When were the first skyscrapers built?

All over the world today, wherever big cities have grown up, there are very tall buildings that might be called skyscrapers. There is no special reason for calling a building a skyscraper, it is simply a name we have given to very tall buildings. In the nineteenth century, as cities grew more crowded the value of land rose. In order to make room for more offices on a small plot of land, it was necessary to erect taller buildings. The first skyscraper in the United States was the Home Insurance Building in Chicago, which was designed in 1883.

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For hundreds of years cathedrals stood as the tallest structures in the world. Tall spires were added to give greater height.


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