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WikiProject Skyscrapers
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Welcome to WikiProject Skyscrapers. Some Wikipedians have formed this collaboration resource and group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of Skyscrapers and the organization of information and articles on this topic. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions and various resources; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians interested in the topic. If you would like to help, please join the project, inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list below.


This WikiProject aims:

  1. To improve Wikipedia's coverage of skyscrapers by creating, expanding, and maintaining articles relating to skyscrapers, highrises, towers, building lists and related articles.
  2. To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles related to skyscrapers.
  3. To serve as a point of discussion for issues related to skyscrapers in general in Wikipedia.



  • All articles relating to skyscrapers, high-rises, and towers are considered to be within the scope of this project. This includes all "tallest building" lists.
  • Please feel free to join the project and expand its scope in any necessary directions.


Open tasks

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Skyscrapers:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
  • Article requests : Identify articles needing creation. See also Category:Draft-Class Skyscraper articles
  • Expand : :Expand skyscraper articles which are stubs; this can be accomplished by adding relevant information, using proper referencing, and adding images.
  • Orphans : Orphaned articles in Skyscrapersthe tool's wiki page
  • Photo : Category:WikiProject Skyscrapers articles needing images
  • Other : :*Add the WikiProject Skyscrapers message box {{Skyscrapers}} to talk pages of articles within the scope of this project, including appropriate assessments if needed.
    • Assess all articles and lists with quality and importance ratings.
    • Ensure that all skyscrapers and towers are properly noted as such in the article text, with proper references.
    • Add appropriate skyscraper-type categories to articles, and verify the accuracy of any existing categories. See the section "Categorization" below.
    • Add images to skyscraper / tower articles tagged with imageneeded=yes. Project articles that don't have images can be found at Category:Wikiproject Skyscrapers articles needing images.
    • Add skyscraper-related fields to existing infoboxes if these are missing.
    • Add accurate conversions of heights and floor areas to all articles.
    • Invite more members using the template {{WikiProject Skyscrapers/Invitation}}
    • Welcome any new members using the template {{WikiProject Skyscrapers/Welcome}}
    • Add references to the corresponding articles or lists tagged with unref=yes on the article / list talk page. Unreferenced articles can be found at Category:Unreferenced skyscraper articles. This can also be followed by the addition of the {{noref}} or {{refimprove}} templates to article pages.
    • Address issues associated with articles / lists / templates / categories / images / project pages if the project banner located on the corresponding talk page is tagged with attention=yes. Pages in need of attention can be found at Category:Skyscraper pages needing attention. See Cleanup listing for more articles with content issues.


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Please feel free to add yourself here, and to indicate any areas of particular interest. Members should also feel free to add {{User WP Skyscrapers}} or {{User WP Skyscrapers2}} to their user pages to identify themselves as members of this project. The appearance of the userbox is shown to the right.

There are also two additional lists for semi-active and inactive members who have few or no edits in the last 365 days respectively. If you have recently returned to Wikipedia after an extended absence and can't find your name below, it may have been moved to one of those; please feel free to move it back. You may also move your own name to from here to the inactive participants list at any time if you wish to cease participating in the project or retire from Wikipedia.

User Area of interest Comments
M R Karim Reza (talk · contribs) All high rise buildings At present working on high rise buildings in all cities across Indonesia
Jklamo (talk · contribs)
Rehman (talk · contribs) Infrastructure related. Particularly things relating to energy. These are some of my contributions.
phichanad (talk · contribs) Metro Manila and Philippine skyscrapers for now.
B137 (talk · contribs) I have created a few lists of tallest pages; also supertalls of course Hope to see new things in the USA
Mar4d (talk · contribs) Intend to work on List of tallest buildings in Pakistan, Dubai (UAE) and other countries of South Asia/Middle East in general
Local hero (talk · contribs) Interested in skyscrapers in general, particularly in the Midwest and the former Yugoslavia.
Terramorphous (talk · contribs) Asian Skyscrapers, North American Skyscrapers mostly Updating and adding Chinese skyscrapers there is a bit of a backlog.
MelbourneStar (talk · contribs) All Skyscrapers Australian and American (US) Skyscrapers
Subtropical-man (talk · contribs) General skyscrapers
Arius1998 (talk · contribs) Philippine skyscrapers
Kgbo (talk · contribs) Mostly Australian and Polish skyscrapers
DoctorTamago (talk · contribs) All Skyscrapers Currently updating: Al Hamra Tower
MainlyTwelve (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers in the US
Wishva de Silva (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers in Hong Kong and SE China
Epicgenius (talk · contribs) All skyscrapers
CookieMonster755 (talk · contribs) World Trade Center, US skyscrapers, German skyscrapers
SounderBruce (talk · contribs) High-rises and historic buildings in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest region
Samuelsp15 (talk · contribs) All skyscrapers and high-rise buildings. More intentions in Indonesia and United States. Want to find sources, fix typoes, and add more informations or help something about skyscrapers and high-rise buildings around the world.
Bartzyx (talk · contribs) Mid-Atlantic (United States) skyscrapers and urban development Also interested in formatting/copyediting
Quantocius Quantotius (talk · contribs) Anything in the project scope. Willing to work on templates, modules, and other behind the scenes type stuff if time-insensitive.
Rasnaboy (talk · contribs) All skyscrapers, particularly those in India. Willing to work more on Chennai skyscrapers owing to accessibility.

Semi-Active Particepants

This list includes members who have seldom edited over the last 365 days. Members in this group should not receive project notifications unless they explicitly opt-in in order to avoid talk page clutter. Members who have not edited in over 365 days should be moved to the inactive list. If your name has been moved here, please feel free to move it back to the active members list whenever you decide to return to full activity, or alternatively, to move it from here to the inactive participants if you wish to cease participating in the project or retire from Wikipedia.

User Area of interest Comments
QBYQ7 (talk · contribs) All skyscrapers (Focus on China and UAE)
Tatiraju.rishabh (talk · contribs) All skyscrapers Written some articles on Skyscrapers in Mumbai, India
EaglesFanInTampa (talk · contribs) Mainly East Coast buildings (since I've seen most of them) and famous ones
huaiwei (talk · contribs) Singaporean, Asian, and just about any high-rise building or structure there is! Senior Editor with Emporis and former moderator in SkyscraperCity
Cg-realms (talk · contribs) Mainly the new World Trade Center and Albany skyscrapers
Bine Mai (talk · contribs) Europe and Asia
Nehrams2020 (talk · contribs) San Diego, and may upload images on Wikimedia Commons images I take myself or find on Flickr
Chrishmt0423 (talk · contribs) Mainly buildings within SF Bay Area; may expand to Asia in the future
Extra999 (talk · contribs) Interested in all skyscrapers, especially supertalls
Zonafan39 (talk · contribs) Interested in all skyscrapers, especially those in Milwaukee and Madison, creating new tallest building lists Currently working on articles about buildings in Madison and Milwaukee, as well as a List of tallest buildings in Madison
Patriarca12 (talk · contribs) Interested in all skyscrapers, particularly in the Southern United States and Milwaukee.
Bzweebl (talk · contribs) Future skyscrapers
Guyb123321 (talk · contribs) The Top 250 List and British Skyscrapers Always editing List of tallest buildings in the United Kingdom. Created a page List of tallest buildings in Spain and want every country to have a "List of tallest buildings in Country" page.
BenBezuidenhout (talk · contribs) Mostly UK and European Skyscrapers (especially London)
Farhan Khurram (talk · contribs) Mostly writing articles of skyscrapers in Saudi Arabia & Middle East. Already wrote articles on a few skyscrapers.

Previously worked on List of Tallest skyscrapers in the World, South Asia and Pakistan. Will be writing and will love to write articles on skyscrapers from all over the world.

Oganesson007 (talk · contribs) Any and all skyscrapers and tallest building lists Made about 30 diagrams about tallest skyscrapers around the world
Bmhs823 (talk · contribs) US skyscrapers, copyediting and tagging/assessment
Sandvich18 (talk · contribs) All skyscrapers

Inactive Participants

This list includes members who have not edited for at least 365 days, or have otherwise indicated permanent retirement from the project or from Wikipedia. No project notifications should be sent to them. If your name has been moved here, please feel free to move it back to the active members list upon your return.

Thanks for all the time and effort you volunteered for the project.

 Retired List
User Area of interest Comments
Alaskan assassin (talk · contribs) Charlotte, North Carolina
Leitmanp (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers and general development in Dubai
Simalto (talk · contribs) Canada, translation, and any other skyscraper.
Zervaman (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Dubai.
Hydrogen Iodide (talk · contribs) Just about any place that has tall buildings or Manhattanization.
Cherub79 (talk · contribs) Charlotte and Tallest building list, but I'll be able to work anywhere.
Blue Laser (talk · contribs) American and Canadian skyscrapers.
Basketball110 (talk · contribs) Dallas, Bucharest, London
Yopure (talk · contribs) Middle Eastern and American skyscrapers. Love SIMCITY :)
Huang7776 (talk · contribs)
VX (talk · contribs) Somewhat limited to the U.S., but I'll edit anywhere
Joshii (talk · contribs) UK Skyscrapers, especially in Manchester
Softjuice (talk · contribs) Mainly South Korean buildings and the tallest in the world.
MyFavco (talk · contribs) Skyscrapes in Brisbane and Australia. Special interest in proposed buildings and those under construction. Currently working on multiple projects under construction.
Taifarious1 (talk · contribs) Any Sky Scrapers in the world, but more importantly, New Zealand and USA.
AngChenrui (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers in Singapore and South-East Asia
Sneaky Oviraptor18 (talk · contribs) Supertall Skyscrapers, especially those in NYC, Chicago, Shanghai, Dubai, Moscow, Toronto, San Francisco, Boston, Tokyo, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzen, Houston, London, Vancouver, & Paris, along with the iconic skyscrapers in the rest of the world, & modernism and post-modernism.
DoubleYou (talk · contribs) General skyscrapers
Joowwww (talk · contribs) Hong Kong and Shanghai skyscrapers for now.
Mjh1998 (talk · contribs) Adding information on skyscrapers in London and helping to improve skyscraper articles with correct statistics
SaltedCracker (talk · contribs) Proposed and future skyscrapers
OOODDD (talk · contribs) Pretty much any kind of skyscrapers
Water14 (talk · contribs) All skyscrapers, typo fixing and spelling
Medvedenko (talk · contribs) Philadelphia skyscrapers
NerdyScienceDude (talk · contribs) Mainly American skyscrapers and supertall skyscrapers.
TheAustinMan (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers and development in Texas (especially Austin), as well as supertall structures around the world. Currently working on lists of tallest buildings in Texas. May consider working on articles themselves...Also, there are 1,000+ un-assessed articles for this WP. I am working to bring that down to 0.
Holden_yo (talk · contribs) World Trade Center and anything New York since I live there.
V838 Monocerotis (talk · contribs) Skyscarpers by Country
Shin368 (talk · contribs) Contributing Info. and staff mainly in Asia and most of in Southeast Asia Region with China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Hong kong and Macau.
Willrocks10 (talk · contribs) London skyscrapers and especially Shard London Bridge.
Jawadreventon (talk · contribs) buildings in china, uae and Asia
Niduzzi (talk · contribs) Any super-tall buildings...
Houstonbuildings (talk · contribs) History of skyscrapers; Texas, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, El Paso, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Washington, Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Nashville, Albuquerque, Charlotte, Florida, Miami, Miami Beach, Jacksonville, Tampa, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Boston, Buffalo, Ohio, Cleveland, Columbus, Jersey City, Providence, Tulsa, Des Moines, Portland, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Canada, Toronto, and tallest west of the Mississippi. In Progress: None. Future Projects for me will include Quebec.
flaming (talk · contribs)
Truco (talk · contribs) Mainly skyscrapers in the United States.
Nabil rais2008 (talk · contribs) Supertall Skyscrapers, Specially skyscrapers of Dubai
Ameki (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers in Dubai and Asia
Raime (talk · contribs) Any and all skyscrapers and tallest building lists Currently working on tallest building lists for American and Canadian cities
Astronaut (talk · contribs)
World (talk · contribs)
STO12 (talk · contribs) Future, general, and American skyscrapers
Welshleprechaun (talk · contribs) Maintenance and update of list of tallest buildings in major British cities
Anthonyramos1 (talk · contribs) Sacramento, CA
Akshay b patil (talk · contribs) skyscrapers located mostly in Mumbai, India or Indian sub continent and any other Asian's skyscrapers. Already made some articles on the skyscrapers located in Asia.
Jakebarrington (talk · contribs) Mostly Miami, some NYC, and almost entirely United States. Occasionally I will work on Asian and some European skyscrapers.
TheInformativePanda (talk · contribs) Any and all skyscrapers, along with skyscraper's history.
Sahmeditor (talk · contribs) Wherever I become equipped with knowledge - primarily Texas/Bangladesh
Scalziand (talk · contribs) Including but not limited to skyscrapers with 100+ floors
Trulystand700 (talk · contribs) Any Skyscraper
Harpsichord246 (talk · contribs) All skyscrapers
DubaiTerminator (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers located in Chicago, New York City, Shanghai, and mainly Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Chicago Spire, Burj Dubai, Willis Tower, and many more skyscrapers.
Eiman 2001 (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers in South East Asia especially in MalaysiaMalaysia
John Carter (talk · contribs) Probably primarily limited copyediting and tagging/assessment, unfortunately
Timsdad (talk · contribs) Skyscrapers in Australia and Dubai and the tallest in the world.
Erebus555 (talk · contribs) Mainly British skyscraper and highrise articles but occasionally goes international.
Governor Jerchel (talk · contribs) Mainly skyscrapers in New York City and the United States. Especially my favourite one: 1 World Trade Center.
Matthewedwards (talk · contribs) None in particular, though I am quite happy to do image mapping (see the lead image at List of tallest buildings in Jersey City)
VerruckteDan (talk · contribs)
Thomas Paine1776 (talk · contribs)
Averette (talk · contribs) Mostly Miami, but I travel to other major cities about twice a year.

Articles and files

Featured content

Featured articles

As of November 2019, six featured articles have a {{Skyscrapers}} project tag:

Featured lists

As of November 2019, 40 featured lists have a {{Skyscrapers}} project tag:

Featured pictures

Featured pictures on Commons

Former featured content

New articles

Please feel free to list your new Skyscrapers-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them, are at least over 1,000 characters, don't have any dispute templates on them, and cite their sources, should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Wikipedia Main Page. If you would like to request the creation of a particular article, please post on the project talk page.


Collaboration and review

Collaboration of the week
Peer review

Note: As this is a daughter project of WikiProject Architecture and WikiProject Engineering, please feel free to use Wikipedia:WikiProject Architecture/Peer review or Wikipedia:WikiProject Engineering/Peer review as alternatives.



In order to easily identify articles in need of attention, article assessments have been implemented. These are generated using the optional class and importance parameters in the {{Skyscrapers}} project banner on an article's talk page:

{{WikiProject Skyscrapers| class= | importance= }}

The statistics at right are updated daily (or every other day) by an automated bot. See the subpage /Assessment for details.

  • November 8, 2007: Article tagging and assessments have been implemented.
  • November 10, 2007: Over 750 pages have been tagged and more than 500 articles have been assessed.
  • December 18, 2007: Over 1500 pages tagged and assessed.
  • August 1, 2008: Over 1850 pages tagged and assessed.
  • September 4, 2008: Over 2000 pages tagged and assessed.
  • November 30, 2015: Over 3600 pages tagged and assessed.
  • November 12, 2019: Over 4200 pages tagged and assessed.

Templates and project size

For articles
  • {{Infobox building}}
  • {{TBSW}}
  • {{China tallest buildings lists}}
  • {{Tallest buildings in Japan}}
  • {{UK tallest buildings lists}}
  • {{US tallest buildings lists}}
For talk pages
  • {{Skyscrapers}}
  • {{Skyscrapers|class=category|importance=na}}
  • {{Skyscrapers|class=template|importance=na}}
  • {{Skyscrapers|class=project|importance=na}}
  • {{Skyscrapers|class=image|importance=na}}
For user pages and user talk pages
  • {{WikiProject Skyscrapers/Invitation}}
  • {{WikiProject Skyscrapers/Welcome}}
  • {{User WP Skyscrapers}}

WikiProject Skyscrapers tag

The {{Skyscrapers}} template can be used for tagging different types of pages:

Template Page type Category for tagged pages   Number of tagged pages  
{{Skyscrapers}} Articles and lists Category:WikiProject Skyscrapers articles and lists 3,367
  {{Skyscrapers|class=category}}   Categories Category:Category-Class Skyscraper articles 396
{{Skyscrapers|class=template}} Templates Category:Template-Class Skyscraper articles 84
{{Skyscrapers|class=project}} Project pages   Category:Project-Class Skyscraper articles   16
{{Skyscrapers|class=image}} Images Category:File-Class Skyscraper articles 337
Total tagged pages as of November 18, 2019   4,403


The root categories for this WikiProject are Category:Skyscrapers and Category:Towers. Both root categories and their associated subcategories should be tagged with {{WikiProject Skyscrapers}}. Please note that both main categories themselves are subcategories of Category:Buildings and structures, which contains some categories that are out of scope of this project. Consider discussing with other project members if you are unsure if a particular category belongs to this project before adding {{WikiProject Skyscrapers}} on the category talk page.

The major categories, Category:Skyscrapers and Category:Towers, should be reserved for articles about types of skyscrapers and towers, respectively, while specific individual skyscrapers, towers and high-rises should be listed in the appropriate subcategories.

If an article about a skyscraper is added to the project, please ensure that it has the correct country-specific, area-specific, and city-specific skyscraper category as neccesary, e.g. Category:Skyscrapers in the United States, Category:Skyscrapers in Osaka Prefecture, Category:Skyscrapers in Dubai. For towers, please ensure that it has the correct country-specific, region-specific, or type-specific tower category, e.g. Category:Clock towers in Turkey , Category:Pylons, Category:Fictional towers. Also consider adding a link to the article in the appropriate list article, such as List of tallest buildings in New York City, List of tallest buildings in Hong Kong, List of towers, etc.

Next, please ensure that it has the correct skyscraper and/or tower type categories (one or more, in some cases). Here are some major categories for skyscrapers and towers:



Wikimedia Commons has many images of skyscrapers, towers and city skylines. Many of these photos would make useful additions to many of our articles here which may be lacking adequate illustrations.

Please see the Commons categories at right, or try searching on Commons since many images available there are not properly categorized yet.

Issues of ongoing concern

  • Any patterns of of obvious vandalism should be reported to AIV, once the perpetrator has been appropriately warned.
  • Copyright violations should be reported to CP for text or FFD for files. Particularly wide-ranging problems may be reported to CCI.
  • The spamming of unsourced changes may also be reported to AIV if the offending user has ignored warnings to stop following a discussion.
  • Other issues that fall below these levels of concern, i.e. do not require immediate action, can be listed below or addressed on the talk page here, or on the architecture, or engineering talk pages for wider input. This may include reports of persistent but low levels of vandalism, pages that need some additional watching, talk page discussions that need wider input, current XFDs or RFCs that concern the project, etc.

Current issues listed here:

Please consider adding persistently vandalized articles to your watchlist, to help in reverting, and to counter any vandalism that resumes once semi-protection expires. Even during the period of semi-protection, some articles continue to be vandalized by recently registered accounts. Registered users who chronically vandalize articles can be reported to AIV even if they have not received many recent warnings if the user is obviously NOTHERE, or running a VOA. Unregistered users (or IPs) may also be reported with few or no recent warnings if they resume disruption immediately upon expiry of a previous block.

If you find any other articles within the scope of this project which are being heavily vandalized by multiple users whether registered, unregistered, or some combination of both, so that requesting individual blocks is unlikely to prove effective (as a rough standard, over 10 vandals per day, or continual vandalism for several days such that the last 50+ edits are all vandalism and reverts, or 10+ vandalism / revert edits in 30 minutes), please report them at Wikipedia:Requests for page protection and add them to the list above.

More articles or pages in need of attention could be found here at Category:Unreferenced skyscraper articles and Category:Skyscraper pages needing attention.


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