September 3rd Skyscraper Day

When you can’t build out anymore the only other option is to build up. The world’s first skyscraper was the ten story Home Insurance Company building in Chicago, started in 1884 and finished in 1885. That’s a far cry from the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai built in 2010 which stands 2,717 feet high with 163 floors. It does seem to me that there is some point where enough is enough but then I don’t like heights either. Personally, I don’t need to be able to see 27 states from where I stand in 360-degree glory to know they are there. I am sure the sight is breath-taking though.

How to celebrate – Go visit Dubai. Go to the top floor of a skyscraper during a wind storm and feel the building sway. Try building your own skyscraper out of Legos.

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