Phorio

skyscraper

A multi-story building at least 100 meters tall.

Definition of skyscraper

A skyscraper is a multi-story building whose architectural height is at least 100 meters. If the height is unknown, a building can be assumed to be a skyscraper if it has at least 40 floors.

In many contexts (apart from Phorio Standards) this term is applied to a wider range of tall buildings, using criteria such as relative height or framing system. Its original use in the 19th century was applied to office buildings in New York City which towered above their surroundings. Historians also refer to early steel cage building frames as skyscraper construction.

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