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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 skeleton—as 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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Gizmodo

The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic, But Had a Notable Lack of Dwayne Johnsons
Gizmodo
Skyscrapers were surprisingly controversial at the turn of the 20th century. Driven by concerns over fires, some cities adopted stringent anti-skyscraper laws in an attempt to save lives. And we can still see the effects of those laws today. Sydney ...



Dezeen

Skyscraper movie director wanted "a tower based on real possibilities"
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 ...
Is The Pearl In 'Skyscraper' A Real Building? The Hong Kong Tower ...Bustle

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KelownaNow

VIDEO: Kelowna residents react to skyscrapers
KelownaNow
Over the next few years, there are going to be about a dozen new high rises on Kelowna's skyline. It will probably mark the biggest period of change the city has ever seen. Is it welcome? Or is it too much too soon? We went to the people for an answer.



The Guardian

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 ...
City of London 'Cheesegrater 2' skyscraper approvedBBC News
Cheesegrater 2 gets the green light to become third tallest City buildingCity A.M.
SOM Receives Planning Permission for Angular Skyscraper in City of LondonArchDaily

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CNN

London's skyscrapers and the City's worship of money - CNN Style
CNN
Skyscrapers are not just slick, glassy lures for business and wealth; they tell us something about the character of London itself.

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Telegraph.co.uk

Skyscrapers ruining London's historic views, St Paul's Cathedral warns, as 'Cheesegrater 2' approved
Telegraph.co.uk
London's most historic views are being "chipped away", St Paul's Cathedral has complained after the approval of a giant new skyscraper. City of London granted planning permission for the 56-storey 100 Leadenhall Street yesterday despite objections from ...

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Arizona Daily Sun

Let's get high: Skyscrapers in films
Arizona Daily Sun
Skyscrapers appear in movies to represent our hierarchical nature, as in Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis or in 2015's High-Rise, which stars Tom Hiddleston. The wealthy and powerful characters always live at the top. High-rise buildings also ...

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South China Morning Post

These 6 skyscrapers will transform the New York City skyline forever
South China Morning Post
Under construction in Midtown East rezoning area, the skyscraper will be 1,401-foot tall on completion. The development project is most awaited for its observation deck, that will be set more than 1,000 feet above the ground. One Vanderbilt is expected ...



Manchester Evening News

The futuristic new 'skyscraper alley' is taking shape - and will it change the way our city looks forever
Manchester Evening News
Manchester's futuristic new landscape of skyscrapers is starting to take shape as the city's tallest tower yet edges closer to completion. Gleaming in the summer heatwave, these shots of the Owen Street development at the end of Deansgate show how the ...



The Times

Towering skyscrapers, smooth new roads, Uber, Airbnb, Porsche and Jaguar dealers: this is Russia's real revolution
The Times
Towering skyscrapers, smooth new roads, Uber, Airbnb, Porsche and Jaguar dealers: this is Russia's real revolution. After the World Cup showpiece that has won over half a million visitors, Giles Whittell returns to Russia to try to unpick propaganda ...

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