In many ways, the race to the sky, the need to build taller, is as old as time. Yet it’s over the past century that we’ve seen a significant leap in the total height of our tallest skyscrapers (by define, a skyscraper is a building that exceeds 330 feet). But that doesn’t mean they’ve always been beautiful creations. Designers are constantly looking to reinvent the modern skyscraper with higher, more cutting-edge designs. From the Art Deco movement at the beginning of the 20th century to more modern, neo-futuristic style, each building embodies the evolution of urban architecture.

This video describe the steps taken to built a skyscraper and explain what makes them so interesting and favorise their use nowadays.

Advantages of Skyscrapers:

  • being resistant to high winds
  • Sustainable energy source.
  • Height creates space in dense and large cities .
  • Makes cities more affordable and architecturally interesting.

Examples of Skyscrapers :

Skyscraper | Tag | ArchDaily

My opinion:

We can’t deny the big importance and huge role skyscrapers play in today’s society, maximising the use of the land and helping with the density in the cities, especially now where the population growth rate increases rapidly. Skyscrapers do indeed help our planet by conserving its green lands and being more energy eficient. However, it wouldn’t be my ideal place to live in, there is no connection with nature and I’d probably feel like I’m trapped in a bubble in the sky. I’ve been fortunate enough to grow up in a home with a big yard ,far from the noises of the city, where you’re surrounded by very large trees, where you are woken up by the birds shirping, a place where we had so many barbecues and family or friends’ gatherings and where I had my own playground with a big swing,that my dad made me, hanging from a very large tree.Thing made connect with nature even more