Skyscraper Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old skyscraper quotes, skyscraper sayings, and skyscraper proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Because everyone is the same distance from the sun. Does it really lessen the distance if you live on top of a skyscraper? Anthony De Mello
By night the skyscraper looms in the smoke and the stars and has a soul. Carl Sandburg
From torched skyscrapers, men grew wings. Gregory Maguire
Our concern is not how to worship in the catacombs but how to remain human in the skyscrapers. Abraham Joshua Heschel
The skyscraper and the twentieth century are synonymous; the tall building is the landmark of our age. ... Shaper of cities and fortunes, it is the dream, past and present, acknowledged or unacknowledged, of almost every architect. Ada Louise Huxtable
Manhattan has no choice but the skyward extrusion of the Grid itself; only the Skyscraper offers business the wide-open spaces of a man-made Wild West, a frontier in the sky. Rem Koolhaas
Manhattan, one of the most moneyed spots on the planet, also has one of the greatest concentrations of people in its skyscrapers. Its also, of course, the place where every architect wants to build his tower. Norman Foster
Doing a house is so much harder than doing a skyscraper. Philip Johnson
Behind every skyscraper is a woman. You dress them up and make them beautiful. Polan Banks
They're knocking down buildings all over New York, and for what? More skyscrapers! Peter S. Fischer
It's engraved in our souls. But we've traded the wilderness for pavement, trees, for skyscrapers. We've lost touch with our instincts, with what we are. We have fallen from nature's grace. James Manos Jr.
Skyscrapers like this all over the country! You design 'em, I'll build 'em. Richard Martin Stern
When wind on an earthquake hits the skyscraper, it starts to move back and forth. This cause the pendulum to oscillate as well - but in opposite direction to the tower. Roma Agrawal
Cause even then I was infatuated with just sitting at the top / And I don't owe nobody in the world no favors / I started from the basement, made it to the skyscrapers Big Sean
Skyscraper / You define the skyline / Opposite the grapevine / Where crows and rumors fly Train
Skyscrapers… remote, unpartisan / Turning neither to the right nor left / Your imperturbable fronts… / Austerely greeting the sun / With one chilly finger of stone…. Lola Ridge
Of course the ambitions behind the construction of a skyscraper and the desire for its possession are generally as out sized as the building itself. Elise Lemire
The skyscraper continues to serve as a global barometer of urbanized and the accumulation of wealth and power. Elise Lemire
Indeed, whether the shifts in wealth, corporate structure, architecture taste, technological innovation, and developments in urbanization take us, they take us to the skyscraper. Elise Lemire
The beauty of a great skyscraper comes from resolving seemingly contradictory problems. It must be sturdy, yet it must be economical to build; it must be beautiful, but it must also be suitable for use by thousands of people over many decades. Leonard Joseph
We often think of skyscrapers when we think of cities because modern cities are defined by skyscrapers. Leonard Joseph
A skyscraper uses more vertical space, or air space, than it does space on the ground, by stacking floors on top of each other. Leonard Joseph
The leading 'real' asset owned by many financial institutions, along with gold, is buildings. David Crichton
Tall buildings are among the most forceful and defining characteristics of the American urban landscape. George H. Douglas
The skyscraper has made an indelible impression on the civilization that created it; it is every bit as much a part of American culture as the great cathedrals were a part of the Middle Ages. George H. Douglas
Skyscrapers, as they have been called for the better part of the century, are a distinctly modern style of architecture, and an American style in their origin. George H. Douglas
The skyscraper is essentially an intensive tall building on a small foot-print site that optimizes on its unusually small land area. The concrete Society
Because of its hugeness and intensiveness, the skyscraper is analogues to the city itself. It is virtually a city in itself, that is a 'city-in-the-sky.' The concrete Society
Tall buildings and cities are inseparable and complement each other. Kheir Al-Kodmany
Undoubtedly, tall buildings and cities need to be sustainable. Unsustainability has become outdated in every sphere of our life, and cities where we live are no exception. Kheir Al-Kodmany