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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

618,860 buildings

in 200 countries

1,347,302,818 m² GFA (Gross Floor Area)

14,502,367,533 ft² GFA

658,912 images

in 27,073 cities

174,874 companies

in 186 company types

Latest Press Releases

Nov 30, 2017

"Best new skyscraper stands in New York City

Hamburg - Hamburg, November 30, 2017 – The winner of the annual Emporis Skyscraper Award for the best new Skyscraper of the year is spectacular 34-story residential building VIA 57 West in New York City, USA. The winner was picked by an international panel of experts from a worldwide pool of more than 700 eligible skyscrapers which were completed in 2016 and are at least 100 meters tall. The award, given by Emporis (www.emporis.com), the leading international provider of building data, is being presented for the 17th time this year.more

Nov 01, 2016

"The year's best new skyscraper is located in China for the second year in a row

Hamburg - The winner of the world's most renowned architecture prize for skyscrapers, the Emporis Skyscraper Award, goes to the Shanghai Tower this year. Currently the second tallest building in the world and the tallest skyscraper in Asia was chosen by an international panel of experts from over 300 skyscrapers of at least 100 meters height and which were completed in 2015. China manages to take the crown for the second time in a row since the Emporis Skyscraper Award was established in the year 2000. The award, given by Emporis (www.emporis.com), the international provider of building data, is now into it's 16th year.more

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Emporis in the Press

Jan 11, 2018

Immobilien Zeitung

Einziger deutscher Preisträger bei den Emporis Skyscraper Awards 2018, die in New York verliehen wurden, war die Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. Sie kam auf Platz 5. Zum Sieger wurde Via 57 West in New York gekürt.Download PDF

Dec 04, 2017

e-architect

Emporis Skyscraper Award 2016 – Best new skyscraper stands in New York City. The winner of the annual Emporis Skyscraper Award for the best new Skyscraper of the year is spectacular 34-story residential building VIA 57 West in New York City, USA.The pyramid shaped winner, designed by the Danish architects BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, was recognized by the award jury for its fascinating and extraordinary shape which breaks new ground in design.Download PDF

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