Skyscrapers: Origin, History, Evolution and Future


  • Pinak Ray Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
  • Subham Roy University of Engineering and Management, Kolkata, India.



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From humble cottages to super tall structures, human beings have progressively developed the living and working space with time. This paper describes the origin and growth of modern skyscrapers, the subsequent challenges faced, and the way it was outdone. Research papers and case studies have been thoroughly studied and important excerpts from them have been explained to show how the modern structures have been evolved. The sources and causes of evolution is debatable among researchers, this paper has taken into account 7 most vital milestones in the growth of current generation skyscrapers and their contribution to the construction industry and concludes with the ideas and scopes where growth is still possible and challenges need to be solved.


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How to Cite

Pinak Ray, & Subham Roy. (2018). Skyscrapers: Origin, History, Evolution and Future. Journal on Today’s Ideas - Tomorrow’s Technologies, 6(1), 9–20.