Please post it online for those of us outside of the region! Although I'd be very surprised if we don't see it!
Be worth seeing if we get an increase in membership/hits - NH I m sure you can monitor this sort of thing.
From: Sarah Jeffery
Date: 26/02/2013 16:51:44
Subject: Skyscraper City (Historic Newcastle) Article - Evening Chronicle, Monday 25th february 2013
I have just looked at the thread on the forum, and the comments. I'm just relieved that everyone seems happy about the article.
I have attached a PDF of the article, for your records, as promised.
I would be very happy to do some more joint articles with you in the future (if you are) and will be in touch.
Interesting that it says SSC was developed in the US. I've always been under the impression that it was founded in Holland. Everything seemed to stem from the original Dutch Hoogbouw forums set up by Jan.
The History Of Skyscrapercity.com
First there were the Holland Hoogbouw Forums as an EZboard (March 2001) and a European Skyscraper forum (May 2001) both later on (September 2001) upgraded to an Ikonboard one. Around that time, an Australian board was formed, and a 'World Skyscrapers' one a few weeks later.
Because of beef between the Brits and the Germans, two separate boards were created for them to leave Euroscrapers. These were all individual boards, hosted on several web servers as side projects. When all these started to grow, the host started to complain about bandwidth use, and all project had to go within the week.
A new server and new forum software was found (vBulletin) and it opened up on September 11, 2002, for no other reason than because that was the day all forums had to move out.
All forums were merged into this one, named: Skyscrapercity. A French board and Polish board were created. Despite the 11th of September as a launch date, the first members had been Jan and Gothicform on the 25th of July 2002, followed on the 28th July by De Snor as the project had been in the making for six weeks.
On the first day about 165 extra people joined and by the end of the day there were about 201 members, including moderators. In more recent years quite a number of new communities have grown, up to the point where pretty much every area has been covered.
These days Skyscrapercity has a membership level equivalent to the population of a medium sized city, and by many ways of counting the figures, is the most popular forum on the internet.