When the term was coined in the 1880s, it was to describebuildings with 10-20 floors, but now refers to buildings of atleast 40-50 floors tall. .
Skyscrapers are called skys…crapers because they're tall enoughto scrape the sky. (MORE)
In order for a building to be considered a skyscraper, it must beat least 12 stories high. There is no specific height after that.Some famous skyscrapers include the Empire St…ate Building, theElephant Tower, The Shard, and the Chrysler Building. (MORE)
New York had received for quite long the nickname of 'The City ofSkyscrapers', because, of course, its classical urban landscape.This city is the home of more than 200 buildin…gs of great height,most of them measuring even more than 500ft. (MORE)
A skyscraper is a tall, continuously habitable building. There is no official definition nor height above which a building may clearly be classified as a skyscraper. Most ci…ties define the term empirically; even a building of 80 meters (262 feet) may be considered a skyscraper if it protrudes above its built environment and changes the overall skyline. .
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The creation of the modern skyscraper is often attributed to Louis Sullivan who constructed the Wainwright Building in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1891. The Wainwright Building wa…s a ten-story red brick building and was the first steel-framed building. (MORE)
Tens of thousands of people have designed & constructed skyscrapers over the decades. Your question is far too broad to be answered with a single individual's name. Is there a… specific building you're interested in. (MORE)