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Skyscrapers

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Highly detailed skyscraper vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator AI, EPS, PDF and SVG format for free download. The vector art collection contains the world’s tallest existing and planned buildings: Burj Dubai/Burj Khalifa, Guangzhou TV Tower, Empire State Building, Nanjing Greenland Financial Center aka Greenland Square Zifeng Tower, Milad Tower aka Borj-e-Milad, Al Hamra Skyscraper, Emirates Park Towers, Elite Residence Dubai Marina, Shanghai Tower, Petronas Towers, Dubai Towers Doha, Jin Mao Building, Chicago Spire, Emirates Towers, John Hancock Center, Ryugyong Hotel and many other amazing skyscraper vectors.


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A skyscraper is an extra-tall, habitable building that towers above the other constructions in the skyline. Skyscrapers are used as residential, commercial, office, retail, hotel or industrial building. The distinctive high-rise buildings have a similar name in different languages: skyscraper, gratte-ciel, arranha-céu, rascacielos, grattacielo, wolkenkratzer, wolkenkrabber.

 

The history of high towers goes back thousands of years. Since the Middle Ages, artists, architects and engineers have fought a battle in the sky. The term “skyscraper” appeared in the 1880s, referring to the huge commercial buildings appearing in New York and Chicago. Engineers experimented with 2 new construction materials, iron and steel, and were able to support the tall buildings with a steel skeleton of horizontal beams and vertical columns. The typical modern American city, with a concentration of tall multi-storey buildings offering living, business and service spaces, was born.

 

Today, the image of a skyscraper in our urban society is that of a mega structure rising to the sky that can be found in world-class cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Dubai, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.

In the last decades, records passed from the USA to other countries. In 1997, Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Twin Towers (Malaysia) became world’s tallest man-made construction, followed in 2004 by Taiwan’s Taipei 101. Since this year, the architectural record passed to the United Arab Emirates’ Burj Dubai/Burj Khalifa with its height of 828 m (2,717 ft). The Burj Dubai skyscraper has over 150 habitable floors and 60 maintenance levels in the spire. The tower incorporates motifs from traditional Arabic art, reflecting the cultural influences of its environment.

 

Skyscraper vector graphics by Shaun Laakso for Vector.NET, free to download. The vector illustrations are fully editable and download zip includes Illustrator AI CS2, EPS8, PDF and SVG files plus hi-res JPG.

License: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 for Personal and Editorial Use. Copyright © 2010. Architectural concepts, footage, images, trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

 

Burj Khalifa, Guanghou TV Tower, Greenland Square Zifeng Tower, Borj e Milad, Guanzjhou Twin Tower West, Trump International Tower & Hotel, Princess Tower, Marina 101, Al Hamra Tower, Marina 23, Emirates Park Towers, Ice Tower, Elite Residence, Mercury Tower, Sky Tower, JW Marriott Tower

 

Burj Dubai, Shanghai Tower, Chicago Spire, China 117 Tower, Abraj al-Bait, New World Trade Center, Taipei 101, Federation Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center, International Commerce Center, Petronas Towers, Dubai Towers Doha, Jin Mao Tower

 

Empire State Building, Emirates Towers, John Hancock Center, Ryugyong Hotel, Burj al-Arab, Chrysler Building, Willis Tower, Sears Tower, Burj al-Alam, Pentominium Dubai

Attached Files
Download Skyscraper Vector Pack 1. (AI, EPS, PDF, SVG)
Download Skyscraper Vector Pack 2. (AI, EPS, PDF, SVG)
Download Skyscraper Vector Pack 3. (AI, EPS, PDF, SVG)

Related tags: Architecture, Burj Dubai Skyscraper, Burj Khalifa, Chicago Spire, Construction, Design, Dubai, Dubai Marina, Dubai Towers, Emirates Towers, Empire State Building, Famous Buildings, Freedom Tower, Guangzhou Tv Tower, Hotels, Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles, New York, Office, Petronas Towers, Shanghai, Shanghai Tower, Skyscraper, Taipei, Tallest Building, Towers


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1 Francois Bollinger says...
Thanks for this amazing collection

Posted at 6:43 p.m. on March 23, 2010

2 krs says...
great work ... thanks

Posted at 3:22 p.m. on April 4, 2010

3 forentine art says...
terimakasih banyak kerjaan gue jd beres....bosss

Posted at 10:51 a.m. on April 6, 2010

4 duk says...
really nice collection, many thanks from peru

Posted at 6:26 p.m. on April 6, 2010

5 SALEEM says...
EXCELLENT

Posted at 7:12 p.m. on April 6, 2010

6 samz says...
Great work man! Thank from samz

Posted at 4:56 a.m. on April 30, 2010

7 bara says...
great collection

Posted at 4:33 a.m. on May 14, 2010

8 lauren says...
awsome

Posted at 9:59 a.m. on May 30, 2010

9 mareo harris says...
hey, who is the artist behind this great work? I am interested in paying them to do some work for me. please call me @ 706.508.3891 or email me at mareo_harris@yahoo.com thanks

Posted at 1:47 a.m. on June 12, 2010

10 LakesT says...
Superb collection of some high detailed skyscrapers...

Posted at 12:44 p.m. on June 24, 2010

11 vik says...
Thanx a lot! Very nice work! Good ad. system, i like it! :)

Posted at 2:34 p.m. on July 1, 2010

12 kpbarbee says...
Thanks for the great vectors (and a great site!)

Posted at 6:39 a.m. on August 28, 2010

13 FERCHO says...
MUY BUENO LOS DISEÑOS ....SALUDOS

Posted at 5:12 p.m. on September 8, 2010

14 mamoun says...
a lot of thanks for your great work and best website

Posted at 11:07 p.m. on December 17, 2010

15 samskebabs says...
What a great collection of modern monuments. Thanks a bunch.

Posted at 3:11 p.m. on May 3, 2011

16 RoOoRoOo says...
woowwwwwww this is amazing. they look geart , i think i wanna go to everyone of them lol . thanx alot 4 the pics <3

Posted at 4:30 a.m. on July 20, 2011

17 ati says...
WOW... Great

Posted at 8:35 a.m. on September 26, 2011

18 JC Reload says...
Greatttt!! Thank You Very Much!!

Posted at 3:11 a.m. on September 29, 2011

19 Jas says...
Thanks a TON, exactly what I was looking for, GOD bless you.

Posted at 8:04 a.m. on November 22, 2011

20 Thank you says...
Thank you

Posted at 6:13 a.m. on January 16, 2012

21 Tonp says...
Great work.Thank you very much.

Posted at 6:29 p.m. on January 21, 2012

22 Sayed Mohammad says...
Surprising...! Thanks for sharing these masterpieces with us.

Posted at 9:33 a.m. on January 23, 2012

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