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English: The word skyscraper was originally a nautical term for a tall mast or sail on a sailing ship. Today the word is used exclusively to refer to a tall habitable building, usually higher than 152 metres (500 feet). Skyscrapers are also sometimes referred to as a highrise, generally the word highrise is used when referring to a skyscraper which is primarily used as residential building.

Skyscrapers in Australia[edit]

Skyscrapers in Brazil[edit]

São Paulo[edit]

Rio de Janeiro[edit]

Skycrapers in China (PRC)[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]



Skyscrapers in Germany[edit]

Skyscrapers in Japan[edit]

Shinjuku, Tokyo[edit]

Umeda, Osaka[edit]

  • buildings over 200m

Malaysia's Twin Towers[edit]

See Petronas Twin Towers

Skyscrapers in Poland[edit]

See also Skyscrapers in Poland and Category:Skyscrapers in Poland

Skyscrapers in Russia[edit]

Skyscrapers in Singapore[edit]

Skyscrapers in Spain[edit]

Skyscrapers in Taiwan (ROC)[edit]

Skyscrapers in the United Arab Emirates[edit]

Skyscrapers in the United States[edit]



Los Angeles[edit]

New York City[edit]