A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building of many storeys, usually designed for office and commercial use. There is no official definition or height above which a building may be classified as a skyscraper.
Today, skyscrapers are an increasingly common sight where land is expensive, as in the centres of big cities, because they provide such a high ratio of rentable floor space per unit area of land. They are built not just for economy of space; like temples and palaces of the past, skyscrapers are considered symbols of a city's economic power. Not only do they define the skyline, they help to define the city's identity. In some cases, exceptionally tall skyscrapers have been built not out of necessity, but to help define the city's identity and presence or power as a city.
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ikeharel (37190) 2013-01-16 8:49
Beautiful series on night's over NYC scrapers.
Great clarity with perfect exposure.
See places i used to stroll by on a daily basis back in the 1970th. Enlighting recolection's.
larhrissiHicham (559) 2013-01-16 8:56
What a superb pic you're sharing with us. I never tire of these skyscrapers night sceneries.
The composition is a real success. Great clarity and sharpness. The framing is fine too.
worldcitizen (4848) 2013-01-16 17:25
Beautiful night view. I like the verticality of it, with the Empire State Building on the left side. The exposure is perfect, and the spires that rise upwards on the right side of the frame compliment the antenna on the ESB very nicely.
- Copyright: Andre Gustavo (bona) (10130)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/10 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: New York City
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-16 8:22