The first skyscraper ever


WORLD'S FIRST SKYSCRAPER
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What was the world's first skyscraper?

This one may be debatable, but we'll start of with a definition of a skyscraper:

sky·scrap·er (skī'skrā'pər)
n.
A very tall building.

Generally it it accepted that a skyscraper is a building of great height, constructed on a steel skeleton.

The Home Insurance Building which was built in 1885 in Chicago, Illinois is considered to be the world's first skyscraper as it was the first building entirely supported by a steel frame.

The Home Insurance Building was originally ten stories measuring 138 feet and another two stories were added in 1890.

It was demolished in 1931.


The Home Insurance Building



The first skyscraper ever

The first skyscraper ever

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