National skyscraper day, Chicago helps mark the history

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(CNN) — It’s National Skyscraper day!

Each year on September third, National Skyscraper Day is a time appreciate the beautiful architecture and construction of some of the world’s tallest buildings.

In cities where space is a premium, skyscrapers allow us to build upwards rather than take up a lot of land.

They often define a city’s skyline, but they’ve only been around for about the last 130 years.

The first skyscraper in the world was built in Chicago in 1885.

Today, a building has to be at least 40 stories to be classified as a skyscraper.

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