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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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December 2, 2014

High-cost High-rises – The World's 10 Most Expensive Skyscrapers

Hamburg – All over the world, we are seeing gigantic high-rise projects coming into existence that try to outdo each other in height. It is not just in terms of their physical dimensions, however, that skyscrapers are constantly setting new records – the costs of the buildings, too, are continuously reaching new and dizzying heights. The smartest designs and most sustainable concepts; luxurious and fancy features; the latest materials, technologies and systems – all this consumes astronomic sums in some cases. Emporis has now compiled a list of the world's ten most expensive skyscrapers. more

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

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October 2, 2014

CNN Travel

Whether they're blasting over the tracks in Germany or Japan, trains offer travelers a chance to sit back and relax as they ride through some of the world's most incredible scenery. But often the stations the trains depart from are an attraction in their own right, counting among the world's most beautiful pieces of architecture. Hamburg-based architectural data company, Emporis just released a list of 11 of the world's most spectacular train stations. Download PDF

October 1, 2014

e-architect

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 (www.emporis.com), the international provider of building data, has now compiled a selection of the world’s most spectacular train station buildings. Download PDF

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