Skyscraper Coloring Book

A skyscraper is a tall, multi-story building that is significantly taller than surrounding buildings. While there is no strict definition of how tall a building must be to be considered a skyscraper, the term is often applied to buildings that are 100 meters or taller. Would you like to learn more about them and color them ? Take a peek at the printable coloring pages we have for you.

Skyscrapers - interesting facts and information

History: The first skyscrapers were built in the United States in the late 19th century. These buildings, such as the Home Insurance Building in Chicago, built in 1885, used modern technology, such as structural steel skeletons, which allowed the construction of much taller buildings than was previously possible.

Design: The height of skyscrapers is made possible by the use of steel or reinforced concrete structural frames, which can support the structure while allowing for large, open interior spaces. Skyscrapers must also meet a number of other structural requirements, such as wind and earthquake resistance, as well as providing adequate safety measures, such as fire stairs.

Features: Skyscrapers are often used as offices, hotels, apartments or a combination of the three. They are often found in city centers where land values are high and so building upwards is more profitable. They are also often the hallmark of cities and become architectural icons.

Examples: Some of the world's most famous skyscrapers are the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center in New York, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai (the world's tallest building at 828 meters, completed in 2010), the Willis Tower in Chicago, Taipei 101 in Taiwan and the Shanghai Tower in China.

Environmental impact: While high-rise buildings can be an efficient way to develop space in densely populated areas, they can also have a significant impact on the environment. These buildings consume a lot of energy for heating, cooling and lighting, and their construction also requires large amounts of materials and energy. That's why many modern high-rise buildings are now being designed with sustainable principles in mind, such as the use of solar energy, heat recuperation and other green technologies.