World Skyscraper Day

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World Skyscraper Day around the world in 2024

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Dates of World Skyscraper Day
2025 InternationalSep 3
International Wed, Sep 3Observances Holiday
2024 InternationalSep 3
International Tue, Sep 3Observances Holiday
2023 InternationalSep 3
International Sun, Sep 3Observances Holiday
2022 InternationalSep 3
International Sat, Sep 3Observances Holiday
2021 InternationalSep 3
International Fri, Sep 3Observances Holiday
September 3rd is the global commemorative day for skyscrapers

Skyscrapers are a real decoration of big cities, but they have existed for only 130 years. In crowded areas, where there is little land space, such buildings are also quite effective. The date was not chosen by chance. 

September 3rd was chosen as the date for this commemorative day because it was the birthday of architect Louis H. Sullivan, who has been called the "father of skyscrapers" and was widely considered to have designed the first ones.

The world's first skyscraper is generally considered to be the Home Insurance Building in Chicago. It was built in 1885 and was 10 stories tall -- an impressive height back then -- and stood out as well for having a frame of metal, rather than being built primarily from stone. An addition in 1890 later gave another two stories to the Home Insurance Building.

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The Top 10 tallest buildings

  Building City Country Metres Feet Floors
1 Burj Khalifa Dubai  United Arab Emirates 828 2,717 163
2 Shanghai Tower Shanghai  China 632 2,073 128
3 Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower Mecca  Saudi Arabia 601 1,971 120
4 Ping An Finance Center Shenzhen  China 599 1,965 115
5 Lotte World Tower Seoul  South Korea 554.5 1,819 123
6 One World Trade Center New York City  United States 541.3 1,776 104
7 Guangzhou CTF Finance Center Guangzhou  China 530 1,739 111
8 Tianjin CTF Finance Center Tianjin 530 1,739 98
9 China Zun Beijing 528 1,732 108
10 Taipei 101 Taipei  Taiwan 508 1,667 101

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