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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

517,505 buildings

in 199 countries

1,291,215,377 m² GFA (Gross Floor Area)

13,898,642,318 ft² GFA

634,422 images

in 25,923 cities

171,862 companies

in 186 company types

Latest Press Releases

Sep 29, 2015

"The Skyscraper of the Year: China wins Emporis Skyscraper Award for the first time

Hamburg - The winner of the Emporis Skyscraper Award is finally official: The building complex Wangjing SOHO in Beijing 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 fifteenth year.more

Dec 02, 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

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Emporis in the Press

Oct 06, 2015


Beim Skyscraper Award dreht sich nicht alles um Größe und Superlative, sondern vielmehr um besondere architektonische Qualität. Eine internationale Jury von Bauexperten bewertet die nominierten Wolkenkratzer nach funktionalen, designbezognen und technischen Kriterien. Der Award wird von der Firma Emporis, einem Anbieter von Gebäudeinformationen und weltweiten Bauprojekten, bereits seit dem Jahr 2000 verliehen.Download PDF

Oct 01, 2015

The National

Poking out above the Abu Dhabi skyline like a giant stick of Blackpool rock, Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid in the capital’s World Trade Centre complex has quickly become a local landmark. The 88-storey, 381-metre tower, the tallest in Abu Dhabi, has been named one of the world’s best new skyscrapers.Download PDF

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