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skyscraper

A multistory building with a steel skeleton that supports the weight of the building.
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Although often represented in the Top Ten, Wangjing SOHO is the first time China manages to take the crown, since the Emporis Skyscraper Award was established in the year 2000.
Skyscrapers can enliven a skyline with exciting architecture: it's no coincidence that they often become the poster boy for city marketing.
In today's age of sustainable development, skyscrapers must be built using the latest technology and solutions to ensure safety, stability and durability.
For the record, Dubai has built nearly 190 skyscrapers since 2000 and Shanghai 90.
Providing solutions to these challenges is the focus of the session on smart vertical transportation at the Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2015, it added.
The suspect - two young men and two women, claim that they jumped from the skyscraper on parachutes.
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.
Revell, a professor of public administration at Florida International University, notes in an essay that appears in the 2005 anthology The American Skyscraper: Cultural Histories (Cambridge University Press), early skyscrapers were charged with "rampant individualism," "robb[ing] pedestrians of light and air," and even threatening public health by "blocking the salubrious rays of the sun.
in the Skyscraper Exhibit, with dinner and dancing from 7:30-10:30 p.
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.