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skyscraper

A multistory building with a steel skeleton that supports the weight of the building.
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The overall aims of the Tall Buildings Strategy are to respond to the "regeneration aspirations" for the city centre and provide clear guidance to developers.
But for politicians, planners and architects, there is also a psychomythical dimension to tall buildings, which is to do with power.
For this reason, the definition of tall buildings related to urban problems could be a combination of qualitative and quantitative variables.
The Evacuator will be presented at the International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference at the University of Greenwich, from 17 to 20 June in London.
Chicago's tall buildings are all business, with no useless ornamentation.
Competing for the title of Best Tall Building Worldwide are:
Saudi Arabia has not been known for significant numbers of tall buildings, but that is changing.
The Doha Tower, which was first named the 'Best Tall Building in the Middle East and Africa', took the overall award out of the four regional winners.
Projects are recognised for making an extraordinary contribution to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and for achieving sustainability at the broadest level.
The existing cluster of tall buildings around Princes Dock and Old Hall Street are, at up to 40 storeys, taller.
INDEX, the 80-storey building developed by Union Properties in Dubai, has clinched the '2011 Best Tall Building' award for the Middle East and Africa region from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
Summary: DUBAI -- Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, has been selected as one of only six members in the international awards committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), the world's leading body in the field of tall buildings and the recognised source of information on tall buildings.