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10 August observed as a Skyscraper Appreciation Day on the birthday of the American architect William Van Alen, Van Alen is the genius behind the construction of the Chrysler Building (Art Deco–style skyscraper located in the Manhattan, New York City), which is one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks.

Skyscraper Appreciation Day was initiated and founded by Dr. Tom Stevens. Interestingly, it was created so that the general public could admire the structural and architectural brilliance of skyscrapers. Furthermore, it also celebrates the triumph of reason and man’s ability to construct industrial masterpieces.