(Encyclopedia) skyscraper, modern building of great height, constructed on a steel skeleton. The form originated in the United States.
Development of the Form
Many mechanical and structural… (Encyclopedia) World Trade Center, former building complex in lower Manhattan, New York City, consisting of seven buildings and a shopping concourse on a 16-acre (6.5-hectare) site; it was destroyed… (Encyclopedia) New York, city (1990 pop. 7,322,564), land area 304.8 sq mi (789.4 sq km), SE N.Y., largest city in the United States and one of the largest in the world, on New York Bay at the mouth… World News | Business News | Disasters & Science News Here are the key events in United States news for the month of… Mayor: Robert Garcia (to June 2018) City Manager: Patrick H. West 2010 census population (rank): 462,257 (36);… When and how high they have been built by Beth Rowen and Catherine McNiff
1890 New York World Building, New York City (309 feet, the number of stories is disputed, but figures… Magnificent buildings graced skyline by David Johnson and Shmuel Ross World Trade Center Stats 200,000 tons of steel 425,000 cubic yards of concrete… Below is a list of the tallest buildings in the United States by height. Also included is date of completion and the number of stories in each structure. Building, City… The following table lists the tallest buildings in the world by height. The Burj Khalifa, completed in January 2010, tops the list. NOTE: This list includes only buildings.2 For towers,…