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Skyscraper Day

Posted by on Sep. 3, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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September 3rd

Skyscraper Day is a day to appreciate and admire the world's tallest skyscrapers.

Skyscrapers are truly engineering and architectural marvels. In many crowded cities, space is in short supply, and real estate prices are ever increasing. Building "up" becomes more and more logical. As technical capabilities in construction improved, skyscrapers have become taller and taller. In addition, there is a certain prestige to have one of the tallest structures in the world in your city.

 

World's Tallest Buildings

Building

Country

Height(Feet)

Year Built

1.

Taipei 101

Taipei, Taiwan

1,671

2004

2.

Petronas Tower 1

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1,483

1998

3. Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1,483 1998
4.

Sears Tower

Chicago, Il

1,451

1974

5.

Jin Mao Building

Shanghai, China

1,381

1999

6.

Two International Finance

Hong Kong, China

1,362

2003

7.

CITIC Plaza

Guangzhou, China

1,283

1996

8.

Shun Hing Square

Shenzhen, China

1,260

1996

9.

Empire State Building

New York, New York

1,250

1931

10.

Central Plaza

Hong Kong, China

1,227

1992


A Tall Debate: There is some disagreement over how to measure the height of skyscrapers. At issue, is whether to measure the height of flagpoles and antenna atop most tall buildings. 

Have a very happy Skyscraper Day.


Origin of Skyscraper Day:

We found no factual information about this special day. But, we do find skyscrapers to be fascinating.

Reader Comments:.

"Skyscraper day is on September 3rd because that is Louis H. Sullivan's birthday (1856), the architect credited with the first skyscrapers."  Nathan Bird, Sparks, Nevada

by on Sep. 3, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Sep. 3, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Someday I hope to see the Empire State Building

jltplk25
by Gold Member on Sep. 3, 2011 at 1:26 PM
Thanks for sharing. Haha. Oh the things people come up with!
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mrsnoble2004
by ♥Arlene♥ on Sep. 3, 2011 at 1:29 PM

It's also dh's birthday. We're not going to see any skyscrapers, lol.

MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Sep. 3, 2011 at 2:15 PM

I've been there once but would like to go again someday.

Quoting goddess99:

Someday I hope to see the Empire State Building


VintageWife
by on Sep. 3, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Interesting

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