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Originally, 'skyscraper' was a nautical term for a tall mast or sail on a sailing ship.

AYMINY (A Yorkshire Man In New York) is a series of shots I took on a short visit to New York.

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Englishmen, Henry Bessemer (1813-1898) invented the first process for mass-producing steel inexpensively, which proved essential to the development of skyscrapers.
The first skyscraper can probably be attributed to George A. Fuller (1851-1900). George Fuller worked on solving the problems of tall building loadings.
He built the Tacoma Building in 1889, it was the first structure ever built where the outside walls did not carry the weight of the structure.
Using Bessemer steel beams, Fuller made steel cages that supported all the weight in the building.
The Flatiron Building was one of New York City's first skyscrapers (Broadway and 23rd), built in 1902 by Fuller's building company. Daniel H. Burnham was the chief architect.
The term "skyscraper" was first used during the 1880s, shortly after the first 10 story buildings were built in the United States.
With innovations in: steel structure, elevators, central heating, electrical plumbing pumps and the telephone, skyscrapers came to dominate American skylines at the turn of the century.

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