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Ranking of the World's Oldest Skyscrapers
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Ranking of the World's Oldest Skyscrapers »

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Created in Chicago and perfected in New York, skyscrapers marked a structural creation that has revolutionized the urban scene of the last one hundred years. In fact today they represent an unmistakable symbol of modernity throughout the world. Before the 19th century it was strange to find buildings with more than six floors as their height made them impractical. The first building that can be considered a skyscraper is the Home Insurance Building constructed in Chicago between 1884 and 1885. It had ten floors. This ranking lists the world's most well-known skyscrapers by the year of construction.

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  • joseph #9 joseph Sunday, April 15, 2012

    No problem. :D

  • joseph #8 joseph Sunday, April 15, 2012

    No problem. :D

  • joseph #7 joseph Sunday, April 15, 2012

    No problem. :D

  • Diana #6 Diana Friday, April 13, 2012 (respond to comment #5)

    Thanks for the advise! I've included it in the ranking :-)

  • joseph #5 joseph Thursday, April 12, 2012

    What about the ALICO building in Waco? It was built in 1910, and is 303 feet tall it should be number 11.

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