a relatively tall building of many stories, especially one for office or commercial use.
Architecture. a building of exceptional height completely supported by a framework, as of girders, from which the walls are suspended, as opposed to a building supported by load-bearing walls.
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How to use skyscraper in a sentence
“It’s not easy, you know, to see all this,” said Faten, referring to the gleaming skyscrapers, eight-lane highways and exclusive neighborhoods.Palestinians Are Breaking Lockdown to Go to the Beach | Fiona Zublin | September 18, 2020 | Ozy
When engineers design a skyscraper, they ignore individual molecules in the steel.How Mathematical ‘Hocus-Pocus’ Saved Particle Physics | Charlie Wood | September 17, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
The resulting dust storms, some of them taller than skyscrapers, buried homes whole and blew as far east as Washington.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration | by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut | September 15, 2020 | ProPublica
Someday, these generators might produce energy in shadowy spots between skyscrapers, he says, or even indoors.
An empty skyscraper was a big deal in local politics this week.VOSD Podcast: 101 Ash St. Is a Fiery Mayor’s Race Issue | Nate John | July 31, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
British Dictionary definitions for skyscraper
a very tall multistorey building
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