The term skyscraper is usually used for visually exposed high-rise buildings that provide useful, human habitable space in their bowels. Even on an international scale, there is no exact height limit to be achieved in order to be able to boast the building with this uplifting title. However, the name suggests that it should be a building that "claws" up to the clouds. Not only physically, but clearly in a more general, indirect sense. Consequently, the local and temporal context and the resulting different scales of assessment play an important role (cf. Burj Khalifa in Dubai with 828 m and 162 floors versus the highest AZ Tower in Brno with 111 m and 30 floors). The criterion is therefore not only an absolute, measurable height, but rather an effect on the observer. And the way the building literally "stands out" from its environment, whether urban or landscape. We perceive skyscrapers from a distance perspective, as a simple silhouette, unrelated to the construction details. But perhaps a more modest scale of the Czech skyscraper allows for more detailed, curious inquiries and more personal contact.

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