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[1]
Launched September 11, 2002[1]
Alexa rank
Decrease 2,410 (April 2015)[2]
Current status Online

SkyscraperCity, also known as SkyscraperCity.com, is an internet forum website for skyscraper hobbyists and enthusiasts.

In 2013, a hobby project on the site by 26-year-old graphic designer, Angus Doyle, a history graduate with no formal training in graphic design was approached by Transport Scotland. Doyle said: "Before emailing me, they had taken the map I'd done and cut it up to create a representation of what the rail network looks like now. They asked my permission to use that map, plus my own map, in future planning discussions."[3]

Photo images posted on the site have been used on Londonist, CNBC Africa, and Quartz websites.[original research?] [4][5][6] A hobbyists mockup of a possible design for Pinnacle Tower accompanied a news article in City A.M..[original research?] [7]

Founded in 2002, the website has 84,600,000 posts, and a Flipboard news aggregator.[1] The site has no editorial.

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References[edit]

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