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A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building having multiple floors. When the term was originally used in the 1880s it described a building of 10 to 20 floors but now describes one of at least 40–50 floors.
The early skyscrapers were a range of tall, commercial buildings built between 1884 and 1939, predominantly in the American cities of New York City and Chicago. Cities in the United States were traditionally made up of low-rise buildings...
In addition, habitability distinguishes skyscrapers from towers and masts.
Skyscrapers have two parts: the foundation is the part below the ground and the superstructure is the part above the ground. Both sections hold the weight of the building.
The Skyscraper Challenge Struggling skyscrapers are your specialty.
Can you find out which skyscraper is where?
History. Before the 19th century. Early skyscrapers.
With the perfection of the high-speed elevator after 1887, skyscrapers were able to attain any desired height. The earliest tall buildings were of solid masonry construction...
The most famous of all skyscrapers, the Empire State Building was the world's tallest for 41 years.