The Database of Skyscrapers

SKYDB is the world’s biggest database of skyscrapers and tall buildings. Its data is historically recognized as “the source” for information on major projects, as most of its information originates from primary sources such as blueprints. The database contains more than 200,000 listed tall buildings in over 10,000 cities worldwide.

SKYDB has developed international standards for measuring tall building heights and maintains the World’s Top 1,000 Skyscrapers list and a huge media archive of more than 1 million files. For reasons of automation and data consistency, SKYDB has implemented uniform data standards which are applied when editing, comparing, and exchanging data.

The community section was recently re-launched and the website will be enhanced in Spring 2023. Selected members already have access to the community area. SKYDB is a joint project supported by members of PhorioSkyscraperPage, OSM Buildings, and other platforms.

More updates are available here:

Kunming is one of more than 10,000 cities in the database.

Quality Matters

The goal of SKYDB is to list all tall buildings of the world over their full life cycle and list verified data for each listed property. Instead of providing a deep editorial context like a news site does, the focus of SKYDB is to provide rich, deep, and structured technical data for every object (our so-called data backbone). For this reason SKYDB collects and maintains as much meta information as possible to ensure the highest accuracy, precision, and completeness of information. SKYDB is committed to making the data it collects universally accessible and useful.

Driven by Passion

SKYDB is made possible by a thriving community of experts, a few hundred individuals of which some have been collecting and publishing information about tall buildings on the Internet since decades. Only people with a track record and passion for buildings can join the team. Many of the editors work for companies in building-related industries.

Community members visiting construction site

Our members visit construction sites and
engage with the building community.


Here you can download the SKYDB logo in PNG format:

SKYDB is a worldwide database of skyscrapers and tall buildings. Created by the editorial community, also known from:
Known from the media