skyscraper Definitions

Skyscraper \Sky"scrap`er\, n.

(a) (Naut.) (1) A skysail of a triangular form. [Rare] (2) A

(b) A very tall building, especially one over 20 stories

(c) Hence, anything usually large, high, or excessive. [Slang

name for the one of the fancy sails alleged to have been sometimes set above the skysail. [Obs.]

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  • Attending a sumo match has long featured high on the to-do lists of many Japan visitors (along with eating as much sushi as possible, riding on a Shinkansen bullet train and sipping sunset cocktails from a cloud-brushing skyscraper) – and with good reason. telegraph.co.uk

  • But, speaking at a history festival Peregrine Cavendish gently mocked some of his forebears for having a passion for “bling” and even compared Chatsworth House to Donald Trump’s excessive New York skyscraper, Trump Tower. telegraph.co.uk

  • Can we take any lessons from this bizarre piece of very expensive municipal architecture? It reminds me of the Tulip, the proposed skyscraper in the City of London by Foster + Partners, which is currently going through the planning process.  telegraph.co.uk

  • Does this mean the end, then, of the glass-and-steel cuboid? Not really. For one, characterful alternatives such as those above are government-backed one-offs rather than the commercially-minded projects that comprise the majority of skyscraper-building. telegraph.co.uk

  • Drive a couple of hours south to Gonzales, a small town of 7,000 in cattle country, and you enter another Texas. If Austin, with its sparkling new Google skyscraper, is the face of Texas’s and America’s future, Gonzales is holding firm to the past. theguardian.com

  • He has used this fortune to fund a lavish lifestyle which over the years has seen him splash out on a private jet, vintage cars and two entire floors of the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. telegraph.co.uk

  • How do you go about naming a skyscraper? Do you name it after the company that owns it (such as the BT Tower)? The father of the developer who built it (the Heron Tower)? The number of floors in the building (Tower 42)? telegraph.co.uk

  • It’s also refreshingly low-rise by Tokyo skyscraper standards, spanning the third to seventh floor of a tower (making the toy-town style views over the streets and train station just below particularly mesmorising). telegraph.co.uk

  • Last year, the charity submitted an unsuccessful objection to the proposed 37-storey '1 Leadenhall' skyscraper, also to be built in the City, claiming it would ruin views of the Tower when seen from the east. telegraph.co.uk

  • Mr Ambani, whose $1bn 27 storey skyscraper home towers over South Mumbai, is without question the country’s most powerful businessman – with close ties to the country’s leadership and a willingness to crush competitors using any means at his disposal. telegraph.co.uk

  • Plans for The Tulip have been submitted to the City Corporation. If it is approved, the steel and glass skyscraper will be the tallest in the City of London at 1,000ft, and the second highest in the capital behind The Shard. telegraph.co.uk

  • Prudential is a notable skyscraper in Warsaw, Poland. Built between 1931 and 1933 in the Art Deco style, it served as a base for the British Prudential Insurance Company. It is located on Warsaw Uprising Square along Świętokrzyska Street. en.wikipedia.org

  • The architects' plans include a new park at the foot of the skyscraper and a two-storey pavilion with a rooftop public garden nearby. Construction materials have been specially chosen to reduce energy consumption. telegraph.co.uk

  • This sleek skyscraper hotel has established itself as a Phnom Penh landmark, where stylish rooms and buzzy restaurants are just as much of an attraction as the smart rooftop bar, spoiling spa and fleet of leather-lined tuk-tuks. telegraph.co.uk

  • Those on Citi’s two-year markets graduate scheme are expected to come into the office from late September while graduates on JP Morgan’s programme will alternate between working from its 33-storey Canary Wharf skyscraper and at home. telegraph.co.uk

  • Tonight, we’re filming a fashion show in the penthouse of a huge, luxury skyscraper called Neo Bankside, just by the Tate Modern. Once you get to the top, it’s breathtakingly beautiful; but that’s if your vertigo can take the lift ride up. telegraph.co.uk