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skyscraper

A multistory building with a steel skeleton that supports the weight of the building.
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There were many projects championing darker skies, the best being a sparkling and well-documented talk from Hong Kong about their efforts to get sky scrapers and advertisers to switch off--at least for an hour now and then.
The artist is fascinated by urbanization, the sky scrapers standing proudly as symbol of human development and achievement and the reflection that it makes in water, these images are found in the city and unnoticed by the busy passer-by.
Hotels, multi-story garages, golf courses, sky scrapers, as well as mini towns will be put up.
After 9/11 the authorities get a bit tetchy about people causing security breaches on top of sky scrapers. Funny that.
Some people win awards for sky scrapers that jump tens of stories into the sky in the middle of cities with populations in the millions.
The project will consist of eight residential sky scrapers along with suitable facilities and immunities.
All the current plans for "sky scrapers" are pitiful when compared to those in Asia/America or even Australia.