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A skyscraper is a multi-story building that is constantly inhabited. Skyscrapers are currently defined as structures that are at least 100 or 150 meters tall. However, there is no widely recognized definition. When these sorts of structures began to be erected in the 1880s, the word was initially used to buildings with between 10 and 20 stories. Offices, hotels, residential areas, and retail spaces may all be found in skyscrapers.

A steel structure that supports curtain walls is a typical component of skyscrapers. Rather than resting on load-bearing walls like in traditional construction, these curtain walls either bear on the framework below or are hung from the framework above. Some early skyscrapers include a steel frame, which allows load-bearing walls to be built higher than those made of reinforced concrete.

The walls of modern skyscrapers are not load-bearing, and most skyscrapers have vast surface areas of windows enabled by steel frames and curtain walls. Skyscrapers, on the other hand, can feature curtain walls that look like traditional walls but only have a minimal number of windows. Modern skyscrapers frequently include a tubular construction that is meant to resist wind, seismic, and other lateral loads by acting like a hollow cylinder. Many skyscrapers have a design with setbacks to seem thinner, allow less wind exposure, and transfer more sunshine to the ground. In other situations, setbacks are also physically needed.

Only nine cities in the globe have more than 100 buildings of 150 meters (492 feet) or higher as of January 2020: Hong Kong (355), Shenzhen (289), New York (284), Dubai (201), Shanghai (163), Tokyo (158), Chicago (127), Chongqing (127), and Guangzhou (127). (118).

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In the late 19th century, the word skyscraper was initially used to steel-framed structures with at least ten stories, as a consequence of popular awe at the towering buildings being erected in major American cities such as Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, and St. Louis. The Home Insurance Building in Chicago, which was built in 1885 and initially had ten floors and a height of 42 meters (138 feet), was the first steel-frame skyscraper. Some point to Philadelphia’s 10-story Jayne Building (1849″50) as a proto-skyscraper or New York’s seven-story Equitable Life Building (1870), but the design of their structures would not have allowed them to be as tall as today’s supertall skyscrapers, as the design of Chicago’s Home Insurance Building has allowed for today’s supertall skyscrapers.

Architectural historians developed the structural meaning of the word skyscraper later, based on technical advancements in the 1880s that permitted the construction of towering multi-story structures. The steel skeleton was used to define this term, as opposed to load-bearing masonry structures, which reached their practical limit in 1891 with Chicago’s Monadnock Building.

A highrise, according to certain structural engineers, is any vertical structure for which wind is a more important load component than earthquake or weight. This criterion applies to not only highrises but also other tall constructions like towers.

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