What Counts As A Skyscraper? | ARTiculations


What is the minimum standard for a building to qualify as a Skyscraper? Turns out – the answer is a lot more complicated than I thought.

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Sources and Further Reading:
Magical Hystory Tour – Skyscrapers: http://magicalhystorytour.blogspot.com/2010/08/skyscrapers.html
Encyclopedia Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/technology/skyscraper
Designing Buildings Wiki – Skyscraper: https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/Skyscraper
How tall does a building have to be to be called a skyscraper: https://www.quora.com/How-tall-does-a-building-have-to-be-to-be-called-a-skyscraper
2018 International Building Code: https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/document/IBC2018
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat: http://www.ctbuh.org/

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