal Society is one of the greatest honours a scientist can have.


Wooden skyscrapers could reshape our cities  Reuters UK

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are predicting skyscrapers made from wood could give rise to whole eco-friendly cities. Lauren Anthony reports.}


London's mayor blocks plans for Tulip skyscraper  CNN

London mayor Sadiq Khan has blocked plans for a controversial tower known as the Tulip, saying the structure would be of "limited" public benefit and ...


Luxury Skyscrapers vs. Seattle Rock Clubs - News  TheStranger.com

A tale of two music venues—the Showbox and El Corazón—which seem to be headed toward different fates.


Researchers Pitch Wooden Skyscrapers  NBC4 Washington

Around the world, modern wooden buildings are popping up. Now, University of Cambridge researchers are proposing the first wooden skyscrapers -- and aim ...


Glass skyscrapers: An environmental boon to the built environment  GreenBiz

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared that skyscrapers made of glass and steel "have no place in our city or our Earth anymore." He argued that their ...


Two huge skyscrapers could be built in Ealing up to 55 storeys high  MyLondon

Plans for two huge joined skyscrapers of 45 and 55-storeys tall in North Acton have been met with 119 public objections online and no comments in support.


Leader of Woking opposition says 'skyscrapers are not the answer' as 39-storey tower proposed  Get Surrey

Councillor Ann-Marie Barker said the application for a 39-storey building in Commercial Way is too high.


Facebook Is in Talks to Lease Space at Hudson Yards Skyscraper  Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. is in discussions to rent office space in one of the flashy new skyscrapers under construction at the Hudson Yards development on Manhattan's far ...


Sowing seeds for timber skyscrapers can rewind the carbon footprint of the concrete industry  Cambridge Network

Cambridge University's Centre for Natural Material Innovation this week exhibit their proposals for timber skyscrapers at the Royal Society's Summer Science ...


WATCH: Wooden skyscrapers could reshape our cities  Fin24

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are predicting skyscrapers made from wood could give rise to whole eco-friendly cities.


Raw Video: Clouds Creep Up, Surround Boston Skyscrapers  CBS Boston

Watch as clouds surround the Prudential building and the old Hancock Tower at 200 Clarendon Street in Boston Friday morning. 4 days ago ...


Sadiq Khan rejects plans for controversial new skyscraper dubbed 'The Tulip'  ITV News

Read the latest London stories, Sadiq Khan rejects plans for controversial new skyscraper dubbed 'The Tulip' on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest ...


London Mayor blocks proposal for 1000 ft high 'Tulip' skyscraper  ANI News

London [UK], July 17 (ANI): Exercising his powers, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has blocked a plan for the construction of a 1000-ft-high tower, known as the ...


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 ...


London mayor to 'look into' banning glass skyscrapers  New Civil Engineer

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is to “look into” following New York's lead in banning glass… SUBSCRIBE TODAY. Subscribe for unlimited access. Read in-depth ...


A man was filmed climbing to the top of Europe's 2nd-tallest skyscraper at 5 a.m. without a harness  INSIDER

A man has baffled the internet after he was spotted climbing to the top of one of Europe's tallest skyscrapers without a harness just after 5 a.m. on Monday.


The “Tulip” skyscraper is blocked by Mayor of London  IanVisits

A tall tulip shaped tower planned to be planted next to the Gherkin as a viewing platform has been blocked by the Mayor of London. Although the City of London ...


Malaysia Musings: look beyond the skyscrapers and the exciting night life for a rich cultural experience  YourStory

"May is the worst time to visit Malaysia. The humidity will kill you." "Oh, it's just another Southeast Asian country with skyscrapers!" "Try one of the European ...


Sharon Van Etten Struts Among Skyscrapers in ‘No One’s Easy to Love’ Video  Rolling Stone

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Infinity London: futuristic rooftop pool proposed for city skyscrapers  Globetrender

Compass Pools has designed the world's first 360-degree infinity pool to sit on top of a London skyscraper. But how do you get in or out?


Demolition Wraps for Two New Residential Skyscrapers at 601 West 29th Street, Next to Hudson Yards  New York YIMBY

601 West 29th Street and 606 West 30th Street will soon make way for two new residential towers. Both are located in the Hudson Yards District.


Free climber scales Shard skyscraper in London – video  The Guardian

Onlookers filmed a free climber scaling London's 310-metre Shard skyscraper, one of the tallest buildings in Europe.


Positive response to £40m Swindon skyscraper plans  Swindon Advertiser

THE plans for a £40m revamp of the town centre including two tower blocks have been welcomed.


Westminster council plans skyscraper ban - but property developers say the only way is up  Evening Standard

Westminster is a booming area at the capital's core, but a battle looms ahead between the council and developers as the borough consults over its plans for the ...


One Dalton, Boston’s commanding new skyscraper, conjures architectural magic  The Boston Globe

One Dalton Street, the city's newest high-rise, is a marvelously intelligent piece of urban design and architecture that has no particular reason to exist. With a ...


£15m skyscraper to stand on old Quaker site  Jesmond Local

Jesmond Three Sixty, the residential development built by Jomast, could soon be expanded with an 18-storey skyscraper. Called “Three”, the skyscraper, along ...


RSM Renews Lease in Namesake Skyscraper  Twin Cities Business Magazine

Chicago-based RSM US LLP on Tuesday announced that it's renewed its lease at RSM Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. Though the building bears RSM's ...


Man scales London's Shard skyscraper in apparent free solo climb  Deutsche Welle

A man has climbed The Shard in London, seemingly achieving the ascent without aids of any kind. The well-known landmark is the highest tower in the ...


London mayor blocks plans for "Tulip" skyscraper  Yahoo News

London's mayor has blocked plans to build a glass viewing platform 1000 feet (300 m) above Britain's capital on a slender tower shaped like a tulip, saying it ...


Ramaphosa dreams of skyscrapers and bullet trains – here’s what happened to the last R84 billion smart city  BusinessTech

President Cyril Ramaphosa outlined his vision for a new state-of-the-art South African smart city in his state of the nation address this week.


Wood: Tomorrow's Skyscraper Construction Material?  VOA Zimbabwe

Tall buildings made of wood are beginning to pop up around the world, from the United States and Canada to Norway and soon England. Builders say wood ...


Amazon plans a 43-story skyscraper in Seattle suburb  CNBC

Amazon's proposed tower represents its plans to continue to grow in Bellevue, Washington.


Get an Inside Look at the Skyscraper Museum's New Exhibition on Housing Density in NYC  Untapped Cities

Get an inside look at the latest exhibition inside the Skyscraper Museum, a deep dive into NYC's housing density transformation from "Tenements to Towers."


Plans unveiled for new California skyscraper  The Construction Specifier

Plans have been revealed for the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Center, a new office building in Oakland, California. The 28-story tall. building is scheduled to break ...


A skyscraper on the plains: Camargo’s old elevator now leaning just a bit to the south  KFOR Oklahoma City

CAMARGO, Okla. - The wheat is ready. The sun is finally shining. Harvesters took advantage on a hot, Thursday afternoon in northwest Oklahoma. This one ...


Future Moscow skyscraper to become Europe’s tallest residential complex  RT

The 405-meter 'One Tower' is set to be become the tallest residential building in Europe, the deputy mayor of Moscow announced as he presented the ambitious ...


‘Flying Wallendas’ Cross Times Square on High Wire in Death-Defying Stunt  The New York Times

On Sunday night, Nik and Lijana Wallenda walked a quarter-mile on a wire strung 25 stories above Midtown Manhattan.


Plan for £15m Jesmond skyscraper flats with rooftop gardens emerges  Chronicle Live

Proposals for the 18 and 12-storey high scheme are to go on show to the public.


George King: Free-climber who scaled 1000ft Shard skyscraper without safety equipment is 19-year-old stuntman  Southwark News

The free-climber who scaled the Shard on Monday morning without ropes has been revealed to be a teenage stuntman. Nineteen-year-old George King braved ...


Journal Squared's Next 72-Story Residential Skyscraper Rising Rapidly at 537 Summit Avenue, in Jersey City  New York YIMBY

The second tower at Journal Squared is quickly rising. Handel and Hollwich Kushner are the architects while Kushner Real Estate Development is developing.


8 amazing football pitches from skyscraper rooftops to floating stadiums  Mirror Online

There are some amazing football pitches around the world in some unusual locations - here are some of our favourites.


Ground Broken For New Skyscraper In Downtown Boston  CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston skyline will be changing as construction is underway for what will be the tallest office building built in the city since 1984.


This Gorgeous Bar Just Opened at the Top of Thailand's Tallest Skyscraper  Travel+Leisure

Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar, Thailand's highest restaurant and bar, is now open at Bangkok's King Power Mahanakhon, also known as the tallest building.


Skyscraper is out, but new developer has other plans  WCPO Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — Plans for a luxury apartment skyscraper on the riverfront in eastern Downtown have been ditched, but a new developer has its own big hopes for ...


Zaha Hadid's Miami skyscraper is now open  The Construction Specifier

The One Thousand Museum residences in Miami, Florida, is now complete. The tower blends art, architecture, and design to appear as a continuous piece of ...


Shreveport's first skyscraper gets new life  Shreveport Times

The Commercial National Bank was built in 1910 and was Shreveport's first skyscraper, it has been renovated into apartments called The Standard.


Amazon planning to build another Seattle-area skyscraper  Construction Dive

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Hanergy wraps 460 kW of CIGS around Chinese skyscraper  pv magazine International

Copper indium gallium selenide thin film technology is on the fly as conversion efficiency closes in on that of crystalline silicon. The technology can be integrated ...


China’s $4.8 billion ‘horizontal skyscraper’ is almost done  Inkstone

Construction is nearly complete on a “horizontal skyscraper” in Chongqing, in China's southwest. ...


Solar wall lights up Chinese skyscraper  reNEWS

Chinese renewables company Hanergy has completed a solar glass curtain wall on the China Pharmaceutical International Innovation Park building in ...


What's a 'Smart City' Supposed to Look Like?  CityLab

The vision of the technology-powered metropolis of the future is being sold with images that bear little resemblance to the real world.


Helicopter pilot killed in New York skyscraper crash flew erratically  Business Insider

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report released on Tuesday that pilot Tim McCormack was flying erratically before he ...


Planning Cromwell Lodges Plans for Collins Street Skyscraper, Eyes Build-to-Rent Ana Narvaez 2 Min  The Urban Developer

*Fresh* from its latest equity raising rounds, ASX-listed property fund Cromwell has lodged plans for a 55-storey skyscraper at 700 Collins Street in Melbourne's ...


Amazon to build Bellevue's largest skyscraper by 2024  The Watchdog

Over the past two years, Amazon has been quietly acquiring real estate in downtown Bellevue. As of now, the gargantuan tech company owns approximately 1 ...


Kaiser's New National Headquarters Will Be Oakland's Biggest Skyscraper Yet  CBS San Francisco

Kaiser Permanente is building a new national headquarters in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood. Wilson Walker talked to Oakland city officials and residents who ...


Turkish firm to build Central Asia's tallest skyscraper  Anadolu Agency

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan. Turkish contractor Ozguven Architecture will build Central Asia's tallest skyscraper at a height of 215 meters. The 50-story building ...


The architects behind the Sandton skyscraper that is set to become Africa's tallest building, have plans for Botswana & Kenya as well..  CNBCAfrica.com

The highest point of the Leonardo development in Sandton has been erected and is expected to be the tallest building in Africa. Once completed the building will ...


Company aiming to build Dundee skyscraper 'in discussions with major developer'  Evening Telegraph

The company behind an ambitious proposal to bring a skyscraper to Dundee has claimed it is in discussions with a “major developer and investment company”.


US$4.8 billion 'horizontal skyscraper' nears completion in China  South China Morning Post

Construction is nearly complete on a so-called horizontal skyscraper in China's southwestern province of Chongqing. The Raffle City Chongqing complex ...


Committee endorses skyscraper across from Figat7th  Curbed LA

The tower at Figueroa and Eighth streets will hold 438 market rate condos and 505 parking spaces.


Developers Of Financial District Condo Skyscraper Facing Foreclosure  Bisnow

The Singapore-based lender says it is owed $195M plus unpaid interest.


VIDEO: Man seen scaling outside of tall skyscraper in London  Mehr News Agency - English Version

TEHRAN, Jul. (MNA) – A man was seen climbing the Shard skyscraper in London on Monday, scaling the glass exterior of Western Europe's tallest building at ...


Kaiser Permanente to build new skyscraper in Oakland  KGO-TV

The CEO of Kaiser Permanente announced today the company will be constructing new headquarters in Oakland and will call it The Kaiser Permanente Thrive ...


Nema Chicago in South Loop lands big loan from KKR  Crain's Chicago Business

With the first residents of Nema Chicago still settling in, the building's developer has lowered its interest costs by refinancing the 76-story skyscraper, the tallest ...


We hope the skyscraper will become a new landmark of Shibuya, and bring more energy to the district by attracting customers.  Japan Today

Noriaki Takahide, a spokesman for of the Shibuya Scramble Square, which will be the highest building in the area when it opens on Nov 1. It's now being ...


Renderings Revealed for New Residential Skyscraper at 184 Morgan Street in Jersey City  New York YIMBY

New renderings for 184 Morgan Street have been released. Marchetto Higgins Stieve is the designer while the Albanese Group is developing.


Demolition application moves Glasgow hotel skyscraper forward  Scottish Construction Now

Plans for a 20-floor hotel complete with a sky bar overlooking the River Clyde in Glasgow are a step closer with the submission of demolition plans at the site.


This Skyscraper Will Have The World’s First 360-degree Infinity Pool On Top  Simplemost

Infinity pools have long been the crown jewels of bathing options. They come with a guarantee that you'll get a gorgeous view — perhaps a city skyline or ocean ...


Pasadena’s only skyscraper to fall July 21  Chron

A longtime Pasadena landmark, the Pasadena First State Bank Building, is slated to come down at 7 a.m. Sunday, July 21 when, weather permitting, crews will ...


Freeclimber scales the Shard in London, Europe's tallest skyscraper  Daily Mail

Police rushed to the 1017ft skyscraper overlooking London Bridge at 5.15am with witnesses claiming he managed to get to the 95th and final floor ...


Antonio Wei sues brother over Manhattan skyscraper trust feud  New York Post

A Florida man turned his family's Manhattan high-rise into a $200 million property but cruelly cut them out of the hefty profits, his brother charges in a lawsuit.


Hyatt construction frees up skyscraper site  Nashville Business Journal

"On a much bigger scale, but we've seen what Jay [Turner] has done in the Gulch to create such vibrancy," developer says. "With our four blocks here, we're ...


Taiwan rejects Hong Kong firm's skyscraper bid over 'security concerns' due to builder's close ties with China  The Straits Times

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan has vetoed a US$2 billion (S$2.71 billion) bid by a Hong Kong-led consortium to build a twin skyscraper in Taipei citing national security ...


Pasadena skyscraper headed for demolition  Chron

For decades, the north side of Pasadena served as the city's heart — with convenient access to places like City Hall and the library and attractions like the ...


Pasadenas Iconic Skyscraper Has A Date With The Wrecking Ball  Patch.com

Pasadena First State Bank Building Will Come Down - Pasadena, TX - The Pasadena First State Bank Building, which has stood since 1963, will be demolished ...


New Jersey Officials Investigating If Workers Intentionally Sprayed Baby Falcons Off Skyscraper  Daily Voice

A video showing Jersey City window washers spraying a nest of endangered falcons has prompted an investigation.Animal-lovers are livid over the footage that ...


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 ...


Hong Kong protesters continue the fight, this time blocking up skyscraper  Stuff.co.nz

Demonstrators in Hong Kong plan further protests in the hope of attracting the attention of this week's G20 meeting.


Glass skyscrapers are an environment disaster that could have been avoided  CityMetric

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared that skyscrapers made of glass and steel “have no place in our city or our Earth anymore”. He argued that their ...


US skyscrapers kill 600 million -- yes, million -- birds every year  CNN

Around 600 million birds die every year in the United States after striking tall buildings -- with Chicago, Houston and Dallas being especially deadly, according to ...


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.


New York City mayor moves to ban glass skyscrapers as part of Green New Deal  Dezeen

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio plans to ban construction of glass and steel skyscrapers, with his Green New Deal, a bid to tackle climate change.


Texas' tallest tower and downtown Houston skyscraper to be sold for $627 million, reports say  KHOU.com

HOUSTON — The downtown Houston skyscraper commonly called JPMorgan Chase Tower and the adjacent Chase Center building reportedly are being sold ...


New York City Isn't Banning Glass Skyscrapers After All  Architectural Digest

One of the great pleasures of New York City's skyline, as of its people, is the exuberant mix of styles. When you close your eyes and picture New York, you see ...


Reality Check: What are the rules on building skyscrapers?  BBC News

A skyscraper measuring more than 300m high is planned for London - one of hundreds in the pipeline. So what are the rules for high-rise buildings?


Curious Kids: what's the tallest skyscraper it's possible to build?  The Conversation AU

Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you'd like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au You might also like the ...


22 other skyscrapers that we assume will be joining the Tulip on the London skyline  CityMetric

This week City of London planners have approved a new 'the' skyscraper to join the Gherkin, the Walkie Talkie, and the Cheese Grater on London's skyline: the ...


Gaming New York's Skyscraper Height Zoning Laws  CityLab

Three supertall New York City skyscrapers reveal just how creative lawyers can be in gaming the city's zoning codes.


“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 ...




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