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An international panel of experts chose Wangjing SOHO from more than 300 skyscrapers of at least 100 meters' height which were completed during the previous calendar year.
With their gravitas and ability to attract top companies, skyscrapers give confidence to other potential stakeholders, such as the local government, retail and leisure tenants and investors.
For the record, Dubai has built nearly 190 skyscrapers since 2000 and Shanghai 90.
After seeing no sign of Skyscraper for over a month, I decided to go against my gut and focus on another area for a few weeks.
The 250-meter-tall Viennese skyscraper particularly stands out for the contrasting way in which its facade is treated: Three mirror-smooth sides are broken by a craggy, jagged fourth that gives the building a strength of expression and sense of solidity, despite its slim stature.
The stunning growth of skyscrapers in the Middle East -- from only two 150-metre skyscrapers in 1995 to 289 by 2015 -- will be led by the UAE, which is projected to have 192 buildings (66 percent) of the total in 2015.
When the World Trade Towers collapsed in the wake of a terrorist attack on 9/11, many onlookers declared it the end of the skyscraper era.
Guests will discover many aspects of skyscraper design and engineering, from the basic physics of elevator operation to a"curtain wall" test chamber that produces nor' easter-like winds to assess building materials.
VASTERAS, Sweden, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The record involved running 100 meters down the front of a skyscraper in central Vasteras, face down using a rope.
I JUST wanted to say how impressed I was with the new skyscraper planned for Liverpool (Daily Post, February 8).
According to a report in The Guardian, analyst Andrew Lawrence created the "Skyscraper index" in 1991, which claims that the construction of skyscrapers often signal the start of a financial crisis.
Skyscraper Cinema: Architecture and Gender in American Film