SkyscraperCity

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SkyscraperCity.com
SkyscraperCity Logo.png
Web address skyscrapercity.com
Type of site
Architecture
Registration 850,000+[1]
Available in English
Owner Skyscraper Source Media Inc.
Created by Jan Klerks[2]
Launched September 11, 2002[3]
Alexa rank
Decrease 2,410 (April 2015)[4]
Current status Online

SkyscraperCity, also known as SkyscraperCity.com, is an online community and internet forum website devoted to the interests of skyscrapers, civil engineering, and urban planning around the world.

History[edit]

Founded in 2002 from a collection of related forums, the website and community has grown to amass over 850,000 members, 940,000 threads, and over 84,600,000 posts.

Currently, SkyscraperCity also maintains a Flipboard magazine and web magazine devoted to urban development.

Much of the content, including leaked images and development plans, has been featured on websites such as the Londonist, CNBC Africa, and Quartz.[5][6][7] The forum's mockup of the proposed Pinnacle Tower development in Central London has been featured in news publications.[8]

In 2013, forum members began mock-up plans of a proposed rapid transit system in Glasgow, Scotland. The plans attracted the attention of Transport Scotland, who asked the forum permission to use them in future development debates.[9]

See also[edit]

  • SkyscraperPage, a user-generated skyscraper design repostiory and internet forum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What's Going On?: SkyscraperCity Statistics". SkyscraperCity.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "About". SkyHigh.City. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "What Is The History Of Skyscrapercity.com". SkyscraperCity.com. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "SkyscraperCity.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Noble, Will (2015-02-19). "The Pinnacle: ‘New Look’ Leaked". Londonist. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  6. ^ "Employee health a key concern for businesses". Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  7. ^ "Iraq is spending $1 billion on a Zaha Hadid-designed parliament". Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  8. ^ "Lipton Rogers and AXA take over Pinnacle Tower". City AM. 19 February 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  9. ^ "Young designer's "fantasy" Glasgow rail map catches eye of transport bosses". Evening Times (Glasgow). 7 April 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.