About World Skyscraper Day
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
|1||Burj Khalifa||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||828||2,717||163|
|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|