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Welcome to WikiProject Skyscrapers. Some Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Skyscrapers and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.

Goals[edit]

This WikiProject aims:

  1. To improve Wikipedia's coverage of skyscrapers by creating, expanding, and maintaining articles relating to skyscrapers, highrises, towers, building lists and related articles.
  2. To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles related to skyscrapers.
  3. To serve as a point of discussion for issues related to skyscrapers in general in Wikipedia.

News[edit]

Scope[edit]

  • All articles relating to skyscrapers, high-rises, and towers are considered to be within the scope of this project. This includes all "tallest building" lists.

Please feel free to join the project and expand its scope in any necessary directions

Guidelines[edit]

Open tasks[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Skyscrapers:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Article requests: :Identify articles needing creation.
  • Expand:  :Expand skyscraper articles which are stubs; this can be accomplished by adding relevant information, using proper referencing, and adding images.
  • Orphans: Orphaned articles in Skyscrapersthe tool's wiki page
  • Photo: Category:WikiProject Skyscrapers articles needing images
  • Other:  :*Add the WikiProject Skyscrapers message box {{Skyscrapers}} to talk pages of articles within the scope of this project, including appropriate assessments if needed.
    • Assess all articles and lists with quality and importance ratings.
    • Ensure that all skyscrapers and towers are properly noted as such in the article text, with proper references.
    • Add appropriate skyscraper-type categories to articles, and verify the accuracy of any existing categories. See the section "Categorization" below.
    • Add images to skyscraper / tower articles tagged with imageneeded=yes. Project articles that don't have images can be found at Category:Wikiproject Skyscrapers articles needing images.
    • Add skyscraper-related fields to existing infoboxes if these are missing.
    • Add accurate conversions of heights and floor areas to all articles.
    • Invite more members using the template {{WikiProject Skyscrapers/Invitation}}
    • Welcome any new members using the template {{WikiProject Skyscrapers/Welcome}}
    • Add references to the corresponding articles or lists tagged with unref=yes on the article / list talk page. Unreferenced articles can be found at Category:Unreferenced skyscraper articles. This can also be followed by the addition of the {{noref}} or {{refimprove}} templates to article pages.
    • Address issues associated with articles / lists / templates / categories / images / project pages if the project banner located on the corresponding talk page is tagged with attention=yes. Pages in need of attention can be found at Category:Skyscraper pages needing attention. See Cleanup listing for more articles with content issues.

Participants[edit]

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Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest. Members should also feel free to add {{User WP Skyscrapers}} or {{User WP Skyscrapers2}} to their user pages to identify themselves as members of this project. The appearance of the userbox is shown to the right.

User Area of interest Comments
Harpsichord246 (talk · contribs) All skyscrapers
Tatiraju.rishabh (talk · contribs) All skyscrapers Written some articles on Skyscrapers in Mumbai, India
Raime (talk · contribs) Any and all skyscrapers and tallest building lists Currently working on tallest building lists for American and Canadian cities
Sahmeditor (talk · contribs) Wherever I become equipped with knowledge - primarily Texas/Bangladesh
Jawadreventon (talk · contribs) buildings in china, uae and asia
Hydrogen Iodide (talk · contribs) Just about any place that has tall buildings or Manhattanization.
Huang7776 (talk · contribs)
And-Rew (talk · contribs) UK Skyscrapers, especially in Manchester
Astronaut (talk · contribs)
VerruckteDan (talk · contribs)
Shin368 (talk · contribs) Contributing Info. and staff mainly in Asia and most of in Southeast Asia Region with China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Hong kong and Macau.
Mjh1998 (talk · contribs) Adding infomation on skyscrapers in London and helping to improve skyscraper articles with correct statistics
Leitmanp (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers and general development in Dubai
EaglesFanInTampa (talk · contribs) Mainly East Coast buildings (since I've seen most of them) and famous ones
Warlordjohncarter (talk · contribs) Probably primarily limited copyediting and tagging/assessment, unfortunately
OOODDD (talk · contribs) Pretty much any kind of skyscrapers
Jklamo (talk · contribs)
Averette (talk · contribs) Mostly Miami, but I travel to other major cities about twice a year.
Izzudin (talk · contribs) Any super-tall buildings...
Taifarious1 (talk · contribs) Any Sky Scrapers in the world, but more importantly, New Zealand and USA.
Simalto (talk · contribs) Canada, translation, and any other skyscraper.
Erebus555 (talk · contribs) Mainly British skyscraper and highrise articles but occasionally goes international.
Trulystand700 (talk · contribs) Any Skyscraper
huaiwei (talk · contribs) Singaporean, Asian, and just about any high-rise building or structure there is! Senior Editor with Emporis and former moderator in SkyscraperCity
Basketball110 (talk · contribs) Dallas, Bucharest, London
Thomas Paine1776 (talk · contribs)
Blue Laser (talk · contribs) American and Canadian skyscrapers.
Juthani1 (talk · contribs)
Joowwww (talk · contribs) Hong Kong and Shanghai skyscrapers for now.
Matthewedwards (talk · contribs) None in particular, though I am quite happy to do image mapping (see the lead image at List of tallest buildings in Jersey City)
Yopure (talk · contribs) Middle Eastern and American skyscrapers. Love SIMCITY :)
Houstonbuildings (talk · contribs) History of skyscrapers; Texas, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Washington, Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Nashville, Albuquerque, Charlotte, Florida, Miami, Miami Beach, Jacksonville, Tampa, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, Buffalo, Ohio, Cleveland, Columbus, Jersey City, Providence, Tulsa, Des Moines, Portland, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Canada, Toronto, and tallest west of the Mississippi. In Progress: None. Future Projects for me will include Quebec.
Timsdad (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers in Australia and Dubai and the tallest in the world.
DubaiTerminator (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers located in Chicago, New York City, Shanghai, and mainly Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Chicago Spire, Burj Dubai, Willis Tower, and many more skyscrapers.
SRX (talk · contribs) Mainly skyscrapers in the United States.
Cg-realms (talk · contribs) Mainly the new World Trade Center and Albany skyscrapers
Xde 13 (talk · contribs) Sacramento, CA
Scalziand (talk · contribs) Including but not limited to skyscrapers with 100+ floors
Zervaman (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Dubai.
Rehman (talk · contribs) Infrastructure related. Particularly things relating to energy. These are some of my contributions.
Ameki (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers in Dubai and Asia
phichanad (talk · contribs) Metro Manila and Philippine skyscrapers for now.
RockManQ (talk · contribs) Somewhat limited to the U.S., but I'll edit anywhere
flaming (talk · contribs)
Mario1987 (talk · contribs) Europe and Asia
Holden_yo (talk · contribs) World Trade Center and anything New York since I live there.
SaltedCracker (talk · contribs) Proposed and future skyscrapers
Nehrams2020 (talk · contribs) San Diego, and may upload images on Wikimedia Commons images I take myself or find on Flickr
Willrocks10 (talk · contribs) London skyscrapers and especially Shard London Bridge.
Nabil rais2008 (talk · contribs) Supertall Skyscrapers, Specially skyscrapers of Dubai
Sneaky Oviraptor18 (talk · contribs) Supertall Skyscrapers, especially those in NYC, Chicago, Shanghai, Dubai, Moscow, Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, Tokyo, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzen, Houston, London, Vancouver, & Paris, along with the iconic skyscrapers in the rest of the world, & modernism and post-modernism.
Medvedenko (talk · contribs) Philadelphia skyscrapers
Cherub79 (talk · contribs) Charlotte and Tallest building list, but I'll be able to work anywhere.
MyFavco (talk · contribs) Skyscrapes in Brisbane and Australia. Special interest in proposed buildings and those under construction. Currently working on multiple projects under construction.
Chrishomingtang (talk · contribs) Mainly buildings within SF Bay Area; may expand to Asia in the future
Softjuice (talk · contribs) Mainly South Korean buildings and the tallest in the world.
Jerchel (talk · contribs) Mainly skyscrapers in New York City and the United States. Especially my favourite one: 1 World Trade Center.
NerdyScienceDude (talk · contribs) Mainly American skyscrapers and supertall skyscrapers.
Extra999 (talk · contribs) Interested in all skyscrapers, especially supertalls
Welshleprechaun (talk · contribs) Maintenance and update of list of tallest buildings in major British cities
Zonafan39 (talk · contribs) Interested in all skyscrapers, especially those in Milwaukee and Madison, creating new tallest building lists Currently working on articles about buildings in Madison and Milwaukee, as well as a List of tallest buildings in Madison
Mar4d (talk · contribs) Intend to work on List of tallest buildings in Pakistan, Dubai (UAE) and other countries of South Asia/Middle East in general
Local hero (talk · contribs) Interested in skyscrapers in general, particularly in the Midwest and the former Yugoslavia.
Patriarca12 (talk · contribs) Interested in all skyscrapers, particularly in the Southern United States and Milwaukee.
Terramorphous (talk · contribs) Asian Skyscrapers, North American Skyscrapers mostly Updating and adding Chinese skyscrapers there is a bit of a backlog.
MelbourneStar1 (talk · contribs) All Skyscrapers Australian and American (US) Skyscrapers
DoubleYouGTT (talk · contribs) General skyscrapers
Water14 (talk · contribs) All skyscrapers, typo fixing and spelling
Subtropical-man (talk · contribs) General skyscrapers
Guyb123321 (talk · contribs) The Top 250 List and British Skyscrapers Always editing List of tallest buildings in the United Kingdom. Created a page List of tallest buildings in Spain and want every country to have a "List of tallest buildings in Country" page.
Bzweebl (talk · contribs) Future skyscrapers
STO12 (talk · contribs) Future, general, and american skyscrapers
Arius1998 (talk · contribs) Philippine skyscrapers
Jakebarrington (talk · contribs) Mostly Miami, some NYC, and almost entirely United States. Occasionally I will work on Asian and some European skyscrapers.
V838 Monocerotis (talk · contribs) Skyscarpers by Country
Bezuidenhout (talk · contribs) Mostly UK and European Skyscrapers (especially London)
Kgbo (talk · contribs) Mostly Australian and Polish skyscrapers
Akshay b patil (talk · contribs) skyscrapers located mostly in Mumbai, India or Indian sub continent and any other Asian's skyscrapers. Already made some articles on the skyscrapers located in Asia.
Farhan Khurram (talk · contribs) Mostly writing articles of skyscrapers in Saudi Arabia & Middle East. Already wrote articles on a few skyscrapers.

Previously worked on List of Tallest skyscrapers in the World, South Asia and Pakistan. Will be writing and will love to write articles on skyscrapers from all over the world.

TheInformativePanda (talk · contribs) Any and all skyscrapers, along with skyscraper's history.

Articles and files[edit]

Featured content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

As of June 2012, five featured articles have been given a {{Skyscrapers}} project tag:

Featured lists[edit]

As of February 2013, 45 featured lists have been given a {{Skyscrapers}} project tag:

Featured pictures[edit]

Featured pictures on Commons[edit]

Former featured content[edit]

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Skyscrapers-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page. If you would like to request the creation of a particular article, please post on the project talk page.

DYKs

Collaboration and review[edit]

Collaboration of the week
Peer review

Note: As this is a daughter project of WikiProject Architecture, please feel free to use Wikipedia:WikiProject Architecture/Peer review as an alternative peer review process.

Assessment

In order to easily identify articles in need of attention, article assessments have been implemented. These are generated using the optional class and importance parameters in the {{Skyscrapers}} project banner on an article's talk page:

{{WikiProject Skyscrapers| class= | importance= }}

The statistics at right are updated daily (or every other day) by an automated bot. See the subpage /Assessment for details.

  • November 8: Article tagging and assessments have been implemented.
  • November 10: Over 750 pages have been tagged and more than 500 articles have been assessed.
  • December 18: Over 1500 pages tagged and assessed.
  • August 1: Over 1850 pages tagged and assessed.
  • September 4: Over 2000 pages tagged and assessed.

Templates and project size[edit]

For articles
For talk pages
For user pages and user talk pages

WikiProject Skyscrapers tag[edit]

The {{Skyscrapers}} template can be used for tagging different types of pages:

Template Page type Category for tagged pages   Number of tagged pages  
{{Skyscrapers}} Articles and lists Category:WikiProject Skyscrapers articles and lists 2,702
  {{Skyscrapers|class=category}}   Categories Category:WikiProject Skyscrapers categories 178
{{Skyscrapers|class=template}} Templates Category:WikiProject Skyscrapers templates 26
{{Skyscrapers|class=project}} Project pages   Category:WikiProject Skyscrapers project pages   8
{{Skyscrapers|class=image}} Images Category:WikiProject Skyscrapers images 564
Total tagged pages as of August 1, 2008   3,478

Categorization[edit]

The root categories for this WikiProject are Category:Skyscrapers and Category:Towers. Both root categories and their associated subcategories should be tagged with {{WikiProject Skyscrapers}}. Please note that both main categories themselves are subcategories of Category:Buildings and structures, which contains some categories that are out of scope of this project. Consider discussing with other project members if you are unsure if a particular category belongs to this project before adding {{WikiProject Skyscrapers}} on the category talk page.

The major categories, Category:Skyscrapers and Category:Towers, should be reserved for articles about types of skyscrapers and towers, respectively, while specific individual skyscrapers, towers and high-rises should be listed in the appropriate subcategories.

If an article about a skyscraper is added to the project, please ensure that it has the correct country-specific, region-specific, or height-specific skyscraper category, e.g. Category:Skyscrapers in the United States, Category:Skyscrapers in San Francisco, California, Category:Skyscrapers over 350 meters. For towers, please ensure that it has the correct country-specific, region-specific, or type-specific tower category, e.g. Category:Clock towers in Turkey , Category:Pylons, Category:Fictional towers. Also consider adding a link to the article in the appropriate list article, such as List of tallest buildings in New York City, List of tallest buildings in Hong Kong, List of towers, etc.

Next, please ensure that it has the correct skyscraper and/or tower type categories (one or more, in some cases). Here are some major categories for skyscrapers and towers:

Skyscrapers
Towers

Images[edit]

 
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Wikimedia Commons has many images of skyscrapers, towers and city skylines. Many of these photos would make useful additions to many of our articles here which may be lacking adequate illustrations.

Please see the Commons categories at right, or try searching on Commons since many images available there are not properly categorized yet.

Issues of ongoing concern[edit]

Please report vandalism, copyright violations, addition of unsourced material and edit-warring to skyscraper / tower articles here:

Please consider adding these articles to your watchlist, to help in reverting the ongoing vandalism which is certain to resume once semi-protection expires. Even during the period of semi-protection, some articles continue to be vandalized by recently registered accounts. Consider reporting users who chronically vandalize articles to Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism.

If you find any other articles within the scope of this project which are being heavily vandalized (as a rough standard, over 10 vandals per day, or continual vandalism for several days such that the last 50+ edits are all vandalism and reverts, or 10+ vandalism / revert edits in 30 minutes), please report them at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection and add them to the list above.

More articles or pages in need of attention could be found here at Category:Unreferenced skyscraper articles and Category:Skyscraper pages needing attention.

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