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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

718,441 buildings

in 211 countries

1,452,706,220 m² GFA (Gross Floor Area)

15,636,929,752 ft² GFA

688,946 images

in 28,020 cities

181,201 companies

in 186 company types

Latest Press Releases

Oct 29, 2019

"Outstanding architecture: The year's best new skyscraper stands in Macau

Hamburg - This year the world's most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, has been awarded to the MGM Cotai in Macau. The impressive $3.4 billion casino-hotel-resort was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and is located on the Cotai Strip, the heart of Macau’s gambling industry, which today generates three times more revenue than the Las Vegas' casinos. The MGM Cotai was picked as the winner by an international jury of experts from almost 500 skyscrapers located all around the world that have a minimum height of 100 meters and were completed in the previous calendar year. The long-running award is presented by Emporis, the leading provider of building information, for the 19th time this year.more

Dec 13, 2018

"The Skyscraper of the year is Korean: Lotte World Tower wins Emporis Skyscraper Award

Hamburg - The world's most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, has been awarded to the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea. Every year Emporis' (www.emporis.com) expert international jury choses the top ten skyscrapers that have been completed in the previous calendar year. The award is being given out for the 18th time.more

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Nov 07, 2019

Springer Professional

Aus knapp 500 Wolkenkratzern, die eine Mindesthöhe von 100 Metern aufweisen und 2018 fertiggestellt wurden, wählte eine internationale Experten-Jury zum neunzehnten Mal ihre Hochhaus-Favoriten.Download PDF

Nov 06, 2019


For the second year in a row, a Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed building managed to win the top spot in the annual Emporis Skyscraper Award program: MGM Cotai, the enormous $3.4 billion casino-hotel-resort in Macau, designed in collaboration with Wong Tung & Partners Limited, was selected by the jurors as the best new tall building. One year ago, KPF, in conjunction with Baum Architects, also won the title for the 1,819-foot-tall Lotte World Tower in Seoul.Download PDF

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