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This is a category for skyscrapers, any structure over 150 meters or 500 feet in height.
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Skyscrapers define the modern city. Almost every major city has its unique collection of skyscrapers. Most cities can be recognized from the skyscrapers in their skyline.


Early skyscrapers were built with a base, shaft and crown with Beaux Arts or Classical Revival details. This morphed into Art Deco skyscrapers, which emphasized their verticality and usually had stepped set-backs. After World War II the International Style, basically glass or concrete boxes with little detail, became popular. As a reaction to the utilitarianism of the International Style, extravagant Post-Modern buildings became the latest trend in designing skyscrapers.
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To list your skyscraper, make sure it’s listed at Emporis. The height of the building at Emporis will be used to determine the structure’s height. In the long description, include any interesting details about the building. One original photograph showing the skyscraper is required. Please try to get a second original photograph showing the skyscraper’s position in the city’s skyline.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To visit this waymark, you must provide a description of your experience and add one photograph (taken by you) of any part of the skyscraper to the gallery. This photograph does not have to have either you or your GPS receiver in it.
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SkyscrapersFrost Bank Tower - Austin, Texas

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The Frost Bank Tower was the first skyscraper in the United States to start construction after the September 11, 2001 attack. It was the tallest building in Austin until 2008.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Texas

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: never

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Skyscrapers360 Condominiums - Austin, Texas

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The 360 Condominiums is currently the second tallest building in Austin.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Texas

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: never

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SkyscrapersThe Austonian - Austin, Texas

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The Austonian is the tallest, all-residential building in North America-west of the Mississippi.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Texas

date approved: 11/20/2014

last visited: never

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SkyscrapersŽižkov Television Tower / Žižkovský vysílac (Prague)

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Zizkov Television Tower in Prague, 216 m high, was built in 1985-1992 and is still the highest man-made structure in the Czech capital...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 11/12/2014

last visited: never

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SkyscrapersKölnTurm - Cologne, Germany

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DE: Hochhaus im Mediapark Köln EN: Skyscraper in Mediapark Cologne

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 10/13/2014

last visited: never

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SkyscrapersGrand Lisboa - Macau

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Grand Lisboa is a 58-floor, 261m tall (856 ft) hotel and casino in Macau, designed by Hong Kong architects Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Macau

date approved: 9/12/2014

last visited: never

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SkyscrapersFour Embarcadero Center - San Francisco, CA

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The Four Embarcadero Center skyscraper in San Francisco.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 8/26/2014

last visited: 9/2/2014

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SkyscrapersEdificio Coltejer - Medellin, Colombia

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The Coltejer Building is the tallest building in Medellín, Colombia, the fourth tallest in Colombia and the tenth tallest in South America.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Colombia

date approved: 8/20/2014

last visited: never

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SkyscrapersCivic Opera House - Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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The 555 feet tall, Chicago 'Civic Opera House' building, with 45 floors, opened in 1929 with a 3,500 seat auditorium. The multi use theatre is the current home of the Chicago Lyric Opera Company.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/11/2014

last visited: 10/15/2014

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SkyscrapersOne Museum Park West - Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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One Museum Park West is the companion structure to One Museum Park in the Near South Side community area in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Illinois

date approved: 6/10/2014

last visited: never

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SkyscrapersMarriott Rivercenter - San Antonio, TX

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Not as tall as the Tower of the Americas needle, but at 546 ft (166 m) it's the tallest building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Texas

date approved: 6/10/2014

last visited: never

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SkyscrapersTrianon — Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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The Trianon is the 6th tallest skyscraper in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: 6/22/2014

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SkyscrapersWestendGate — Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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The WestendGate (also known as The Marriott Hotel) is the 11th tallest skyscraper in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel

location: Hessen, Germany

date approved: 3/24/2014

last visited: 9/28/2014

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SkyscrapersFirst Canadian Place - Toronto, Ontario

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First Canadian Place is the largest building in Canada and was the sixth tallest in the world when it was completed in 1976. It is the 15th tallest building in North America.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 2/4/2014

last visited: 6/20/2014

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SkyscrapersCarlton Centre Office Tower - Johannesburg, South Africa

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At 223 meters (732 ft), the Carlton Centre is the tallest building in Africa, about 40m shy of featuring on the world’s top 100 skyscrapers list.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Gauteng, South Africa

date approved: 11/24/2013

last visited: never

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SkyscrapersWarsaw Financial Center - Warszawa, Poland

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Warsaw Financial Center is a skyscraper in Warsaw with a height of 165 metres topped with an antenna mast which is nearly 21 m.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Mazowieckie, Poland

date approved: 11/8/2013

last visited: never

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SkyscrapersZlota 44 - Warszawa, Poland

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Zlota 44 is a mainly residential skyscraper in central Warsaw

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member puczmeloun

location: Mazowieckie, Poland

date approved: 11/8/2013

last visited: never

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SkyscrapersBank of New York Building - NYC, NY

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The Bank of New York Building is located at 1 Wall Street in Manhattan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 10/28/2013

last visited: 9/27/2013

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SkyscrapersThe Trump Building - NYC, NY

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The Trump Building at 40 Wall Street was the World's Tallest Building April 1930 to May 27, 1930-- losing that title to the Chrysler Building.... which in turn, only held that title until the Empire State Building was completed in 1931.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 10/25/2013

last visited: 4/26/2014

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SkyscrapersNew York Times Tower - NYC, NY

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Home of the New York Times newspaper which has won more Pulitzer Prizes than any other organization, this 52 story building is 1,046.01 ft. high.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 10/23/2013

last visited: 4/25/2014

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SkyscrapersBank of New York & Trust Company Building - NYC, NY

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The Bank of New York & Trust Company Building is located at 48-50 Wall Street and is 512.99 feet tall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: New York

date approved: 10/5/2013

last visited: 7/25/2013

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SkyscrapersTurning Torso - Malmö, Sweden

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HSB Turning Torso is the tallest skyscraper in Sweden and the Nordic countries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Skåne, Sweden

date approved: 9/9/2013

last visited: 11/19/2014

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SkyscrapersSt George Wharf Tower - Nine Elms Lane, London, UK

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St George Wharf Tower is a 180m tall residential building alongside the River Thames in south west London. The tower sprang to fame in January 2013 when the construction crane was hit by a helicopter in January 2013.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/1/2013

last visited: 9/9/2013

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SkyscrapersLeadenhall Building ("The Cheese Grater") - Leadenhall Street, London, UK

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This 50 storey tower opposite Lloyd’s of London rises to a height of 224.5 metres (802 feet). It has been given the name "The Cheese Grater" due to its wedge shape that makes it look like a kitchen utensil of the same name.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/30/2013

last visited: 12/10/2013

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Skyscrapers20 Fenchurch Street (The Walkie Talkie) - Fenchurch Street, London, UK

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The building, 20 Fenchurch Street, has been given the name "The Walkie Talkie" due to its unusual shape. The building is on the south side of Fenchurch Street and is scheduled for completion in spring 2014.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner

location: London, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/27/2013

last visited: never

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