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Buildings 2018, 8(12), 175; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings8120175

Skyscrapers in the Twenty-First Century City: A Global Snapshot

Department of Urban Planning and Policy, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Received: 26 October 2018 / Revised: 20 November 2018 / Accepted: 4 December 2018 / Published: 6 December 2018
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Abstract

The first two decades of the twenty-first century represent a major milestone in skyscraper developments. By analyzing extensive data, the research presented here contrasts building activities of skyscrapers before and after the turn of the 21st century. It examines tall buildings in the world’s major continents (Asia, Europe, North America, Oceana, Middle East, South America, Central America, and Africa) and their respective cities including Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Bangkok, London, Moscow, New York, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, Melbourne, Sydney, Dubai, Doha, Riyadh, Tel Aviv, São Paulo, Panama City, Mexico City, and Nairobi. By using nearly 40 tables and 80 maps, the paper highlights the rapid activities of building significant skyscrapers at greater heights, elucidates the changes in functions and services, and delineates shifts in spatial patterns and visual impact. View Full-Text
Keywords: emerging and developed skyscraper cities; increased height; greater counts; new morphology emerging and developed skyscraper cities; increased height; greater counts; new morphology
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