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Skyscraper Day

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always held on September 3

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, skyscraper buildings have become taller and taller. In addition, there is a certain prestige to have one of the tallest buildings in the world in your city and country.

 

World's Tallest Buildings

Building

Country

Height(Feet)

# Floors

Year Built

1 Burj Khalifa Dubai 2,717 163 2010
2 Shanghai Tower Shanghai, China 2,073. 121 2014
3 Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower Mecca, Suadi Arabia 1,971 120 2014
4 Ping An International Tower Shenzhen, China 1,965 116 2016
5 Golden Finance - worlds' tallest office tower Tianjin, China 1,954 117 2016
6 Lotte World Trade Center Seoul, South Korea 1,823 123 2016
7 One World Trade Center New York City,  NY, USA 1,776 104 2014
8 CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou, China 1,740 111 2016
9 Tianjin CTF Finance Centre Tianjin, China 1,739 98 2018
10

China Zun

Beijing, China

1,732

108

2018

11 Taipei 101 Taipei, Taiwan 1,671 101 2004
12 Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai, China 1,614 101 2008
13 International Commerce Centre Hong Kong, China 1,588 118 2010
14 Lakhta Center St. Petersburg, Russia 1,516 86 2018
15 Landmark 81 Ho Chi minh City, Vietnam 1,513 81 2018
16 Changsha IFS Tower Changsha, China 1,483 88 2017
17

Petronas Tower 1

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1,483

88

1998

18 Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1,483 88 1998
19 Zifeng Tower Nanjing, China 1,476 89 2010
20

Suzhou IFS

Suzhou, China

1,476

92

2017

42

Empire State Building

New York, New York

1,250

102

1931


The  10 story Home Insurance Company building in Chicago, IL was the first skyscraper. Construction began on May 1, 1884 and was completed in 1885. It was also the first building to use a steel freame. The building was demolished in 1931.

 

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


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