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.
Skyline Robotics Raises $3M To Automate Dangerous Window Cleaning For Skyscrapers
Now a pair of Israeli entrepreneurs Avi Abadi and Yaron Schwarcz have raised $3M to automate the risky job of cleaning windows on skyscrapers. "As a society we've become too comfortable watching people hanging off the sides of 30-story buildings,â€ť says ...
Protest Ahead of Hearing on Proposed Two Bridges Skyscrapers
The Two Bridges community and elected officials are gearing up for a public hearing Wednesday on the controversial development application for four building sites that requests â€śminor modificationsâ€ť to build larger developments in the area. Over a ...
Pivotal Hearing On Two Bridges Towers Set For Wednesday
Russia's Sberbank to seize two skyscrapers over unpaid debt ...
Russia's biggest lender Sberbank will seize two partially-built office skyscrapers near Moscow's business district to recuperate unpaid debts, two market sources ...
Real Views (blog)
Sustainability climbs the agenda for Asia's skyscrapers
Real Views (blog)
But in recent years, eco-friendly skyscrapers have been gaining traction, noticeably in China, as governments tackle rapid urbanization and its impact on the environment, says Eric Lee, head of JLL's Greater China Property and Asset Management business.
20 of the most outrageous-looking skyscrapers of all time
The skyscraper is made of nine five-story pentagons, with each one rotated 90 degrees from the one below to create an optical illusion. The nine pieces, which hold residential units, are connected by a steel exoskeleton that holds the 57-story ...
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Lahdelma & MahlamĂ¤ki Architects plans cluster of triangular smart skyscrapers for Helsinki
Triangle-shaped towers fitted with smart technology form the centre of Lahdelma & MahlamĂ¤ki Architects competition-winning masterplan for Helsinki. The local architecture firm's development was chosen as the winning entry in the contest to execute a ...
9 skyscrapers that will transform the London skyline by 2020
London is in the midst of an unprecedented architectural boom, with around 510 tall towers â€” those with more than 20 stories â€” planned or under construction in the next decade. Much of this development will take place in the next two years. As new ...
London's skyline soars with record 510 tall buildings in pipeline
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From Skyscrapers To Pink Shirts: Gender As Fiction
â€śLunch Atop a Skyscraperâ€ť (1932) is one of the most iconic photos of the twentieth century and perhaps the most important visual document of New York City's depression-era history which shows construction workers lunching on an I-beam, dangling 840 ...
Stockholm might get an entire neighborhood of 31 wooden skyscrapers â€” take a look
Skylines in US cities like Chicago may soon include wooden skyscrapers, and the state of Oregon recently legalized mass timber high-rises. In Toronto, Canada, Sidewalk Labsâ€” which is affiliated with Google's parent company, Alphabet â€” is planning to ...
Video: Plane flies close to skyscrapers, office workers fear another 9/11
An Australian Air Force plane flew past city skyscrapers just feet away causing panic among the people inside. Terrified office workers noticed the Royal Australian Air Force plane flying dangerously close, causing fear of an attack similar to 9/11 ...