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About Emporis

Emporis is a global provider of building information. Emporis collects data on buildings of high public and economic value, connects them with involved companies and sets standards for this information. Our products include Emporis Research, Image Licensing, Premium Company Listing and Online Advertising, and are used by customers from the building industry and other fields.

In 2000 the Emporis website was founded as Skyscrapers.com, with a focus on collecting information on skyscrapers and high-rise buildings only. Since 2003 Emporis has branched out, widening its database by collecting building information on all construction types. In addition, our Image Shop has approximately 600,000 royalty-free photographs of buildings all over the world. Contributors are located worldwide: data is collected by our editorial Community, data researchers and public. Our audiences are building industry professionals and people with an interest in buildings and urban habitat.

Our Database covers

428,001 buildings

in 196 countries

601,820 images

in 18,722 cities

1,165,151,601 m² GFA (Gross Floor Area)

12,541,691,840 ft² GFA

167,893 companies

in 191 company types

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September 30, 2014

Departures from the Norm – The World's Most Spectacular Train Stations

Hamburg – Rail travel typically only starts to become an experience during the journey itself. Sometimes, though, the adventure begins before even leaving the platform. Increasing numbers of cities are adorning themselves with eye-catching station buildings that, with their unconventional roof structures, bright colors and extravagant shapes, become unique architectural landmarks of those cities. Emporis has now compiled a selection of the world's most spectacular train station buildings. more

May 20, 2014

The Shard brings the Emporis Skyscraper Award back to Europe

Hamburg – The Emporis Skyscraper Award this year goes to London. The tallest building in Western Europe, The Shard, was chosen by an international panel of experts from more than 300 skyscrapers of at least 100 meters' height and which were completed during the previous calendar year. The award, given by Emporis, is now into its fourteenth year. more

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September 11, 2014


In St. Petersburg wird mit dem Lakhta Center der zukünftig höchste Wolkenkratzer Europas gebaut. Auch in anderen Metropolen des Kontinents entstehen derzeit Super-Hochhäuser. Wir zeigen Ihnen die zehn höchsten europäischen Wolkenkratzer im Bau. Download PDF

June 25, 2014

Property Observer

The residential towers at Sydney's One Central Park were voted the fifth best new skyscraper in the world by Emporis, a Hamburg-based building and construction data company. Download PDF

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