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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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The Mercury

Electors' poll likely on Hobart skyscrapers
The Mercury
AN electors' poll on skyscrapers in Hobart is likely after a petition was presented to council by a lobby group pushing to keep the skyline free of high-rise buildings. The council has convened a public meeting after receiving the signatures of 1000 ...

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Film School Rejects

Dreamscapes and Skyscrapers: Buildings and Cinematic Expression
Film School Rejects
Architectural analogy to thought and imagination is an old and vibrant tradition, one sparked even brighter by cinema. Set design and the increasing power of CGI effects allow for otherworldly thoughts to be conveyed through making the familiarity of ...



Dezeen

Five skyscrapers set to transform Chicago's skyline
Dezeen
Set to reach 1,186 feet at its highest point when it completes in 2020, local architect Jeanne Gang's Vista Tower will become the city's third tallest skyscraper and the tallest building in the world designed by a woman. The residential skyscraper is ...



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Mecanoo designs 12 skyscrapers for new business district in - Dezeen
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Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo has won a competition to masterplan a commercial district in Shenzhen, China, with its design for 12 stepped skyscrapers built ...

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South China Morning Post

Beijing's unfinished skyscrapers become a magnet for daredevils
South China Morning Post
Two half-finished buildings in downtown Beijing have become hotspots for thrill-seekers who enjoy posing for photos of themselves on top of them. The buildings are part of the Guoson Centre, located in the business hub of Dongzhimen, and have been ...



The Indian Express

Beyond skyscrapers, dark homes, chimneys without any smoke in Pyongyang
The Indian Express
Hiding behind the skyscrapers are modest homes, which are dark inside. There are chimneys but no smoke comes out of it. People queue outside the stores for milk — the best quality can cost up to $2.75 for one litre. Milk products, mainly butter, is in ...
Attack On North Korea Could Spare Allies, Secretary Mattis Says. Analysts Aren't So Sure.HuffPost

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Dezeen

SOM's architecture models reveal engineering beneath skyscraper ...
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The 30 structural models presented at 1:500 scale are arranged in ascending height order across the breadth of the exhibition space at the Mana Contemporary ...

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Slopes or skyscrapers?
The Daily Planet
In the past year, I've been trying to answer a question that I'm sure many of us who have fallen in love with the mountains struggle with often: Is the mountain town lifestyle worth it or is it better to take up life in a city? I've lived in a mountain ...



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UNStudio uses colour to give identity to faceless South Korean skyscrapers
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Dutch office UNStudio has devised a solution to the "impersonal homogeneity" of high-rises in many Asian cities – add colour and patterns to the exteriors. The Amsterdam-based firm has transformed two whole urban blocks in Daegu, South Korea's fourth ...



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Paris deputy mayor questions London's approach to public space
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A project like London's Garden Bridge would "never" happen in Paris, according to its deputy mayor, who has criticised UK capital's approach to development.

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