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Hall of fame

Hall of fame

This section honors the life work of experts for making information on buildings universally accessible and useful independent of any company they are working for. All individuals listed will remain their honorary status forever.

Judith Dupré

Judith Dupré

New York City

Judith Dupré is a writer, architectural historian, and public speaker. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island. She is the New York Times bestselling author of several works of narrative nonfiction on art, design, and architecture. Several bestelling books on major projects brought architecture closer to many people all over the world.

Marshall Gerometta

Marshall 'Mars' Gerometta

Chicago

Marshall is the world's most popular data researcher on skyscrapers for almost 30 years now. Marshall was keeping his legendary 'hot 500' listings back in the 1990s when the Internet did not even exist. He collects technical data from blue prints and he has extensive connections into the industry. His research results are often cited by many publications like Wikipedia, the World Almanac and Book of Facts, and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Marshall is the most trusted source on heights and technical data concerning skyscrapers.

Dylan Leblanc

Dylan Leblanc

Vancouver

Dylan is a frontrunner in making information on buildings including diagrams searchable on the Internet. Dylan is the founder of Skyscraperpage, the world's biggest and best known place for height comparisons of major projects.

Rick Bronson

Rick Bronson

Chicago

Rick Bronson is keeping lists of tall buildings since almost 25 years. His knowledge and passion for maintaining and sharing his research efforts are accessible today to a wide array of users around the world who enjoy using his work on publicly available website. His special research topic today are tall buildings in Asia.

Garrett Stout

Garrett Stout

Vancouver

Garrett is an expert on tall buildings, and his interest in architecture and skyscrapers reaches back to 40 years ago. He is the Editor in Chief of Phorio, and has presented architectural awards in the past. Garrett Stout has helped to promote information on buildings throughout the world to a large amount of people.

Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales

London

Jimmy Wales is the co-founder of Wikipedia, an non-profit encyclopedia. Jimmy was born in Huntsville, Alabama and today lives in London. Through the publication of Wikipedia, Jimmy made information about buildings universally accessible and useful to a large number of people.

Michael Wutzke

Michael Wutzke

Frankfurt

Michael was the first person who published a structured database about buildings on the Internet back in 1996. His original website later became Skyscrapers.com, a large database about skyscrapers. His data was used by CNN, the World Almanach, thousands of corporate customers and even the United States Congress. Skyscrapers.com later became Emporis, and Michael sold this company in 2010. Emporis' data was, at this point, 'the source of data' widely copied by Wikipedia editors, and Michael had a lot of conversations about this with Jimmy Wales. In the end, the public gained access to a lot of information which was formerly inaccessible to users thanks to Michael's efforts.

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