A minimum height of approximately 150 meters or 492.12 feet is often used as a criterion for a building to qualify as a skyscraper. Other criteria like shape and appearance may also affect whether or not a building is considered a skyscraper.
Asked in South Korea, Technology
Why is South Korea's skyscraper invisible?
Invisible Skyscraper to be built in South Korea: Skyscraper is a tall building with several floors. It is designed for office, commercial and for residential uses. There is no proper definition above which a building is called as skyscraper.The building which is taller than 300m is consider as supper tall. The skyscraper which are taller than 600m are called as mega tall. There are several skyscraper in this world including Burj Khalifa, Willis Tower and World Trade Center etc. A new skyscraper will be...
Asked in Chicago, Architecture, Buildings
What was the name of the very first skyscraper built in Chicago?
The first skyscraper built in Chicago was called the Home Insurance Building. It was built in 1884 and was 10 stories tall. It is considered to be the first skyscraper anywhere in the world! ...
Asked in Architecture, Buildings
How tall should be a skyscraper on the Earth?
It really doesn't matter if a building is like taller than other buildings in a town or city or whatever, if it is like the tallest in wherever it is considered a skyscraper. If there is a building 2 stories tall and the tallest in your town then it does not mean it is a skyscraper. if it was like 6-10 stories than you know what i am talking about. some buildings in new york are like 300 meters tall. ...
Asked in Nouns
Is skyscraper a common noun?
Yes, the noun 'skyscraper' is a common noun, a general word for a very tall building. A proper noun is the name of a specific person, place, or thing. A proper noun for the common noun 'skyscraper' is the name of a skyscraper; for example, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai or the Empire State Building in New York City. ...
Asked in New York
Which skyscraper was the first to be built in NY?
The Home Insurance Building was the first skyscraper to be build in New York. The Home Insurance Building was some 138 feet tall (more than 10 stories) and was unique due to the integration of steel into the framework of the building. ...
Asked in History of Germany, Roman Empire
Triumph-palace is the second tallest building in Europe Besides a really tall one what type of building is it?
It is a skyscraper containing luxury appartments.
Asked in Architecture, Buildings, Empire State Building
How many floors did the first skyscraper have?
The first skyscraper in the world was built in Chicago. It was called the Home Insurance Building and was completed in 1885. It was 10 stories high and it was 138 feet tall. It was demolished in 1931. ...
Asked in History of the United States, Definitions
How many floors does a skyscraper have?
The number of floors depends on the skyscraper. There is currently no clear definition of a skyscraper; that is to say, it is not specified how tall something must be to be a skyscraper. As such, skyscrapers are usually just considered above average height buildings. Back in the 1800s the eight story tall Equitable Life Building in New York was considered a skyscraper, whereas now, eight stories is no grand feat. Today most buildings people consider skyscrapers as being over 500 feet...