3 September – Skyscraper Day
The construction of tall buildings has become so commonplace in cities around the globe that the general public gives little thought to the visionaries responsible for creating a city’s unique skyline. Skyscraper day provides the opportunity to learn more about the architects who commit a dream to paper and the construction crews that make it reality.
Whoever it was that first considered placing dwellings on top of each other instead of side-by-side would be astounded at how modern buildings literally seem to touch the sky.
Celebrate this unofficial holiday by climbing or taking the lift up a skyscraper and by acknowledging the architectural and engineering feats that make such buildings possible.