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Old 11-13-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I think of more than 100 feet, especially more than 200 ft.
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Old 11-13-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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600ft+, maybe 650ft +
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: moving again
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500 ft is what i always thought of as a skyscraper.
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Old 11-13-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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500ft+

The rest are highrises.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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I think of more than 100 feet, especially more than 200 ft.
This is usually what I go by...

under 100 ft. = low rise

100 - 300 ft. = mid rise

300 - 500 ft. = high rise

500+ ft. = skyscraper

1,000+ ft. = supertall
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: South St Louis
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^I agree with your numbers. I think of 500 feet as the minimum height for a skyscraper.
But interestingly, much of the world uses 100 meters (328 feet) as the minimum threshold. While it's true that a 328-foot building has a respectable height, it doesn't really give the impression of being a true skyscraper. Set a 328 foot building next to a 998 footer, and it becomes obvious which one is the skyscraper and which is the high-rise.
I'm going with 500 ft. and up.
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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^I agree with your numbers. I think of 500 feet as the minimum height for a skyscraper.
But interestingly, much of the world uses 100 meters (328 feet) as the minimum threshold. While it's true that a 328-foot building has a respectable height, it doesn't really give the impression of being a true skyscraper. Set a 328 foot building next to a 998 footer, and it becomes obvious which one is the skyscraper and which is the high-rise.
I'm going with 500 ft. and up.
100meters is just for a highrise.

Here are the numbers in meters:

Highrise 100-199m (328ft - 655ft) Normalized American: 300 - 649ft
Skyscraper 200-299m (656ft - 983ft) Normalized American: 650 - 999ft
Supertall 300m+ (over 984ft) Normalized American: over 1000 ft
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Old 11-14-2010, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Rochester
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It depends what city you're in.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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It depends what city you're in.
Why is that?

Building heights define skyscrapers, not cities.

A 1,000 ft. building in Houston, if it were in Chicago would still be a supertall.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:57 AM
 
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I've usually seen the standard of either 500 feet or 150 meters (a little over 492 feet).

Anything less is - at most - a tall building.
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