September 3rd: National Skyscraper Day

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Happy National Skyscraper Day!!! Today we marvel at an architectural art form that graces our city skylines. A skyscraper is a steel frame of many stories. Obviously when cities began to grow and real estate is important and minimal, the best way to continue to grow is to build up. Skyscrapers really began to take off once the process of steel making was introduced.

Now skyscrapers give that signature characteristic to city skylines.  And every major city around the world has some sort of skyscraper. There is not a certain height that a building needs to be in order to be considered a skyscraper. But every major skyscraper has a steel framework and has a considerable amount of glass windows.

If you live in or near a city and never really stop to admire such a marvelous sight, today is the day to do so. Just take a moment to look up, or if you are lucky enough, look out across the city and take it in. We’ve come a long way.

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