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Beautiful Skyscrapers Were Once an Eyesore


The Sears Tower in Chicago was the tallest building in the world until recently, making it a wonder in engineering and architecture. The Empire State Building in New York is one of the most iconic structures in the world and it serves as a beacon of hope, opportunity and the American dream. City skylines’ architecture is iconic. Beautiful and innovative structures decorate waterfront views across the country serving as testament to industry and American ingenuity. Many cities are compared to one another by the beauty of their skyline; and a major reason for this comparison is the skyscraper.

Skyscrapers represent industry and progress. While these architectural wonders are statement pieces for the strength of the American economy and the future of commerce, their construction has seen tremendous opposition over the years. In the 1900’s cities passed ordinances against the construction of these buildings amid public outcry about overcrowding and the shadows associated with these buildings. Yet, skyscrapers and high-rises were able to solve residential living issues, and the arguments against their shadows have long been forgotten.

Skyscrapers are a modern day colossus and serve as symbols of success and status for American industry. Modern architecture has given us a glimpse into the future, allowing us to visualize the upcoming strength of the American economy. Wind turbine development should be no different. The construction of wind turbines decorating rolling planes gives us a glimpse into the future of American energy. I encourage all who look up in awe at the modern skyscraper to allow the future generations to look up in awe at these new, innovative wonders.

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