Skyscrapers

An exceptionally tall building of multiple stories, first introduced in the United States in the 1880s and popularized in the 1920s.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
104
Names
skyscraper
skyscrapers
blocks, tower
buildings, high
buildings, tall
high buildings
tall buildings
tower blocks
wolkenkrabbers Dutch
wolkenkrabber Dutch
rascacielos Spanish
rascacielo Spanish

More Definitions

Exceptionally tall buildings of skeletal frame construction.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300004809. The J. Paul Getty Trust.