March 31, 2004

Skyscrapers make me Happy

Yes, it's true, I love tall buildngs. I like looking at them, and I like standing on top of them. I think I like the really shiny ones the best, or maybe the ones that have a funny shape. Revolving restaurants are also totally wonderful.
I still remember the first time I ever went to the top of a skyscraper. It was the Empire State Building in 1991. I was up there for hours staring in amazement at the wonderous concrete, metal and glass all around me. I thought to myself, 'Why don't we have these in England?'.
Nowadays, we have a few tall buildings dotted around, but apparently that is going to change in the next ten years, as there will supposedly be a skyscraper construction boom in London.
I came across a great website all about skyscrapers in London, which has details of all these up and coming skyscraper projects, as well as stuff about the few paltry, already existing skyscrapers. It's at
The page that caught my eye, has a wicked building diagram and is residing at
There is also a page with some made up photos at
This is really great, especially the picture of all the world's tallest buildings in one place.
You may be thinking that you have heard quite enough about skyscrapers for one day, but let me just end with that old famous saying -
'Those that have skyscrapers in their heart, will soon reach the sky'.
I think we could all benefit from a little skyscraper...

Next in the series...
Public Transport makes me Happy

Posted by paul at March 31, 2004 11:38 AM