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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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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

May 6, 2014

Europe on the Up, Up, Up – The Tallest Skyscrapers Currently Under Construction

Hamburg – Nowhere in Europe are taller buildings going up than in Russia. St. Petersburg is currently witnessing the construction of the continent’s future tallest skyscraper, Lakhta Center. At a height of 463 meters, the tapering, pointed supertall will surpass the current record-holder, Moscow’s Mercury City, by no fewer than 124 meters. Emporis has compiled a list of the ten tallest skyscrapers currently under construction in Europe. In addition to Lakhta Center, the list contains a further six projects from Russia, all of whose construction sites are located in Moscow. more

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June 20, 2014


Der Wettkampf um das höchste Bauwerk der Welt geht in die nächste Runde. Neu im Ring: China. Der Industrie-Gigant plant in der Stadt Wuhan den Bau von Zwillingstürmen, die selbst den Burj Khalifa in Dubai – das bislang höchste Gebäude weltweit (828 Meter) – blass aussehen lassen könnten. Download PDF

May 21, 2014


Przyznano nagrodę Emporis Skyscraper Award. Tegorocznym zwycięzcą jest najwyższy budynek w Zachodniej Europie – The Shard. Download PDF

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