History of skyscrapers

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History of skyscrapers

The last period from about 1900 to 1920. It was called the Eclectic period. During this time shape and decoration became all the rage. Skycraper architects borrowed ideas from the past, such as apires from Rome temples. They designed some of the most remarkeable skycrapers of all time.

In 1930, Chrysler won with the 1046-foot(319-m) Chrysler Building, one of the finest Art Deco buildings in America.



Art DecoPeriod


Skycraper architecture lasted from about 1920 to 1940. It si known as the Art Deco period because skyscrapers were designed in the new and exciting Art Deco style. Skycrapers became towering works of art.

Up until the middle of the 19th century all tall buildings relied on sturdy masonry walls to hold them up. The first skyscrapers were built in the 1880s and 1890s in the city of Chicago.

The first skyscrapers were built just over a hundred years ago, but tall buildings have excited for thousands of years. Most ancient tall buildings were religious monuments, such as the pyramids of Egypt, and the medieval cathedrals of Europe. These huge buildings were all built from stone blocks or mud bricks, the only materials available for tall buildings until the 19th century.


The First Skyscapers


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