SkyscraperCity, also known as, is the world's largest online forum on skyscrapers and urban related topics.[2][3][4][5][6] The website, which currently runs on XenForo, was founded in 2002 by Dutch economist Jan Klerks running on vBulletin,[2][7][8][9] in order to share and solicit comment on urban development in Rotterdam.[10] It gradually expanded to include other city and country subforums, eventually encompassing the entire world.

SkyscraperCity logo.svg
Type of site
Created byJan Klerks
Launched11 September 2002; 20 years ago (2002-09-11)

As of 2019, the forum has over 1 million members, 1 million threads and over 110 million posts.[11] By some measures, it was considered the largest online forum in the world in 2010[8] or largest online bulletin board in the world.[10] In 2009, the forum attracted more than 500,000 unique visitors daily.[3] In 2018, SkyscraperCity was acquired by VerticalScope and the forum was migrated from vBulletin to XenForo in 2020.[11]


The site works by allowing members to add photos and other details to the website.[12][13] Despite the fact that many facts on the site are not vetted, news organizations quote the users on the web site.[14][13][15] The photos uploaded by volunteers are often used in news articles.[16][17][18]

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  1. ^ "VerticalScope - Driven by Enthusiasts". Retrieved 2020-03-28.
  2. ^ a b "Jan Klerks Completes Recent CTBUH Staff Expansion". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Archived from the original on 2018-08-02. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  3. ^ a b Dahlman, Steven (9 May 2009). "World's largest architectural web site run from Marina City". Loop North News. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  4. ^ Wojtczuk, Michał; Tusk, Michał (3 Jun 2008). "Rozmowy z założycielem forum". Agora SA. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  5. ^ Prastowski, Wojciech (2011-04-13). "SkyscraperCity: architectural competition forum". World-Architects. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  6. ^ Stark, Ben (2013-01-17). "Ethical Encounters on SkyScraperCity". The Inkling. Archived from the original on 1 August 2018. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  7. ^ TU Delf: Lezing door Jan Klerks over hoogbouw
  8. ^ a b Gravois, John (22 April 2010). "The urban dreamscape: Abu Dhabi's imaginary image". The National. Abu Dhabi Media. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  9. ^ Justin (13 April 2013). "SkyscraperCity; een internationaal succes met een Nederlands tintje". Propaganda (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 16 August 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  10. ^ a b Brown, Adam (2018-01-02). "Univercity: Images of Success and Structures of Risk". Media Practice and Education. 19 (1): 30–47. doi:10.1080/14682753.2017.1362169. ISSN 2574-1136.
  11. ^ a b "SkyscraperCity". SkyscraperCity. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  12. ^ "This self-taught photographer shoots skyscrapers for a living". Yahoo News. 17 May 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  13. ^ a b Schlosser, Kurt (23 January 2018). "Dramatic new 3D images show how ongoing boom could further alter Seattle's skyline". Geek Wire. GeekWire, LLC. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  14. ^ Stiles, Marc (24 January 2020). "Vulcan appears poised to start building Bellevue skyscraper". American City Business Journals. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  15. ^ "These are the developments in the pipeline for Edinburgh in 2018". JPIMedia Publishing Ltd. Edinburgh News. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  16. ^ khaidar, Amir (14 May 2018). "Kokshetau: a beautiful 'Blue Mountain'". The Astana Times. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  17. ^ "Investment in Nigeria's telecom industry stands at $70bn – NCC". The Premium Times, Nigeria. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  18. ^ Hussain, Zakeer (26 March 2019). "Tourists' sewage walk plight in Yercaud". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 15 July 2020.