Skyscrapers appeared for the first time in 19th century in United States in the time of the greatest development. Encouraged by the invention of commercial elevators and new ideas in design of buildings it set the face of the country and, in time, the world today. Here you can read about skysraper history.
The first skyscrapers appeared at the places where population rose very quickly along with the economy but the land was scarce and expensive - namely Chicago and New York City.
Since the earliest times, a man tries to build bigger and higher. Skyscrapers are only one of these creations made from necessity but also as a way to conquer nature and limitations it imposes.
Early skyscrapers are tall, commercial buildings built between 1884 and 1939, mainly in the New York City and Chicago but also in other places of the US and in other places of the Western world.