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Old May 9th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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What day should be known as Skyscraper Day?

If there would be one day out of the year that would be known as Skyscraper Day, what day do you think it should be?
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Old May 9th, 2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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The day of the construction start of the Home Insurance Building in Chicago, which is regarded as world's first skyscraper.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 04:17 PM   #3
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Old May 9th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #4
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The first sunday in may:
- most of the time the weather is good in this time of the year, that is needed when going up
- most people are free from work
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Old May 9th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #5
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No seriously, I would agree with the day which marks the birth of the skyscrapers, which would be the construction start of the Home Insurance Building indeed. The topping out day or opening day of the Empire State Building would make sense as well, though - after all, it's the most famous skyscraper of all time and surely the first which comes to one's mind, it's basically the epitome of the skyscraper.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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The day should never be related with the 911 tragedy..
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Old May 9th, 2013, 08:23 PM   #7
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The day of the construction start of the Home Insurance Building in Chicago, which is regarded as world's first skyscraper.
Everyone is pointing at everyone when it comes to the Home Insurance Building being the first skyscraper, but when you actually look into it there are a number of buildings that can be considered as such. Go here for more on that.

How about on the longest day?
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Old May 9th, 2013, 10:17 PM   #8
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I feel like pinning down a particular construction day would be difficult, especially for a building from the late 1800's.

How about the opening day of the first 500ft or taller building? Then we can just lump highrises into it as well as to not leave them out
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Old May 9th, 2013, 10:56 PM   #9
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In Frankfurt it give a Skyscraper Festival.
From 25 to 26 April.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 12:02 AM   #10
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Old May 10th, 2013, 11:36 AM   #11
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Why, every day of course!
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Old May 10th, 2013, 12:37 PM   #12
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How about something to commemorate the Pyramids of Giza, the world's first true skyscrapers. It was 146m tall so how about the 14th day of the 6th month? June 14th?

It also has the benefit of neutralizing any bickering over what was the first skyscraper. Really now, humans have been reaching for the skies for millennia. This is a nod to that and fitting, imo.
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Old May 10th, 2013, 11:46 PM   #13
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I saw a website that suggested September 3rd because it's Louis Sullivan's birthday, widely considered to be the "Father of Skyscrapers". Also happens to be a good day for construction, etc.
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Old May 11th, 2013, 12:45 AM   #14
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The Empire State Building was opened on May 1 1931


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Old May 11th, 2013, 12:55 PM   #16
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The Empire State Building was opened on May 1 1931
Disagree..why ESB?

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30th October
That must be your birthday
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Old May 11th, 2013, 09:26 PM   #17
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That must be your birthday
yes...but try search this date at wikipedia..
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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:19 AM   #18
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The Empire State Building was opened on May 1 1931


http://smashingpicture.com/25-amazing-vintage-photos/
which is also Labour Day
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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #19
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The Empire State Building was opened on May 1 1931
You can also say 27 may or 4 january for that matter.
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Old May 12th, 2013, 12:49 AM   #20
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1. My birthday
2. If we assume a skyscraper is a 200 metres tall habitable building, maybe the day the first building reached 200m in its construction, or the day it was topped out, or the day it was inaugurated.
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