Look up, it’s Skyscraper Day

Now here’s a day this retired Ironworker can like! Working on high rise buildings does give you a different perspective on the world below.

The construction of tall buildings has become so commonplace in cities around the globe that the general public gives little thought to the visionaries responsible for creating a city’s unique skyline. Skyscraper day  provides the opportunity to learn more about the architects who commit a dream to paper and the construction crews that make it reality.

Whoever it was that first considered placing dwellings on top of each other instead of side-by-side would be astounded at how modern buildings literally seem to touch the sky. What they may also find interesting is the status that is often attached to living or working at the highest level. These are just a few aspects to ponder on a day that is set aside to reflect on man’s apparent conquest of upper space.

ironworker-high-rise1-resiz Think your in shape? Climb columns all day long with about 30 lbs. of tools and 2 bolt bags full of bolts!

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