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Which is the oldest skyscraper-city in the world ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 20 Aug '13 05:10 pm
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Shibam is often called "the oldest skyscraper city in the world" or "the Manhattan of the desert", and is one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning based on the principle of vertical construction. The city has some of the tallest mud buildings in the world, with some of them over 30 meters (100 feet) high, thus being early high-rise apartment buildings. In order to protect the buildings from rain and erosion, the walls must be routinely maintained by applying fresh layers of mud. The nearby town of Tarim contains the tallest structure in the Wadi Hadhramaut valley, the mudbrick minaret of the Al-Mihdhar mosque. It stands at a height of approximately 53 meters (175 feet.)This is the tallest minaret in the southern Arabian peninsula.
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Answered by anil garg, 20 Aug '13 07:51 pm

 
  
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Answered by jameel ahmed, 20 Aug '13 05:12 pm

 
  
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Centuries before the modern age of skyscrapers dawned in Chicago and New York, the Middle East had its own skyscraper city the oldest on earth. This is Shibam in Yemen, a place thought to have existed since the second century AD.
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