When you can’t build out anymore the only other option is to build up. The world’s first skyscraper was the ten story Home Insurance Company building in Chicago, started in 1884 and finished in 1885. That’s a far cry from the Burj Khalifa building in Dubai built in 2010 which stands 2,717 feet high with 163 floors. It does seem to me that there is some point where enough is enough but then I don’t like heights either. Personally, I don’t need to be able to see 27 states from where I stand in 360-degree glory to know they are there. I am sure the sight is breath-taking though.
How to celebrate – Go visit Dubai. Go to the top floor of a skyscraper during a wind storm and feel the building sway. Try building your own skyscraper out of Legos.
April 14th – Look Up At The Sky Day
Most of us spend our days looking down at the ground. It does have its advantages, you might find money and you won’t trip over something in your way. However, the sky is filled with wonders. Day or night, there is always something to see. By day, airplanes, birds, clouds and the sun. By night, the moon, stars, planets (If you have really good eyesight) and all sorts of other mysteries. Since we have explored most of the earth (Other than the deep ocean) the sky offers up the dreams of the future. All that, and it may keep you from getting hit in the head by something falling from the sky.
How to celebrate – Look at the clouds and tell a friend what shapes you see. Imagine where the airplane overhead might be going. Find the constellations. (This works better at night)
April 14th National Look Up at The Sky Day
Ever hear of Chicken Little? Well, the sky isn’t falling. There are many beautiful things up there… clouds, rainbows, pie. (You’ll get it if you think about it.)
There are airplanes, the sun, the moon… you name it and you probably can find it up there. Clouds can be fun, look for different shapes that resemble something they remind you of.
How to celebrate – Keep looking up! Play “I spy” in the sky. Look for aliens.