How Did Skyscrapers Get Their Name?

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The word 'Skyscraper' was originally a nautical term that referred to a small triangular sail that was set over the skysail on a sailing ship. It was first used to describe the tall buildings that came up in the 19th century in the American cities of Chicago and New York.
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