Celebrated on September 3rd
From the Oxford English Dictionary: “Before skyscraper was used for buildings with an exciting height, the word was already in use for things sticking into the air, such as a triangular sky-sail (first recorded use in 1794), a high-standing horse (1788), a very tall man (1857), a rider on one of the very high cycles formerly in use (1892) or a tall hat or bonnet, (1800).”
There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building. Empire State Building is a skyscraper that was the longest holder of the "world’s tallest building" title.
How fast can a skyscraper be built? A 57 story skyscraper in China was built in just 19 days. The company which built the skyscraper used 2,736 modular units, and assembled them at an incredible rate of 3 floors per day.