SkyscraperPage

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SkyscraperPage.com
SkyscraperPage.com logo.png
Type of site
Forum
Available in English
Owner Skyscraper Source Media Inc.
Created by Dylan Leblanc
Website SkyscraperPage.com
Alexa rank 28,555 (January 2015)[1]
Registration 52,000[2]
Launched 1998
Current status Online

SkyscraperPage is an internet forum for skyscraper hobbyists and enthusiasts[3][4] that tracks existing and proposed skyscrapers around the world.[5] The site is owned by Skyscraper Source Media, a supplier of skyscraper diagrams for the publication, marketing, and display industries, and is a publisher of illustrated skyscraper diagram poster products.[6] SkyscraperPage.com drawings have appeared in National Geographic's website, Wired, Condé Nast, The Globe and Mail Report on Business Magazine.[4] They are based in Victoria, British Columbia.[7]

The site has a database of scale-model illustration skyscrapers and other major macro-engineering projects, and tall structures around the world.[8] The scale of the drawings are one pixel per meter.[4] The images are created using pixel art.[3] Using these diagrams, skyscrapers and other tall structures from any cities can be compared. General information is also given about each structure, such as the location, the year built, if available, and for multifloor buildings the number of floors.

In 2008, the site had over 22,000 custom made drawings of skyscrapers and other tower-type objects which were submitted by the site's users. There were 600 artists signed up with the site, about half of whom were active.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "SkyscraperPage.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2015-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Forum Stats". SkyScraperPage.com. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Kate Russell (25 November 2005). "Webscape". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  4. ^ a b c d Ivor Tossell (2 October 2008). "With Skyscrapers, Size Does Matter". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  5. ^ New York Times: "The Myth of Japan’s Failure" by Eamonn Fingleton January 6, 2012
  6. ^ "About Us". Skyscraper Source Media. Retrieved January 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ Bloomberg: "Big Daddy Meets Big Dig in Toronto Freeway Confrontation" by Katia Dmitrieva April 1, 2014
  8. ^ "World's Tallest Buildings 2020". SkyScraperPage.com. Retrieved 23 June 2011.