Size Matters

<img src="http://www.planetizen.com/tech/files/20050416-ar-skyscrapers.gif" alt="skyscraper graf" align="right"/>The data's from the real-estate consultancy <a href="http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/st/sr/">Emporis</a>. Note that these numbers count <em>thousands</em> of 'scrapers. Hong Kong bristles with 'em!<br /> <br /> Says the <a href="http://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=3841144">Economist</a>:<br /> <blockquote>Hong Kong has 7,417 skyscrapers, more than any other city, according to Emporis, a firm that tracks the construction of high-rises. By its definition, a building must be over 35 metres tall to qualify as a skyscraper. New York ranks second with 5,444 skyscrapers; Los Angeles has just 450. Chicago's Sears Tower has more floors than any of its rivals, though other skyscrapers are taller.</blockquote>

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April 18, 2005, 11:14 AM PDT

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skyscraper grafThe data's from the real-estate consultancy Emporis. Note that these numbers count thousands of 'scrapers. Hong Kong bristles with 'em!

Says the Economist:

Hong Kong has 7,417 skyscrapers, more than any other city, according to Emporis, a firm that tracks the construction of high-rises. By its definition, a building must be over 35 metres tall to qualify as a skyscraper. New York ranks second with 5,444 skyscrapers; Los Angeles has just 450. Chicago's Sears Tower has more floors than any of its rivals, though other skyscrapers are taller.


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