Originally Posted by chris08876
It seems to me like its a database thats a cleaner, more visually friendly version of Emporis where you don't have to pay to access day to day information. I'm impressed with their China section. NYC is also pretty awesome. So many pictures for projects from the 40m to 100m range. There are hundreds of them.
Funny that you made that comparrison, because some of the contributors (myself included) had a former relationship with Emporis. Feel free to register and help out, keeping NYC up to date. Registration also allows for use of the advanced search function where you can filter results to say: Art Deco buildings built between 1928-1930 with a brick facade.
Unlike Emporis which just focused on high-rise buildings, Phorio is a database indexing all objects found in the built environment including parks, monuments, bridges, rowhouses in addition to high-rises and skyscrapers. All obejcts are geo-coded and have pin points on a map feature which you can scroll through.
New York City has over 17,000 objects indexed on the website.