Which building is widely regarded as the first skyscraper?
Empire State Building
Home Insurance Building
Answer: The Home Insurance Building, built in 1885 and located in Chicago, Illinois, is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s first skyscraper. Designed by engineer William LeBaron Jenney, the building was supported by a revolutionary steel frame, which allowed for much greater height and stability without the greater weight of traditional masonry construction. The Home Insurance Building stood until 1931, when it was demolished to make way for another skyscraper, the Field Building (now known as the LaSalle Bank Building).