National Skyscraper Day is a great opportunity to appreciate architectural masterpieces and engineering solutions. Skyscrapers have long been a part of modern cities, decorating the landscape. These powerful, massive structures reach to the sky, literally scratching the clouds.
The first 138-foot skyscraper appeared in Chicago in 1885. Today such buildings have long become traditional. At the end of the 19th century, any building that towered over the surrounding houses was called a skyscraper. Gradually, engineering and architectural capabilities improved, and today a skyscraper is a building with a height of more than 40 floors. The construction of skyscrapers in densely populated cities is a necessity, as the population is rapidly increasing and there is not enough space, so builders today build mainly upwards.
Why National Skyscraper Day has so many fans
- Their height is impressive, and from the upper floors there is an amazing view of the city.
- Many skyscrapers resemble a city within a city – here you can live, work, relax, go shopping, or go to restaurants.
- Modern skyscrapers are architectural masterpieces, many reminiscent of space objects or houses from the future.
- Skyscrapers are prestigious for the city and the whole country.
- In a city dominated by high-rise buildings, business activity is higher.
- Each creation is a combination of art and science, each project is a gigantic work of designers, architects, and engineers.
How to take part
If you want to experience all the glamor and charm of a skyscraper, rent an office on a high floor or a penthouse in a hotel. Visit the observation deck located on the upper floors, enjoy the city views. Study the architecture of your city and state; for sure there are interesting buildings. Read their history. If you like to create with your hands, make a miniature copy of a skyscraper using materials at hand.
When is National Skyscraper Day in 2023?
National Skyscraper Day is observed on September 3 each year.