The Database of Skyscrapers

SkyDB is the world’s database on skyscrapers and major projects and has developed international standards for measuring tall building heights. SkyDB is widely recognized as “the source” for information on tall buildings, as we usually rely on blueprints and original data. The database contains more than 172,000 listed high-rise projects in more than 10,000 cities worldwide.

SkyDB maintains the World’s 1000 Skyscrapers Listing, a huge media archive and the largest collection of skyscraper diagrams. For the reasons of automation and data consistency, SkyDB implemented uniform data standards which are applied when importing and exporting data.

The goal of SkyDB is to list all tall buildings of the world over their full life cycle and list verified data for every listed property. Instead of providing a deep editorial context like a news site does, the focus of SkyDB is to provide a lot of structured and deep technical data about every object (our so-called data backbone). That’s why the goal of SkyDB is to collect and maintain as much meta information as possible on every project. SkyDB is committed to the highest quality and correctness of information and wants to make data is collects universally accessible and useful for anyone.

SkyDB is made possible by a thriving community of experts. Only proven experts with a passion and track record can join the team. The community consists of hundreds of independent researchers and people working for companies from building-related industries.

Kunming is one of thousands of cities in the SkyDB system.

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